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NAME, how did your restoration actually begin?

How did God change your situation NAME as you sought Him wholeheartedly?

What principles, from God's Word (or through our resources), NAME, did the Lord teach you during this trial?
What were the most difficult times that God helped you through NAME?
NAME, what was the “turning point” of your restoration?
Tell us HOW it happened NAME? Did your husband just walk in the front door?
NAME, did you suspect or could you tell you were close to being restored?
Would you recommend any of our resource in particular that helped you NAME?
Do you have favorite Bible verses NAME that you would like to pass on to women reading your Testimonies? Promises that He gave you?
Would you be interested in helping encourage other women NAME?
Either way NAME, what kind of encouragement would you like to leave women with, in conclusion?

Supernaturally Restored!

After being separated from my husband of seventeen years and near divorce, late one night I went online looking for encouragement to believe for our marriage. I went to a website and found a link to RMI.

I ordered Erin's book, the "Be Encouraged!" videos, and several other resources. They were my lifeline! Faithful each day, I watched the videos, listened to the book on tapes and read the book as well. I came to love and know Erin through the material. Her warmth and genuine love came shining through as if she were right there with me.

Although God had given me Scriptures for restoration before finding RMI, it was Erin materials that taught me the practical application of those principles. Without that instruction, I don't think I would have known what restoration behavior really looked like. I will forever be grateful for their teaching, as it equipped this saint to believe for her marriage and give the glory to the Lord.

The first thing I did was to repent of the sin the Lord had shown me I had committed in our marriage. I then committed myself to restoration, with a fervent resolve to stand my ground in Christ and not give the devil a foothold. I think choosing to be kind was very important. Not challenging my husband at every turn was vital.

As I placed my trust in Christ and expressed faith in my husband's judgment to handle things properly, not pushing him to help me financially or in any other way, God began to change his heart. Without a word from me, he became kinder and began to again support us financially.

Previously, it was weeks before the children heard from him at all. He then began to call at least every other day, then every day. God alone changed his heart. He had to change mine as well. You see, I had wanted a divorce. It represented freedom from pain to me and a fresh start or second chance to find a new life in the Lord.

But, once I knew the Lord was calling me to believe for restoration, I had to be obedient. My flesh wasn't willing at times, but my spirit was. God took that surrender and multiplied the fruit over and over. He taught me that I had made our difficult marriage an idol, instead of focusing on the Lord as my first love. That understanding made all the difference, even today.

I ordered Erin's recommended package from the start. The "Be Encouraged!" videos were my daily lifeline. When the enemy would attack through discouragement or disappointment, I would watch Erin and Dan's videos and understanding would come to me. The videos kept me from returning to my old patterns of anger, disrespect and fear.

I also purchased the books Facing Divorce and Workers at Home, the home schooling tapes, the Women's Workbook and several tracts to hand out. Those resources were there to teach, support, encourage and remind me to continue to believe for our marriage.

Above all, I feel that the "Be Encouraged!" videos were the most effective, as well as the Question and Answer videos. I used the book (and still do) as a reference every day.

I am amazed at the faithfulness of God and give Him ALL the praise and glory for restoring our marriage and home. From the moment I felt His quiet voice speak to my heart about restoration, He made the way clear by providing RMI and its support. After eight months of separation, my husband returned home. Although restoration is difficult work, perhaps much harder than I had anticipated, I see the Lord's promised fruits coming from it in our children, spilling over into our community.

He has now called me to begin a restoration group in my area and I have been helping women consistently as He sends them my way. All glory to the Lord, for He alone can bring life to the lifeless! Our hopeless, dead marriage has been resurrected by the Holy Spirit and I will praise His name forever. And through His grace and mercy, our marriage will continue to grow.

He is no respecter of persons, so He will do the very same for any one of His children willing to surrender to Him and follow His Word. The enemy hates this move of God's Spirit and will fight you each step. Be aware as you walk this path and know that in the name of Jesus, you have victory over any schemes the enemy has for your family.

Continue in Christ and be encouraged! You are a rare and precious child of God, as you stand for sacred marriage in this evil day. God is faithful and He will bring His love back to you and your husband.

Katie,* RESTORED in Florida

This restored marriage testimony is especially dear to me. Katie's* name is a name most anyone would recognize around the world. She came to us for help but because of her high profile name, she needed to be sure that her identity would be kept confidential.

Through our correspondence we became close friends and I was thrilled to see her marriage restored so quickly after she became a member of our fellowship! She has also offered to help us with our vision for RMI Home Fellowships.

Please keep Katie in your prayers as she helps us with our vision for this AWESOME way of getting the Good News out to the marital hurting in our communities! Erin


NAME, how did your restoration actually begin?

How did God change your situation NAME as you sought Him wholeheartedly?

