Restored Marriage Testimonies

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Much of what we do through Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. is measured against how it would have affected me when Bob and I were divorced, and then after we remarried.

We receive many notices of spouses coming home each week. From that joyful date, it is going to take the couple about two years to heal the hurts, forget that other person, and to reconcile. Only then will they be ready to help other couples. We will never knowingly harm a struggling couple by publishing a premature restoration report. We hear of too many prodigals who leave again, because too much was being said.

These pages are not intended to be a report of all Rejoice restored marriages. Neither are they trophies for this Ministry. They are published to give you hope and encouragement.

Charlyne



Share Your Testimony of Marriage Restoration!

“My husband came home a few months ago, but he did not come home clean. At first he wouldn't accept my love or God's love, but now he is letting me love him and coming to church with me and starting to get involved there. It has been a struggle and many times I wanted to give up. It actually seemed harder having him home not loving me and the kids than when he was gone, because my circumstance was right in front of me when he came home. I have cried out to the Lord so many times in desperation, and He has given me the strength to continue to do what is right in His eyes. I am trusting the Lord to finish the good work He started in my marriage, and I continue to cling to Him and His promises. He gave me this verse: Exodus 14:13,14. I just want to encourage everyone to NEVER GIVE UP and wait for God's perfect timing. He will NEVER fail you! I love You Lord!”  (Canada)

(posted 12/3/2012)

“God has restored our marriage! After many years of standing through separation, divorce, remarriage to one another and then more separations, God's amazing plan to finally sever all ties with the OW came to fruition this week. My husband recognized his circumstances as coming from God, and he has a truly broken and repentant heart. God did something that I never could have dreamed up, but it has definitely put an end to the immoral relationship and filled my beloved spouse with fear of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. A true miracle took place this week, and no one who knows us or our situation can deny it was God. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS!”  (Ohio)

(posted 10/28/2013)

“Praise God! My entire family - brothers and parents - got together for Christmas for the first time in 16 years. It was wonderful, as we reconnected in healthy adult ways, as I prayed we would. Today God showed me that this marriage separation with my husband is not just for me. It's for him, and it's for my family members' healing, also. I am so thankful for these trials because I have become closer to God and closer to my parents and brothers through it. I'm letting go and letting God. Even though my suddenly didn't come during the holidays, I'm still praying. All my life I prayed my brothers would help me one day, and they did during this Christmas. They helped me find a new home and helped move me into it. God took my little prayers and moved mountains. I am so grateful for His goodness. I'm praying for all of your marriages.”  (Arizona) 

(posted 1/14/2013)

"My husband told me he did not love me any more, was in love with someone else, and moved out last year. If I had not come across this website in my search for answers, I would have let the enemy make me believe that my husband was better off without me, and that I deserve to be deserted. Instead, I stood and trusted God for restoration. Soon, my husband told me that he made a mistake, and was not in love with the other girl, but that he still did not have hope for our restoration. I kept on standing, and shared everything with him that the Lord revealed to me. God started working in both of us, and at the end of February, he moved back. We have felt like newlyweds ever since. I praise God, because this was all Him. Nothing we tried, seemed to work. We are growing closer every day." (Arizona)

(posted 11/24/2006)
“My husband committed adultery. I felt as if my life had ended. When I found this ministry, I felt alive again with hope in the Lord. I started to pray and have faith in the Lord. My husband decided to stay home and work on our marriage. I don’t know what happened, but I give all Glory to God and to this Ministry. Thanks and always trust in the Lord for He will do what he has promised. He's faithful.” (New York) (posted 6/17/2005)

"I attended one of your meetings where I was able to pray for my spouse along with others who are believing for the return of their spouses. My spouse returned this Thanksgiving, free from all bitterness and a new sense of peace after they surrendered their life to Jesus. It is truly a miracle. I prayed that God would do what ever was needed to bring my spouse back home while at the same time protecting them from permanent harm. That is exactly what happened through a set of circumstances, God finally got my spouse’s attention and led them back to God and then to the family." (North Carolina)

