General Testimonies

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Below you will find a sampling of testimonies from standers and prodigals that will encourage you in how God is moving in their lives.

Each Saturday in Charlyne Cares we publish testimonies from people around the world. You can subscribe to Charlyne Cares by visiting charlyne.org. You can submit your own testimony by visiting our testimony submission page!



"Over this last week I have begun to see the change in myself. Where I once was bound by fear and anxiety, I have confidence in the faithfulness of the Lord. I realize that my marriage is not about me and my husband but about God's purpose for our lives. I see now that before God could restore my marriage He had to restore me. I have not felt this strong in my faith for years and I am certain that God will complete the good work he has begun in my family." (Florida)
"I've been praying for restoration of my marriage for some time and have become very discouraged lately. I asked God to show me a sign if He wanted me to continue to stand. On my way to work I was listening to Christian radio. A woman who had been married for many years before her divorce said she was standing for restoration of her marriage and would continue to stand for as long as it took. Thank You, Lord. That was the sign that I needed to hear."  (Texas) 
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  Psalm 91:4 
“I came across this website at a time I was so low, so heart broken and in a lot of emotional pain. I longed for someone to talk to but I thought that nobody would understand how I felt. I have lived separately from my husband for some years and my heart longs to be with him. In that desperate state and no one to talk to, I took my cell phone, went to Google and typed, ‘God, my heart is so broken and I am in a lot of pain. Are you still there?’ The search sent me to this site and the introduction message in it spoke directly to my heart very clearly. Since then, I have had so much peace. My heart is convinced that my husband will return one day in, God's timing not my timing. I will continue to stand for my marriage.”  (Nairobi)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16 
"My husband came home at the end of October. We have been going to counseling and working on our relationship. He has been great and loving. God is also healing me from the hurt and pain. My kids are so happy their father is home. They have been doing a lot better in school." (Oklahoma)
“Once again, God worked far more mightily than we ever expected. Despite the severe drought the crop yields in our part of the Midwest are unbelievable! In many instances crop yields have surpassed records set in years with sufficient rainfall and more moderate temperatures. Only God could produce such abundance from dry and desolate conditions. We all prayed and saw little answer to our prayers for rain, but God gave us something far better than what we requested. He gave us miracles of provision and even more importantly, a realization that everything we have comes from Him. To see such gratefulness and awe in my very self-sufficient farming family is wonderful. We are so blessed. Thank You Papa.”  (Minnesota) 
"My son in the service called last night. Coincidental it was right after I called the American Red Cross because his grandmother had passed away. They did not even confirm before he called me. It was so good to hear his voice. He drives the lead V-rig with the mine sweeper attached to it in the front of the convoy. He hit an IED the other day that blew the front off the rig. Praise God for the saving of my son’s life." (Oregon)
I know by that reading your material on God's word I may be inspired with words of wisdom at least in my heart. Thank you for being here, I am just now going to read the scriptures which will bring myself closer to the lord. (California)
"The other person has left our city because he lost his job. My wife is coming around more often. I know God is doing something. I thank Him ahead of time for my restored marriage." (New Mexico)
“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 55:8-9 
"I offer my praise and thanks to God. My husband is pursuing a divorce, but he surprised me with a request that showed me that he is also testing the waters to see if he is still welcome in our home. (I happily said yes to his request.) I don't pretend to know God's timing for us, but I thank Him and praise Him for this glimpse into the work He is doing on the other side of our mountain." (Washington)
“I give my Lord all the glory for this Christmas. I had my entire family together. Even though my husband and I are not back together, we spent the holidays together. The Lord has done so much I don't even know where to start. My marriage has not been restored yet but I believe it’s on the way. Don't give up on your dreams. Hold on because God answers in His time. Thank You Jesus for all You have done and everything You are going to do.”  (Virginia)
"Our son was so bad in his behavior that he was removed from school until he was evaluated. My son asked if he could talk to the judge and ask her not to let mommy and daddy get a divorce because it's wrong. I told my unsaved husband what our son said and he was speechless." (Illinois)
“I have been standing for my marriage for awhile but was not aware of the term stand nor was I aware of the scriptures supporting my stand. God led me to RMM last year after my prodigal returned for a few weeks then left again. I have learned about unconditional love and now I pray daily and read my Bible every day. My restoration is soon; I put my trust in God. I stand on Mark 10:7. With God nothing is impossible.” (England) 

