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 prodigal left some years ago and has been living out of state with the OW. Through my attorney I was notified that my prodigal was going to be back in our state and wanted to come by the house to pick up his remaining personal belongings. Our communication and interactions throughout the past two years have been tense, sometimes civil, sometimes not. I prayed the Holy Spirit would be with both of us when he came. We actually had the opportunity to talk and share our emotions. He hugged me and cried and said he was sorry for hurting me and our children. He texted me the next day and again said he was sorry and can only ask for forgiveness. This is a huge breakthrough, for he's never acknowledged any wrongdoing or remorse for his actions. I saw for myself that God is softening his heart and working on the other side of the mountain. Praise the Lord!” (Rhode Island) 
"My wife and I have started talking and seeing each other again. She stays in another state with the kids, but God used the kids to keep telling her to come home. We are now working on our marriage and we even went to her reunion last weekend together and enjoyed ourselves. Praise the Lord." (North Carolina)
“My prodigal and I were able to attend Parent's Day at a day camp with our son. They started the day with prayer and a Bible study about miracles. Later at a prayer meeting, I poured my heart out to God. Before the prayer meeting ended, my associate pastor walked over and said, ‘God wants you to know He is working this out in your favor. You have tried by your own hand and failed miserably, but you will have victory if you let God do it for you, and victory will come through your prayer and praise.’ My associate pastor never knew what I prayed for that night. Never give up, just let go and let God. Praise His Holy Name!”  (Texas) 
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:16-18
This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”  Isaiah 48:17 
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“Praise God, He has restored our marriage brick by brick. Five years ago I was in a black hole of despair when I typed in divorce and God used your Ministry to transform my thinking and then my marriage. I have logged into Charlyne Cares each day. There is always a message there, which seems as if it is directed to me and whatever I am facing that day. I thank God with all my heart for the way His Word touches and transforms day by day. Nothing is too difficult for you.’ Jeremiah 32:17b (NASB) I thank God that this is true!”  (England)

"When I was served with divorce papers, God told me to trust Him. Soon after my kids and I were faced with eviction and repossession of our vehicle. God stepped in and made a way for us to retain the residence and vehicle. I know God is not only moving my mountain, He's crumbling it into the sea to never return. God has shown me that my husband still loves me, and God's Word has confirmed restoration through scripture, Ezekiel 11:19-20 and again in Ezekiel 37:21-23. Praise God for what He's doing. I trust God. To God be the glory. In Jesus name Amen."  (Georgia)
 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."  Jeremiah 32:17 
"Suddenly my husband turned up, 'weeping and praying' as God kept telling me he would. My husband has declared he is moving home. God has proven Himself." (United Kingdom)
"The Lord has been working in my life. He brought my prodigal son home. He is now working and living with me and will be attending college in January. We had a great Christmas. God does answer prayer." (Texas)
“God told me from the beginning that I am to stand for my spouse and my marriage forever. I have been praying for God to move my mountains. Today I saw a glimmer of hope. My spouse texted me an early Happy Birthday and said he was sorry for everything and that he has a lot going on in his mind and heart. I can see God moving my mountain of circumstances. Praise be to the glory of God. He is faithful, a loving and just God.”  (Florida)
“Last night a man from church called me about his separation and how they reconciled. He told me to go to the tabernacle at church and just sit there and you will see. I didn’t see. The amazing part is my wife drove by the church when I was sitting in my truck to leave. I saw her looking. How’s that for seeing!”  (Missouri)
“Yesterday, I was so depressed and fed up because of the situation and long stand. My husband used to come to my house often for a meal and to spend family time with our kids and grandson. He hadn’t come in almost a year. Today, I just decided to ask him to join our grandson and me. He said yes, and he came for dinner and stayed for three hours. We played games with our grandson and had a nice time. This was encouraging and lifted the loneliness. God is so good and merciful! Nothing is impossible with God. Thank You Jesus.”  (Canada)
"My husband and I have been separated. I and others have been praying, fasting and standing. I praise my Lord for being so faithful! We have been spending the past few weekends together. First God removed his friends. They no longer communicate, and my husband told me yesterday that he has released the other women. He wants to focus on us and our family! Praise You, God! Hallelujah!" (Texas)
"The war put a huge strain on our marriage, but more than the stress of me being gone, was the strain on the relationship when I returned home. I have been in a wrestling match with God, but I feel like I am finally becoming the kind of man He wants me to be. God has given me a supportive church community, sobered me up, and He has softened my heart of anger towards Him. I pray one day I will remarry my now divorced wife. Until then, I am standing and trusting Him." (Maryland)
“All praise and thanks to God. My prodigal spouse has come home after many months of being away in the far country. I thank God for bringing me to your website to help me through the pain and loneliness. While standing, praying and fasting for my prodigal spouse, God increased my faith and showed me that He truly does answers prayers.”  (South Africa) 
"The Lord has been encouraging me in so many ways, though my circumstances haven't changed. I cried out to the Lord, 'How will it end?' I sensed Him answering, 'In victory. It will end in victory.' Then I opened my Bible, asking the Lord to speak to me through His word. Where the Bible opened, this sentence jumped out; 'For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.' (Isaiah 65:16b)" (Pennsylvania)

