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!



...so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5  (posted 7/23/2012)
PTL! My husband had filed for a divorce. The day of our hearing, the judge asked my husband’s attorney to make his statement and my husband stood up and said ‘I DO NOT WANT THIS DIVORCE, I WANT MY WIFE BACK.’ That was definitely my suddenly. I went alone and prayed for the Almighty God to carry me through this hard day and soften my husband’s heart, that today would be the time to do it Lord.  PTL, He came through just when I needed Him. Always have faith in the Almighty Lord, He is working in your favor even when it doesn’t seem like it. Never give up, God will never disappoint you. I was very weary at first, but God showed me He is always there. He loves you and your spouse. God bless and I will be praying for all prodigals and standers forever. Believe in His Word and have faith. It’s so powerful.” (New York)  (posted 3/24/2012)
"A couple in my community invited me for a prayer hour for the healing of my marriage. The man had asked God to give him something and the Lord gave him the story of the bleeding woman from Mark 5. I was so surprised as I heard the same story, this time from Luke 8, the day before in the spoken message from Charlyne, ‘Reaching for Jesus’. Thank You so much Lord. 'Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Great is Thy faithfulness!'"  (Belgium) (posted 5/12/2011)
“After 12 years of separation my wife has told our children that she would pack her bags and leave the other person today but has nowhere to go. My wife knows that my door has always remained open for her. The kids are planning for all of us to spend Christmas together, the first time in 13 years.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 8/3/2013)
“God is faithful even when I’m not. After exhausting years and hours of fasting and prayer, giving up and picking up again, I finally decided to give up on the man I have been praying for. He suddenly called and says he really needs Jesus. I was able to text him a prayer of salvation and asked him to read it out where he was. I trust God to bring us to our expected name. God had given me John 15:13 this morning. Praise the Lord.”  (South Africa)  (posted 8/13/2012)
"My wife is no longer with the other man. Although I did not know my prayers were being answered, they were. I learned yet again to never give up or give in." (Tennessee) (posted 1/10/2011)
"I continue to believe and trust the Lord for restoration of our marriage. A new court date took place and the judge granted me support that may be enough to qualify me for a loan modification. This week I humbled myself to call my husband for help with the yard. He replied immediately and will be here on Friday. Typically he does not answer my calls. This was another sign from God that He is working on the other side of this mountain." (California) (posted 5/14/2010)
"As I was bidding my grandson good-bye, I reminded him that I was still praying for my husband to come home. He said, 'Don't give up,' and I knew that was a word from God. Praise Him!" (Florida) (posted 1/10/2011)
"We went to court this morning to finalize our divorce. I prayed that God's will be done. When we went in, my husband was told that he could not divorce me and our case had to be thrown out until our daughter is born in a few months. Praise God He is moving." (Connecticut) (posted 4/16/2010)
“Praise God, He is so faithful and merciful when I am not. I have not been praying and reading the Word as I should, but God. My marriage restoration is on its way and I asked for a rhema word as to what to do next. He gave me Psalm 96 - Proclaim his victory day after day! Declare his glory among the nations, his wonders among all peoples!  I am reminded to tell all what He has done for me. I am so blessed and so are you. Proclaim it!”  (Florida)  (posted 12/7/2012)
“All we need is a mustard seed of faith and to have the faith to let go and let God. In Him all things are made possible. He WILL send prodigals home like he did mine. My spouse and I have been back together for over a year now. Just like most of you, I heard very hurtful words from ‘I’m in love with someone else,’ ‘We will never be a couple again,’ ‘Our marriage was a mistake,’ etc… But GOD. Now, he says I should not ever worry myself with him leaving. I still long for real closeness between us, but I know that it will come in time. God will restore our relationship fully and I trust and believe that He will do the same for anyone who stands and keeps faith in Him to do the impossible. Like you, it was hard to not try to control the outcome of things, but it was only when I let go and let God that I saw changes. He truly is an awesome God!”  (Texas) (posted 12/16/2014)
“After several months of separation, my husband admitted yesterday that the grass is not greener on the other side. My suddenly might still be a while away, and he hasn’t said anything about coming back, but with God everything is possible. He is showing me a bit of what is happening on the other side of the mountain, and showing me that the pig pen is not that good after all. PTL!” (Florida) (posted 9/19/2014)
"My kids have been away with my husband and the other person and he brought them back. For the first time in years, we sat together and talked and he held me in his arms. I repented before God and finally God took away my defenses and allowed me to ask my husband for forgiveness. The Holy Spirit is knitting us together to the one body we became when we married." (United Kingdom) (posted 8/30/2008)
