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!



"My husband decided that the pressure to be responsible for a wife was more than he was willing to work at any longer. I was served divorce papers after his first 30 days from home. After flip flopping from faith to fear, one day I clearly heard from God that my marriage would be restored in His time. I dug my heels in and committed to standing for my marriage come what may. I told (my attorney) that he would be witness to a miracle straight from heaven. He scoffed. After nine months of our separation, we ended up at the same social event. At the end of the evening, he walked me to my car, where he blurted out, ‘I want to come home." Hallelujah! I could have never imagined it would happen this way. After being home for three months, we conceived another blessing. January, 2004, our gift arrived, a beautiful daughter. We continue to move towards total restoration and healing a year and a half later. We are living on 'the other side of a kept promise'" (Texas)
"Three weeks ago my wife came back. Before that I started loving her unconditionally through God's grace and prompting. The relationship went from one where my wife refused to speak or communicate with me, to a point where she started coming by the house daily. Thursday before she came back, God sent me to Isaiah 7:7-9. Charlyne's topic that day was 'What To Do When Your Spouse Comes Back.' Friday God sent signs telling me she was coming back. On Saturday my wife came back. What God started He will finish." (California)
"I was struggling with my thoughts of my spouse with the other person. God brought Psalm 37:1 to me. I thanked God showing he will bring that relationship to an end." (New Jersey)
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
“My husband and I have been divorced for some years and live in different states. It has been rather challenging lately as we both recently celebrated birthdays and our wedding anniversary is the beginning of June. So many times I wanted to stop standing for the restoration of my marriage because I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel, but each and every time, I am drawn back to the stand. Although I don't always see it, I believe in my heart that God is putting me on the right path and guiding me during this journey. He has a plan for us and He does not want me to give up hope and the faith and trust in Him as one day our marriage will be restored. Keep believing and trusting in God - He can and will move mountains!”  (Ohio) 
“I submitted our court date on the Court Page. I was reading the devotional today and was given this: But in that coming day, no weapon turned against you will succeed. And everyone who tells lies in court will be brought to justice. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!’ Isaiah 54:17. I just received notice that the judge has ordered us into mediation before our court date. I know this is God's will, and I feel excited. Real communication has been lacking between us. I am glad that I get a chance to express my feelings about our situation, and that he will have to listen, which is often not the case in a courtroom. All thanks and praise be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” (Arkansas)

“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida)

“Because of some unforeseen events, I went to Watch Night service at a church I had visited only once before. The theme was, ‘2014 - The Year of Restoration,’ and the verse was Joel 2:25. In the middle of the message, the pastor turned to me, called my name and said, ‘God said that He will restore your marriage.’ I talked with the pastor later and he told me how God had put that on his heart even before he left his home that evening and how he was ‘surprised’ to see me walk in that night considering I had been there only one time before. He said that God clearly spoke to him and told him to pronounce that at that moment. Later, I got some upsetting information, however, I still have to BELIEVE and hold on to God's promise. It isn't easy and sometimes I get discouraged. However I know that God is not a liar and it will come to pass in its appointed time. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight. Keep praying, keep believing and keep trusting Him alone.”  (Georgia)
“‘Trust in the Lord and do good, live in the land and feed on truth. Enjoy serving the Lord and he will give you what you want.’ Psalm 37:3-4.Thank you for Charlyne Caresencouraging us standers every day. My Lord has been so faithful to me and my children since the separation from my prodigal spouse. Even though my prodigal still lives in the far country, there is frequent contact with him now via text messages and phone calls. I totally believe that my restoration is on its way. Since finding this Website, the Lord is changing me every day and He is my refuge and strength; He is forever faithful to me and my children. Thank you to Rejoice Marriage Ministry for continuing standing for all marriages around the world, all the glory to our Heavenly Father. I will continue to stand for my marriage and believe that the Lord has great things in store for me and my family. AMEN.” (New Zealand) 
"I am praising God today for a conversation I had with my husband. I had been praying that he would call me. I received mail that belonged to him and texted him to ask if he wanted me to mail it to his place. He called me and we talked for almost ten minutes and there was no mention of divorce." (Kentucky)
"Yesterday my husband contacted me by text message for the first time in quite a while. Today as I prayed for my husband, I felt led to go up a road I had never driven before. At the top of the hill, there was a beautiful, although vacant, funeral home. My husband is a funeral director. One of his goals used to be to own his own funeral home by the time he reached his thirties. That is where he is. I am praying for that funeral home to be his funeral home." (South Carolina)

