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!



"Thanks to Rejoice Marriage Ministries leading me to my God, I have learned to stand for my marriage, to have faith, to be patient, obedient, forgiving and loving. I have also allowed God to transform me into a loving, caring, encouraging child of His. (Arkansas)
"I was praying about my stand. The Lord told me it was time for me to demand my marriage back from satan. I asked for scripture and the Lord gave me Luke 18:6 from the parable of the persistent widow. Later I received a message from my husband he wanted his wife back. He is now moving back home." (Washington)
“My husband sent me a text message wishing me a happy birthday and telling me that he is sorry for everything. He came to see our son and he told me that he is going to see a counselor; that he is not happy with the other woman either and he misses me! Praise the Lord! I think my suddenly is soon to be a reality! God is so good; please, don't ever give up! Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!’ Luke 1:45.”  (Florida)
“I am so thankful for all the testimonies I have read lately. I am so glad of the Lord’s work in all of our spouses. I have been blessed in the last few months to spend time with my husband. I got to go to Thanksgiving and Christmas with my spouse’s family. I also got to spend my anniversary with my spouse which I haven't done in two years. I can only thank the Lord. The road has been a long seven years and we have a long way to go but God is working. Thanks to our Lord Jesus.”  (Illinois) 
“I thank the Lord for what He has done, is doing and will do in my life. l used to read other people's testimonies and faiedl to understand what they meant when they said suddenly it happened. But God is faithful. He has enabled me to experience my suddenly for my marriage was restored suddenly. I really cannot explain except to say it happened suddenly. Thank You, Lord and RMM for standing with me. Will continue to pray for ALL standers to experience their suddenly.”  (Zimbabwe) 
"A couple of years ago I met someone and in a short time we divorced our spouses and married each other. Everyone’s lives were turned upside down, including children. The Lord convicted us recently and we both agreed we needed to go back and make it work with our covenant spouses. We annulled our marriage and are now prodigals turned standers. God is good, our covenant spouses have forgiven us and we are rebuilding our relationships with our Heavenly Father and also with our spouses." (Kansas) PS from the Steinkamps: May this praise give every stander such hope and encouragement especially if your spouse has 'married' the other person. God does speak to His children even after they have legalized their adultery. God is in the reconciliation and restoration business, turning these two people to Him and back to their covenant spouses. God is faithful. Two more marriages are being restored! Hallelujah!
"PTL! I have not seen my prodigal husband in some months. He drove down today. He still said he was not coming home but did tell me that he was not planning on moving to be with the other person. He still has a heart of stone but our Lord Jesus Christ is working on him. I hope this will be the first of many testimonies about God healing my broken marriage. Thank you RMM."  (Louisiana)

“Praise Jesus, my wife has returned home after many months of separation. Yes, it sometimes seemed hopeless, but I cried out to God. Jesus not only returned my wife home but has given me and our family a new life. Our life will now be built on the Rock. There is a lot to do but now we will be doing it with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Do not give up, cry out to the Lord. I will always remember with a smile Charlyne’s words when she says we shouldn't trust what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears when Jesus is our refuge: ‘.. it does not matter.’”  (Finland) 