(posted 1/4/2008)
"I have a restored marriage - praise God. My husband returned home.I received just one letter from my husband's solicitor. After the first visit to my solicitor it transpired that I could not afford to pay their expensive fees nor was I eligible for legal aid (I earned just £9 too much to qualify). So the next time I saw my husband I told him I couldn’t divorce him because I couldn’t afford to, he said I would still be hearing from his solicitor … but to this day nothing ever came - praise God. Soon after this a friend of mine invited me to a seminar, to a newly formed prayer group who prayed specifically for marriage restoration and healing of families. I had no idea what to expect and it was my first introduction to Christians, I had never seen people singing with their hands in the air! From this seminar I was put in touch with other people who were praying for their spouses, and I gave my life to the Lord. Since my husband’s return he’s been attending church with me every week and goes on his own when I’m not able to. During the summer of he attended a nurture group run by our church and in July he came home saying he had done it - yes he had given his life to the Lord. Praise God he was baptised. I thank my Father in Heaven for all He has done for me and is still doing. I thank Him for the prayer partners/ministries He brought into my life who prayed specifically for marriage restoration for without their encouragement and continued support I would not have be able to write this testimony." (England) (posted 11/20/2004)
“One year ago yesterday, my husband emailed me and asked if we could meet to talk. He had been away from home in the far country with the other person for over two years. We had dinner together at one of our favorite restaurants where he asked me if I still wanted to work things out. Three weeks later, he was home. We have much to celebrate this week and I give my friend Jesus and Father God all the praise and all the glory. We are celebrating one year and many more to follow. Praise the Lord.” (New York) (posted 1/20/2006)

My husband came home seven months ago. He was in a non-covenant relationship. God revealed to me that He would force him home. That’s just what happened when the other woman threw him out. God is still working on healing our marriage, but He has promised me that my husband is home to stay. I am believing that God will heal and make this marriage better that I can imagine. God does heal hurting marriages. I praise and thank him for all He has done, and is still doing." (California)

(posted 11/23/2006)

"After being separated, moving out of state, and raising an infant on my own, God has spoken life into our marriage. I have moved back into my home, my husband is attending and active in church regularly, and we are committed in letting God lead us in every step of reconciliation. Praise God for His wonderful promises." (Virginia)

(posted 6/26/2008)

"Your ministry has been such an encouragement in my stand. Many times I had wanted to give up because the hurt was more than I thought I could bear, your "Charlyne Care" emails would get me through. I thought so many times that my situation was impossible to change, but you would always remind me that with God all things are possible, no matter what the circumstances are. I had told a friend that all I could do was pray and I was corrected and was told that, that is everything you can do, and that is so true. My husband returned home in December. God is faithful. 'When I am afraid I will trust in thee.' was a verse that I often quoted to myself in tough times. I still read your email everyday and they still keep encouraging me. God never fails." (New York)

(posted 3/3/2006)
If there is“My husband came home last weekend. I cried when he asked me if he could. It has been a very long hard road and definitely a lesson in life, but our loving father never let me go. Even when I felt I wasn't worthy of His love, He gave me strength, unconditional love and peace in my heart when things were bad and I wanted to give up. Thank you for your ministry. It reminded me who to turn to and to keep believing my Father cared. It has been three long years, but because of our Father in heaven, I have changed so much. I know the journey is not over, just started a new chapter and I will need the Lord even more now. If He can help me through the past three years, I know He will be with me the rest of the way. Don't ever give up. There were many times I felt like it, but the Lord always brought something or someone in my path to keep my faith going.” Praises to our loving Father and thank you again for your ministry.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)

 "God is so faithful. My prodigal husband has returned home after six months of living with the other woman."  (Michigan)