“Glory to God, my husband returned back home early December. Believing what the Lord had shared with me, about his return and confirming that word, I stood and prayed for my husband, our marriage and family. The other relationship broke off and my husband came back. I know healing is on the way and I also know that I need to be patient. God was and is faithful to His Word. I'm trusting Him for the complete healing in our marriage and family. I encourage those who are standing for their spouse to continue pressing in to the presence of God. Only He can fill that void and give you the peace you need in the meantime. Praying for all marriages!”  (New York) 

“Praise God! His promises just keep manifesting left and right! My husband and I have been separated for several months and he filed for divorce not too long ago. Another woman was involved and in the natural our situation looked so hopeless. But God! I started standing and walking in love towards my spouse and he immediately noticed a difference. No longer was I hurt and angry and defensive, but I had a peace that even my prodigal could see. He began texting me and emailing me to actually coming over and just hanging out with the kids and me. This turned into him spending the night twice because he didn’t want to be in his new house alone! Now he's telling all his friends that we are trying to work things out! PTL! There's a long way to go but God has brought us this far and He will perfect that which concerns us. Never give up, even when things look impossible!”  (Texas) 
"The other person contacted me and I was able to talk to her about my stand for my marriage. She could not believe that I wanted my husband after everything that has happened. She called off the affair. Thank you Charlyne and Bob for leading me to the truth through God’s Word." (Kansas)

“I was the prodigal when my husband and I separated. When I realized I had made a grave mistake, he no longer wanted to reconcile. By then, he had met another woman and was moving toward divorce. I began standing for my marriage for years. I committed to a prayer vigil each morning and every night before bed. In it, I thanked God for bringing my husband back. I prayed as if my prayers had already been answered. I was sustained in my faith through Charlyne Cares, despite continued advice from friends, family and church ministers to seek a speedy divorce. I refused to listen to the naysayers. I told everyone, ‘Thank you for your concern but my husband and I will be together again one day.’ That day has come! My husband and I are reunited and our marriage is stronger than ever. Stand firm all you Standers. Pray and believe without doubt. Even when our prayers are delayed, it is an opportunity to stand on God's Word in faith.”  (Maryland)

"I praise God for restoring my marriage. My wife was ready to leave me. I still loved her very much, but my sinful ways had caused many problems in our marriage. I finally realized that I needed God in my life and I asked Him to forgive me of my sins. Since then I have been reborn as a new man in Christ and He has helped me to overcome the worldly temptations. My wife has now started loving me once again. She can see that I am a changed man. I praise God and thank Him every day." (Ohio)

“Some years ago the Lord led me to your site. It is through your work in helping those of us who are walking through the dark valleys in our lives that you have encouraged me to continue this stand for my marriage. I just want to thank you and encourage others to stand firm and keep your eyes on our Lord, because through Him and those He brings into our lives, we will make it though and reach our mountain tops.”  (Ohio) 
"God works in ways that are unbelievable. One week ago I had very little contact with my husband. Little did I know that he would spend his entire Christmas day with us. God gave us a true Christmas miracle. We had an amazing time. May Jesus Christ get the glory." (California)
“I just want to praise God for the healing He will bring our family. I can't see any changes right now, but I know He is working His will. Thank You, Lord. You are good - You are always good. Nothing can stand against your will.”  (North Carolina) 
"PLT! My God is so precious. He answered my prayer to continue to break the walls of silence. My best friend called to see if I talked to my husband because both of them had a mutual friend who had passed away. She said that I should call him right away and I did. He was happy to hear from me and we have been talking ever since!"  (Oklahoma) 
"Gods timing is perfect. My prodigal has been coming home a lot and has been saying he knows God is calling him and giving him a another chance to get his life right." (South Africa)

"I fasted during the Holy Week for my spouse and all prodigals around the world. During this week I listened to the Rejoice Ministries standers testimonial tape and I received revelation that my husband's salvation is more important than our marriage, so I am focusing now on my hubby's salvation. On Resurrection Sunday, my friend and I went into McDonald's for a cup of coffee. My beloved husband showed up a short time later. He sat down with us and we talked for an hour. It was incredible. I was so excited (but hid it well) that I was sitting right next to my hubby on Easter Sunday." (Canada)