"This weekend during the times my prodigal and I were together the other person called his cell. I said a brief prayer each time, remembering scripture from Hosea, and praise God, their conversations were unpleasant and abruptly ended." (Minnesota)
“I decided to participate in Lent and fasted an activity that would usually prevent my quality time with God. I have to say, when you aim to live a life like Christ, the devil gets busy. During Lent, my husband agreed for us to remain friends and during that time, only through the grace of God, I was able to show him unconditional love. Towards the end of Lent, my husband was granted the divorce and he ended the friendship. Instead of feeling defeated, I felt a peace and was empowered to continue the battle on my knees. Again, only because of God, I still love and forgive my husband. I received an answered prayer from listening to Charlyne's last conference call, that this is my calling. If I chose to accept, I will gain victory through the blood of Jesus Christ with another prayer that will be answered and that is the resurrection of my marriage. Keep your eye on the prize and the One who rewards them.”  (Missouri) 
“My suddenly came just as Charlyne says….suddenly. Just one week before my prodigal’s return, he said there would never, ever be hope for us. He was in a relationship with another woman and seemed happy. A lie from the enemy. Then he called and wanted to talk about us! Just like that. God transformed both him and me. We are so much more in love then we have ever been and the Lord answered every prayer big and small. My husband said he knew where God wanted him to be because of the verses he would turn to in the Bible. They always said the same thing. He was living in sin and God showed him that he needed to return to his family. PTL! God is so good. Believe my friends. My situation looked hopeless, but God! Your miracle could be just around the corner. Keep your eyes on God only. He wants your marriage restored even more than you do!” (Australia)
"My husband has been home for a few months now but has been saying that he will soon be leaving again. Even though things look impossible, God is working. Today he sent me a text saying he saw 'my billboard.' God is good, He used your billboard of 'Honey, Come Home,' to remind my husband of His will for our marriage." (Florida)
“Thanks be to The Lord. My husband was planning to leave me but has since changed his mind and is staying home. He says he doesn't want to hurt me anymore. My miracle!”  (Pennsylvania) 
"My husband has been home 7.5 months now and it's been a glorious time. God not only removed my husband from darkness and sin but he removed it from me, too. I was a bitter wife and didn't respect my husband the way God calls me to. To all standers: "Never give up on what God calls you to do. Your true unconditional love will knit your spouse's heart to you again." The other day I told the same story about how I knew my husband was the one and I expected my husband to tell the same story from 17 yrs ago but instead he said "when you showed me unconditional love." God will complete His good work." (Georgia)
"I hadn't heard from my husband in many months. He sent me a text saying he was not coming home but as we continued to text, he later told me to have a good night and he was thinking of me. The next week he said he would never get back with me. After that text I read Bob's questions and answers saying it's an attempt to come home but then they suddenly change their minds. A relative told me he is miserable and wants to leave the other person but it's so hard for him. I know God is moving! Thank you for your guidance on how to pray scriptures!"  (New Mexico)
"My husband called from the town he had moved to, asking me if he can spend some time with me. We had a wonderful meal together. The next day he told his job he wanted to change shifts. Last weekend he suddenly showed up and spent time with his family. God is good." (Ohio)

"In the beginning of my stand, I didn't believe that the restoration that Bob and Charlyne and others reported would ever happen for me. The only reason I continued my stand was for fear of being disobedient to the Lord. My Lord made it clear hundreds of times through His Word that my marriage would be restored. My spouse would repent and that He would never break His covenant with me. I was to wait in silence, trust God, be patient, and not fear the circumstances.

"There is still work to be done, but after my husband saying he was never coming back, he has been back home for over eight months. He was still broken though and it has taken this long for the Lord to heal. On Mother's Day, the Lord gave me the most beautiful gift. My husband took our family back to our church for the first time in two years. Please don't give up. Wait on the Lord. He will not break His covenant." (Texas)

