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Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Lord, Save My Marriage!

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.  Romans 6:11-12 

What happened to your marriage? How did you end up here?

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.  Ephesians 4:18-19 

What a powerful scripture. Do you understand what happened to your spouse? They have not said “no” to the temptation of sin. Their hearts may be hardened and have lost all sensitivity to moral principles. Others may call it sexual addiction, but God calls it sin and living in darkness. 

Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.  Proverbs 5:20-22 

Are you willing to pray and fight for your spouse and marriage? Are you seeking the Lord daily for His divine intervention? Are you reading the Word?

Pray that your beloved husband or wife will become so miserable, having no peace, burdened with their guilt and shame, that they start listening to the Holy Spirit and obey His instructions. God does speak to prodigals, He tells them to run from their sin and repent. There is freedom through Jesus Christ.

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:6-9 

As you fast and pray for your beloved spouse, have a special prayer time. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you, revealing any hidden sins or weaknesses while your spouse is gone. A beautiful prayer you can personalize with both of your names in it is Psalm 51.

While my husband, Bob, was gone, the Lord revealed many of my failures and sins in our marriage. I repented to the Lord and called Bob more than once, asking for his forgiveness for my part. The Lord touched and changed me after my divorce, so I knew He could touch and change Bob’s heart.

I wish I had known then what I know now. I made mistakes so many years ago. I understand now that I did not know the Word of God well enough. I had not made time with the Lord a priority. I did not memorize scriptures or understand the power of prayer.

I was a born-again baby Christian and stayed a baby and did not mature in the Lord. I made mistakes as a wife and did not show love or respect to my husband the way the Bible teaches. I failed as a wife, but the Lord gave me another chance after my divorce. God can restore the feelings and love you once had for your spouse. 

Jesus is the answer. Pray for your spouse to repent. Then, you can forgive each other, forgetting the past and rebuilding your marriage on the cornerstone of Jesus Christ. 

What happened to your spouse does not matter now. How will you react and fight for your spouse who has been taken captive by the enemy? Your Lord God will go after your spouse. He has not given up on them. Jesus Christ died for all sinners.

There is an escape route with the Lord’s light shining on the path to show your prodigal the way home.

God bless,


Thirty Years Strong! Celebrating Miracles and a Fun Announcement

Rejoice Marriage Ministries is celebrating our 30th anniversary! We have been walking down memory lane and remembering all the ways God has grown our faith as we watch Him change lives and transform marriages.

You will hear how Rejoice Marriage Ministries began and some of the struggles and triumphs along the way. Stick around until the end and listen to a special announcement.


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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.