"I was called to stand and have been praying for my husband's restoration to the Lord and for our marriage restoration. Recently I started fasting and this past weekend the Lord showed me how He is working on my husband's heart. My husband wished me a Happy Valentine's Day, offered to take me out to eat and sent me a box of chocolates, which he used to send me when we were first married." (New York)

“PTL! I have been standing for my marriage (even through what seemed like hopeless times). But all the glory goes to God. My husband came home this month after being gone for a couple of years. We still have to deal with the OW due to a child being involved. But I know that God is going to work things out. We still have some things to work out but God will most definitely be the centerpiece this time. I just thank RMM for keeping me so encouraged. I pray that God continues to bless and strengthen this ministry.”  (Texas) 
“My husband has been ‘testing the water’ as Charlyne so aptly stated in her devotional several days ago. He has started coming home on long weekends and calling me every day to chat. This in itself is a miracle. I am praying for God to change my heart so when he comes home and ‘tests the waters’ he will find it to his liking. I know it is only a matter a time before the Lord brings him home. I especially loved the devotional 'The Fun Bus' (by Bob) because this is exactly where we are at!”  (Canada) 
“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  Matthew 7:11 
“I have been standing for awhile and have wanted to give up so many times but the Lord continues to give me the strength to keep going on this path. I have had no contact with my husband. Last week I experienced a suddenly. He came over to talk to me. I was able for the first time to share my heart and stand with him. The Lord has shown me the other side of my mountain. Nothing in my natural told me this would ever happen. All I've had is God’s Word and His promise to me with the support of RMM. I want to praise the Lord and say thank You Jesus for this miracle.”  (Alabama) 
"My prodigal, who has lived away from us for many years and divorced me, transferred money into my bank account because of upcoming property taxes and my birthday. I have been trusting that the Holy Spirit is at work in his life. I thank the Lord for encouraging our family to continue praying for restoration and healing." (Washington)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

“Glory be to God. He is amazing! I've been standing for a few months and thanks to RMM I have the encouragement to keep standing no matter how long it takes. I see God working on my husband and sometimes we miss the little signs because we're too caught up in our current circumstances. But like Charlyne always tells us, STOP looking at your circumstances. KNOW that God is doing something new in you and your spouse. Praise God for all He has done and all He is going to do. Hold on tight to His promises, He is faithful to His Word. Ask for a sign and He will give it. I'm never giving up on God or my one flesh. Jeremiah 33 has been my promise!”  (California)
"While going through my marriage mess, I fell into sexual sin and contracted an incurable sexual disease. I thought I was being safe. I submitted a prayer request. Months later I went back for re-testing. Later I was told there were problems running the test and they had to do more testing. The better, more accurate test came back negative. They want me to come back for more testing because they are puzzled. I am healed." (State removed) A PS from Pompano - In this testimony there is a warning for every man and woman who reads these words. No stander wants to have a disease to take home with them. God’s standard is sexual purity.
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:20-21a
"After many years of addiction and alcoholism, my husband is willing to do a drug program to start working on us trusting him." (Australia)

"After much prayer and fasting, standing, waiting, loving and forgiving, all by the grace of God, my beloved is home. We still have healing to do, but He who began a good work will continue until it is completed." (Illinois)

