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!



Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Psalm 51:7-8  (posted 8/13/2012)
“My daughter and I had a great weekend with my husband. We went to the mall, ate lunch together, played and had a very nice conversation. Though he is still firm about the separation, I believe God is moving on the other side of the mountain. He’s touching my husband’s heart. He is not as rude and angry as before. And he even went to church with me and our daughter. God is a God of restoration. So standers, don’t give up. God will fulfill His promises in His perfect timing.” (Philippines) (posted 10/8/2014)
"For your Maker is your husband - the LORD Almighty is his name - the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth." Isaiah 54:5 (posted 3/18/2011)
"It's been just over a year since the wife that I love filed the papers for divorce. The Lord told me to leave it in His hands. Just two weeks ago, the courts rejected her paperwork now for the FOURTH time. This past Sunday was our 18th wedding anniversary. I am believing we will celebrate our 19th...TOGETHER and STILL MARRIED."  (California)  (posted 6/13/2011)
“Only God! Several months ago my wife moved out and filed for divorce. Today, thanks to God and the prayers of others, I can say we are now back together with a restored marriage in our new home and a new beginning that only God can do. The past months allowed me to see the hand of God turning a heart of stone to a heart of flesh. I encourage you who may think your marriage is dead, remember God hates divorce. Put all of your trust in Him and He can do for you what He did for me. Our marriage is stronger than ever before and I encourage you to be strong in your stand knowing that God is able to do what seems impossible to man.”  (Florida)  (posted 4/22/2013)
"My husband has told me that he is in love with another woman, and wants a divorce. I stumbled across your website, and it has really encouraged me. My husband has agreed to fly out and spend Christmas with me and our children, and I just thank God for every small encouragement. I know that He is still working in this marriage." (Texas)  (posted 12/12/2008)
"I gave my heart to Jesus and He is walking with me as I stand for our marriage. I praise the Lord because my husband started to sent me text messages and came to see me and stayed for a weekend. I can see that God changed the hardened heart to that of flesh. Glory be to Jesus our Savior." (Namibia) (posted 9/11/2009)

“My restoration process has begun! Praise the Lord! It was so suddenly, with no indication that it was coming. It's been many months of separation, but standing feels so worth it now. It was hard, but the Lord carried me through, and now He is fulfilling His promises. My husband has agreed to go to counseling together and told me he loves me all in a few hours. It is truly a miracle! At the beginning of our separation, God gave me Isaiah 61:7. My husband also told me he was in the process of buying a house...for us! God is giving me my marriage and a new house to begin our restored marriage in. A DOUBLE PORTION. The Lord is amazing! I love You, Lord!”  (Virginia)

