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!



“Oh Lord, You are worthy to be praised. Thank You for putting in my heart to prepare a Father’s Day gift for my beloved and our daughters. I pray that there will be less of me and more of Him, that this will open a door for healing, hope, and love. My beloved texted me to say thank you for the gifts and that he and the girls had a very special day and God bless me. Only God! I learned that my beloved came to our home to pick them up and came inside our home. PTL! For a moment my beloved came home. I pray that he will feel that he belongs in our home with us. God is able and faithful!”  (Florida) 
"God provided rent and Christmas for the children. Thank You" Father. (Oklahoma)
"Months ago I was searching the Internet for Christian marriage restoration and found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. I did not realize what would happen with my marriage, but God did and I know that's why He led me to this ministry. I am standing and keeping my eyes on the Lord. My husband has filed for divorce but the Lord has told me He will restore our marriage. Our first court date was postponed. I know God is working. Thank You, Jesus." (Connecticut)
Blessed are all who fear theLord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.  Psalm 128:1-2 

“Glory be to God, another battle has been won. My husband and I were separated for many months under impossible circumstances. I believed God that He would restore my marriage, but my fears and questions were, when God? I practiced zipping my lip a lot. Anyway, I blew it big time yesterday because my hubby was being extremely selfish. Afterward, I felt hopeless and felt I had frustrated God’s efforts. Twenty-four hours later, and I tell you, it was the least thing I was expecting, my husband returned home! Thanks be to our Father, who is working even when we don't see. He is truly, truly working."  (Australia)

"My son opened up to his dad for the first time regarding our divorce. My young son, not prompted by me, shared our stand as a family regarding his return to the Lord, then to us, with his dad. My husband called me and I was able to share with him. Praise God, my husband’s 'never to be together' is now 'most likely.'" (Arizona)
"After a year of separation, my prayers were answered and my wife invited me back home and we are in love again. Praise God." (Pennsylvania)
"My husband came to our adult son's birthday party at my invitation. How good it was that I had read a Rejoice devotional encouraging us to include prodigals for holiday meals right at this time. I had already invited him, but the devotional helped to encourage him to come. I knew it could be somewhat awkward for him, but I think he really had a nice time. Many people from our fellowship were there and were very kind. He got to see the love of Christ and also the fun that a group of believers can have together as we played games and there was lots of laughter. May he fully come home soon!" (Colorado)

"To God be the Glory. The Miracle Easter began when my husband called me and told me he was ready to confess this sins. He met with a priest and had confession. I have learned from you that the most important thing is that he come back to the Father, and he has started his journey." (Peru)

"My prodigal husband and I have not spoken in weeks. He and our son attended a birthday party. He signed a beautiful card with our son's name and our names together. I believe he still sees a future for us. Praise you, God, for the work You have begun in us." (California)
"Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth." Daniel 9:13
"It has been a year since my husband confessed to a pornography addiction which led to immorality. I was more afraid to live than to die. God led us to many resources; counseling, a support group for sexual sin, Bible studies, and daily email from Charlyne. I needed it all, but mostly I needed God's Word ingrained in me. My husband and I are together and God is working a mighty miracle in our marriage, above and beyond what I could ask or think." (North Carolina)
Charlyne has a teaching that may help you to know God's will regarding your marriage. "God Does Speak - Are You Listening?" is a CD that will help you grow in your prayer time as you listen for God's voice. Go to our Bookstore - http://rejoiceministries.org/r.php?num=38hmj
“The Lord has been good to me. I have been blessed to share my testimony with a co-worker. I email her devotionals. She informed me that my testimony and devotionals have motivated her to work on her marriage. I pray that God will continue to give me the words to speak. God has also blessed me to see two Covenant Transport trucks this week in an area of my town that I have never seen one before. I had to do a double take. I know God is going to move in my life in miraculous and unexpected ways, having me do a double take. I give all thanks and glory to God.” (Georgia) 
Hiding God's word in my heart has produced much fruit, I have gotten my kids involved and we remind each other how important it is to know the Word of God. So that when trails come the Holy Spirit will bring his word back to our remembrance I can already see God moving. Just this morning when I checked my email I had received a message from my husband. The message was not clear so I called him to explain, that's when he told me that he didn't send the message, his email had been hacked, from that we laughed and talked to each other for over and hour... God is so good and I just want to say thank you and RRM and keep us in your prayers.  (Alabama)
“It's been a difficult weekend. Circumstances seem just impossible. Every time my husband draws near home, the enemy yanks back the other direction. After going to the hardware store, I came out and what did I see in the parking lot next door? A Covenant Transport Truck! I've never seen one before. When I cried out to God, wondering where He was, He said, I am with you always!”  (Nebraska)
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania)
"My husband has made our family more of a priority again. PTL! Thank you for answered prayers. It is an amazing step in the 'home' direction. I pray God continues to guide him."  (California) 
’And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.’ 2 Corinthians 9:8.  I was the prodigal and now the stander. My sin has been damaging but praise God: HE has forgiven me, I have safe housing, all my needs met, my children and wife are safe, my attorney prays and stands with me, God led me to this site, He gave me a job, He is teaching me, delivering me, loving me and making me into the husband and father they need and want. Because He loves me I will NEVER give up. LOVE YOU JESUS!”  (Arizona) 
"My wife told me how she has been sad and confused. I offered to call her and pray with her, which she accepted. This came after her recently telling me to be careful not to do anything that would upset the other person. I am praying this could mean my miracle is coming soon." (North Carolina)
"My spouse and I share custody of our dogs and last week one made a mistake on my carpet which stained. I guess my spouse felt bad because he bought me a card with my favorite flower on the front and signed it from our dog with an apology and put a gift card in for my favorite department store. God is doing something in his heart." (Kentucky)
“I was the prodigal when my husband and I separated. When I realized I had made a grave mistake, he no longer wanted to reconcile. By then, he had met another woman and was moving toward divorce. I began standing for my marriage for years. I committed to a prayer vigil each morning and every night before bed. In it, I thanked God for bringing my husband back. I prayed as if my prayers had already been answered. I was sustained in my faith through Charlyne Cares, despite continued advice from friends, family and church ministers to seek a speedy divorce. I refused to listen to the naysayers. I told everyone, ‘Thank you for your concern but my husband and I will be together again one day.’ That day has come! My husband and I are reunited and our marriage is stronger than ever. Stand firm all you Standers. Pray and believe without doubt. Even when our prayers are delayed, it is an opportunity to stand on God's Word in faith.”  (Maryland) 
“From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do. Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are far from righteousness. I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.”   Isaiah 46:11-13