(posted 7/13/2006)
“My husband came home the Thursday before Thanksgiving after being gone for months. He suddenly showed up at home with his clothes. I am so blessed that God spoke to me in so many ways while my husband was gone, always reminding me that He was in control and would use this crisis for His purposes. While my husband was moving his clothes in, our young daughter came home from school and followed him into the closet. She came running out to me and said, ‘Mom! Dad has put a lot of clothes in the closet. God is really working on him!' When my husband was gone for months I cried out, 'God, it's been so long.' He immediately responded, 'Yes, but isn't that a small price to pay to have a husband and marriage that is better than you could ever hope for or imagine?' The week before my husband returned, God gave me Psalm 31:21-22, 24; 'Praise the Lord, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack. In sudden fear I had cried out, “I have been cut off from the Lord!” But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.'” (Indiana) (posted 12/2/2005)

“I am rejoicing! After a year of praying night and day, I finally had a breakthrough with my spouse today. Thank you, RMM for your prayers. I'm going to continue standing and praying for all of our marriages. God bless you!”  (Arizona) 

(posted 9/30/2012)

“My husband left home while I was pregnant. He vowed never to come back, but God! After the baby's birth, he came home but it turned out to be a false start. He came back home again which can only be the work of God. I believe God is working on bringing him back to the Lord. I just want to encourage all standers, as in His Word in Luke 1:37, never forget nothing is impossible with God. Be encouraged.”  (Zimbabwe)

(posted 8/15/2013)

"I am praising Jesus. My husband and I are spending time together. We are now on the way to a restored marriage. He still needs to surrender to Jesus. I am confident that He who began a good work in my husband will complete it. We plan to buy a new home with Jesus leading and directing our steps. God has begun to restore relationships with our children and our grandchildren are thrilled to have grandpa back in their lives. We celebrated our granddaughter's birthday. It’s amazing just as God promised me. I keep looking to the Lord who will bring my husband back to Him. Thanks, Bob and Charlyne for your help." (Arizona)

(posted 8/30/2012)
“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia) (posted 2/18/2005)

"God spoke clearly to me and told me to stand, and He brought healing to my spirit. My husband watched these changes in me, but his hurt kept him isolated and angry. But God was working in his heart too. Five months ago, my husband confessed that he still loved me. Since that time, God has restored all aspects of our marriage. There is a trust and an intimacy that was never there before. God's peace reigns in our home and we continue to experience His blessing and provision." (North Carolina)

(posted 10/4/2007)

"After much prayer and fasting, standing, waiting, loving and forgiving, all by the grace of God, my beloved is home. We still have healing to do, but He who began a good work will continue until it is completed." (Illinois)

(posted 6/20/2008)
“My husband left our home at my insistence. I really believed the right thing to do was to divorce him, though he didn’t want the divorce. The divorce went through, though at the end I didn’t even want it! I had no peace about our family being fractured. My husband was working at the other end of the state and I could see that his relationship with our youngest son was becoming lost. I reached out to my husband with honesty and, for the first time in a long time, he also responded in honesty. In a little over a week he will be moving back home and starting a new job here. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 8/4/2014)
“The Lord is faithful. My spouse and I have been living separate lives under one roof. We were sleeping in separate bedrooms but I had faith in the God who says in His Word He hates divorce. My husband had gone to the lawyer and wanted a divorce before end of December. Instead, one morning he woke me up saying he is sorry and wants a fresh start. God is great and I know with Him by our side, happiness will be restored in our home and family. God is faithful, just hold to His Word.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 1/12/2015)
“I have been standing for two years. Our faithful Lord God has been speaking to my husband in the far country. I stopped trying to get my husband back and started doing everything I could to walk uprightly before God. Two days ago my husband told me he is moving back home. Hallelujah! You can't tell me God doesn't answer prayer He gets the glory for doing the impossible. I'm still standing and will keep on standing as I watch and see what God is going to do in our marriage.” (California) (posted 1/20/2006)

