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 was crying out to the Lord. Mother’s Day was looking to be a day spent alone with my son. But God, He is Almighty, only He deserves the glory for what happened next. My husband said he wanted our son the weekend of Mother’s Day. I felt my heart torn. Since I was upset, I went for a walk deciding to zip the lips and not fall into sin. During the walk, God reminded me of Zechariah 8, I will restore. I got back after the walk to answer my husband in agreement with him. The text ended with a lunch date for Mothers Day! Praise the Lord, only He can remove a heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh. For Nothing is Impossible, With God.”   (Florida) 
"Since seeing the 'Fireproof' movie, God has given me the same sign during my stand. This week I have been under attack. I cried out to God. On my short trip to town a fire engine drove in my direction and a wedding car passed before me. God is faithful. I continue to stand to give Him the praise and glory." (United Kingdom)
“Hallelujah! I had court the other day, as a respondent to my wife's petition. I have been praying that there would be no divorce on that day. I hadn’t seen my wife in many months but she did not show up. I let the judge know my soul purpose for being there was to save my marriage. But she must show up on our next appearance or the petition would be dismissed. I shouted Hallelujah! with a positive response from the judge and the rest of court room. This was the second Hallelujah. The first one was when the LORD allowed me to witness a reconciliation earlier. Praise GOD that there were no divorces at all that day.”  (California) 
"I want to thank you both so much. My husband and I have been separated for 8 months and he has finally returned. I know the road to true reconciliation is long, but with the Lord on our side I have so much faith that we can do this. Thank you for your book 'After The Prodigal Returns." (California)
"I am not only a stander, but a mom that has been praying for my daughter and her husband to be able to conceive. We have been praying scripture in agreement from Matthew each morning and night for several months, adding my daughter's name. She is pregnant. When she told me I could not stop crying and praising God. I know He will bring my husband home as well. Praise the Lord." (West Virginia)
"It’s been many years of little or no contact and several years of a non-covenant marriage. But the Lord has a way of giving manna drops when we least expect them. I was watching my granddaughter this week and needed to make a stop where my husband worked. She remembered that this was ‘Grandpa’s’ work and asked to see him. I told her he was probably busy. But the lady who was helping me called upstairs to tell him his granddaughter was there.  In less than a minute, he was down to see her. We had a very nice conversation and we both got a hug as we left. I can feel those very high walls starting to crumble. Thank You Lord!”  (Nebraska) 
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14 
"My husband divorced me but I'm thankful we have remained friendly. Friday was my birthday and my husband called me that morning to let me know he could take me to lunch. After lunch, he told me that he had ordered a present for me and he would bring it to me soon. The fact that my husband called me, took me to lunch and got me a present is simply the work of God." (Kentucky)
“I have really been going through the fire with many attacks of hopelessness and weariness. I stay on my knees and in my Father's face and I read the testimonies over and over even through the tears that continue to come. So what is my testimony? Only that God is still most awesome and wonderful and amazing even in the midst of my hurting heart. Today I am specifically thankful for how Charlyne signed today's devotional, ‘You Are Loved.’ The words seemed to leap off the page and lifted my aching heart. I needed that today.”  (Connecticut)
"My young daughter had a sudden seizure, followed by paralysis on her right side and bulging of her brain. The doctors were testing her. A prayer chain was started and my daughter was completely healed in just a few hours. The doctors admit they didn't do anything to reverse her condition. I want to give God all the praise and glory, and thank Him for His continued protection over my children, and for using this in my prodigal husband's life, who also agrees that God answers prayer." (Minnesota)
"I had been praying and asking God for a financial blessing. I received a check for over $100 from my mortgage company and my mortgage payment will be decreasing my $80 next month. GOD IS GOOD!!!(Maryland)
“My husband and I divorced a few years ago for the wrong reasons and in between our beautiful girl was born. A month later he started dating someone else. They had plans to marry and move to her country. But God! I was recently informed by my prodigal that he is not moving out of the country and he does not know what God has in store for him. He is still with the OW but I know God is working on the other side of the mountain.”  (Michigan)
“I keep feeling prompted to write in a testimony today about rest. I am a really hard worker. I have worked tirelessly, and the other day felt the Lord telling me to stop reading mail from the attorney, stop reading mail from the court, stop being involved in any threats from my husband and just do nothing at all - just rest, that my work is done. Charlyne's testimony of needing to rest and taking care of her body came to me, too, and then today the scripture,Hebrews 4:11, ‘Let us, then, do our best to receive that rest, so that no one of us will fail as they did because of their lack of faith.’ I am to have faith that God will do it, regardless of my hard work. Wow. Lord, I give you my marriage so I can rest in faith.”  (Arizona) 