"I am praising the Lord that my God brought my husband home this past weekend. It was very suddenly. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your wisdom and direction on how to stand. I thank God for you both. There is much to continue to stand for, but God can do anything." (Arizona)

“God has answered in so many ways. There is a change in our relationship. God convicted me of His very personal love for me, which is all I need, and He told me to love my spouse for His Sake, for He loves my spouse. He granted me peace and a new will to fight and pray for my marriage. I thank and praise God for your ministry, which is like a beacon of light in a dark world.” (Illinois)
"I have been standing for my prodigal husband for many years. Last night after I cried out to the Lord to receive contact from my husband he called for the second time in all those years. He said he loved me and I told him I love him more today than ever and I will continue to wait and pray for him. I have no doubt my mighty God is working on the other side of the mountain. Praise God for His kept promises." (Montana)
"God has restored my marriage and is changing me into the wife and daughter He wants me to be! Praise Him for being so patient with me and my husband. God has kept His promises and has saved my marriage. My husband came back home and we are living daily on restoration. Praise the Lord and for all of you still standing for your marriage." (England)

My wife called me. A friend told her about a movie we should see. I believe she knew what Fireproof was about before we went, but she did not tell me. While in the movie she was crying and emotional. She said she wished she had seen the movie before she filed for divorce. The thing I did not tell her is that I had seen Fireproof before, so I was thanking God because I know He is moving to restore our marriage in Jesus name. (Georgia)

"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)
“My husband came home last night. Your Web site has given me so much hope and kept me in the Word. My husband says he's still confused about us, but wants to try to work things out for our boys. I just thank the Lord he's back and that he's willing to give it a chance. God has opened my eyes to my faults and failures. I know God is still working on me. I believe He will change both our hearts and make our marriage better than it ever was.” (Texas)
“I have been standing for our reconciliation and haven't heard from my spouse for some time. I attended a conference and read a devotional about the power of praying in agreement with other believers. I asked the Lord to help me stand strong because many people were praying for me personally, but not with me in agreement for reconciliation. Later that day, as I was about to depart from the conference, a woman who I had met there said, ‘I just want to let you know that I am praying in agreement for your reconciliation.’ I started to cry and was so thankful to hear from the Lord that way, especially since she used the exact phrase, ‘praying in agreement’ and not just ‘praying for you.’ It was an extra special moment for me. God does hear us and He does speak to us and He is working on our mountain.”  (Virginia) 
“Although I have been in church and a Christian most of my life, until my husband left me, I didn't realize God would care about my life's little details. I didn't know He would speak to me personally and would hear my prayers. I praise Him for an answer to prayer. I've been praying that eventually my husband's work schedule would be changed to a Monday-Friday position so once our marriage is restored, we could have our weekends for family. God surprised me by choosing to answer that prayer first, and while I couldn't even imagine how it would happen, my husband was offered a promotion with a Monday-Friday schedule. So, praise the Lord, an answer to prayer WITH the surprising bonus of a promotion! God gave me a little preview that He goes above and beyond what we can imagine.” (Indiana) 
"I've been praying for restoration of my marriage for some time and have become very discouraged lately. I asked God to show me a sign if He wanted me to continue to stand. On my way to work I was listening to Christian radio. A woman who had been married for many years before her divorce said she was standing for restoration of her marriage and would continue to stand for as long as it took. Thank You, Lord. That was the sign that I needed to hear."  (Texas) 
"My husband served me with divorce papers the day after our anniversary. The next day he returned to the city he lives in. He told me that he presented them to the OW in hopes that she would resume her relationship with him. She didn't. He has been in daily communication with me and has turned to God because of his desire for the relationship with the OW. The Lord has been faithful to me and has helped me to forgive my husband and the OW and focus on what He is doing in my husband's life. He is answering my prayers. He has removed the OW, my husband is seeking Him (regardless of the reason or circumstance) and he has started going to church, praying and reading the Word of God. He has even said that he wants our family to move to the city he is currently living in. The effectual fervent prayers of the righteous man availeth much.James 5:16 (KJV). I know that God is going to turn my husband's heart back to our family. My trust is in God and God alone."  (Oklahoma)
“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 
Charlyne, God does restore marriages and saves lives. I now pray for his salvation. I know that soon he will give his heart to my Lord. God bless you and you may print this letter so that others can be encouraged."
“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)
"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 have been standing for several months and God healed my hurting marriage. Thank the Lord. My prodigal heard the Lord speaking to him in a vision/dreams at night. I couldn't believe the God touched his heart and gave him a heart transplant. I prayed and God moved. I know we still have work to do. I want to tell you thank you and the enemy has been defeated once again."  (Texas)

