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!



“Praise God! He alone is worthy! June of this year I had to minister on radio, so I prayed and asked the Lord what I should minister to the people. I heard in my spirit the story of the Prodigal Son. The topic was ‘What you think you lost is coming back.’ Well, little did I know 13 days later my husband would be packing his clothes to go to the far country! Although, I was devastated, I blessed God because I had received a word from God to keep me encouraged and grounded. But this is the icing on the cake - four days after being on the radio I was surfing the web and ran across your ministry and you were talking about how husbands and wives are prodigals (no coincidence). This was so powerful because I never thought of it in that way, so when this happened to me not only did God give me a specific word but He lead me to you because of what was getting ready to happen in my own marriage. God is a Father who will prepare His children for the coming attack of the enemy! So fight in Jesus' name.”  (Connecticut) 
“I have been standing for a couple of years. The Lord guided me to this site and I am so thankful each and every day that He did. I want to thank each of you who send in a testimony, because they help me when I am at my weakest. The person who suggested the movie Fireproof, I thank you so much. I have watched it repeatedly since. Though it hurts each day, we have to thank the Lord for allowing us to walk through this storm, because He is creating us to do great works for Him.”  (Ohio) 
"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:13-14
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:3-5
"Our son graduates this year and the church was blessing the graduates. My spouse said he would come. We were about to go into church when my spouse called. We waited and walked as a family into the church that has meant so much in our lives. My spouse sat next to me with all of our friends and family witnessing. Thank You, Jesus." (Michigan)
"I planted two rose bushes. One of them flourished. The other withered and died. Two weeks ago I asked God to bring the dead bush back to life as a sign that He is going to bring our dead marriage back to life. Yesterday I noticed new leaves growing on that rose bush. I praise God that He alone is able to bring back to life what is dead. My husband has broken off the relationship with the other woman and has started to have more contact with me. To God be the glory for the work He continues to do in both our hearts." (Colorado)
“Glory and Honor to my God. My husband returned home after several months of living in sin. God fulfilled His promise.  I came to Your feet, sad and with great need of You. You opened your arms and comforted me.  Thank You my Lord. Forever I will worship You, because only in You I put my trust.  If You are for me who can be against me?” (United States Minor Islands)
"I have heard God’s voice through the Bible. This time He spoke to me through Bob’s book, 'Pulpits in the Marketplace.' One of the characters said, 'Don't worry, if that is God's will, He will make a way.' Where God spoke was that this sentence was divided between pages. Right on the top of page 81 it reads, 'is God's will, He will make a way.' It came to me. Marriage reconciliation is His will." (Maryland)
“Thank you for all your prayers. I'm also praying for all standers and their prodigals daily. Since God brought my prodigal back, I have seen Him working miracles in our marriage. It has been the toughest time in my life, as I have had to love my husband through so much pain and repeated rejection. I have been praying for God to wall my husband in through the hedge of thorns of protection, particularly on weekends. Without fail, God has blocked his paths and canceled his plans every weekend.”  (South Africa)  
“Praise God! Our divorce hearing that I have submitted on the court room page is not going through. I thank everyone for their prayers! I decided to tell my prodigal that I was not giving up and that God promised me that He was going to heal our marriage and restore and rebuild it with God as the foundation. I told him that I was not going to submit the paperwork and that this is not what I want. So we did not submit the paperwork and we are not going to the hearing. In addition, I have been praying for his relationship with our daughter to be healed since there were many issues that arose with them that started Satan’s attack on our family. God has arranged that instead of being here for the court hearing, they are going on a camping trip, just the two of them. There is still a long way to go, but God has answered my prayers to stop the divorce and is starting the reconciliation between my daughter and my husband.” (Wisconsin)
“This week was my second anniversary without my spouse. I mailed a card to her father's where she is staying and sent flowers to her work. I was surprised to get a text message thanking me. A few days later she let me know about another situation and thanked me. It was the first time I've had two days of contact this year in one week. Praise God!”  (Ohio)
“For God does speak—now one way, now another— though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,  to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.”  Job 33:14-18 

“PRAISE THE LORD! My husband has left the counterfeit and has come home to his family. He said he felt much turmoil with her and knew he belonged with his family. I know that it was the Holy Spirit telling him to go home. We have a lot to work on, but with prayer I know we will be stronger than before. We are doing things much differently. I know the Holy Spirit will restore my husband's love again. We will continue our journey of restoration knowing the Lord is in control. I hope and pray that the standers out there will continue to keep their faith and believe that the Lord will move their mountain..... just as he did mine.”  (Illinois)

