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!



"I am in tears after reading 'Charlyne Cares for Kids.' Your message hit my heart. The Heavenly Father concerns Himself with His children. In spite of the hurtful actions of people who don’t understand God’s Word and promote divorce, because of your encouragement my children and I persist to try and love our prodigal like Jesus does." (Connecticut)
“I know this is a little bit late with this praise testimony, but by the grace and mercy of God, I received a last minute invite to spend Christmas Day with my family. We opened presents and had Christmas breakfast. Praise the Lord!”  (North Carolina)
"I've been standing for nearly a year. When my husband deployed he considered our marriage over and began seeing other women. I began praying for my husband to come home on leave for Christmas. Praise God my husband came for two weeks and even stayed with me in our home! It was very hard because he treated me differently. God told me He would work miracles while my husband was home. Even though I can't see those miracles, I believe God showed him how I've changed and I got a chance to share with him about my stand. He went to church with us three times while he was home. God is so good!" (Oregon)
“God is softening my husband’s heart. He has gone from contacting a lawyer and telling me he wanted a divorce to telling me he loves me and wants our family back together. I know prayer and fasting has changed his heart. I know God is working on him and our marriage will be restored soon. Never give up and wait on the Lord.” (Texas) 
"I rejoice and delight in the LORD and I thank him for allowing me to go through this. I have never felt God's love so strongly as I have in my many months of standing. I had to be broken completely before being made new but He was with me through the fire. I now know my joy comes only from Him. The last few weeks I have been praising God for what He has done and what He will do. This week my business was restored almost overnight. A miracle. My prodigal told me he loved me and has been in contact every day. The other person no longer lives in his house. What a mighty God we serve." (Florida)
"Praise the Lord! My son was baptized on Palm Sunday and my prodigal attended the service. It was a joyous occasion even though we weren't together. As the devil continues to place doubt in my mind as to what God is doing on the other side of the mountain, God continues to show me. The Lord showed me a sign by way of two bumper stickers. One said 'Praise the Lord' and the other was 'God's Perfect Timing.' Never give up because God is always there."  (Florida) 
"I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. Selah" Psalm 44:6-8
"I recently saw my prodigal, and it did not go how I thought it might. On the way home, I was praying, and listening to praise music. I suddenly looked up, and there was a Covenant Transport truck passing me. I had prayed for months to see one. Praise God for His faithfulness." (Texas)
This challenge helps me to fight the lies of the enemy, Satan, and stand strong for the restoration of my marriage.  (Ohio)
"With four kids and one with autism, God has been my provider. I never lack for anything. He provides every day. (PTL) This past weekend while driving to visit a friend, I was having a conversation with God when this car pulled in front of me. The license plate read "Believe." On my way back home another car pulled in front me. That license plate read "Faith." I know that what God has promised me will be accomplished. Have faith, trust and believe in God. He can do the impossible and He will do it at the set time. Stand firm." (Ohio)
“My divorce was finalized Tuesday. I was growing weary in my stand, all but giving up hope. BUT GOD - He never let go! My suddenly came yesterday, five days later. I got a call from my husband - we had lunch together, and later spent more precious time together. We have a long way to go, but I know that God is working this out to His glory! Standers, please do not ever stop believing God's promises! Stay in prayer for your covenant spouse!”  (Florida) 
“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) 
“I have been standing for my marriage for awhile but was not aware of the term stand nor was I aware of the scriptures supporting my stand. God led me to RMM last year after my prodigal returned for a few weeks then left again. I have learned about unconditional love and now I pray daily and read my Bible every day. My restoration is soon; I put my trust in God. I stand on Mark 10:7. With God nothing is impossible.” (England) 
The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.  Psalm 145:13b 
"My husband called to let me know that he broke up with the girl and moved out and is getting his own place. Praise the Lord." (Florida)
“On Father's Day our son invited all of us to his house for lunch. I often attend church with him on Sundays. My husband has been invited before and accepted a few times. The last time he accepted, a few months ago, during the sermon the preacher prayed a sample prayer of how to pray for your marriage. This Sunday my husband attended again. The whole sermon was about not giving up in your marriage no matter how you feel. The focal passage was Matthew 19:4-6. I sat in church next to my husband and choked back tears. God is so good! I know seeds were planted in his heart and mind. After the sermon, we spent the day with our children and grandchild. We had an awesome time together as a family. All glory to God. He is working in our lives. And there will be a great harvest one day.”  (North Carolina) 
"I praise God for His goodness and faithfulness. God has continued to bless me financially and this season He has raised up strangers to bless my children with Christmas gifts that I could not afford to get them. God has also continued to strengthen me through the dark days of this season of my life. God is good!" (Canada)
‘I was standing for my marriage for several years as my husband continuously denied me. I stopped standing and gave up on the marriage. For the past nine months my husband has been confessing his love for me and wanting to reunite with our family. God was still working when I stopped.” (California) 
"My husband told me he wants a new life with us. He spends time with us and is more kind and considerate." (Oregon)
“I am thanking God that for the third time now, our court date has been postponed. This time, only a week delayed, but God can work miracles in a day let alone a week. Below all the emotion I still know God is greater and our family can have a miracle. So in faith believing and by the Blood of the Lamb and word of my testimony, I thank God in advance; speaking those things that are not as though they already are, for the miracle I KNOW this family will receive. ‘Thank You Lord that our family is restored!’”  (Texas)
"In a recent email my husband was describing activities he saw us doing together in the future. For the first time in many months he wrote that he loved me. God is showing me in many ways that He is working on my husband and I have faith that our marriage will be restored." (Wisconsin)