(posted 8/19/2013)
“When I moved to be with my live-in prodigal, I physically lost support from my church family and friends. But I believe God told me to go with my husband, even though there have been no changes in addiction and fidelity. I am standing out like a sore thumb, believing God for what seems impossible. I ask, do churches not teach that God’s Word is applicable in every situation of our lives? Is marriage is too hard for God to heal? ‘Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.’ Isaiah 59:1 When did God’s Word become selective? It’s not. The devil is a liar. I’m still praying for strength to love my husband and son through addiction (1 Corinthians 13), with patience, kindness, and keep no record of wrongs. God change me first.”  (Arizona)  Amen! Pray for all pastors, priest and leaders in every church to stand against divorce and for marriage restoration. At the altar you were married for life. Will you pray and stand in the gap for your spouse regardless of your circumstances. Prodigals spouse and children do come to their senses if we will all join together in unity and pray! – Charlyne (posted 5/8/2015)
"One year ago today, my husband told me he was going to the store. He did not return for Christmas. He did not return until late March of this year. In July he filed for divorce, moved out and informed me he was "in love" with someone else. Today my prodigal husband is home, the divorce was canceled and we are headed out of state to celebrate Christmas with his family. I owe all I have and all that I am to our Lord and Savior. Without finding Him, trusting Him and rededicating my life to Him I don't even want to think about where I would be right now. I share my story to give glory and praise to our Father! But also to encourage others who are standing for their marriage to never give up! My marriage was deader than dead- but God turned it around!”  (Minnesota)  (posted 12/26/2011)
“What an amazing God we serve. Today my boss shared a testimony of faith. He had to make a connecting flight, and there seemed to be no possible way. He prayed and stayed in faith even though everything looked impossible. He made the flight as the plane was boarding. God was faithful because he kept praying and believing. I knew this testimony was for me and for all the standers everywhere. Your covenant wife or husband will come home. God will listen to your request.”  (Florida)  (posted 7/4/2013)
“This is the first Thanksgiving my husband was unable to join us due to work, but I'm happy to report he agreed to have it during the week and we are all looking forward to it. He started texting me a lot; this week I even received a good morning text and they kept coming throughout the day. I feel so blessed and give God all the praise and glory. I'm happy the Lord is reminding him that he has a home with a wife and son waiting for him with open arms who love him unconditionally. I can see a lot of our mountain falling into the ocean. Thank You for your website and your staff, may you all be blessed as I can feel Bob smiling from Heaven as God brings prodigals home because with God all things are possible. He will rebuild broken marriages.”  (Texas)  (posted 12/3/2011)
"Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I have learned that the greatest and truest covenant I have is with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through Him I have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I know He never fails and He sends forth His Word to perform it in His perfect timing. Your ministry is a light in darkness. Thank you for being part of my spiritual growth." (Colorado) (posted 2/20/2009)
“I wrote to my covenant spouse after many, many years of divorce. We reconciled and communicated for a few months but I realized from his actions and lifestyle it was not appropriate to continue. I came across RMM and started fasting and praying and journaling, asking if I was to still stand. God spoke and gave me verses. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster, often asking God to take away my desire, but I was reminded of my marriage vows and that the salvation of my prodigal is more important. Isaiah 43:18-19 was one of many promises given. I recently got a text from my husband saying he is sorry for the pain he has caused. PTL! God really does do the impossible. I am praying for my whole family to be saved and believe for restoration. I just desire God to be glorified in this situation. God never stops working on the other side of the mountain.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 11/17/2014)
“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”  Daniel 12:13  (posted 6/15/2012)
“I was giving up. I told God that I had no more to give and that I had to stop. I said, ‘God, you know where I am if You want to reach me.’ I stood up from there and got in my car to drive to work. My phone chirped and I looked to see an email from RMM telling me that I had been randomly chosen by the computer to be a stander they specifically pray for that day. The email told me they were praying for me and my wife and asked if there was anything I wanted to pray in agreement for. Praise God. Every time I really need it, God speaks to me  - not every time I demand it, but only when He knows it's best. This little message from God touched my heart and restored my faith.”  (Arkansas)  (posted 9/17/2012)
“My wife was an in-home prodigal but I took and endured the stand. At times it seemed hopeless and that divorce would be inevitable. At one point she and I both had attorneys and were ready to submit the official paperwork and separate. Even my family encouraged me to be rid of her and to move on. But time and again the Lord encouraged me, so I continued to stand. Only through the grace of God did my ‘suddenly’ happen. My wife said to me, ‘I want to try.’ Since that moment we have been reconciling and restoring our marriage, and I can say we are as happy as we have ever been. I say to my fellow standers, praise the Lord for His greatness and never quit! I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Psalm 116:1.”  (Virginia) (posted 2/16/2015)
“Today was a day filled with God's goodness. I thank God for what He is doing. My wife personally dropped off a Valentines gift for me. We have been separated for many months and my heart has broken a thousand times since. But God is moving mightily and my suddenly is near. I have learned to be still and trust God.”  (Swaziland)  (posted 2/24/2013)

"This week my husband and I will celebrate three years of reconciliation. What an amazing journey this has been. We are also expecting our first child, something the doctors said would be impossible. All the credit goes to God, with thanks to Bob and Charlyne for sharing the truth when I needed to hear it." (Virginia)

(posted 3/19/2010)
“In Jesus’ Name I refuse to give up standing. That is why I appreciate the testimonies I read on Saturdays. Very soon our SUDDENLY will appear! Satan, watch this space in Jesus’ Mighty Name- I will not give up on my husband. Greater is He that is in me than the worldly pleasures. Thank you for these encouraging posts - it keeps me praying and faithful to pray for our prodigals. Is anything too hard for our God?” (South Africa)  (posted 3/15/2012)
"As much as the enemy hates it, our marriage is restored. God is answering prayers." (New Jersey) (posted 4/30/2010)
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”  Ezekiel 11:19-20  (posted 12/20/2011)

