Margie said she'd listened patiently as several other women were sharing their dealings with their husbands over the previous week. All were friends who had been given the book How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage. She had been applying the principles that she read and reread in the book, but unlike the other women, she had not seen or spoken to her husband in several years!! How could things turn around when there was NO WAY for her husband to see the change that God had made in her? She was no longer the woman he had left; God had transformed her as she read and applied the principles from How God Will Restore Your Marriage.

Margie was deep in thought when a older woman approached. (This woman’s husband had returned home after two years of separation and a divorce.) She said, “Margie, even though you have no contact and no way to show your husband how you’ve changed, God sees! You and I know from the book that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart! It doesn’t matter if Don sees the change in you; God sees it. And when God does move, I believe that it will happen suddenly, just like the book says!” 

Within a matter of weeks, while Margie was at work, she got a call from a man who started a friendly conversation with her. He asked how she was, how work was going, and just seconds before Margie said she was going to hang up on him, he said, “You don’t know who this is, do you?” When Margie said, “No,” then he suddenly said, “This is Don.” She said she was about to say “Don who?” - but something stopped her. It was her husband!! He then asked if he could meet with her. She started to shake so she said that someone had just come in and asked if she could call him back in about 10-15 minutes.

When she called him back, he asked her out to dinner. At dinner he said, “I have done everything to get away from you, but I can’t stop thinking about you. I want you back. I want our family back. I want to restore our marriage!”

God is so incredible! “Restore” is the exact word that my husband used also. Now this is not a word that we use often in our language - this is truly a miracle within a miracle!

God had put a love and yearning in Don for his wife - that he could not escape! You must have faith. Believe! God is able to work exceedingly above and beyond what we could ever hope for, ask for or imagine! Don’t worry if you haven’t seen or heard from your husband or wife. God will move your spouse’s heart or set up a chance meeting. Just make sure you are ready! As quickly as he could, her husband moved her in with him. Lately, they have been taking frequent little “trips,” sort of second and subsequent honeymoons! Her husband also helped pay ALL her bills. Most were past due.

Find out what this woman learned in How God Will Restore Your Marriage. God wants to move SUDDENLY in your situation!

~ Margie in Utah, RESTORED

Nothing Is Impossible

One woman who came to our ministry told us flat out that she didn’t even want her marriage to be saved; she wanted to get divorced and find someone new. She said she hated her husband, her parents, everyone. She told us she would not forgive anyone!

The book shows us that God said, “man plans his way but God directs his steps” (Prov. 16:9). God can change the heart “whichever way He chooses” (Prov. 21:1). And if we believe, we can “move mountains” (Matt. 17:20)! This woman was certainly a mountain of anger, but His Word says that nothing is impossible for Him (Matt. 19:26)!

The divorce papers were filed. And soon afterwards, we heard that the initial hearing was scheduled. Each step looked like a defeat. However, things totally turned around. Right outside the courtroom her husband had a change of heart. He turned to his wife and said, “What are we doing here? Let’s go home.” They walked away holding hands. What had happened? Why the change? A month or so later, you wouldn’t have recognized this woman. She looked beautiful as the anger and hate were gone from her face. The anger was gone. She finally had forgiven her husband!

~ Leah, now living in West Virginia, RESTORED

Girlfriend Moved Out!

Our office was contacted regarding the book How God Will Restore Your Marriage from a person in northern Alabama. When we followed up a week later, the woman’s mother (who had ordered the book) was excited to see that it was Restore Ministries writing. She was so thrilled to tell us that her daughter had just received a phone call from her mother-in-law telling her that her husband’s “girlfriend” had just moved out of her husband’s apartment, and then her daughter, his wife, had just moved in!

~ Brenda in Alabama, RESTORED