"My husband left our home and began a relationship with another woman. I experienced pain beyond description; right now words fail me to fully describe the agony I was feeling. I was attempting to draw closer to God through all of my pain. I did everything I could to work toward moving forward and accepting that my marriage had failed. I sought help from anyone who would listen, family, friends, and church members. Basically everyone was telling me I should divorce my husband, that I deserved better, so I begun my process to divorce my husband. I felt it was the only thing I could do. The Lord led me to your website and I began the spiritual journey toward healing my marriage. The Lord told me not to my divorce and believe Him for my marriage to be restored. I trusted God and I believed Him even though my circumstance seemed impossible. On Mother's Day, my miracle returned home. He is broken, wounded, and needs Christ, but I trust God completely for the rebuilding of our family.   (Georgia)

(posted 6/23/2006)

"When my spouse left me, I deepened my relationship with Christ and was praying for marriage restoration. I then realized that I was the prodigal, as I had left my first husband and had married another. I was given the opportunity by God to be obedient. He took the obstacles out of the way. On Christmas my loving husband proposed to me and on January 1, I was remarried to my true covenant spouse. Thank you so much, Mr. and Mrs. Steinkamp, for all you do to help restore all of us prodigals to the Kingdom." (Tennessee)

(posted 1/12/2007)
"Thank you, for your prayers and encouragement regarding the restoration of my marriage that was resolved thru divorce proceeding over four years ago. We are still seeing each other and our boys are beside themselves. Thank God! We are finally attending a church together as a family, praise God! Hang in there standers and never stop praying!" (California) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My prodigal is home today. During the court session his lawyer told me, my husband wanted to see the children. Saturday we all went out to eat and he is home. We are both very emotional right now. Everything happened so fast it is still hard for me to believe. Praise God." (Oklahoma)

(posted 12/8/2007)

"I need to update that praise report I sent yesterday. My repentant prodigal is home! He called last night to tell me thankyou, again, for being so nice to him. He was very emotional, saying he wasn't worthy of another chance. He refused to come over, but I finally told him I was turning on the porch light and would keep it on until he took that step of faith we had talked about earlier. He was here an hour later. He said as soon as he saw me yesterday he knew I was the only real thing in his life.  (That counterfeit thing you talk about Bob!) He told me he loves me, put his wedding ring back on, said he is completely committed to making this marriage work, and wants us to get counseling. Praise the Lord! He is awesome indeed!"

(posted 8/31/2012)

"Through following God's Word, and staying in faith, this weekend was a breakthrough. We are now talking of re-marriage and doing it right this time, with Christ as the center of our marriage. Praise be to God."  (Louisiana)

(posted 8/3/2007)

“Our Lord moves mountains, PTL. After a year and a half separation, my prodigal is home. The devil led him astray and he hardened his heart and ears to the Lord. The Lord promises us that His Words do not return void. The Lord finds his lost sheep and while I let go and let God, always in prayer, God also found me and rebuilt me. Then He opened my husband's ears and softened his heart and showed him the deception that Satan had blinded him with. Our God is an amazing God. Praise and glory to Him. Never give up. Allow God to move the mountain and fill your heart and your prodigal’s because what He did for me He'll do for you. Amen.”  (Florida)

(posted 11/14/2012)
“My husband came back slowly. It started on my birthday, then all of a sudden he is living with us again. There have been some really good days, but also some very hard days. On the hard days I just zip the lips. It works. This is all God´s work! Don’t give up. So many people can’t be wrong. Maybe we seem like a bunch of crazies, but so did Jesus when He walked on this earth. So better to be crazy than normal if it means we resemble our Lord a bit. My life will never be the same again; since I met Jesus and His love for me, life matters. Key words for me were: Thankfulness, apologize, zip the lips, offer the hard times for someone in need.” (Mexico) (posted 9/29/2014)

"God has restored my marriage. He has been faithful even in those moments when I thought I could not take it any longer My husband has been home since June and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. There is still work to be done, but God is in control. Since it was not my effort that restored our marriage, but God Himself, I am trusting Him. I pray, pray and pray. I read the devotionals Charlyne sends us every day. Thank you Charlyne and thank You God for sending her to me when You did." (Arizona)

(posted 11/22/2006)