"Your Ministry prayed to have our spouses contact us on Valentine's Day. This happened after my prayer time. My wife sent me a Happy Valentine's Day text message. Praise God." (Pennsylvania)

(posted 2/12/2013)
“So many times I thought I couldn’t make it one more day standing. But, God was so faithful and gave me so many different signs to encourage me. After many long months and absolutely no change in the natural, my husband came home! It really was suddenly! I felt the tide begin to turn in my stand when I started proclaiming the Word over my marriage. I also had to learn to stop speaking negatively. It just gives the enemy instructions on how to hurt you. Praise the Lord in your storm and believe! He who promises is faithful! Hallelujah!”  (Texas) (posted 11/17/2014)

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;  they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD -  the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds.  They will be like a well-watered garden,  and they will sorrow no more. Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.   Jeremiah 31:12-13

(posted 4/9/2011)
"After telling me the separation agreement is drafted, my husband said he still has his concerns about coming back, which means he is thinking about it! I prayed for the opportunity this week to talk about our relationship and we did. He is surprised at my love for him and my trust for our relationship working out. Thank You, God." (Canada) (posted 8/28/2010)
“We are one week away from a final hearing date and I have been very discouraged. This morning I received a phone call from my attorney and praise God our final hearing has been postponed for a third time. The judge decided to step down from the case. We live in a small town and we have attended church with this judge in the past. He decided he was not comfortable with the case under the circumstances! This judge has been listed on our case the entire time but he doesn't step down until the last minute - that can only be from God. The Holy Spirit prompted me two days ago to send my husband a text telling him I was trusting God with our marriage and that I didn't believe divorce was God's will for a family. I will stop doubting His ways even though I don't understand them.” (Indiana)  (posted 3/15/2012)
“My husband left our home at my insistence. I really believed the right thing to do was to divorce him, though he didn’t want the divorce. The divorce went through, though at the end I didn’t even want it! I had no peace about our family being fractured. My husband was working at the other end of the state and I could see that his relationship with our youngest son was becoming lost. I reached out to my husband with honesty and, for the first time in a long time, he also responded in honesty. In a little over a week he will be moving back home and starting a new job here. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 8/4/2014)
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 For all you husbands – DON’T GIVE UP! While cheering this fall for your favorite football team, make your cheer be ‘Let go and let God!’ God IS preparing the way for your prodigal wife; just surrender it all to Him. I finally surrendered my wife to God’s great care and it is beyond amazing to continually see glimpses of the work He is doing on the other side of the mountain! Go God! (Virginia) (posted 10/13/2014)
"My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 (posted 10/31/2008)
“My husband and I have reconciled. God restored our marriage! Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries for everything you do to save marriages.”  (Ohio) (posted 3/23/2015)
“I am praising God for my husband's return to our home. We spent a wonderful Father's Day together and just last night we went out with friends from our church and he remarked on how nice it was to be home with our kids. I know there is still a long road ahead of us and a lot of things that God needs to work out for us. My trust is in Him for a total restoration of our marriage, a true miracle and for our marriage to be a testimony to our children of forgiveness and God's amazing power to change people. Thank you for your continued prayers.”  (Florida)  (posted 7/4/2013)
“Praise the Lord! I was so encouraged to read last week's Saturday Testimonies. Now I don't feel so alone to hear that there are many standers who have been 'standing' or should I say 'kneeling' in prayer for many years! Mine has been many years, but my stand is as strong as ever! A day is the same as a thousand years to the Lord! The best message I ever got from Bob was when he said in his Tuesday devotional, ‘What would change?’ The only difference is that I would give up on God; after all, my spouse has already left. It's up to me to pray, fast and be strong in the Lord! And call those things that are NOT as though they were! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! Thank you RMM. Well done, good and faithful servants! Going to be an awesome RMM party in Heaven!” (Alabama)  (posted 7/20/2012)
