Restored and Redeemed

Has your marriage been restored? Restored & Redeemed is a devotional for those in a restored marriage.

Are You Willing to Give More to Others?

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

When you were praying for your marriage to be healed, did you ever think about how your stand would impact others?

 Charlyne stopped by the dry cleaners one afternoon. The young man behind the counter asked, “You have something to do with marriages, don’t you?” My wife carries a box of material in her trunk that she can give out. She quickly put together a packet of material for that man, who had moved out of his home just days before.

I went to the post office the week before. The clerk saw the word “marriage” on the paperwork and commented, “God must have sent you to my window because we go to mediation this afternoon.” Since I don’t have products in my car, a packet was taken back to her a few minutes later. Yesterday at the post office, she whispered, “I’ve listened to every teaching you gave me.”

We don’t know if either of these people has a personal relationship with the Lord or if either took a stand for their marriage. We are confident that both have been exposed, over and over, to the love of God and have heard that God heals hurting families.

Does the Lord have a post office or dry cleaner’s experience waiting for you? Can you imagine the impact around the world if each person who reads this message would give more of themselves to marriage restoration?

Where do you begin? Start right where God has you today. We know of a coffee shop waitress who passes the Charlyne Cares devotionals on to a woman at the drive-thru window with her morning coffee. Another person prints out the daily devotional and tacks it to her bulletin board each day. There’s a woman who now has her child’s teacher standing and growing in the Lord. God placed a stander in the plane seat next to a woman leaving home. Two standers, working together in Tucson, have impacted that community.

You begin by being sensitive to the needs of those around you. With 50% of our families crumbling, you won’t have to look far for someone with whom to share the hope of what God has done in your marriage. You are a walking billboard for the hope that exists because of Jesus Christ.

This is not about building Rejoice Marriage Ministries. We leave that to the Lord. It is about GIVING MORE of ourselves to others who are hurting and looking for the answers that we’ve found in Jesus Christ. In addition to doing God’s will, there’s a hidden blessing. Your own burdens will lessen as you start to minister to others and pray for them. You will cross paths every week with people who have hopeless marriages.

May you always be ready to share the hope found in Jesus Christ.  

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2

God bless,


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The Path To Marriage Restoration​

This teaching is Charlyne’s introduction to “How To Stand & Fight For Your Marriage!” Charlyne’s goal is to teach you, a stander, or someone you know with marriage problems, the path to marriage restoration that she has learned over the past twenty-five years.