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 the Lord! Last night was the first night my husband spent away from the OW. He has finally left his old life after being a prodigal for six years! I know he will be home in 2012!”  (California) 
“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himselfwith violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.  Malachi 2:16 
“In September, 2012, I filled out a prayer request to send to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for a job; I needed a full-time job with benefits. What I didn’t know was that I never mailed it. I found it this week while cleaning out some papers and opened the envelope to find the request. It was dated September 12, 2012. My new job? Well that happened September 24, 2012. Praise the Lord for answering the request so quickly.”  (Georgia) 
"After months of my husband not contacting me or our children he wrote our daughter a letter. She was thrilled. We have been praying for their relationship to heal and it has, thanks to God. The following morning he called me and said he was going to finally help with our finances. Praise the Lord He is touching my husband." (Pennsylvania)
"I am standing for my marriage and am praying that the love my husband felt for me in our marriage will return. Today we are going to the wedding of friends and this morning my husband told me that he loved me. Dearest Lord, thank You for these blessed signs." (Ireland)

i"My prodigal was at our house coloring Easter eggs with our daughter and I was able to give him his Bible that he asked for a couple of days before. I was wondering what Bible to give him and one of my prodigal’s Bibles with old notes appeared. I didn’t look for it, but He put it in my path and now it is in my husband’s hands. God is so good." (California)

"A few weeks ago, I was visiting my parents in Houston. During the 'listening prayer' portion of my quiet time, the Lord specifically said to me, 'Keep the home-fires burning.' I thought that was interesting. He had never used that expression with me before. Later that day, I was in my mom's car alone and turned on her car radio, which I rarely do. I switched to a country-western station and a song came on where the man was singing about his wife who kept the home-fires burning! Whoa! Yes, Lord! Even though it has been a long time, from my perspective, I will keep stirring up the fire."  (Illinois)
“My beloved who never wanted to talk to me, has recently made me promise to 'be stubborn' about calling and texting her. She wants to be my best friend; tells me she loves me. I was scheduled to be divorced in June. At the admonishment of the church elders I acted as the Spiritual leader of my household for the first time by actually telling her to slow down the divorce. She agreed. I had been asking, which was being met by a 'NO!' My beloved will now pray for me if I ask her and we are now praying for each other, a first. She is attending church with her parents now as well. She has expressed interest in attending the morning service when I join my church. I am praying she will attend and stay for the Sunday School class I am attending on marriages.”  (Virginia)
“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 
"My prodigal has now been in touch with me every day for several weeks. He told me he misses me and our home and he knows I am praying. He also told me he loves me and he can not erase me from his life. He asked me to keep praying. I know through prayer, God's Word and constant confirmations that He will indeed have the last say." (United Kingdom)
“I was down and out for three days weeping, depressed and broken. The enemy was attacking me with strong suicidal thoughts even as I read the Word of God. My stander friend kept checking up on me and prayed for me. On the third day of my cry, my beloved called me. He sensed I was down over the phone and was concerned. He invited me over to watch the NBA finals game with him. We had a great time together. God answered my cry even when I couldn’t see Him working. Thank the Lord!”  (Florida) 
"After almost a year of separation and divorce papers being filed, my spouse has returned home. To God be the glory. Nothing is impossible with Him." (Arkansas)
All praises to my Father in Heaven. I would like to encourage each stander today to continue to trust God. I have been praying for God to speak to me in a vision or dream. My Lord has been speaking to me in many other ways but He answered my prayer by giving me a dream. In my dream I was going through the storms, floods and the fire. I even passed through death and nothing touched me. There was always someone going head of me in the dream and I was always in someone’s arms. When I awoke the next morning I understood that God was saying not to worry. I had a court date that morning and God gave me Isaiah 43:1-10. How awesome is our God! So I say to each stander today, let go and let God. He does do the impossible no matter what it looks like. Keep standing, praying and believing.”  (Texas) 

“I have been standing for my marriage for some time. God kept telling me to trust, have faith, and believe. It was challenging but God gave me peace through it all. He ushered me gently into spiritual rest, resting in Him and His promises. My husband moved out months ago but yesterday, out of the blue, he texted and said that he misses me, he wants to be back with me and that he loves me! All praises to God! I spoke to that mountain and it had to move! God is faithful and His Word never returns void! Praying for all prodigal spouses and children and still standing.”  (Mississippi) 