“While I wait for my husband to come back to the Lord and to take leadership in our home again, there are several other women who I have been able to encourage and introduce to standing. One woman was married young, as a teenager out of financial necessity, and has a 30-year-history of abuse, neglect and unfaithfulness in her marriage, in her parents and in-laws marriages. We have been praying together. On Christmas Eve she came to tell me that her husband brought her a card, with music, that he actually signed and he gave her a hug. She said he had NEVER given her a gift. God is working on lots of marriages and He not only restores that which was destroyed but He builds new things that were never there!”  (Guatemala)
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.  Isaiah 62:4 
“Standing is agonizing for me, and I frequently ask the Lord to speak to me. He is my lifeline. I was at a concert last night, and I asked the Lord to send someone to me with a message from Him, during intermission. At intermission, no one approached me, so I was playing on my phone. I had one message on Facebook, from a distant acquaintance who I rarely chat with: ‘We’re being forged for a purpose, for something bigger than we can imagine right now.’ God is good. I know that He will ‘restore to me the years that the locust has eaten.’ (Joel 2:25a) And He will receive every ounce of the glory, because I would never be able to bring my husband home through my own efforts. I adore my husband, I forgive him, I long for him, and I will stand.” (Colorado) 
“Today I was traveling with and my daughter and my prodigal spouse. On the highway, I prayed that God would send me a sign that encouraged me to continue praying for my marriage. I thought of the many Americans who saw Covenant Transport trucks. 10 minutes later we saw a truck on which was written in big letters: “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Praise the Lord!”  (Germany) 
“Praise the Lord my husband is home. It really was all of a sudden just like I've been told. Thank You Jesus for breathing Your life into another lifeless marriage. I will forever praise You.”  (California) 
“At the end of the summer my husband moved us into a home near his work. He had been gone for nearly three years before restoration. Though I was reluctant to leave the area where we lived for many years, God in his goodness has supplied much Christian fellowship and many friends in a short time. Restoration is happening all through our family between four generations. Miracles do happen and God is rebuilding our family on the Rock of Jesus Christ. Praise be to God! I hope this is of encouragement to others to know that God can restore a very large and diverse family. He does more than we can think or imagine.”  (Canada)
"I have been extremely stressed. I have so much to do and not enough energy to get it done. I have been praying that God would fill my soul and give me peace. This afternoon I sat down and read Charlyne Cares, 'Are You Stressed Out? - Seek God's Perfect Peace.' It was just the message I needed to hear. I felt peace come over me. Thank You, Lord for speaking to me through Charlyne." (Arkansas)
“I was really losing hope, as I had not received any word from God on whether He was going to fix my broken marriage. My wife has recently started not responding to anything I send or say. Angry, I told my son that I was done. I would continue to pray for her, but that was it. After taking him to school, I prayed. I asked God for help with finances to move back to another state. I then picked up my Bible and within just a few minutes, God gave me several scriptures, this one being the most poignant. Jeremiah 31:21-22“Set up road signs, put up guideposts, Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns. How long will you wander Daughter Israel? The Lord will create a new thing on earth - the woman will return to the man.”Praise God! I don't know how, but in faith He is promising that He will. Stand!”  (Minnesota)  
“I pray that someone is encouraged by reading this. Nothing is too hard for God. After inconsistently hearing from my prodigal husband, he called me yesterday and we had a good conversation. The conversation was so pleasing that he told me we are going to work it out one way or another because he is not leaving his son. PTL! He also went on to say, ‘Look for a one-way ticket for him to come home!’ PTL! Our God is awesome! God is softening my husband’s heart. I will continue to pray for my one flesh mate until death do us part! Please standers, let us never give up on our loved ones, but most of all let us never give up on our faithful God for He is the reason for every season. Continue to pray, pray, and pray some more. Praise His Holy name!” (Georgia) 
“I just wanted to let everyone know that God is working wonders in my life and my ex-wife’s life. God let us eat dinner together last night. Praise God. God is good all the time.”  (Tennessee)
“I filed for divorce out of fear that I couldn't financially and emotionally survive without my husband. I was scared to stop the divorce and prayed for God to intervene. I didn't want to appear flaky or manipulative. After going to court over a year ago, I learned in the months following that it was not finalized. A few months ago I received the final decree dated and sealed. Last week I learned that due to some issues with his previous employer, the divorce will be null and void if his attorney and previous employer can’t get their paperwork together.”  (Georgia) 

"After being separated, moving out of state, and raising an infant on my own, God has spoken life into our marriage. I have moved back into my home, my husband is attending and active in church regularly, and we are committed in letting God lead us in every step of reconciliation. Praise God for His wonderful promises." (Virginia)