What principles, from God's Word (or through our resources), NAME, did the Lord teach you during this trial?
What were the most difficult times that God helped you through NAME?
NAME, what was the “turning point” of your restoration?
Tell us HOW it happened NAME? Did your husband just walk in the front door?
NAME, did you suspect or could you tell you were close to being restored?
Would you recommend any of our resource in particular that helped you NAME?
Do you have favorite Bible verses NAME that you would like to pass on to women reading your Testimonies? Promises that He gave you?
Would you be interested in helping encourage other women NAME?
Either way NAME, what kind of encouragement would you like to leave women with, in conclusion?

Alabama Restoration!

I was blessed that a friend shared the web address of RMI with me only about six weeks after my husband moved out. After finding RMI, I learned of my shortcomings and what I did wrong to contribute to my husband feeling that he needed to leave. God molded and changed me in His refining fire. But as the Word says, "He will never leave you nor forsake you."

The resources from RMI that I used were the Restore Your Marriage book, the Wise Woman workbook, By the Word of Their Testimony, the "Be Encouraged!" video series, Workers at Home, and the "Alluring and Unconditional Love" video.

These resources, in conjunction with the Bible, taught me that my husband was my God-ordained authority and taught me how to take my problems privately to God instead of to my husband. They taught me to win my husband "without a word," and that "many words" cause strife, anger, and confusion.

The RYM book taught me the fundamentals of restoration, including what I had done to cause this. It also showed me how God, without my husband, could help bring about restoration.

The "Be Encouraged!" videos did exactly what they said—they encouraged me! After watching them, I really believed that my husband still loved me but that it was buried deep inside and would one day blossom. Those tapes kept me going. "Alluring and Unconditional Love" taught me how to love my husband and give to him unconditionally with love.

I would recommend the Restore Your Marriage book and the "Be Encouraged!" video series.

God is truly awesome! His Word does not return to Him void. Whatever the Bible says about marriage, speak it! It will not return void, but will accomplish exactly what it sets out to accomplish!

The eight months without my husband were hard. We have four children and no family where I live. However, I knew that God was calling me to believe for our marriage, and I knew that I must do whatever God wanted me to do.

I followed the principles of Restore Ministries. I fasted and still fast. I have lost over 50 pounds and feel and look so much better.

My husband left and had almost nothing to do with me. As Erin instructed, we still had intimate moments, but it was obvious there was no emotion involved in it for him. But, I was being a submissive wife as God instructs, so I knew God would honor my being in HIS will. My husband made sure I understood the whole time he was gone that he was not coming back. He moved out and got his own house, and I did not even know where he lived! I praised God for what I did NOT see, because I know that God's ways are not our ways, and I know that His Word says He will not allow us to be put to shame.

I just knew that God had a plan, and I was content to let Him work His plan. Yes, it hurt. Yes, I cried out to God. Yes, I got weary sometimes. But, I never doubted for one moment that God would restore, because I knew that God did not want me to be double-minded.

Just two weeks ago, my husband told me that even though he knew it would hurt, he had to be honest and tell me that he did not want me or any other woman in his life—that he would be content to live the rest of his life alone. He also told me that he hurt every day and wished he were dead.

I prayed even more fervently after that, because it was obvious that Satan was trying his tricks again (to steal, kill, and destroy). I don't know about anyone else, but I was not letting Satan have my husband, our marriage, or anything else that my precious Savior already paid the price for with His precious blood shed on Calvary.

Then my husband, who had not even held a conversation with me in eight months, called and said through his tears, "I love you with all my heart and soul, and I want with all my heart for our marriage to be restored." We are now moving the whole family into his new house!! Praise God! He can do it! And He WILL do it!

Every night I prayed Job 33:14-18 over my husband and inserted my husband's name, and every morning I prayed the hedge of thorns. I prayed and praised so much that I finally understood what "pray without ceasing" really means!

Remember, saints, when you find out something that your mate is supposedly doing, and it hurts, and you want to call them and fuss about it, don't! It is the enemy trying to block your restoration! Usually, some type of breakthrough is right around the corner!

NAME, how did your restoration actually begin?

How did God change your situation NAME as you sought Him wholeheartedly?

What principles, from God's Word (or through our resources), NAME, did the Lord teach you during this trial?
What were the most difficult times that God helped you through NAME?
NAME, what was the “turning point” of your restoration?
Tell us HOW it happened NAME? Did your husband just walk in the front door?
NAME, did you suspect or could you tell you were close to being restored?
Would you recommend any of our resource in particular that helped you NAME?
Do you have favorite Bible verses NAME that you would like to pass on to women reading your Testimonies? Promises that He gave you?
Would you be interested in helping encourage other women NAME?
Either way NAME, what kind of encouragement would you like to leave women with, in conclusion?