“After my husband left my daughter and me, I was devastated. I relocated to another state but still didn’t hear from him at all. Christmas Eve I received a surprising phone call from him inviting our daughter and me over for Christmas. I went and it was the best day ever for both of us. He stated that he has been having a rough time in life and that bringing our daughter by really made his day. I even spent New Year’s Eve with him. Although our divorce will be finalized soon, I’m believing for another miracle for the restoration of our marriage. Right now we are working on being friends and I’m so grateful for this.”  (Georgia) 

"My marriage has been restored after months of separation. Even though my husband became a daily part of our lives before Thanksgiving, he didn't want to come home until after Christmas. I didn't rush him but allowed the Lord to work on his heart and now he has moved back in and wants to become a member of my church. Praise the Lord." (New Jersey)

My husband, an in-home prodigal, sometimes does things that I don’t understand. Now, I know these times are lessons from the Lord. Today, was one of those lessons. This week, I found that when I get frustrated or confused that all I need to do is ask the Lord to reveal to me why things are happening. And He does. He reveals the answers with peace and gentleness. Praising the Lord for opening my eyes to see ways to keep standing without failing. John 14: 13-14 (NLT) ‘You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!(Italy)
“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

"Praise the Lord! Without a job and even though I knew it would be hard without child support God led me to dismiss my divorce so I did. I have no control over anything now. It is all in His hands. I believe that my fear was blocking my prayers from truly being answered. In obedience, I was blessed with spending Thanksgiving Day with my husband. God has been providing for me financially through miracles every day meeting my every need. God hates divorce and wants to restore our marriages!" (Indiana)

“I have been a stander for two years. I have seen a few Covenant Transport trucks during trips to Florida and Pennsylvania, but I NEVER saw one in my area. I believed it to be very unlikely that I would ever see one in this part of the country. I said to God, ‘If I ever see a Covenant Transport truck around here, I will take that as a definite sign from You that You are speaking to me about our marriage restoration.’ Lo and behold, I saw one on my way to work last week. The first words out of my mouth were, ‘Oh my God’ quickly followed by ‘Thank You Lord!’” (Rhode Island) 
"Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer." Psalm 4:1
“After many long years of standing I was ready to give up after learning that my prodigal had moved in with the other woman.  Just when I thought I could not go on any longer, I passed a sign that said, ‘Isaiah 43 Restored.’ I decided not to give up today.”  (Florida)  

“To Our Lord and Savior Jesus be all praise and glory. After two and a half years, another marriage, many mistakes by me, and more hours crying out to God then I could ever recall, my wife and one flesh mate is home. I cannot begin to describe the process that brought us to this glorious time except to say God kept His Word. When my wife left and God told me to wait for her I didn’t know what to make of it. He told me He had given me one wife and the only one He would give me. He told me to wait for her and be faithful to my vows. Yes it was suddenly, but it was a reunion I will praise Him for forever. I was worried when that day came that I would still be hurt and angry. But God took just enough time to take all that away and build the love and complete forgiveness I would need to welcome her home without condition or reservation. Don’t give up, not ever. He is not slow to keep His promises; He takes just the right amount of time to make us ready and complete His work and not a day more.” (Alaska)