"My husband came home daily during Christmas week to stay with our daughter while I went to work. He cooked our entire Christmas meal. We exchanged gifts. He blessed the food and he came to church to hear our daughter sing. I know God is softening his heart." (Florida)
“'You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water…This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord.’2 Kings 3:17-18 This is the promise that God gave me to stand for the restoration of my marriage. God is helping me to stand. As stated in the verse, the circumstances are really negative but God has enabled me to focus on all His promises rather than the circumstances. During this period I grew up in the Lord and God supplied all my needs according to His riches in glory. As stated in Isaiah 61:7: Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion.  By the grace of the Lord, He gave me a promotion at work and enabled me to buy a house. The Lord gave me this house as a ‘House of restoration.’ I firmly believe in God that one day my husband and I will live in that house and will serve the Lord. God who did this great thing will surely do the greatest thing of salvation in my husband's life and bring him back home. Our God is the Lord of impossible.”  (India)
“I've been standing for many years, with no information from my husband, and it has been a COMPLETE walk of faith. I recently got a new general devotional and when I ‘just flipped it open’ for the first time, it was on a devotional all about a marriage restoration!! PRAISE GOD!"  (Georgia) 
"God has shown me He can do anything. My husband is now divorced from the other woman and is spending more time with me and our kids. God is rebuilding our friendship. We were together in church on Christmas Eve and he was here on Christmas morning. He is attending church and has apologized for all of the hurt he has caused me." (Florida)
"My husband called to tell me about a dream he had. I was able to share with him my insight into his dream. He said I know him better than anyone else in the world. I was able to share that it was God. I know God is drawing my husband back to Himself and to me. God is faithful. To Him be the glory." (Canada)
“All praise and thanks to God. My husband is visiting me regularly and is as loving as ever. We are going on a week long holiday in two week's time. He also said we will look for a new home together when we come back. My gratitude to God cannot be expressed enough.” (South Africa)
“PTL!! God is GOOD! I've been praying God would make a way where there seemed to be no way and he is! My husband petitioned the court for a court date late October, 2011 but the court was pushed back to late February. My husband tells me he has NO peace and knows he should be at home with our daughter and I. I'm standing on God’s Word and trusting that my suddenly is right around the corner! My husband is returning to the Lord and to his family in the mighty name of Jesus! Standers just keep believing and praying God's Word over your spouse...it just doesn’t matter what it looks like. God is in control and will get the glory for turning it all around.”  (California) 
“Oh how awesome God is! I have been standing for several years. My daughter celebrated her birthday, and her desire was for the entire family, including her father, to go to a wilderness resort. When my daughter told my husband about her desire, his initial response to her was that he would provide the money to me so that I could take her, but that he would not go to the resort. I told my daughter to pray to God that the entire family, including her father, could go to the wilderness resort for her birthday. We prayed for two weeks. Two days before my daughter’s birthday I texted my husband and, much to my surprise, he said that he would JOIN us . We had so much fun as a family. It was an amazing weekend. My husband even took a picture with us. I have no words to say thank You to our Heavenly Father for that great gift. I want to tell you all don't give up! God does listen and He does answer prayers. Let us keep praying! Don't ever give up!” (Tennessee)
"I received a surprise phone call on Christmas Day. It was from my prodigal who has not called me in many years. He wanted to thank me for a book I sent him this year. It was about encouragement for stroke survivors as he had suffered strokes this year. The Lord had prompted me to send it. He said it helped him by greatly lifting his spirits. It was a good conversation. Our daughters were glad to hear about the call also. It showed me that the Lord is still working in all our hearts even after all these years. He is faithful and never gives up on us." (Minnesota)
“I prayed for Jesus to take me home. He did, under His conditions - for now. I'm at home two weeks then go to a friends for a week to allow my wife to come stay with the kids. During a week I was home my wife came over to help one daughter with a school project. The next day I got sick and stayed home from work. She came over to pick up something she left and we talked for a long while about God, our family, and life. Then we prayed together. Later that same day she wanted to pick the girls up and bring them home. She stayed for a bit longer to watch one of our favorite shows together. She sat right next to me like the old days. She remarked that she enjoyed it. I did too. It was normal and right. God is working on my wife. I see her coming back to Christ soon, and back home to me and the kids for good. Praise Jesus He is doing marvelous things.”  (North Carolina) 

"To God be the glory. For the first time in years my husband invited the children and me to visit him where he lives in another country. Celebrating Easter together was the biggest blessing. I know that in spite of everything, there are things that only God can see." (Hong Kong)