“I was just in the hospital for several days and was watching TV as I waited in between procedures. One of ‘our’ favorite movies was on and I watched it nostalgically, thinking of my prodigal. Well just as I got ready to text him to mention that the movie was on, he called me. He knew I was going into the hospital, but this was the first time we'd talked while I was there. He was worried about me and said that he didn't want to lose me forever and that he would always love me. Then when we got ready to hang up he said, ‘I love you.’ I know in his mind it probably meant as a friend, but to me it meant more proof that God is really working on his heart, and that made me really happy.”  (Delaware)   (posted 5/18/2014)
So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.  Psalm 102:21-22  (posted 6/13/2011)
"Praise the Lord my husband came home. We are taking one step at a time. I am thanking God every day for my husband’s deliverance. He said he does not want to lose me and our son." (Michigan) (posted 1/8/2009)
"Thank God we never made it to court. We both had lawyers and were going to court next week but God changed all that." (Iowa) (posted 1/22/2010)
“…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11  (posted 8/13/2012)
“Because of some unforeseen events, I went to Watch Night service at a church I had visited only once before. The theme was, ‘2014 - The Year of Restoration,’ and the verse was Joel 2:25. In the middle of the message, the pastor turned to me, called my name and said, ‘God said that He will restore your marriage.’ I talked with the pastor later and he told me how God had put that on his heart even before he left his home that evening and how he was ‘surprised’ to see me walk in that night considering I had been there only one time before. He said that God clearly spoke to him and told him to pronounce that at that moment. Later, I got some upsetting information, however, I still have to BELIEVE and hold on to God's promise. It isn't easy and sometimes I get discouraged. However I know that God is not a liar and it will come to pass in its appointed time. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight. Keep praying, keep believing and keep trusting Him alone.”  (Georgia) (posted 2/11/2014)
“Early this year I prayed for a rhema word from the Lord. I felt that He gave me the word 'restoration' So I decided to look it up in the bible and see where it is used. The verse I found in my Good News Translation was in Leviticus 27:24‘At the Year of Restoration the field(marriage) shall be returned to its original owner.’I was so excited to read this and shared it with my pastor who looked it up in his Bible only to find that in his version it said ‘In the Year of Jubilee," with no mention of restoration. I was left feeling confused and unsure if I had really heard from God. This weekend in England we have celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was a great time for families to get together. I missed my beloved being there with us. Then I remembered what my pastors version said! So I researched the whole verse and found that it is about God restoring what was lost to the Israelites! This is the year of the Jubilee, so it might just be the year of my marriage being restored! PTL.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 6/15/2012)
“I was so excited to read the devotion about Tim Tebow. I have been standing for my marriage for over three years now. Things are up and down with my in-home prodigal, but recently things have really been improving. The one thing that makes me sad is that my husband will not go to church with my kids and me. We were watching the game on Saturday. I was so excited when the John 3:16 commercial came on, and everyone in the house was watching it, including my husband. And to make it even more exciting, halfway through the commercial, my son’s best friend popped up on the screen to say his part of the verse. His dad works at Focus on the Family, so he got to be a part of the commercial. It was very exciting, and we were all cheering for him. It was really a blessing from God to be able to hear His Word, even though we weren't in church.” (Colorado) (posted 1/24/2012)
“Praise God, my wife is home! Through many months I heard all the things read about on this site. I saw the ugly emotions and heard the ugly way prodigals talk to standers. I was told there was no chance, she had her free will. There was no sign in the natural that she was close; circumstances did not point to her coming back. But God! My suddenly happened, out of the blue. Now she is invested in me, the kids, and the future. God's ways are higher than our ways and it will come to pass in His timing! I read the Saturday testimonies and never thought I would be able to post. Hold tight standers. God cannot lie. There will be a day where God will move and all your reality will change for his Glory."  (Arizona) (posted 5/16/2013)
“I'm rejoicing and in great awe at the power of God and how He is moving in my marriage. I had posted my court hearing date for prayer. It was scheduled for yesterday but it did not take place. When my prodigal filed for divorce I was disturbed but God told me to trust him to stop the divorce and reconcile us instead. In His own way, God brought confusion on my prodigal's side and the hearing was adjourned for the second time. God also gave me an opportunity to share with my prodigal's lawyer about my stand and how I'm believing God to fight for my marriage.Revelation 12:11: ‘They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. I want to encourage my fellow standers that nothing is too hard for God to resolve in your marriage. Jeremiah 32:17:‘Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Praise God!”  (Uganda)  (posted 7/23/2012)