"My husband came home last week and was here for Christmas. He attended church with us on Sunday as well before he left to return to where he's stationed. I continue to pray and believe that God will restore our family unit and have us all under one roof soon and suddenly. I pray daily for my husband's deliverance so I can meet the awesome man of God that he will become who God is preparing just for me. I've labored before God for my spouse and I will birth and get my reward."   (Georgia)
“I just want to publicly thank God for what He has done for my family this week. God has orchestrated circumstances to separate my husband from the non-covenant person! My husband had to leave for a deployment to the Middle East this past weekend. God arranged it so that my husband would have to leave from the very same base where we met! Although I was discouraged because it has been so long since I've seen my husband. I wanted to be able to tell him that I loved him, but was unable to do so. God allowed me to see this situation for what it was. He showed me that this was the parting of the Red Sea! I KNOW that God is going to use this time to speak to my husband and I believe that He IS going to meet with my husband ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS!” (Virginia) 
“This has been a rough week and I was praying and apologized to God that my thoughts and mind were like scrambled eggs and my mind was going 100 MPH. I heard God speak ‘Be still and know that I am God’ and a Covenant Transport truck merged onto the highway beside me RIGHT then! I have NEVER seen one and have always wondered why I have been to 40 of 50 states and not once have I seen a Covenant Transport truck. God's timing is PERFECT! I was so excited that I slowed down to let the truck pass me so I could see it again!” (Georgia) 

"Praise God, He is my Jehovah Jireh. For the past few months I have been standing for restoration of my marriage. I have been going through so many storms, especially financially and through it all God has been so faithful. He has provided through so many people. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, my dog was hit by a car. He needed surgery that would cost thousands of dollars. I was ready to put the dog down which made me sad because I didn't want to put my kids through another let down but I couldn't pay for it. God provided all the money needed to pay the vet bill. PTL, Hallelujah!" (Connecticut)

“I just wanted to share my cousin's testimony to encourage others for Mother's Day. She left her husband with her sons when the boys were three and five (she was the prodigal) for another man. She had TWO non-covenant marriages and then went back home when the boys were 21 and 24. Her visits were few and far between during the non-covenant times, but her husband NEVER dated during that time or took off his ring. In fact, he is my cousin...she married into the family. Because he never talked bad about her, it was easy to accept her back into the family because we didn’t know the details of anything. They have been remarried for three years now. She enjoys our family and we love her. She is truly family. I was the prodigal and divorced many months ago. It is my prayer of supplication that I will repeat my cousin's story. Be blessed.”  (Maryland)
"My pastor asked me to share my testimony at all three services on Easter. Two years ago I was seen as a man who hadn't accepted his divorce. Last year I was seen as crazy by our church for still standing after a non-covenant marriage and child. This year I spoke to the largest attendance of the year. Amazing how far God has taken me in three years.  (Washington)
“I want to thank God for taking care of my family. During my stand the Lord has provided for all of our needs as He has promised. A year ago I was reading Psalm 34:19 and right next to it I wrote, ‘Lord these are my afflictions,’ and I listed five issues where I needed His intervention. Last week as I opened my Bible to the same place, I praised God that He answered four of them already. The divorce issue is the only one left in the list. I have an upcoming court date in a month and a half. My hope is in the Lord. God is good. To Him be the glory. Thank You Jesus!”  (California)
“‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow.’ I had listed the date of a hearing on thecourt page which took place last week. I just got word today that the process has now been delayed due to waiting for more information to be presented to the court. I thank all who have prayed for us on this as I can see God's Holy Spirit working here. I hope and pray that this time can be used to soften my wife's heart to allow the Lord to work in her and that she can forgive me for all the sins I have committed against her for so long. I truly believe in my heart that we can avoid this divorce and truly reconcile and rebuild a new, lasting relationship that can be pleasing to God. I will continue to pray for all of those around the world who find themselves in need and discouraged in their stand.”  (Scotland)
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
"I have been praying for the divorce to be dropped or delayed until my prodigal comes to his senses. Twice the date has been changed to later dates. My spouse has been considerate and kind since my surgery. He offered to keep my driveway clear of snow and hired someone to do it. God is working and I continue praying for His miracle of restoration. Praise God for His promises." (Illinois)
“My husband is still outwardly pursuing divorce but has said that he does not see himself going ahead and finalizing it in court. God has shown up with two job opportunities in my city for him and I could not be more full of hope. I am in need of a new place to live, but God will provide as He has done so much. God will roar like a lion, and my beloved will return from the West, and He will bring him home again. (Hosea 11:10) Praise the Lord for His provision, promises, and friendship! I've been able to lead more women toRejoiceand to standing for their husbands! Praise God for restoration and forgiveness!”  (Ohio) 