“All the glory and praise to God for upholding the marriage covenant. My prodigal wife, whom I had not heard from in several months, is now visiting with me many hours a day to work on restoring our marriage. She said that she wants to see that things have changed before she will move back. I praise the Holy Spirit for bringing the communication and laughter back into our relationship. Never give up on standing. All things are possible through Christ in you.”  (Texas)
“This weekend my husband has been with us at our home. We have been separated for many months and recently I was becoming weary, physically and spiritually. But the Lord has given me signs that He is working and He does hear my prayers. Tonight my husband was going to go back to where he is staying and he did leave, but 15 minutes later he came back. He said he will sleep on the couch and he said he is confused. God is so good and faithful. Keep your eyes focused on Him and remember you have the victory!”  (Kansas)  
"After a few false starts I can say my husband is home. The situation looked impossible, but God does answers prayer in His perfect timing. Thank You Jesus." (South Africa)
“Thank God, my prodigal and I had a cordial conversation after a long while. I asked him to review a proposal for me and he accepted. During that time we talked about his health condition. We talked about what the kids need for school. I thank God for removing anger, bitterness and resentment and making me more Christ-like. Thanks RMM for the devotions, encouragement and rebukes too.”  (Dominica) 
But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3a
"Tonight I was in an accident with my 3-year-old daughter in the car. PTL! nobody was injured. I called my prodigal and he said he'd be right there. He even asked me when he got there to pray for the other person with regards to a medical issue. I'm so floored by God's goodness, my husband asked ME to pray! Hallelujah!" (Florida)
“I, along with the mother of my daughter-in-law, are standing together for the restoration of our children’s covenant marriage. Though we live in different states, we've been praying daily together for over a year. Even though her daughter married and is currently living with the counterfeit, we continue to stand and pray. Even though my son, after many months of standing, temporarily gave up and is now attempting to replace his covenant, we continue to stand and pray. Though we have both had times of weariness, we continue to stand and pray. When Paul commended the Thessalonians for their ‘labor of love,’ the word ‘labor’ implies work to the point of weariness and the Greek Word used for ‘love’ is agape, the highest form of love. As parents, God's love for our children and grandchild, activates our labor of love so we continue to stand and pray because our hope is steadfast in the face of difficulties and we know NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR OUR GOD! (1Thessalonians 1:3; Romans 5:5; Luke 1:37)”  (Alabama) 
"My husband left suddenly and has been home now for a year and a half. So much has happened in that time. God has become Lord of my life, but even more important is that my husband surrendered his life to Christ. Now we have a Christian home. God has led us to buy our first home together. I've learned lessons in faith that will always help me. My husband's beginning to learn, knowing how God has led me. What an incredible blessing to hear him pray. It's worth it all." (Ohio)
“I have seen only one Covenant Transport truck in my area in over two years of standing. Last night I was having doubts about whether God was going to restore our marriage. I specifically asked him to show me a Covenant Transport truck the next day if, indeed, His plan for our marriage was restoration. Today, as I was driving for work, I thought about that request and recalled how I was driving near the location where I had seen my one and only Covenant Transport truck. A split second later, there it was, coming in the other direction. Just like that.. it seemed like it came out of nowhere in response to my thoughts. No doubt in my mind that God was speaking to me loud and clear. I don't know how or when, but I believe God is going to restore our marriage. Praise the Lord!”  (Rhode Island) 
“Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”  Mark 10:9 
"Early in my stand, a group of believers prayed over me. Shortly thereafter, a wonderful sense of God's peace came over me and is still present nearly four years later. I am thankful for this peace as this week I was diagnosed with cancer. Caught early, I have many options open, but the one thing that stands out is I am at peace with the diagnosis. I know that God has many plans for me yet in my stand, in my walk with Him. Trusting in God, I lean on His Word, especially Jeremiah 29:11-13. He is the Great Physician. God's peace is real and it will be what sustains me through this ordeal." (Texas)
Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.  Zechariah 9:12 
“Thank you to Charlyne for following God and writing the daily devotional for standers. I was also moved by the movie ‘Evan Almighty’ so today's devotional, again, was another confirmation to me. It's amazing how following God's directions bring so many confirmations along the way. Thank you, RMM, for being there to encourage us! Bless you.”  (Arizona) 