"Praise God, it has been several years since my prodigal returned and while we still struggle I continue to pray for God's guidance. I am an attorney and I often get divorce cases. I have had an opportunity to counsel many and rejoice when they withdraw their petitions. God is good. While this does not help my business, I remain happy every time a client calls and tells me they have reconciled with their spouse." (Florida)

(posted 6/26/2009)
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.  Psalm 30:11-12  (posted 8/13/2012)
“My suddenly happened last Sunday. My prodigal called and asked me to pick him up. The OW packed all her things and moved away. My husband has asked me and the kids to move in with him. Glory to God for His awesomeness. We still have some ways to go but praise God he is home with us. Trusting God for His promises of complete restoration and New Beginnings. God is always in control and on the throne making a way from no way. Thank You Lord for everything. Thank You Lord for bringing me through and I thank You for my husband and family too.”  (Georgia)  (posted 10/23/2011)
“I want to say a massive thank you to the beautiful stander who shared with us last week about the movie 'Fireproof.' I watched it on YouTube and loved every minute of it. Just like my stand, it made me laugh, cry, hope, believe and love God even more than before! I smiled to myself all the way through because at the beginning of my stand I asked God if my restoration and suddenly moment could be like something from a movie. Now I know that I want it to be just like this movie! My beloved finding the Lord, our families being understanding, our friends praying for us, us wearing our wedding rings, forgiveness, love, a future, oh, and him sweeping me off my feet with a big kiss! Just like in the movies please Lord.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 8/24/2012)

"I used to write you praying for God to bring my husband home and he did four years ago, but he came home a different man. He had a motorcycle accident and was in a coma for months. I never gave up on him, through his drugs, other women and a coma. God told me to hang on and I did. Now my best friend/husband is learning life all over again and he is home and I am more grateful than you will ever know. We have a long road ahead, but we will do it together, hand in hand with God in the lead. Thank you for helping me to never give up." (California) (A PS from Pompano - You need to be ready for God to bring your spouse home at any time and in any condition, as this wife was.)

(posted 7/3/2009)
"My prodigal son called to tell me he got saved. A couple weeks later I received a phone call from the hospital telling me that he had been burned over 30% of his body and had been intubated and was being flown to a hospital in another state. The next morning, the receiving hospital could not understand why they had him as his burns were less than 10% of his body. Now my son is reaffirming my stand for my marriage as we pray and wait for his dad to come home. I am amazed at God." (Alaska) (posted 6/11/2010)
"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?" 2 Samuel 22:31-31 (posted 2/25/2011)

"Praise God, my husband came home suddenly. When it looked impossible, God moved. We are taking it one day at a time and I am fully trusting the Lord to save my husband and for our remarriage. God is good all the time." (West Virginia)

(posted 4/7/2006)
"My husband apologized for all the hurt he caused. This week he called his attorney and is dismissing the divorce. The next day he drove hours to my home. We talked and then went over to our pastor and talked for another hour. My husband is making the restoration to his Lord. Before he left I gave him Bob's book, Finding The Way Home. I had it ready here for him for just that perfect time." (California) (posted 9/12/2008)
"I got angry with my husband over something. I had in mind to email him an angry message. When I thought about asking God what to do, the verse that kept coming to mind was, 'In your anger, do not sin.' I prayed and cried about it. I opened 'Charlyne Cares.' The headline was 'In your anger, do not sin.' I had to laugh at God's message coming through you. I did not send the angry email." (Virginia) (posted 10/16/2009)
“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas)  (posted 2/5/2013)
"Praise God for His faithfulness to His children. Instead of getting discouraged or angry when I found out my prodigal is getting married, my confidence in my Lord just grew stronger. It is only because of Him that I am not anxious, fearful, or depressed. Thank You Lord." (California) (posted 9/5/2008)
“I want to thank RMM for court room prayers. Not long ago I submitted our date to be prayed over. Our attorneys met with the judge for a status update, who ended up throwing our case off the docket, praise God! The judge saw that our case had been on for over a year and we still had a lot of issues to work out. Later that day my husband met me for dinner with our young daughter. This was the first time since our separation a year before, that we’ve been out for a meal together. God is working!”  (Oklahoma) (posted 10/13/2014)

"I have never been as close to God as when I was standing. I saw no hope for my husband and me, but God is bigger. I am now back with my husband and life is good. At the brink of darkness, I asked God to give me a sign to show me if He really wanted me to stand. That same day I received a packet in the mail from Rejoice Marriage Ministries. It was my sign." (West Virginia)