God Restores All over the World!

I found Restore Ministries while surfing the Internet, looking for positive words and expressions connected to marriage healing.

Our heavenly Father taught me first to KEEP MY MOUTH CLOSED, to not pursue my husband, but to pray fervently for him and not talk negatively to others about him. God taught me to submit to him in everything.

I started to find joy in my situation, to enjoy being a housewife, exploring what the children and I could do together. Before, I used to work, work and work and if I didn't work, I was exhausted. I had another woman looking after the children.

I learned the following:

We walk by faith, not by sight!

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Submit yourself to your husband as unto the Lord; be subject to him in everything.

Reward evil with good.

God is not a respecter of persons.

Your fruits will show others whom you believe in.

The Lord's ways are so much higher than our ways; His thoughts higher than our thoughts.

The Word of the Lord NEVER returns void.

How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage and A Wise Woman were the resources that helped me to become obedient (and it was very difficult for me to accept some of the sayings—I rebelled in the beginning!). They have been a continuous support, encouragement and means of breaking my resistance and disobedience, as they are very clear and demanding. I would recommend both of these resources.

I cannot express enough all that the Lord has done for us! In fact, I feel that the main thing that has happened to me is learning to trust in the Lord and stop doing things on my own. The further we progress into restoration, the more clearly the Lord stops me from DOING. He has given us ALL we ever imagined and so much more.

He has turned curse to blessing, night to day, rain to sun, and storm to peaceful quiet! Praise His holy name! His mercy endureth forever!

When I "met" Restore Ministries on the Internet, our marriage was in a crisis, tormented, full of quarrels, misunderstandings, separation and old grief. We have been married for nine years and have two children. Right from the beginning, there were problems. I filed for divorce three times. I loved my husband but always nagged at him, and worshipped my own depressions, my ability to work hard and also my intellect. I thought he was idle and unable, and told him so and tried all I could to change him.

In fact, changing him was the god that I worshipped every day. The results were: separation every year, my husband leaving us regularly, and financial breakdown. Nothing progressed.

As I studied Restore Ministries' resources and started to read the Bible regularly, submit, shut my mouth, and pray and fast, our situation turned around within three months. My husband then announced he would be coming back home. After two more months, he returned, and we immediately moved away from the country we had lived in as my husband desired.

My husband took over all responsibilities, began to build his own company, started an education and feels very satisfied here. The restoration process is progressing every day like the parable of the growing seed—it grows while we sleep. I have backslidden and made many mistakes along the way, but the Lord always forgives and allows me back into His presence.

The latest step along the way is that my husband has started to read his Bible and pray with us. PTL!

Elisa,* RESTORED in the United Kingdom


NAME, how did your restoration actually begin?

How did God change your situation NAME as you sought Him wholeheartedly?

What principles, from God's Word (or through our resources), NAME, did the Lord teach you during this trial?
What were the most difficult times that God helped you through NAME?
NAME, what was the “turning point” of your restoration?
Tell us HOW it happened NAME? Did your husband just walk in the front door?
NAME, did you suspect or could you tell you were close to being restored?
Would you recommend any of our resource in particular that helped you NAME?
Do you have favorite Bible verses NAME that you would like to pass on to women reading your Testimonies? Promises that He gave you?
Would you be interested in helping encourage other women NAME?
Either way NAME, what kind of encouragement would you like to leave women with, in conclusion?

Restored Faster Than I Ever Imagined!

I found your ministry through another individual via the Internet. And as I fasted, prayed, and stayed in God's Word, He changed my situation more and more. He gave me everything I asked for sooner than I thought I would receive it! I learned that God is AWESOME, and that if I spend time with Him, He will answer my prayers! Praise God!

I will continue to spend time with the Lord fasting and praying because I know my husband and I have a long road ahead of us. However, I also know that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

Principles that I learned are to pray a hedge of protection, a hedge of thorns, a wall of fire, and God's armor on my husband daily. Then, I learned to fast and to pray with authority. I also learned how important it is to be sincere in seeking the Lord.

I have several of RMI’s resources. I have at least five of your books as well as your tapes (VHS and cassettes). They were all encouraging. I especially like the cassettes because I can listen to them as I drive.

I recommend How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage. It is truly awesome and very encouraging! I bought the cassette version, also, because I needed to hear the information again and again and again.

Thank You, Jesus, for Restore Ministries! Thank You, Lord, for Erin and Dan! Thank You for my ePartner!

Lord Jesus, I cannot praise You enough for restoring our marriage. You are truly worthy to be praised! I give You the highest praise—hallelujah! I worship You, Lord! I praise Your name! I give You all the honor and the glory! LORD, I LOVE YOU!




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