I am a stander for my marriage. My husband walked in 6 months ago and told me after a year and a half of marriage he no longer wanted to be married. Studying and hiding God's Word helps tremendously. I have noted many moments when Satan will tell me he is not coming back and God really would not want me waiting. I know this is not true for God says in Malachi, "I hate Divorce." He did file for divorce but I am standing for the day when he returns and we reunite in our second marriage ceremony. God is amazing and full of miracles. Thank you for all your encouragement and the scriptures. They mean a lot. God bless and praise to God for all the standers you are helping and for all the marriages he will restore!!! (Kentucky)
"I give praise to God. My spouse and I have been separated. We are getting along and spending time together. Today my spouse told me that he loved his wife and he was not leaving. This is just the beginning of what God is doing. I'm never giving up on my marriage." (Louisiana)

"God brought my spouse home after an absence of several months." (Virginia)

“I have been standing for several years. My husband has married the OW but still keeps in contact with me. He has recently started telling me that he loves me. My main prayer for him all along has been that he would return to the Lord. He has had a hard heart towards the Lord. BUT, the other day we were talking and he told me about a conversation he had about someday going back to church. My heart leaped within me, that God would allow me to see that HE is softening his heart towards our Savior! We serve a God who is diligent to go after his children!”  (Washington)
“I just want to encourage standers to pray specific big prayers while their spouse is away. I did when my husband was away and the Lord answered! Praise God! Our God is so faithful! I pray daily for all standers!”  (Canada)
"When my husband filed for divorce I took a stand for my marriage before I even knew what standing was. Throughout these past few months I have seen the small ways God has worked in my husband. After many tearful prayers for postponed court dates, I went to my lawyer today and she has a conflict of another case that was scheduled on the exact date of my court date, which means mine will be postponed! Praise the Lord for answering my prayers. The Lord is faithful, and I know he will restore my marriage before the divorce is final."  (Missouri)
"I would like to share with you the happiest moment of my life. After 15 months of separation my wife is back! In June last year, after living for 6 years in marriage my wife told me that I was a bad husband and she would not want to spend the rest of her life with me. Our 5 year old son lived with my wife, we separated. I was lost, I was sad, I was miserable, I felt what every of us standers would feel guilt, rejection. I didn't know what to do, but one thing I knew for sure -I did not want to divorce my wife. After one month I found your Internet site. That was a big relief and a big hope for me. These 15 months of standing were very hard for me, I could not see the results of my and my friends' prayers. God is Great! He moves suddenly and His miracles are so powerful and wonderful! On Sunday we went to church and lit three candles and thanked God for His wonderful miracles, for healing of our family. What did I learn from these experiences? First of all and the most important - that one should believe and trust our most loving Almighty God in every step, in every breath of his or her life. Faith moves mountains! God's ways are perfect. I have changed and I have a new changed loving wife. Of course there is much to be done, but I leave everything to God, I believe in God's will. Secondly, the harvest of standing for your family and for your spouse is priceless. My wife told me yesterday that she thought such things can happen only in movies, that adultery can never be forgiven. With unconditional love we can show to others that everything is possible with God. We can show other people how good it is to seek God and to be obedient to Him. The third thing, if you leave God's path finally you get lost and miserable. Yes, my wife told me she was feeling like that, though during our separation she used to pretend she was happy and smiled to me whenever I saw her. This used to weaken my faith, I used to think "God, you said that it was bad not to listen to you, but look - she is happy!" I didn't know what she felt inside because I was looking through worldly eyes. I am so thankful to our Loving God for these experiences. I would like to help other hurting families in my country and in the whole world. Please pray for us. I also would like to offer this report as an encouragement to all standers. Sorry for my grammar mistakes I am not very good at English." (Lithuania, Eastern Europe)
"My husband sent a text to me saying that a voice inside him knows he should be with his family but it’s a struggle to do that. He admitted it must be satan. A week or so later he told me to hang in there because he had found a place to stay and once he crossed that hurdle, he encouraged me saying we could move forward in our relationship as husband and wife. He had been praying for help. He prayed for signs and believed he'd seen them. We will be reunited soon. Praise God!" (Indiana)
"My oldest daughter has been discouraged that our prodigal has not come home yet. She knows my stand and we have talked about putting our hope in God alone. I have prayed that God would speak to her heart, encouraging her and giving her hope. She said that during worship and prayer time Jesus told her daddy was coming home. She really believes it and feels peace now. God is so good." (Virginia)
“My husband and I have been divorced for a few months. About a year ago the Lord gave me two dreams. One was of people congratulating us on marriage restoration and the other was of me having another daughter. Well I am due to have our second daughter at the end of February and I'm waiting on the other dream to be fulfilled! We haven't really spoken much since I told him I was pregnant but I know that God does not lie and all His promises will be fulfilled!”  (South Carolina) 
"My Lord is faithful. My husband has been absent for a long time. Through prayer, fasting and faith my marriage is on the way to being restored. He is on his way home from Iraq and this will be our first encounter since we spoke of getting back together. I am excited and thrilled to see what God has in store for us." (Indiana)
"Today was our first divorce court date. Praise God it was postponed for another day. My spouse doesn't believe God can heal our marriage but I do. We serve a mighty God that has everything under control." (Georgia)