(posted 10/24/2008)
“Great praise reports regarding restoration to come! My husband came to our daughter's birthday party with his extended family two weeks ago. I introduced him to our church family (since I was the prodigal who moved away from him first) as my husband and he did not budge! Hallelujah!! Last night he came to see me. He kissed our daughter good night while she was sleeping and spent a great, self-less time with me. Thank You Jesus! There was a time he would not even step foot into our home. Hallelujah! Now my husband talks to me as a friend and confidant. I cannot give more details, but God is working. I hope this encourages and blesses everyone today. Praise God who answers prayers. We have been praying to see signs of God working and here it is. Amen!”  (Florida)  (posted 12/3/2011)
“My spouse and I celebrated our son’s first birthday together at her parents’ house. It was the greatest time that we shared together in over a year. I cannot see indication of her heart softening, yet I do not know what is happening on the other side of the mountain. I do know that God is working. As I left, I felt so good inside knowing that my commitment needs to be to God only for right now. He will take care of my spouse because he made her heart. This stand has taught me that I have to have unconditional love for my wife.”  (Tennessee)  (posted 5/22/2013)
“My husband moved out of town many months ago with the intention of marrying another woman. He is back; the marriage never occurred. He even phoned me to tell me he had moved back and he’s been to visit me. What a miracle of God!”  (North Carolina) (posted 9/11/2014)

"My husband’s been home for a month. God gave me Psalm 107:28-31, revealing that our storm has been stilled, that our marriage is being restored. I know it's because God has finally gotten through to me and I am putting Him first. This past weekend we attended a marriage conference. My husband told me he is committed to me and mostly to our Lord. We've had some great moments. I thank God for this season. I know He needed to straighten me out, and now I know how to be a better companion. I give God the glory." (Texas)

(posted 4/28/2006)
“As this past week was a very hard and emotional week for me I was ready to throw the towel in and walk away from my prodigal. Last night God showed me that He is in fact hearing my prayers and is moving on the other side of my mountain even though I cannot see. My prodigal came home to spend an hour with me and even told me he loved me. He also hugged me before he left which we haven’t done in over a year. PTL! I know now that God is watching over us and He’s reminding me that when you are ready to give up, He will provide you with just what you need to keep you going. Don’t give up, your miracle could be right around the corner. Praying for all of you and your families.”  (Florida)  (posted 2/25/2012)
“My wife and I have been divorced now for over a year. I just recently came to this website. I've learned things I've never known before. I haven't had much contact with my wife in the last few weeks. I prayed today that I would hear from her, that she would understand the pain she caused and she'd ask forgiveness for the past. Sure enough, only a few hours later, God answered my prayer. I received a beautiful email from her. I believe God is beginning to work in her hardened heart and someday she will return home for good. I felt I had to encourage someone else today as I've been encouraged by others.”  (Alaska)   (posted 8/3/2013)
"I sometimes ask God for a sign to encourage my stand. He never disappoints. I prayed for a sign. I then reconnected online with an old friend. He had remarried his ex-wife. They were beaming in the photos." (California) (posted 2/19/2010)
"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (posted 9/5/2008)
“God is so wonderful. He has given me many scriptures of my special, sweet, loving wife returning. Now, He brought back to me by an owner of a bookstore, a Bible that I hadn't seen in several years, and several states away. The Bible also had the special handmade Bible cover that my wife made. She had given it away. Now God returned it to me. It is a sign that He also will bring her back, and I am believing soon. God is raising up an exceedingly great army of prodigals returning - you and your spouse included. Ezekiel 36:21-36, Ezekiel 37:1-10. Preparing for restoration.”  (Tennessee)   (posted 4/1/2014)
"I have been asking for a sign from God that my prodigal still loves me, and last night he invited me to lunch. We went to lunch today and afterwards he hugged and kissed me before I left. Thank You, God for confirming that standing is the right thing to do."  (Texas) 
(posted 5/14/2011)
“Praise and glory to God Almighty! I had totally given up. I reminded God of His promise to me when I began my stand, before my husband left. He told me ‘Nobody is leaving.’ Two months later, my husband was gone, and my son had gone with him to the far country. Yesterday, my son decided to come and stay with me for an extended time! I am ecstatic that God has returned my son from my husband's far country! God does return sons and daughters and spouses from their exiles. Praise be to God! As a friend has said, 'One back home, one more to go.’”  (Arkansas) (posted 7/21/2013)
"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida) (posted 10/11/2008)
“I just finished reading the Saturday testimonies. I praise God for what he is doing in standers’ lives. These testimonies bring so much encouragement of what God has done and will continue to do. I read and see not just one similar situation but several. It’s been very quiet here. Your testimonies remind me that God is always working even when we can't see. Jeremiah 1:12 Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it."  (Illinois)  (posted 1/24/2012)
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