“One of my favorite stories of Bob's is the Fun Bus. I've read it several times and even read it to my 13 year-old-son to help him understand what my husband, his dad, is going through right now. One day on my way home from work the Lord led me to go a different way, which He does from time to time, that takes me past a truck stop where I've seen Covenant Transport, Swift and United trucks. Once I even saw one with my husband's name on it. So this day I was excited, anticipating what He had in store for me. As usual, God always tops Himself and never ceases to amaze me! Before I even got to the truck stop, in the parking lot of an auto repair shop, was an old school bus repainted to be used for another purpose. But the purpose that day was to encourage me, because right on the side in huge letters was written ‘FUN BUS!’ The Lord told me that even though my husband is on the 'Fun Bus,' it's broken down and not so much fun after all! I praise God for the many ways He shows His love!”  (Florida) 
"I want to thank you for the Daily Bible Reading Calendar. Following the reading plan has just breathed new life in me. It has revolutionized my spiritual life. God is restoring my very soul through His Word day by day. It is so easy to be deceived and not recognize the power available to us through this spiritual discipline. Thank you so much." (California)
"God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect." 2 Samuel 22:23
“God is so good! I was out today and received a call from my spouse who was out of the country. He asked me where I was, I thought it was because he'd called the house phone and did not get an answer. I was on my way home so I told him I'd be at home in about 15 minutes and I would call him back. He said OK. To my surprise when I rounded the corner and was walking towards my house, I saw a man sitting on my doorstep with a BIG grin on his face! He was actually on my door step waiting for me. What a surprise I had! Suddenly there he was. He has his own place but he came straight from the airport to my door and waited - bags and all. God is totally in control. I was beginning to get weary, seeing the testimonies and wondering, ‘Lord, what about me?’ Fellow standers, God has not forgotten you. Keep on praying and praising him. God is in control!”  (United Kingdom)
"After a conversation with my teenage son about waiting on God to restore our family, he said that someday after his dad comes home, he'll write a book for children in similar situations to encourage them and teach them to continue to hope and pray for their parents. Praise God." (Iowa)
"God is faithful. My husband has been out of our home for many years. He is moving back home. This has been a long hard journey. I would have never made it without the Lord. There were many times I was that person Jesus was carrying in the "Footprints of Sand" story. I have so much to praise and thank the Lord for! Rejoice Ministries, thank you for your support. So many family and friends think I was a fool for standing. I know this is a great victory not only for our family but for God as God hates divorce." (Ohio)
“God does heal hurting marriages. My husband and I were separated for three months. He filed for divorce after abandoning me and my child. I have been praying and praying for God to step into his life so my husband can realize his mistakes. We were to go to court in January. My prodigal called me after Christmas to say he was filing a dismissal. The Lord does answer prayers. My husband has now repented and he wants a closer relationship with God. He has asked for my forgiveness. Hallelujah, he came home on New Year's Eve.” (Georgia)
“Our mediation is scheduled for next week and I received a questionnaire that has to be completed prior to going. After finishing it, I felt uneasy and concerned about the things that would have to be discussed. I'm trying to keep my lips zipped at all times, and don't want to say the wrong things during the meeting. This will be very tricky, so as I have done so many times since my stand began, I asked the Lord to encourage me from His Word. I flipped right to Jeremiah 1:17-19 and it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear! Praise God that He is with us through ALL of this!”  (Florida) 
“I got into legal trouble and lost custody of my three elementary school aged children. I began praying for their return to me and submitted a prayer request to this website. Two weeks later, the courts awarded me joint custody of my children. This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our sight!”  (Michigan) 
"I sent an email to a friend asking her to pray with me for guidance and direction dealing with a few things. I wanted the Lord’s direction as to filing for divorce. I opened yesterday’s devotional that read 'Never give up.' What an awesome God we serve." (Pennsylvania)
“PTL! Our Father which art in Heaven! Yes, He has been working in our marriage. My husband and I have been separated for some years. We talk everyday and God’s divine healing hands are on my husband’s heart. My husband texted me to tell me good night, using the nickname he gave me many years ago, and we have been dating. To God be the glory. Don’t give up on God, He won’t give up on you. Wait on the Lord. Psalm 40:1 (NKJV) I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. The smallest things mean so much. God is in control. He loves you, your spouse and children. Be encouraged!” (Georgia)
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