“My husband left home several months ago. I have been working on my relationship with God and have found a great peace. Praise the Lord that many prayers have been answered in the last few days. I am going to pray that my husband and all prodigals will come to church this Easter Sunday and hear the message of hope and understand it like never before.” (Tennessee)

“My beloved came over this week to deliver to me a new computer. He stayed almost two hours, something that hasn't happened in many years. When he left, he hugged me and I was able to kiss him and tell him I love him. He was emotional as he left. Praise God! He is working.”  (Florida) 
“PTL! Christmas was filled with miracles! For the past week I have been asking God to see that He was working on the other side of my mountain as it didn't look like anything was happening. A month ago my husband said he would come over only for presents on Christmas, but would not stay for dinner or a simple meal. Then my parents decided to brave the snow to come visit for Christmas- a miracle. I kept praying for God to separate the OW and open both of their eyes. Two days before Christmas they broke up. They were supposed to go away with my kids for a weekend holiday celebration that never happened. God intervened! Second miracle. I asked again that he come for a meal and he agreed- third miracle. He spent several hours with us and even gave me perfume, another miracle. I prayed for a family picture. My mom asked him if she could take a picture of all of us and he agreed – another miracle. And that is only the miracles that I could see. He is the God who does more than we ask or imagine! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Wisconsin)
"It has been a year since my husband confessed to a pornography addiction which led to immorality. I was more afraid to live than to die. God led us to many resources; counseling, a support group for sexual sin, Bible studies, and daily email from Charlyne. I needed it all, but mostly I needed God's Word ingrained in me. My husband and I are together and God is working a mighty miracle in our marriage, above and beyond what I could ask or think." (North Carolina)
"My pastor shared how Joseph was given a dream and the dream was fulfilled years later. Today God reassured me with Numbers 23:19; 'God is not a man, that He should like, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?'" (Wisconsin)
“Thank You Jesus. I so needed to hear the message on trusting. My beloved and I have been back together for some months. I know that he and the OW still talk and it is very difficult. I keep praying and trusting God to help me to keep my focus on HIM and not the circumstances around me, but it's a struggle. I thank God for this ministry. And that Bob and Charlyne have been so transparent with their struggles. I know that it has helped me to see that the enemy keeps using the same tricks to work on dividing families. ‘God please help each of us standers to trust you above all else. You are a God of impossibilities.’”  (Pennsylvania)
“I just wanted to share today that God is so good to me. He's gotten me through many months of being separated, moving back to my home state, my precious mom passing away, the death of my favorite cat, and now the fact that my other kitty has cancer. Now I've just moved again as my dad bought a house for me (Hallelujah!) and I feel so full of gratitude right now for the way God has taken care of me. Also, for the fact that my husband emailed a few days ago and said that he might be coming to my state to visit friends and he wondered if I might have dinner with him. We haven't seen one another in a long time and the idea of seeing his sweet face again really warms my heart. I don't know how or when this might happen, but I do know that God is working in our lives and our relationship and that gives me such joy. Thank You God for loving and guiding us - You are amazing!” (Delaware)
“It’s been a huge blessing since I came home. I've felt the Father’s love more now than I have ever felt. A lot of His love, mercy and grace I felt through my wife when I came home. I was expecting an angry, bitter wife but got the complete opposite. She loved on me and prayed for me and made sure I didn't feel the guilt of what I have done. I just want to encourage everyone that prayer is powerful and they are being heard. I kid you not, when I was gone, I would feel her praying for me and I would start to feel conviction. I encourage you to keep praying and that your prayers are being heard.” (Returned Prodigal in Florida)  
“PTL!! This testimony is for all standers. Please never give up! God never stops giving and He does hear your prayers. I have gotten so much stronger in my walk with God that there is no way I would ever stop praising His name. I had never seen a Covenant Transport truck until I found this ministry. I cried out to God one day while driving and I saw the truck. This month alone I have seen seven trucks! God is changing me, my kids and my prodigal. He is worthy to be praised! Don't quit!”  (Pennsylvania) 
“As I read the testimonies every week I'm very encouraged that the Lord works in all of our needs. I remember reading about a financial blessing of money coming out of nowhere; I'm struggling financially and I thought, there's no way money is going to come out of nowhere for me. Last week I had three instances in which money came out of nowhere. The third one really was a big miracle. I had electrical problems in my home and I asked a neighbor for a reference. She said her husband would be over to check. When he was done checking for 2-1/2 hrs and taking care of the problem, he said no charge at all!!! I had no idea he was an electrician; I only wanted a reference. I praised God and couldn't believe it; it would have cost me more than a thousand dollars to have it all fixed. Praise the Lord; He gives us what we need when we need it...it had to be from God! Now I'm sure He can restore my dead marriage...I believe!”  (Colorado) 
Trust in theLord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:3-4 
"My husband moved out of our home. He said he was never coming back. I saw the hand of God nudge my husband back home slowly but surely. My prodigal came back home unannounced a month ago. God is faithful to complete what He started." (Kenya)
"I just wanted to touch base to let you know that my husband has been home for several years. God is a mighty good God. Thanks for your ministry and your faithfulness. Our son is now fourteen years old and while he was only seven when his dad left, his faith was enhanced in our stand for the Lord." (Georgia)
"We hadn't spoken in weeks and I had not attended worship in our church since the separation. I returned on Sunday, my spouse showed up and we were wearing the same colors. We talked for awhile and he called me later that evening just to check on me." (Illinois)
"God brought me in contact with you months ago after my husband left with another woman. With your help I grew a lot. I had my wedding anniversary this week on my birthday and I was calm and excited for what God is doing in my life. He did not bring back my husband yet, but told me it is because He has a better plan for us and I must just wait, pray, give, and fast. I moved into an intimate relationship with God and know my husband is coming home back to me soon." (South Africa)
"Praise be to God. This morning I prayed the scriptures with my husband’s name and when I finished praying the phone rang. It was my husband. He stated that he missed me and our children. He was sorry for everything that he had said and that he loved me. God is working." (Armed Forces Overseas)