"I am learning to trust God more and more. When I cry out to the Lord He never forgets about me, He always sends an encouraging word to strengthen my walk with regard to my marriage." (Maryland)
“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) 
"After finding out about my husband’s affair, my mind was made up that I was getting a divorce. Praying to God that my next husband would be a good and faithful one, God spoke to me. He said 'You already have a husband. Just be patient.' Being patient is easier said than done but I wanted to obey God. My husband remained in our home. As I relied On God, His Word and promises, it became easier. With much prayer and fasting my husband’s actions began to change. Then one day he apologized for hurting me and our family. He thanked me for staying by his side and keeping our family together. God is good." (Illinois)
Our Lord moves mountains PTL. After a year and a half separation my prodigal is home. The devil led him astray to another woman and he hardened his heart and ears to the Lord. The Lord promises us that His Words do not return void. The Lord finds His lost sheep and while I let go and let God, always in prayer, God also found me and rebuilt me then opened my husband's ears and softened his heart and showed him the deception that Satan had blinded him with. Our God is an amazing God. Praise and Glory to Him, never give up. Allow God to move the mountain and fill your heart and your prodigal's heart because what He did for me He'll do for you. Amen."  (Florida)
“I was at a point where I was ready to totally give up and throw in the towel because my husband is just not interested in a life with me and the kids anymore, or so I thought. But I kept listening to Stop Divorce Radio, kept reading the weekly edition of Charlyne Cares and kept taking in the Hiding Gods Word In Your Heart scriptures. Yesterday my husband came over to our new house and cooked gumbo for me and the kids. He also stayed long enough to help us put up and decorate the Christmas tree. That is significant because he hasn't been to our home in months. He cooked with our daughters help while our other two children and I sorted decorations and just had fun. I am believing God for more times like these over the holidays until my prodigal comes home for good. I am standing on Philippians 4:6-9. Real standing isn't easy but with God anything is possible. Trust God, not your emotions!”  (Texas)
“My husband recently said he is not going to pursue divorce papers which he filed twice (and I ignored). He has even spent two nights with me in the last two weeks. He has been calling a couple times a day for months. His heart is softening and gradually opening to me. He now shares daily what he does and where he goes. After years of separation, it is obvious he trusts me and is moving closer to reconciliation. Standers, zip your lips and pray continually. Go to the Word when you falter, not your friends. We are the light our prodigals seek for peace and for the path to God in their lives. They want to see our example of consistency and quiet faith. It is when I totally took my eyes off the circumstances and concentrated on God that things started to really change. Thank You, Lord.”  (Texas)  
“I have been standing for restoration for years and was about to give up. I felt God was not hearing me or possibly it was not His will for our marriage to be restored. I prayed for my prodigal to connect with our children. I felt my faith wavering as I have not seen or heard from him in almost a year. Today my husband called my daughter. Just him helping was a miracle. God showed me He has been on this journey along my side and is listening to my prayers. God will place and remove whatever He needs to in order for our family to be restored. He showed me it is His timing and not mine. He is faithful and He will defeat the enemy is who is whispering in our prodigal’s ears.”  (California)
"Praise God, my husband is on the way home. If God had not kept nudging me I would have divorced my husband by what he was doing in the natural. It wasn't until he moved out months ago that God finally got hold of me and I could finally, clearly hear Him. As sure as I was that I was going to divorce, I suddenly became just as sure that I would stand. Two weeks ago my husband asked me out. We spent the entire weekend together. He is talking about moving back home and saying he knows more every day that he needs to be home with his family. God's Word never returns void." (Georgia)
"I went to court and there was a settlement. Everything isn't final, but the Lord is in control. Even though this is happening I believe that God is still working on my husband. Thank you Lord and thank you, Charlyne and Bob for your encouragement." (Arizona)
“I asked the Lord this morning to speak to me loudly. I prayed the whole way while I was driving and asked Him to please do not whisper to me, but to speak loudly so that I could learn to hear his voice. About 15 minutes after I said my prayer, I was speechless to see a Covenant Transport truck passing by. I prayed at the beginning of my stand to see one. I never thought that I would. I immediately began to praise the LORD. I have no reason to cry any more. I know that I am following the Lord’s instructions!”  (Texas) 
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