"When my husband first returned he said he did not care about me. Praise God since that first day he asks what’s wrong and if there is anything I need. I know God is working on his heart." (Louisiana)
"My prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it." (Pennsylvania)
“For many, many years the Father has worked into me a strong understanding of the covenant I had made and the meaning of one flesh. This morning during worship, the Father showed me the power and authority that I have in Him to stand in my husband's stead as his one flesh covenant wife. He showed me how (from His Presence) I can stand as though I'm inside of my husband (because God has made us one), and can praise Jesus as a way to draw Kingdom things of love, redemption, etc. into his atmosphere. Praising Jesus as his one flesh covenant wife can call forth things of the Lord for him that he might not be able to call forth for himself or his circumstances. When worship ended, my pastor started talking about this very concept of calling forth the Lord's vindication and complete restoration and redemption for others when they can't call it forth for themselves.”  (California)
"God changed my husband's heart of stone. He has been convicted to stop the divorce and work on our marriage. He will be attending church with us and start counseling. I thank God for humbling and transforming me through pain. God reminded me that all this was for His glory." (Texas)
“Prayers were heard and answered. Our court date has been canceled. Thank You God, and thank all of you for praying. My lawyer called early this morning to remind me of our court date. I immediately kept God's Word in my mind about not being anxious and He didn't give us a spirit of fear. Later this afternoon he called back to let me know there was no need to come to court tomorrow. Praise God, He is continuing to work on the other side of this mountain. All the glory and praises to our Savior.”  (Louisiana) 
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17 
"It's been a little over a year since my wife left and filed for divorce. As you probably know, it's been the most devastating yet glorious season in life as my love and commitment to Jesus is so much more than could have been imagined. The praise report for today is that the courts rejected the paperwork this morning now for the third time. God promised He would fight for me as I run to Him. If God is for us who can be against us? Just stand and believe, is what I keep hearing the Holy Spirit say. Don't give up or give in for at the right time our miracle will happen." (California)
"I filed for divorce from my husband. Yesterday my lawyer told me that according to my file, our case has slipped through the cracks in the court system. We can continue to hold off and do nothing. Praise God." (Michigan)
"On Sunday after service, and with my parents and my son with me, I had a person who is part of a restored marriage share how God had given her a new job and through it a relationship healing. Not even ten minutes later I found out a family I had been praying for had also been restored. God is good." (Minnesota)
"The arms of your ministry are reaching around the world. A missionary friend in China told me today that she had a lady making a decision to divorce and changed her mind after hearing about my stand for my marriage. I am thanking God for the encouragement this gave me as today was a rough day. What a great reminder to never give up and trust God for the timing." (New Zealand)
“God put on my heart to fast. I hesitated - for health reasons I eat regularly. Then I learned fasting isn't always food. A little unsure, I decided to try as God promised a spiritual breakthrough. I started fasting sleep, getting up one hour earlier. Since then the following have all happened: The OW has moved out and wants no further contact. My husband came to church with me for the first time in two years. We have spent more time together than in months. This week he heard God's voice saying let the OW go and felt God's peace for the first time in his life. He apologized for 'scoffing' that I believe God answers prayer. He is praying himself and seeking God's will for his life. And finally he stated it’s not impossible we will be restored; he is waiting for God to tell him himself. I'm humbled by God's power and love and in awe of all God is doing. The changes in him are like a dream come true to me and I just want to share with others and give God all the glory and praise.”  (United Kingdom)
“One morning I was praying and asked the Lord since I have not had any contact with my spouse at this time, then could He give me a dream of things to come. Around ten minutes later there was a knock on my door and it was my husband! I was shocked because there has not been any communication between us and the only time he has come by is to bring our kids home. He came in and talked to me for a while and before leaving he grabbed me suddenly and gave me a hug. This was nothing but the Lord's handiwork. I give God all the glory and praise because He is changing my husband's heart.”  (Oklahoma) 
"Your warning that the enemy will try to keep us so busy that we don't think we have time to pray or read the Bible struck a chord with me. I have been so busy with work that I didn't think I had time to go to my lunchtime Bible study. I went anyway, and I am so glad I did. God’s message was for me. Fight for your family. Cast your burdens on Him and take up the weapon of His Word and fight. And to think I almost didn't go. God is so good." (Washington)