"I've been standing for a few years. God has given me many signs. I had arrived at the point where I felt as though I no longer needed signs. Recently I encountered the most difficult week that I have had as a Christian. I heard the voice of the Lord instructing me to ask Him for a sign, so I did. He Gave me one later that day. The next day I heard Him say to ask again so I did and He gave another. On the third day I asked again and that night my niece called to let me know that she talked to my wife on the phone. She has not spoken to my family in over two years."  (North Carolina)

“I saw on my husband’s Facebook page that he said he was now single. Tears immediately began flowing down my face. Sometime later that night my husband texted me out of the blue, asked how I was, and then wanted to know, ‘After all I’ve done to you, why do you keep waiting?’ I reminded him God had told me to and I was going to obey. He thanked me, asked if he could call, and talked over an hour about how he misses his family and he’s been doing a lot of thinking. Whether he is simply testing the waters or whether my suddenly is coming, I am even more determined to let God remain in control. He has blessed and strengthened me so much, the very least I can do is keep being obedient. I am in awe!”  (Tennessee)
“A couple years ago I read a Charlyne Cares that talked about how Christians must stay away from astrology, Yoga, etc. I was very surprised to see Yoga. I was teaching Yoga! I looked into the reasons Yoga conflicts with Christianity and though I had only been teaching the exercise form of Yoga I realized I had to quit! This decision was confirmed as the Holy Spirit spoke to me in Bible class where I saw the parallels between idolatry in the Old Testament people and Yoga today. I quit teaching Yoga and have been training so that I can teach a Christian alternative fitness class that even includes Scripture. As I look back it seems that my marriage troubles began and worsened with my increased involvement with Yoga. As I extract Yoga from my life I've noticed a softening in my husband. Thank you RMM for helping me to see God's will and to pray for cleansing of sin in our lives. God is working on me and my husband also toward a healed marriage.” (Wisconsin)
“My prodigal never left but he is distant and has an OW. Today I was feeling a little downhearted but as I was going to pick up my daughter, I saw a truck parked that said RESTORE in big letters. I felt God was speaking to me about my marriage. Later my husband texted me to say he was out but would be home around dark. When I got home at 5 p.m., he was there and said he felt like coming home and not being out. Praise God…little steps are taking place.”  (New York)
“My husband left a few months ago. I have not seen or talked with him since that day. Out of the blue last week, he sent me a text to say he thought we were long overdue for a talk. I agreed to see him this weekend. The meeting went very well. The Lord was definitely there as I had such peace and was able to ‘zip my lips’ a few times. When we parted in the parking lot, he hugged me tight. I told him I loved him and he replied ‘I REALLY miss you.’ I'm not reading too much into it but I can tell that the Lord is at work in his life. I continue to pray for his salvation.”  (Canada) 
“I have been praying for the restoration of both of my daughters' marriages. Last year, the OW left one of my sons-in-law. This year the OM, in one of my daughters' lives, decided to move to another country. His parents are forbidding him to marry my daughter, and he is listening to their advice. I have four young people to pray for. God has removed two non-covenant relationships so far. I know he will remove the rest.” (British Columbia) 

 "God is so faithful. My prodigal husband has returned home after six months of living with the other woman."  (Michigan)