“I was at work feeling really sad. I sort through used books. I was having a conversation with God. I asked for Him to speak to me. Just a little while later I came across a used Bible. I said, ‘Lord give me verse.’ I skimmed through and saw a single highlighted verse. Ephesians 2:14 (NKJV)  For he himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation. The NKJV is the only version that calls it the middle wall of separation. The verse was extra special because my husband is a Jew and I am gentile.”  (North Carolina)
"My bride did something really nice for me on Saturday and Monday, I was so excited I couldn't stop sharing how great God is and what He's done for me. It's now Wednesday and I haven't heard a peep from her since Monday and Satanhas been trying to really let that get to me. On the way to tonight's service at church God put my favorite praise song on and I began to cry and ask for forgiveness for being weak. At that very moment, and during the most powerful and meaningful part of that song, I turned and there passing me was a huge Covenant Transport truck! I pulled over and bawled. I've looked over and over for one of those trucks knowing full well I would never see one. How wrong I was and how great and mighty our Lord is! I love You Father!" (California)
“I came to your site searching for help when I found out how the devil was working out plans to destroy my marriage and family. Being a Christian, I did not know how to handle this but I am grateful to the Holy Spirit who guided me as I was encouraged, taught and strengthened to face the enemy. Despite a divorce some years ago, my marriage has been restored. We were remarried in February this year according to what our Great Lord had planned. 2013 is the year for change, new start and restoration. I have seen how God accomplished what He had started. To everyone in the same situations, please I beg you, don't lose hope. It was very difficult but great victory is assured in the mighty Name of Jesus.” (Mauritius)
“After having stood for many years, more than I thought possible going into this, I believe a breakthrough is on the horizon. My husband called our daughter last week to tell her that his non-covenant filed for divorce after over 11 years of marriage. He has also taken up horseback riding, a very important hobby of mine. He lives in another state and has for quite a few years and thus we have had little to no communication. The end of last year I sent him a text and invited him to come visit and ride the trails, go kayaking, etc. but all I got was an unanswered text. Lately I believe that my suddenly is around the corner. God has set my face as flint and I have never been able to get away from this calling. My concern at this point is that God receive all the glory, honor and praise due HIM when restoration takes place. I am praying that pride will not be able to have a place in my life for having succeeded in this stand. Praising HIM until he returns."(Georgia)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9
"After a few false starts home my beloved husband said he will be completely moved home by Christmas. All glory is God's.  We just cannot praise Him enough. Thank you sweet Jesus for my Christmas miracle. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your example of a marriage restored by our Lord and for allowing God to use you for His glory." (Arizona)
"I'm a male stander who has been very blessed by this ministry. After praying for a sign last week, I got a copy of a magazine addressed to my prodigal. On there were the three words 'God Restores Marriages,' with two user submitted articles about restored marriages. Praise God, and keep praying standers! He is ever faithful!"  (Colorado) 
“About five months ago God gave me Nehemiah 1:8-9 as a promise for my family. I began to pray seriously for God to bind my family’s ungodly soul ties. My 18-year-old daughter has been dating a non-Christian for about 2 years now and has been very distant concerning her faith. I have prayed specifically about that relationship and for God to bring a godly potential spouse into her life. Last night she told me that he has been asking a lot of questions about how you know Jesus is the real way to Heaven and wanted to know how she could prove it to him. I told her to pray for his salvation and turn your own heart back to Jesus. When Jesus becomes real to you, you won't have to prove anything to him; he will see it! Praise God my daughter's heart is softening and the ungodly soul tie may be broken by bringing another lost soul to Christ! I will continue to stand strong against the spiritual attack on my family.” (Indiana) 
“Praise God! I was driving this morning and saw a Covenant Transport truck. I have prayed for a year and a half that Lord would let me see one. I was driving to court one hour away from home. I asked God to please let me see one and He did. Praise be to God!” (United States Minor Islands)
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”  Isaiah 58:6 
"I received a message from my spouse telling me to stop sending correspondence about our daughter. He blames me for the lack of communication between them and wants nothing more to do with us. I cried out to God because of the hurt. In the beginning of my stand I dreamed about remarrying in Hawaii. While cleaning out old emails last night I found two emails from trips to Hawaii. I immediately felt peace. When all seemed so hopeless, God reassured me that He had not forgotten His promise to restore twice as much as what was lost. I'm so thankful to my Heavenly Father for His faithfulness." (Delaware)
Suddenly! I have been separated several years now and it has been extremely devastating. My prodigal was adamant about taking our child on vacation this summer with him and the OW and her child. Reluctantly, I let my teenager go who's fully aware of the situation at hand. I gave in but God had other plans. At church the Pastor preached on ‘Suddenly.’ She specifically said get ready for your suddenly. This was my suddenly as I have no means to go on vacation due to my circumstances. I was crushed to know my prodigal was on vacation with the OW openly in front of our child but God is good because prayers are being answered. No matter what it looks like! God is moving on the other side of the mountain. Only believe.” (District of Columbia)
"We do not have Covenant Transport trucks in the UK but we do have a maintenance firm called Total Response. They have a large fleet of vans nationwide. Each time I spot one I am reminded to thank our Heavenly Father for His total response to His children's prayers." (United Kingdom)
"But the Counselor, The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." John 14:26