“Praise be to God. My husband is back and this time for good. God never fails. Whenever I felt like giving up, God gave me hope. Exactly a month before my husband’s return God spoke to my heart and said it’s over, he's coming home. Now I see after his return that God has not only convicted my husband and brought him home but He has changed me. Dear standers, things will look really bad just before it settles down. Just claim and hold onto God’s promises because the God we love is a never failing God. Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  (Sri Lanka)

“Last night I had a dream that my husband was with an OW. I woke up, got on my knees and cried out to the Lord with scriptures. I was informed after church that my husband is indeed dating someone. PTL! Instead of reacting in anger, I informed our friend that I was standing for my marriage and that no circumstances would change that. I later informed my husband that I knew, yet that I still loved him and would continue my stand. I will continue to walk in love though at times it hurts. God will always have the last say. I will one day write a testimony of reconciliation. God's Word never fails!”  (Florida)
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
“Here lately my sister who is my prayer partner and best friend has been having dreams of my prodigal and I in a restored relationship. She will text me in the middle of the night about these dreams and it's always when I feel doubt creeping in. This is God's way of saying trust and believe, it will happen soon. God is awesome and He will use whomever to let you know He is working on the other side of the mountain! PTL!!” (Washington)
“Usually when I am driving I am always talking to God. On my way to work, I was asking God to put someone in my life to help me forget about my husband, if this is how He wants my life to be because it hurts too much. I wasn't expecting anything; then I saw a Covenant Transport truck parked at a rest stop. I didn't believe that this was God as I was hunting for these trucks and couldn't find any. A couple of weeks passed and I was pleading with God, telling Him I don't know what to do, asking Him to please tell me what He wants me to do. As I am merging onto the road I looked to my left and there is a Covenant Transport truck passing me. God is showing me that it will be OK .It will work out.”  (Florida) 
The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.  Psalm 25:14 
“My wife just told me she loves me! My marriage has been on a downward spiral since the end of last year. My world crumbled and my heart was shattered. We used to hold hands and pray over our meal. I thought all was lost. I've cried out to God and pleaded for direction. Through it all, God has proven to me that He's been right beside me the entire time. Just recently an evangelist preached a couple of sermons that ministered to me. He even looked at me, called me by name, and told me things only God could have revealed. This week my wife has held my hand while we blessed our meals and she's allowed me to be closer to her. God is RESURRECTING my marriage!” (Tennessee)
"I was speaking to my prodigal on the phone and he mentioned that next month he finds out where he will be stationed. Right now, he is on the other side of the world where God placed him. That night I came home and read Acts 17:26; 'He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.' I had just read that a few weeks ago in my daily reading, but this time it just jumped off the page at me. I have nothing to worry about. I know God is in control and will place my husband where He wants him." (North Carolina)
“Merry Christmas everyone. I had a hard time deciding today which testimony to submit. Yes, I am stander; some days are better than others. I fail sometimes, God picks me up , dusts me off, and we keep going. But more than justice and restoring our marriage, God has truly changed my life. He has made my entire life a testimony. This year we are celebrating the true meaning of Christmas at our home. We have received the greatest gift ever given, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This past week, we were running errands and our youngest daughter said to the cashier,‘It’s Jesus' birthday!’So, from my home to yours, may you all have a wonderful Christmas, have many breakthroughs, and may all your prayers be answered!”  (Illinois) 
“For God does speak—now one way, now another— though man may not perceive it.”  Job 33:14
"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)
"My husband said I shouldn't be waiting for him and that he made a mess of his life. He said he's not worth it. I replied that he is worth it all and that the messes were necessary for God to get my attention and it worked. I told him God isn't finished with us. Thank You, Lord Jesus." (Wisconsin)
  “My wife and I were divorced. But only months later she began to come and see me and tell me she was sorry and she loved me. She got pregnant with the other man and pulled away for a time, but several months later she came home. A year after she left she suddenly came home a new person in Christ. We were remarried this year and just had a little baby boy whom I adopted. God has blessed us more than we deserve. Our marriage is so much better and more wonderful than words can express.”  (Maryland)
"I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19
"I am praising God as He laid it upon my prodigal's heart to call and check on me. We were without power after a wind storm hit our area. The next day he called back to see if I needed help with clean up. He came and helped me for hours. Praise to God." (Kentucky)
"I can't express the timing and impact of a statement in 'Charlyne Cares.' Bob wrote, 'If you take down the mailbox, by giving up on a prodigal spouse, where will God deliver your returned prodigal?' What a powerful encouragement. Thank you." (Florida)
"My wife started an affair with another man and they moved in together. On Sunday she accepted responsibility and said she did not know how to get out. Praise the Lord for He is working on her. I need to zip my lips and wait for His perfect timing." (New York)

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal has come home. It was just like Charlyne said it would be; unexpectedly." (Florida)