I so enjoy the weekly scripture, it is bringing me closer to God and I have learned to turn everything over to God every morning. Our God is so good. Thank you so much RMM for helping me so much. I have no idea where I would be with out your support.  (California)
“But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”  Job 5:8-9 
“PTL! Though my husband keeps saying he's not coming back and God has nothing to do with our relationship, I was able to tell him that nothing is impossible with God. I also told him I'll be waiting for him forever and that many marriages are restored by the Lord. I made clear the fact that our home's door is and will be always open for him to come back and he told me that he knows it's like that, but insisted he is not coming back. Today he admitted that he used to think that God was the one to blame for his misfortunes, but now he realizes that it is our bad choices that cause them. The Lord is softening his heart little by little despite the words he utters sometimes. Let's all keep on praying for our miracles to come in God's perfect timing!”  (Argentina)
“After a Bible study lesson on covenant, I recommitted my life to be a stander for my marriage. A couple of hours after the lesson, our counselorcalled me and said that my husband was "unwavering" in his decision to leave asmy prodigal husband had met with him two days earlier. I was heartbroken all over again. After hanging up from the call, I looked at traffic in the other lane and saw a Covenant Transport truck! My resolve to stand was renewed. An hour later I shared these events with a friend and as we talked, I came up behind another Covenant Transport truck going the other direction! For me to see two within an hour has to be the Lord giving me encouragement to keep standing.”  (Florida)
Our God is amazing. For Mother's Day, my husband said ‘no’ to dinning with us because he had other plans, but he was coming over to borrow the car and to say hi to the kids. I prayed and asked God for strength to still have a good day. God put a song of hope in my heart like He has been the past few weeks. My husband came and surprised me with a cake and dragonfly balloon. He said my little girl made him promise to get something. I had time to write a quick thank you card before he had to leave. He read it right away and gave me a hug. God is definitely softening his heart into a heart of flesh. This was the best Mother's Day ever. Thank You Lord!”  (Louisiana)
“God is good. This was in a recent email that my wife sent to me in reference to God working in our lives and our marriage. ‘I want to work on us,’ was in there and, ‘I'm coming home...(yes, the dot, dot, dot) soon.’ God is in the business of reconciliation and healing. All glory to God. Keep those prayers coming. ACT, do something to help others see God while you stand. Only when I truly ‘let go and let God’ did I experience joy in my circumstance. I found when I am helping others I no longer see ‘me’...I see God. Pray for me and my project I'm starting. Ask yourself, ‘What can I do to show others the love of our Savior?" And while you're figuring that out, God is doing what He does best...saving those who are lost. Like your spouse.”  (Tennessee)
"Two days ago my pastor/husband, who has been gone for years and had filed for divorce, came to my home from hours away. He apologized for all the hurt and pain he has caused. He is working on issues in his life and getting right with God. He then went to our children and told them he was sorry. God is working." (California)
“I had a wonderful conversation with my husband tonight. Like nothing had ever happened. This came after just a couple nights ago, having a huge fight because I didn't ‘zip my lips.’ I thank the Lord so much for what He is doing. I now have confidence that restoration is indeed on its way!”  (South Carolina)  
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"After 20 months of separation and my husband filing for a divorce, he came home last weekend. During most of the time that we were separated he told me that he would never come home; however I continued to pray and thank God that my husband was home and healed." (Texas)
"After a year of not seeing my husband and many trials and tribulations in my stand for restoration, I finally had communication with my husband! He told me that he still loved me and he missed me a lot and that he wanted to take baby steps and get to know each other again. He is still living with the other woman who he referred to as his 'fake family.' Now is the time to stand firmer and pray that the Lord continues to open his eyes and soften his heart so that he can come back home to his 'real' family and turn away from sin and, most importantly, come back to God! Never lose faith!" (California)
“Praise God. There was a stander who sent the testimony last week with the verse Isaiah 56:1. I felt the need to write it in my journal. My husband had to go out of town for a couple of days this week. I just knew God had a plan. I opened my journal and there was the verse, just speaking out to me. God brought him back a new creation. My husband is born again! Glory be to God!”  (Illinois) 
“Praising God once again. My husband has not gone forward with the divorce. I praise my Father in Heaven, who in His mercy has held back the devourer. I stand fast and hold on to God's promises to me. Joel 2:25-27.”  (California) 
“Praise God! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am an ex-prodigal turned stander (this alone is worthy of my praise). God, in His infinite grace, has brought me out of my wilderness. I was lost for the past seven years but now I am a new creature in the Lord. God placed a new heart and spirit in me. If He can do that with a person who was in a relationship with an OP and on the brink of marrying the OP, imagine what God can do for you and your spouse. My love for Him grows more and more every day as I get to know more about Him. He is so amazing and during this season of my life I am so honored to know that he is my Husband and I his wife. Isaiah 54:5. Praise God, He is worthy!”  (Florida)
“We had a court date yesterday and the judge had sent us home to fill out some papers. While at home, God put it on my heart to tell my husband I would never want anyone else but him, no matter what he did. I would wait forever. When we went back to court, the judge asked us if we wanted any mediation. My husband said yes, but not for financial or material reasons. The judge told my husband and I we were a breath of fresh air! On the way out my husband said we could have been divorced today! But God spoke through and for my husband! PTL!! I know restoration is just around the corner!”  (Minnesota) 
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.  Psalm 59:16-17 
"God provided rent and Christmas for the children. Thank You" Father. (Oklahoma)
"I was working overseas in ministry when my wife left me. I returned to the USA to try to reconcile. I have prayed about ministry opportunities and God has provided! I volunteer in my church's children's ministry and recently presented the Gospel. Many children responded to Christ! Next month I go on a mission trip to Africa. God has provided ministry opportunities for me while he works on my wife's heart."  (Florida) 
It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.  Deuteronomy 30:12-14 
“I give glory to God for all He is doing in my life. The Lord sustains my strength and hope. Whilst going through some old paper work in the house I found a book with my picture on it. My prodigal compiled and wrote the poetry in it which was inspired by his love for me. I knelt down and said a prayer. Barely five minutes later my husband called me PTL! A week later my prodigal drove hundreds of miles to attend our son's school play and spent a few moments with us at home. PTL! The Lord is our Comforter and brings us hope and our source of joy. Rejoice in God's love! He does speak to standers. Restoration is there!”  (United Kingdom) 
"God is Great! I fasted all last week about my marriage. Yesterday, as I was traveling, God placed six Covenant Transport trucks along the way. I've traveled this same path may times and usually do not see even one truck! To me this was God's way of reminding me that He is working even when things don't look so great. God is so good!"  (Oklahoma) 