"I thank God for blessing in my home. After leaving home saying he wanted a divorce, my husband physically came home this year, but mentally was still in the far land. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and fasting, God has performed a miracle in my home. By Thanksgiving my husband was excited about spending Thanksgiving with me, our children and my family. I give all praise to God for restoring our marriage. Every day is better than the day before." (Kentucky)

(posted 12/8/2007)

"The Lord guided me all through the time of separation and divorce. I could not have done it without Him. If I had found this web site and your tapes sooner, I may not have been divorced. My husband has been home for two years now and I can't thank you enough." (Maine)

(posted 1/19/2007)

“The Lord we serve is a faithful and a loving God. It’s been some months since my beloved husband came to the Lord and to be with me and our baby. It has been a whole new journey for both of us, and we realized that our Mighty God is definitely a God of restoration. God still has to perfect me and my husband and I know He will complete it. The key to marriage restoration is to completely surrender yourself and your marriage into the hands of God and be humble, let Him take control. Pray unceasingly even after your spouse is back. Standers, NEVER EVER GIVE UP! God loves what you are doing, standing for your marriage which He adores too. God bless.”  (Sri Lanka)

(posted 4/21/2014)

“I want to praise God for my suddenly. My husband and I have been separated for a few months. It was devastating but I knew from the moment he left this was not God's will. God clearly reassured me He was in control and He would restore. My husband began texting me ‘I love you’ and other encouraging things. He sent me an email to tell me he wanted to work on our marriage. Last week he told me his landlord was letting him out of his lease (PTL) and when I asked where he was going he said that was not up to him. I told him he could come home. PTL he agreed to this and will be moving home soon. I am so blessed! GOD is so good! I could just praise Him all day long.”  (Illinois)

(posted 5/6/2013)

“Glory to God, we have a restored marriage. I have been fasting, praying and breathing the Word of God every day. And just when things felt the most hopeless and discouraging, SUDDENLY my wife called. Reconciliation was the last thing I expected. BUT GOD totally smashed the wall between us. My wife told me that she had been having dreams, sorrow and she broke into despair. She opened up a secret that shook our world and if not for the grace of God and my walk with Him, none would be prepared to embrace the news. But the response was nothing short of a miracle. Only the blood of Jesus could do such a miraculous healing. We are planning to remarry. I still pinch myself. God is true to His Word. Jeremiah 29:11-14.”  (Indonesia)

(posted 8/19/2013)
“The Lord took me on an incredible journey over two years after my husband left. The Lord provided for me where my husband failed to do so. Though I could not see it, and my husband gave me no signs of hope, the Lord was moving in his life and changing his heart. Then, on the day he left me, two years to the day, my husband asked me if he could come home. The next few months, after he was home, were not easy. I started thinking this was all a huge mistake. I was starting to fall away from my Lord, from my husband, and from my marriage. My once-prodigal husband had completely turned his life over and became a stander praying for me. I give all the glory to my Lord and Savior. Now, my husband and I have a happy marriage again with Jesus at the center. My husband and I are spending time together with the Lord each day and it's an amazing experience.” (Illinois) (posted 1/20/2006)

"Praise to our Father God, prodigals do come home. I prayed, scared and hopeful at the same time. I am happy to say God changed my husband's heart and mine. We are like newlyweds all over. He is going to church again and reading his Bible. We are praying together, and planning to attend a marriage conference. My prayer is that we would boldly proclaim the gospel of Christ with our lives and win others to Him. Your daily devotions were full of scripture and encouraged me in my stand. I thank God for you." (North Carolina)

(posted 7/13/2007)
"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Only God! Several months ago my wife moved out and filed for divorce. Today, thanks to God and the prayers of others, I can say we are now back together with a restored marriage in our new home and a new beginning that only God can do. The past months allowed me to see the hand of God turning a heart of stone to a heart of flesh. I encourage you who may think your marriage is dead, remember God hates divorce. Put all of your trust in Him and He can do for you what He did for me. Our marriage is stronger than ever before and I encourage you to be strong in your stand knowing that God is able to do what seems impossible to man.”  (Florida) 