"Praise God my husband is home. The Holy Spirit opened my husband's and the other woman's eyes to what they were doing at 3 A.M. one morning and my husband was home the next day. There is still healing and work to be done but 'with God all things are possible.' To God be the glory." (Georgia)

"My husband has finally come home for good. He has been home for a few months and I know that God is going to finish the work He started." (Georgia)
"Right before I went to bed I realized I'd forgotten my ring at the gym. I called the next morning and they said nothing had been turned in, but I could come check. When I got there the janitor told me he'd checked every locker and it wasn't there, but I could check if I wanted. When I checked in the locker, it was right where I'd placed it the day before! The Lord showed me that He'd watched over it just like He is our marriage and that it doesn't matter what others say or think. He's in control! Glory to God!" (West Virginia)
"Praise God. Here I am again! This time with an even greater testimony. I submitted a testimony of thanksgiving a few days ago, even though my marriage had not been restored. I was encouraged to do that by reading another stander's testimony. I have been standing for some months and the day after my last submission to RMM, God came in with a mighty wind of restoration and divine intervention! I now know that my marriage will be completely restored and be better than ever. We walk by faith and not by sight. A thankful heart says God I trust You even though I don't understand it all. I know You love me and will carry me through. Be encouraged standers - the best is yet to come. Believe. Ephesians 3:20.” (Connecticut)
"My landlord renewed my lease. He added to it that if a third person should come to live the rent will be increased. This shows me that the God I pray to is answering my prayers and that my husband is closer to home. My God said me, my daughter and my husband will all be living here. What a wonderful God we serve." (New York)

“It’s been a huge blessing since I came home. I've felt the Father’s love more now than I have ever felt. A lot of His love, mercy and grace I felt through my wife when I came home. I was expecting an angry, bitter wife but got the complete opposite. She loved on me and prayed for me and made sure I didn't feel the guilt of what I have done. I just want to encourage everyone that prayer is powerful and they are being heard. I kid you not, when I was gone, I would feel her praying for me and I would start to feel conviction. I encourage you to keep praying and that your prayers are being heard.”  (Returned Prodigal in Florida)

“Haven’t you read,”he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4-6

"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)

"Praise God my daughter is now saved. I have been praying for her along with my other children. We were talking a few days ago about my stand and my walk with the Lord and she was asking questions. Now she knows the One who can help her through all of her trials. I know He is faithful." (Florida)
“God is working mightily in our lives. The Holy Spirit gave me the insight to fast for 40 days. As my fasting is progressing, I can see changes in my thought process and am able to hear His voice more clearly. God is greater and only He can and will heal our soul wounds. I can see little things in my husband that is God's way of telling me that He is changing him. I know for sure that my suddenly is just about to happen for God's glory. But even before my marriage is restored, I pray that God touches my husband's heart and gives him His salvation. We are more than a conqueror in God. Don't give up. God bless every stander and may all our ‘suddenlies’ happen very soon. Amen.”  (Indiana) 
“I was feeling unattractive, knowing the other women are much younger. I began to doubt he'd have reason to return. Suddenly he called, ‘Would I like a summer dress?’ Bewildered yet I was able to zip the lips and not ask why or where it came from. I said yes, though wondered if it would fit me. The dress is incredible. It is an evening gown, for a formal occasion. It is silk and full length. It does, of course, fit so well! As I stood in front of my mirror I was completely stunned. It's the sort of dress I'd never have bought myself. I remembered his words as he gave it to me - I thought of you. And I sensed God say - this is how he sees you. This is how attractive you are to him still. Tears flowed as I thanked God who is able to do more than we can ask or imagine. Standers, I was so wrong to doubt. Don't second guess what your prodigal is thinking, no matter what he says or does. We just don't know all that is going on in their hearts. Only God knows and His is the voice I will listen to now! Trust Him.”  (United Kingdom) 
“God does speak!! This past week has been very trying, to say the least. Our teenage son has been rebelling in school, finances are being stretched to the limits, family and friends are all telling me to 'move on' and find somebody new. It's been over a year and she is telling me that she is done. So, I was at a point of hopelessness. On Sunday morning, I sat in my car before heading to worship service and I prayed asking God for direction. I need to hear directly from Him. Do I continue to stand or is it really over? When I got to church, we had a guest soloist (first time ever) and he performed the song, ‘Stand.’ Then surprise, our pastor didn't preach but he allowed one of the deacons to bring forth the Word; his topic was ‘When you have done all you can, just stand.’ Scriptures were Ephesians 6:10-13. Wow, I was overwhelmed. I felt the Presence of God surrounding me. He was speaking clearly and directly to me. I will stand forever for our marriage.”  (Georgia) 
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:2-3
“The other day my husband mentioned, when dropping off our daughter, what I was doing for Christmas (which before,I would be the one asking but trusted the Lord not to ask). I told him I wasn't sure. He said his mother or aunt were celebrating at their home. I mentioned to him that I had purchased some of the gifts for their children. He responded with ‘That’s awesome. You should put from the (our last name) family.’ He still see's us as a family after the divorce.”  (Illinois) 
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