"My husband told me he didn't love me and didn't think he had ever loved me. He left me for another person and soon was asking for a divorce. I was still reeling from these circumstances when my father was diagnosed with cancer. I began to cry out to Jesus and was led to your ministry. I read about the sightings of Covenant Transport trucks as signs with some amusement. Later though, when I was at my lowest point, I was at an intersection with a long light and I bowed my head for a few seconds and asked my Lord to please show me for certain I must continue to stand. I looked up and there making a long, slow turn in front of me was a Covenant Transport Truck. It must have come from around the corner while I prayed. I startled my daughter laughing and praising God. My husband suddenly asked me to take him back a few weeks after that. My husband now says he never stopped loving me and is committed to restoring our marriage. My father's recent tests show no sign of cancer and a rib that was involved shows signs of healing." (Louisiana)

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)

"After telling the Lord on Valentine's Day that He is my husband and lover of my soul, I had an awesome day in the Lord. God's gift to me came that afternoon. I had prayed that God would put me on my husband's heart. Within minutes I received a text telling me Happy Anniversary. We were married on Valentine's Day. Even while living with someone else my husband thought of home. God is faithful and He loves us so very much. He is worthy to be praised." (Louisiana)

"This Christmas season, being on a budget with only my income to support my family, I did not know how I was going to be able to buy presents for my children. I received an unexpected gift from a friend and I was able to buy presents for my kids and my family. Praise God." (Florida)
"Praise God for His faithfulness. Today my spouse joined our family at a church service for the dedication of a new grandchild. I know my spouse's heart is being softened to our Lord Jesus. I give God the glory for this very special day." (Pennsylvania)
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.  Psalm 138:7-8 (NKJV) 
In my distressI called to the Lord;I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.  Psalm 18:6 
“I had a suddenly invite from my husband to come to his place within the hour. I was a bit tense to begin with as I did not know what to expect but he was relaxed and did most of the talking initially and we ended up having an enjoyable evening relaxing in each other’s company. I noticed that he was looking good and told him. I thought it was for the benefit of the OW. However, God showed me that in fact my husband is making the effort for ME! I now need to flirt with him and make him feel needed, desired, special, and behave how I did when we were courting, I feel God has been talking to someone reading this to do the same so take that step now.”  (United Kingdom) 

"My husband and I are under the restoration process, I had the pressure of family, but our Lord led me each step. My parents are old and suffering and Dad urged me to divorce my husband. I told him that even if my husband is not worthy, Jesus is the only one "to undo the evil" (1 John 3:8). The love I have received in this trial has drawn me closer to God. I am still waiting for my prodigal, who is with me, but has not opened his heart with His Savior. God will open his eyes and heart." (Mexico)

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