“PTL! A few days ago my husband came home. It was completely ‘suddenly’ as I had received an e-mail from his mom saying he was spending Thanksgiving with the OW. We were also scheduled to have a phone conference with the judge tomorrow- but she is sick and had to reschedule! I don't know what the future holds- but I know WHO holds our future and it is good! I have so many promises and signs from God it fills several pages of my journal! I am trusting God and leaning not on my own understanding. Whenever I start to fear, I rebuke the devil and remember that this battle is not mine- but the Lord's! PTL! Thanks and glory be to God and thanks to RMM!”  (Minnesota)  (posted 11/27/2011)
“My husband and I have been separated for several months. He is convinced that God wants us to divorce. We do missions work in Mexico. I have been in Canada winning the fight against cancer since we separated. He has not been here and hasn't seen the need to be here since he believes God wants us to divorce. The other day I received an email from our pastor saying that my husband is coming to Canada to work on healing for himself. Praise the Lord! Praying his eyes will be opened to God's truth! He is a man who fears the Lord, but has been blinded by the enemy. God is able!” (Canada)  (posted 12/3/2012)
“My husband came and told me he wasn’t sure of his love for me after many years of a good marriage. I was completely blind-sided by his confession. I began to claim Jesus’ authority over our marriage and home. I pleaded with God to remove the pain. Instead God began a hard/ beautiful work in me. My husband left for months. I kept praying, had others interceding, and stood. He is home now for several months. We are very slowly healing. Has it been easy? No, but God has been so amazing and is becoming my everything! God is so faithful. When all seems lost, He never disappoints, leaves or quits loving. I believe God is going to use what Satan meant for evil for His glory in us!”  (Alabama) (posted 8/4/2014)
“To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanksgiving! It brought tears to my eyes watching my three teenagers serving at the altar in our church service last Sunday, and sitting beside me was my covenant husband. As our God raised His only son Jesus, our Lord and Savior, from the dead, He resurrected my marriage! God brought my husband home a month after our divorce went through. It is beyond my comprehension what God did and is doing in my life, marriage and family. We are living witnesses of His mighty power, unconditional love, unfailing grace, mercy and forgiveness! My dear standers, please never, ever give up! Surrender everything to our God, and He will transform your life in more ways than you can ever imagine. ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ Luke 1:37.”  (California) (posted 4/21/2015)
"When I started standing I did it so God would change my prodigal. A few months on, I realized that I am the one who needed changing. My relationship with God is stronger than it has ever been and most of all I have learned to love my husband more than I ever did. Recently I have begun to see a change in my prodigal, a softening of his heart. This ministry is heaven sent." (United Kingdom) (posted 1/10/2011)
"The court date for divorce arrived. The judge asked me if I had questions for my wife. I asked her if she knew all things were possible with God and if she thought the marriage could be reconciled through Jesus. We are now divorced, but I will not let that stop me from standing for what God has put together. Praise His name." (South Carolina) (posted 10/11/2008)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.  1 John 5:14-15 (posted 8/27/2011)
“My suddenly happened! My husband had been gone for a few months. I began to stand for our marriage shortly after he left and stood on the promises of God. I knew He would restore our marriage, it was just a matter of time. God definitely used that time that my husband was away to change me into the godly wife He wanted me to be. Although it is still difficult, I believe that God will finish what He started. I will walk by faith and not by sight. I thank this ministry for teaching me to stand for our marriage and for not giving up on our Father. Never give up! Wait for God’s perfect timing! He is faithful!”  (Wisconsin) (posted 5/11/2015)
“I praise the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever; for He has promised to never leave me nor forsake me; for his faithfulness; and for the one thing I am absolutely sure of, that I will spend eternity with Him. Because of His grace and mercy, a sister from RMM called me a few days ago to pray for my needs. She was God-sent because at the time I was seeking God for a decision I needed to make that would necessitate contacting my spouse. The Lord's mercies follow us all our days, because as I write this I have just finished reading a devotional by Lori, ‘We Won't Be Shaken.’ It is just the sort of encouragement I needed as I had just received a disappointing response from my spouse. I will not be shaken as the rejections from my spouse multiply, but will fix my eyes on Christ, the Author and Finisher of my faith. Standers, let's work with the eternal perspective and the Lord will sustain us. God bless you.”  (Canada)   (posted 8/3/2013)