"Sunday was my wedding anniversary and I had not spoken to my husband for weeks. I prayed and ask for a sign that would give me some encouragement because I couldn’t 'see' any hope for reconciliation. I decided to call and let my husband know I was thinking of him. As I was in church my unsaved husband sent a text and said he was in church and he would call me after service was over. More proof that God hears our simplest prayers and He is at work even when we can’t 'see' it." (California)
"This month I have seen God start the process of restoration little by little. My husband has been more kind and friendly. I thank God daily for the small things he is doing in both of us! I give all glory to Him for He is worthy of all the works I see happening. I will continue to trust in God and I know that in his timing things will be better!”  (Washington) 
“Since starting my stand for our marriage, your website and other sources have brought me great strength and joy when it was most needed. Just when I need it the most, in moments of weariness, God speaks to me almost instantly. The other day I left our home to run some errands, leaving son and husband together. My husband has been coming home a lot to test the waters. On my way out, my eyes were drawn to a taxi at the roadside; on its driver’s door was written BOLD. I praised God at that point. But at the red light the same taxi stopped next to my car. I wanted to be sure of what I had just seen. Under the word BOLD was written: Trust, Reliability, Delivery! I was in complete awe and shock. Praying hard for that suddenly breakthrough at His perfect time. Praise and glory to God.”  (Malaysia) 

In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. Psalm 18:6

"I signed our divorce papers last week. My wife shows no desire to reconcile, but God has shown me that He knows my needs whether they are financial or emotional. What used to be tears of despair have turned to joy. As I seek to put on the new man moment by moment, Lord, let me be found faithful and may all the praise and glory go to You." (Tennessee)
"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." Psalm 62:1-2
"I was very sad that my husband didn't contact me at all on my birthday - no happy birthday text or anything. Late on my birthday, I was opening gifts from my children and I asked my daughter where she had found this one gift I especially liked. She said she didn't know. She said, 'Dad got that for us to give to you.' I know that God is working on the other side of the mountain even if I cannot see the signs of it." (Montana)
“My spouse asked to reconcile after I had been praying for awhile but has not left ‘the far country’ completely. I cried out to God one day after standing for a few more months. I said, ‘God I can do this if this is what You want but please give me a sign that I'm doing the right thing.’ I looked up from my Bible on the ride home from work and saw a license plate that read ‘FUNBUS.’ God reminded me that my spouse was on 'the fun bus' and that Jesus would rescue him in due time. Thank you for your wonderful ministry!”  (Texas) 
"My husband left me and our teenage daughters last July, leaving us hurt and devastated. Little did we know that he was also. After several months of hurting and even going as far as paying for an attorney and filing for divorce, the Lord has intervened, much through the daily devotionals from your ministry that I would send him at work. Praise God he just moved back into our home and the divorce proceedings were dismissed. He was reading these devotionals every day and we still are. We still have things to work through, but we know what God wants for us." (Arkansas)
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.  Psalm 59:16-17
“There have been days when all I could pray is, ‘God, help!’ I have been ready to give up so many times I've lost count, but God... On  days when I just can't hang on, He intervenes. This week on a hard day I opened my mail box and found a package from RMM, a CD titled, What Am I To Do? Just Stand!Why it arrived on that day only God could orchestrate something like that. My husband has also suddenly become very compassionate and caring. There is no doubt God hears our cries for help when there is nothing else we can say.‘In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.’ Psalm 18:6.”  (California) 
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