(posted 4/22/2013)

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal husband has returned home through prayer. I thank the Lord for His love for me and also for giving me a new heart to unconditionally love my husband. I thank God for leading me to your ministry and for all you have done in helping me make the right choice in following God's plan and not my own fleshly desires. I love my husband and can say that going through this spiritual battle has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Jesus and both Charlyne and Bob for all your openness in sharing your life." (California)

(posted 8/24/2007)

"After being separated over a year, God is in the process of restoring my marriage. My husband is living at home again on the weekends and works out of town all week. God has done this, despite the fact that my husband had an affair, a non-covenant child, left me, left the ministry and our church. But God is faithful. What God has promised, He is also able to perform."  (Texas)

(posted 11/18/2006)
"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas) (posted 1/28/2011)
"I am a stander for my own marriage. I've had a great example in standing and showing sacrificial love from my Dad. My Mom and Dad were divorced in 1998 after 41 years of marriage. Since that time my Dad has never doubted that one day they would be remarried. He has responded in love to my Mom. Valentines Day 2006 they were remarried at the ages of 73 and 69. God has done a tremendous work in their lives. My once wounded hearted Mother, told me a month ago that at age 69 she has that giddy love for my Dad that she had when they were dating 50 years ago. God will truly restore the years that the locust have devoured. His plans and His ways are so much better than ours.” (Arkansas) (posted 2/17/2006)
"After years of separation and living 1500 miles apart, this Christmas my husband and I were together as a family again. He came home this past spring, and even though my situation looked hopeless God has done a miracle! As a sign from God, my husband even discovered my wedding ring, which had been lost in a move 2 years ago, and proposed to me to reaffirm our commitment to each other." (Kansas) (posted 1/28/2011)
"I have stood for the restoration of my marriage for nine years. If it had not been for God's grace and mercy, I would have quit a very long time ago, especially since over two years my husband has been in a non-covenant marriage. He announced to me two weeks ago, that he has left the other woman and is planning to file for a divorce. He wants to come home and for us to be re-married. Can I say it is finally over? No, it is only the beginning. Each time I wanted to give in, the Lord would remind me that He was in control and that it is He that fulfills His purpose for my life. Please continue to lift us up." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Eight months ago our God restored my marriage just before the  divorce could be finalized. What I tried to do in four months, God did in four weeks! As a man in this world it was a challenge to forgive and accept my wife's return. But the Lord has taken my hand and guided me through. The more I let go and let God, the more God does. I’ve learned to be dependent on God and not myself. God has not just restored my marriage to its past way, but I see Him working and revealing to me and her what He wants to do in our marriage. Standers, God is with you. He will not delay. He loves you and will bless you in so many ways. As my wife and I draw nearer to God, the more Satan’s attacks become defeated by God. Bad memories have less impact and days have become more fulfilling and abundant with joy.”  (Texas)

(posted 9/3/2013)

“Praise God, my husband has returned. It has been a year since he left and now he is back home. I praise God for this journey, it brought me closer to our Lord and changed me. My journey began with a fast where the Lord convicted me of my sin of divorcing my husband. Once I repented the changes began. Change began to take place in me and our God Jehovah is faithful to His Word. What an awesome God we serve. We are starting a new chapter in our lives.”  (Texas)

(posted 10/28/2013)

“I have given up a few times in my stand but God has always reminded me He is faithful and to trust Him. Earlier this year I received my suddenly from my beloved, but due to me giving up and detouring it caused us to split up. For months I agonized about missing my suddenly. I attended the Dallas Rejoice on the Road conference and was encouraged by Charlyne praying for me and my beloved. After the prayer, Charlyne told me to continue praying and be prepared to write my testimony. I decided to let go and let God, stop trying to control my spouse coming back to me, seek God for His will for my life, and grow in Christ. During the process God taught me to trust Him to move on the other side of the mountain and that He is faithful. Well to God be all the Glory. My spouse has contacted me to say he is now ready to work on us and reconcile.”  (Texas)

(posted 9/30/2013)
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