“My husband left this summer after a false start last Christmas. It was so hard but it brought me even closer to the Lord. This Thanksgiving eve, my husband came home with arms full of goodies from our favorite bakery. As I waited for him, I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to move him to kiss me passionately as he used to. We fell in love after our first kiss and I prayed he would remember that. My husband walked into the room, took my hand, kissed me as he used to and said, ‘Is that what you wanted, for your husband to kiss you?’ God is so faithful that He answered such a specific request and, so I would not doubt, God moved my husband to say such a thing! PTL! I am fasting and praying for him to turn back to Jesus and declare it with deeds by baptism. I know it’s bold BUT God will reconcile him back to Himself!”  (New York) (posted 12/5/2014)
“My husband’s grandfather passed away recently while my husband was serving overseas. They decided to go ahead and send my husband home for the funeral, which we all thought the chances were going to be slim to none. His grandfather was a godly man with a very powerful story of God's grace in his own life - his grandfather being a prodigal spouse at one point. He gave the blessing at our wedding. I was not expecting my husband’s return from war for another month and did not expect this one to come! This will be my husband’s first time facing his family since our marriage fell apart. I am praying that God speaks to him loudly while he is home with his family during this hard time. I know God's hand is all over this. Please pray for God's will to be done!”  (Texas) (posted 9/9/2013)
"I live in the northeast and drove south for the holidays. At church on New Year's Eve I asked God to send me confirmation of His will for my life so I would not mistake His intentions. On my way home yesterday I saw a Rejoice Marriage Ministries billboard on Route 81 in Pennsylvania. Our God is so good to give me His answer for His will for my life. I will wait forever for His time." (Massachusetts) Read about Rejoice Billboards from - http://rejoiceministries.org/billboards.html   (posted 1/8/2009)
“Praise God! My husband and I were both Hindus. One day he picked up and left. I thank God I had a friend who had always encouraged me to attend Bible study. In my state, I was ready to receive the Word where I wouldn’t have before. That night changed my life forever, opened my eyes and soul to the one true God. There were times I was ready to give up, but God, or someone whom God had spoken through, would always tell me to hang on. One night I was ready to call it quits, and my pastor told me be still. I did. The next day, my husband told me he loved me and misses me, and wants to come home. It was my suddenly that I was waiting and praying for, and just like that it happened.”  (Florida) (posted 4/29/2015)
“I would like to praise God for what He has done. For some months, there has been a delay in my being paid. This month I experienced a 'miracle.' My time sheets for the hours that I have worked have been certified in under one day. This will mean that I will be able to pay my financial obligations on time.” (United Kingdom) (posted 2/11/2014)
“PTL! My unbelieving prodigal has confessed that he has been receiving guidance from a pastor, that he is not at peace and that he would like us to be a family and do what is right for our son. This is coming from a man who I thought was living happily. He even felt that I have been praying for him even though I never told him about my stand! The enemy’s attacks are stronger now that victory is near, and my prodigal seems to be giving up hope, but I will not lose faith! I continue to keep my eyes faithfully on our almighty Savior. The circumstances might look impossible, but I know Jesus’ hand is at work on the other side of the mountain, and that He is removing that stubborn heart of stone. My suddenly is near. Standers, do not give up, even when facing hardships! We serve an awesome God.”  (South Africa) (posted 12/22/2014)
“All praise and glory to my Lord. As I started standing for my marriage the Lord showed me other couples who were separated in our locality, one of which was in my family. I started praying fervently and was seeking answers but I could not see any change in their situation. They were almost granted a divorce. But God! When everything seemed impossible, one day my brother went directly to his spouse’s house, repented and there is another restored family ! I thank the Lord He made my sister-in-law’s heart softer so that she forgave my brother. Praise the Lord.” (India)  (posted 12/3/2012)
"My husband and I have started talking and spending time with one another. He has a foot in both worlds and I can see the tug of war going on. It makes me more determined. I love him more now than ever. The battle is the Lord's and He is so faithful. Thank you Charlyne and Bob, you both are such a blessing to us all." (Missouri) (posted 10/3/2008)
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