"I have been praying and fasting for God to help me with my finances and to bring my prodigal to open his eyes. I was listening to Charlyne's teaching on how do I pay my bills when I saw a box on my porch. It was addressed to my son from my husband. Inside was a gift for his good grades. The Lord had led me to send a copy of the grades to my husband. Also enclosed was a check to help pay bills. The amount he sent is double what I give in tithes. For my husband to send money when I have not asked for any, I know God is moving mountains. He is so good and faithful." (Mississippi)
“My husband and I had been married many years, and we began to face some really hard times. I started having an affair and we never really recovered after that. I eventually filed for divorce. I began a relationship with the other man, and I still didn't have any peace in my spirit. I constantly thought about my husband. I felt like God was calling me to stand for my marriage because my spirit was restless. I began to pray about it and my husband eventually texted me one night, asking if we and the kids could go to counseling. I thank God that He didn't give up on us and we are now in the process of restoring our marriage.”  (Alabama)
"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken...You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:7-8,11
"I was awakened in the middle of the night by a text message from my prodigal, who rarely communicates and lives in another city. He said he could not fall asleep without telling me that he loves me and hoped I was doing okay. I rejoiced to the Lord, who continues to do great things and reminded me through our one flesh covenant, I am in my prodigal’s heart as much as he is in mine, no matter how far he goes." (Texas)
“Some months ago, my husband moved to a different state and started a relationship with another woman. Before he left, he filed for a divorce. My prayer partner and I prayed that it would not go through. Well, the default was approved earlier this year. However, he has yet to do the final paperwork to make the divorce final. I don't know what is going on, but I can only leave it in God's hands and not worry.”  (Oregon) 
"'Fireproof came out after I acquiesced to a divorce I did not want. The man portrayed in that movie was me for much of my marriage. I was not at all the man or husband God desired me to be. When watching that movie, I cried for the anguish I caused God and my beloved through my actions. I know why my beloved felt she had no other recourse than divorce. A few weeks before the divorce was finalized God took hold of my heart. I was shattered and I repented and cried out for forgiveness and began to live my Christian life. I left my partner when the fire burned hottest. Now I stand for God to do a mighty work. I choose to love both Him and my beloved. God has revealed to me how to love, something I did not understand. (Pennsylvania)
“I have been standing for many years. About 6 years ago my then 5-year-old said to her daddy that she missed him and wanted him to come home. The reaction then was that she was made to apologize to the OW for making her feel bad! Fast forward to Father's Day this year. My now 11-year-old said the same thing to her daddy and his reaction was to apologize to her for leaving her! Thank You, Lord.”  (Michigan) 
"I was traveling on a busy interstate when I saw my prodigal's car next to me. Strangely I didn't get upset. Since divorced, we have not seen each other anywhere. That chance encounter helped me to understand God's perfect timing. God continues to reaffirm His faithfulness." (Delaware)

"A week ago I was in Florida. God told me it's time to come home from my trip and go to my wife. I called her to tell her and she told me first that she'd like to try working on us. I have learned to hear God’s voice and it's a beautiful sound." (Canada)

“I am thanking God for dealing with me about negative thoughts. I recently suffered major setback in my business and God directed me to Zechariah 9:12. I am a prisoner of hope and God said He will restore to me double. Restoration of health, finances, relationships and my family being touched by the Holy Spirit.”  (California) 
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
"As I was drifting off to sleep I heard the words, 'It is done.' The next day I googled these words and found a reference to Revelation 21:5-6: He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life." I wrote these words in my journal and I am waiting on the Lord to bring my husband home. I know God keeps His promises! God is good."  (Montana) 
"My husband is in the far country, but this has drawn me closer to God and has strengthened my faith in God. With prayers, fasting and trusting the Word of God many more will be saved." (Barbados)
"My prodigal has not contacted me for several months. Two days before Christmas, out of the blue he sent an email that blessed me. I read between the lines and could sense the Holy Spirit at work in his heart. I thank God for the small things that can be seen only with the spiritual eye." (Arkansas)

Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."  Matthew 21:21-22 

"We were living overseas when I discovered my husband's affair. The Lord has given me grace, mercy and love to walk alongside him. Then, he told me he was filing for divorce. I've been so sad at our holiday celebrations, wondering if they'd be our last as a family. Suddenly, everything has changed. My husband's been kind, engaging, and fun again. The kids noticed it first. He's hugged me and thanked me for Christmas shopping, told me he loves me, and held my hand. Tonight, he wore his wedding band! Our kids and I are thrilled. God's promises are faithful and true." (Joshua 23:14) (Indiana)
"On the way to work at night I saw a truck coming right at me. I stepped on the brakes thinking there was no way to avoid contact. Then it made a sharp right turn. I never had time to be afraid. I knew angels preserved me. Thanks be to God." (Oregon)
“PTL! Our marriage has yet to be restored but God is faithful! I am crying tears of joy right now. I found out that my husband has joined a church and confessed the Lord as his Savior! I have been praying for months for him to do so. My God! Hallelujah! I trust and believe God is moving in our marriage. I have to acknowledge the receipt of divorce papers. Hallelujah anyhow. Thank You Father.”  (Illinois)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

"I thank God for blessing in my home. After leaving home saying he wanted a divorce, my husband physically came home this year, but mentally was still in the far land. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and fasting, God has performed a miracle in my home. By Thanksgiving my husband was excited about spending Thanksgiving with me, our children and my family. I give all praise to God for restoring our marriage. Every day is better than the day before." (Kentucky)

“My husband and I have been separated for many months, but God has been faithful. My husband now visits home for a few days per week. We recently celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful time together. It was so lovely to spend time with my beloved. I am still trusting God to lead him to repentance and save him and am looking forward to him coming home for good.”  (Jamaica) 
"God has restored our marriage. My husband has returned home for good after coming and going for a few years. God changed him. My husband rededicated his life to Christ and God has now shown us the vision to begin a ministry in helping couples have successful lasting marriages. He is doing all he can to be the husband and father Christ intended him to be. God is faithful. He can and will restore your marriage. Keep praying!" (Canada)
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