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

“My husband left my kids and me last year. I had many people telling me that I needed to move on but whenever I thought of taking that step I would get a daily email from Rejoice Marriage Ministries which became steps to climb towards the restoration of my marriage. I forgave my husband and was in love with him much more than before. Earlier this year I started seeing changes in him. As the months went on, my husband told me that he loved me and wanted to move back home. He moved back home this month. I am grateful and thankful to God for healing and restoring my marriage and making me believe that nothing is impossible with God.” (India)
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  Ephesians 5:22
"Everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Matthew 7:8
"God is faithful to His Word. My husband and I spent this past weekend together. It was as majestic as God's mighty creation. God is restoring the love between us one step at a time just as He has promised." (California)

I left work early to travel over a hundred miles to attend Easter Holy Thursday service at my church. I walked in and knelt to pray. Two pews ahead of me, where we used to sit, was my prodigal. God is amazing and I am so touched. Last year my husband did not go to church on Holy Thursday. He was the last person I expected to see. God is working on my prodigal's heart. (Minnesota)

"My husband came home suddenly after several years of standing. We were back together for a year when my husband got sick suddenly and died a month later. It was all unexpected, but God brought him back home as he promised us all and I was able to take care of him while he was sick. I thank God for his last year at home with his family." (New York)
"I spent the last week fasting and praying for supernatural intervention from God. On my way home today from work I saw a license plate that read Isaiah 62 and then I saw a Covenant truck. I started praising the Lord and thanking Him for what I know He has already done in my marital situation and for what I know without a doubt He will continue to do. To God be all the Glory. He is worthy of all praise, honor and glory." (Ohio)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
"My children tell me my wife has started wearing her wedding ring. When I first started my stand, God showed me a grass- hopper in my urban garden, which was totally out of place. I was reminded of the verse about restoring what the locust devours. Recently on two occasions while driving through London’s major roads to work, a grasshopper has landed on my car’s windscreen, totally out of place. Thank You Lord, I trust You." (United Kingdom)
“I have been standing for awhile now. God has restored our communication greatly in the past six months where I have dinner with my wife and the kids regularly. I saw my first Covenant Transport truck three months ago and I now see them daily. My wife told me she wanted to start dating each other again so we could get to know each other again. Driving home this week there was a large sign on the side on the road that read ‘Restoration.’ God is working in both our lives and He gets all the glory! Don't ever stop standing. Give all your worries and fears to God. Then stand back and watch Him work.” (New Mexico) 

My spouse came home months ago because he had no job. He is seeing the Lord work. Today, my husband got a job minutes after I had prayed for a door to open. God never fails. He has used this time to work in my husband's heart, to finish the good work He has started. I give Him all praise and glory. (Florida)

"My husband filed for divorce. I had been praying for our marriage to be restored. I found a Christian lawyer and told him I was standing for my marriage and my husband’s salvation. Our first court date was set and God was good. My lawyer convinced my husband's lawyer and the judge to vacate the date. They advised us to seek counseling. Prayers were answered and it showed me God is working." (Colorado)
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