“This last week was a bit tough on me. As I returned from a meeting, I sat in my car talking to the Lord that I was not interested in working. I felt this time I spent in working was distancing me from my Lord and, though I spoke little, I had thoughts deep inside on how I felt I wish I didn’t have to do this and so on. Just then I suddenly saw a sign, ‘Work is worship.’ I couldn’t stop smiling. My Lord had just spoken to me. I decided to do all my work and duties with full devotion as it was worship to my Lord. It amazed me as to how the Lord helps us and talks to us about all areas of our life. Standers hold on.... Just when the time is right He will speak to us about restoration of our marriages and bring it about in His time. Praise the Lord!”  (India) 
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12:11-13

“Praise God, my husband has returned. It has been a year since he left and now he is back home. I praise God for this journey, it brought me closer to our Lord and changed me. My journey began with a fast where the Lord convicted me of my sin of divorcing my husband. Once I repented the changes began. Change began to take place in me and our God Jehovah is faithful to His Word. What an awesome God we serve. We are starting a new chapter in our lives.”  (Texas)

 "My husband returned two weeks ago and has moved everything back home. We are going away next week for our anniversary. The Lord is faithful in His promises." (Ohio)  
“For all those who lose hope... I want to thank and praise the Lord. My husband gave me the old ‘we are divorced, I'm moving on with my life, I'm in a relationship, I can no longer speak with you or see you’ speech. Yes it hurt but I really wasn't fazed for I knew God has His own ways of bringing us together. And that day came! Out of the blue, my husband called me and said I was the only one who knew him, and that I had told him that if he ever needed to talk that I was here. He needed to talk. Only the Lord knows how far on the journey of restoration we are and by my eyes the horizon is nowhere in sight. But just because you have no children, and can't see a way to bring you and your spouse together, does not mean God can't do it for you. The best part is, my spouse sees it was not my manipulation, it was GOD!”  (Illinois)
“This period marks our wedding anniversary as well as the anniversary of my husband's leaving, and also Mother's Day. I was feeling downtrodden and discouraged, and I feel that I am constantly being tested in my spiritual battle. Then on Saturday, I received an anniversary card from RMM.  It was like a little beacon of hope in my mailbox. Thank you to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for all of your support and encouragement. I know I will never give up because God is good, all the time!”  (Florida)
“I heard a sermon in church about dreaming big but starting small. I am standing for my marriage, praying for reconciliation and restoration of our marriage and for my husband and children to be saved. I also prayed for the other person to be saved and for the restoration of her marriage. I can testify that three times when I prayed for specific actions by my prodigal, the LORD answered my prayers that day. I rejoice and praise God that my prodigal is responding to the Holy Spirit in small things and in God's timing, he will surrender his life to God and our marriage will be restored. Matthew 13:31-32.” (Australia)  
"My husband is home again. After spending a month with us and leaving briefly again, he is home for good. Thank You, God and thank You, Bob and Charlyne, for all your teaching and encouragement. I knew what to expect and where to look for truth." (United Kingdom) "For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings." Psalm 61:3-4
“I have been standing for some months for my marriage. Recently my wife and I spent two hours with the lawyers trying to work on a parenting plan. I am trying to slow things down and she wants to speed it up. I was driving down the highway telling God that I was done praying because it is so tiring to continue to fight. I looked up and a Covenant Transport truck passed me going the other way. I never have seen a truck on this highway. God showed me that I need to keep praying and continue to fight for my marriage to be restored.”  (Missouri)

"My husband came home to us for Thanksgiving. Praise Jesus and His Holy Name. Our Lord keeps all His promises." (Pennsylvania)

I started looking for a house to buy. If I weren't tithing, I would be able to afford one. God has been so faithful to provide my needs and I would not quit tithing just to buy a home. Shortly after, a house came on the market that had major updating done, was in my price range, plus the interest rate dropped. It was as if God wrapped a ribbon around it and gave it to me saying, 'Thanks for being faithful.' Praise to my Provider." (Minnesota)
“Lately God has put many people in my path with struggling marriages. I am blessed to see God move in one of my friend's marriage and another young couple who attends my church. God really spoke to my heart and said, ‘It doesn't matter where you are in your stand or in your restoration process, you may be the only person choosing to speak life and hope into a hurting family.’ God does heal hurting marriages!”  (Illinois)
“Praise the Lord! God is so generous in His way. The other day I found myself praying for my prodigal, asking God to lift the haze around us, to awaken my husband from this sleep sin put him in and, if He must, use violent weather to bring a Damascus Road experience. In this tropical country we were experiencing a drought for a few weeks. So I thought to ask God for something I know He is capable of, for a sign to show He is indeed working in my husband's heart, spirit and mind. Only five minutes after the prayer I could hear the thunder roaring in! It rained like never before and the lightning was flashing! Our God is All Powerful. I feel so well taken care of by Him. And it has rained every day since.... Hallelujah!” (Malaysia) 
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