"One year ago tonight, I thought my world had come to an end when my husband left me for the OW. I had to take off work for a couple of weeks before I could function. I fasted and prayed like never before. I was led to RMM through a friend who stood for the restoration of his marriage. My husband and the OW told me I was delusional (speaking those things which are not as though they were). But who is delusional now? Tonight, I have my husband back in my life and it was SUDDEN, but the restoration is in baby steps. I am in awe at how God honors His word, praise, prayer, and fasting. My treasure is my relationship with my Lord from my stand. I learned from Charlyne that it does not matter what anyone says about my situation other than God. Ezekiel 17:24:  "'All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"  (Georgia)

"My prodigal spouse is slated for a very risky surgery and I have been praying for his salvation. A hearing took place this week for the attorneys and the judge. They decided that divorce proceedings should be postponed until after the surgery so it was delayed for 90 days. God is so good. My husband called to say that he was delaying the divorce. He did not know it had already been postponed." (California)
“Last week, my uncle died and I was to share the Word of God at the funeral service. Every morning I had prayed that my spouse would come to the funeral and that God would give me words that would console my aunt, speak to my cousin (he is an unbeliever) and appeal to my husband. This morning I prayed for the last time that my husband would come. I said, ‘Lord for you, anything is possible even at the last minute.’ My husband did come, late, but in time, so he could hear the Word of God. I used 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, about unconditional love. That was something I wanted to tell my husband for a long time, but God's Word has more power. After the funeral my aunt came to me and said that she was comforted by the Word of God and at the grave of my uncle I saw my cousin praying.”  (Germany) 
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.  Nahum 1:7

“I am really grateful I found this site. I was truly encouraged in faith to pray for my prodigal husband. He left and now he has returned home. It wasn't easy and it still takes a lot of faith and prayers, but daily I remind myself that my strength lies in the Lord. And for all the standers out there I would like to say, Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 Regardless of what your spouse, friends, even family say, only one voice matters and that is God. So let go and let God take control.”  (Guyana)

“Several years ago God gave me the number 13. I was never sure what it meant, but it showed up everywhere I looked - TV ads, trucks, football and soccer games, road signs, etc., and whenever I saw it, I would pray for our family and wonder what it was. I thought it meant 2013 would be the year my husband came back. Nope. I thought it would be our 13th anniversary. Nope. I still don't understand, but I trust God to show me, and will continue to stand despite my disappointment. I know that God's plans are far above mine. My husband is facing a move, and I pray that it is back here so that our family can thrive again and that God gets the glory.” (Minnesota)
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