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 spouse ask for a divorce last week. He has asked for one many times in the past but this time I knew it was for real. What made it bad is he is about to go on his deployment next month. So I started praying and standing for my marriage and God is working on me in the process. I am believing that God is working my marriage out before my husband leaves. Praise God; nothing is impossible for Him.”  (North Carolina)
"My husband does not go to church with me yet. Today it rained and my husband called me outside to see a rainbow. We realized it was a double rainbow. I have only seen two double rainbows in my life. The first was when I was standing for my marriage. At that time God promised me my marriage would be restored. This time I feel God is saying my husband will be restored to Him. Praise God." (New York)
“God continues to bless me with harvest after harvest. Financial ruin is turning to prosperity. The past three weeks have been a season of renewal for my marriage. My wife is beginning to open her heart about how miserable she is. Divorce is nothing but a piece of paper because our marriage stands before God! I praise Him for the healing He is bringing. Another harvest is on its way.”  (Texas)
"My husband calls almost every day saying how sorry he is. When I came home from work last night there was big box waiting for me at my door. It was a gift from my husband. I know that God is a restorer and He is working on our behalf even now. God is good." (Louisiana)
“This site was recommended by our marriage counselor. Even though my husband and I have no plans to separate or divorce, we live separate lives. Reading testimonies from other standers inspires me to not give up hope for our marriage. I pray every day for a marriage that is pleasing to God. I owe it to my God to work just as hard as He is in restoring our marriage. I am now focusing on Him rather than my circumstance. I now know He is working on my husband and I can let go. I can pray for my husband and let it go! I am no longer anxious about the results of my prayer, because I now know God will prevail! PTL!”  (Pennsylvania)
“This last week the devil tried and tried to break me. I received a picture of my husband and the other woman in our home on our couch under our family's pictures. I didn't know what to do so I started praying to God for help. I also asked a family member for help. She said there is power in the name of Jesus. She gave me a name for Jesus she uses, Yeshua (to rescue, to deliver). She said say it out loud, the devil can’t stand to be around and has to flee. I started whispering Yeshua and before I knew it I was yelling Yeshua. It is amazing the power His name has. Now whenever I feel the devil trying to sneak in, I will just call out Yeshua and He will rescue and deliver me.”  (Nevada)
“Happy Mother’s Day to all standers. I want to say I got a Mother’s Day gift early due to my spouse being out of town for Mother's Day. It was a jewelry set with hearts, which I took as a sign of my spouse saying he still loves me. I pray that all you other standers get a blessing from the Lord as well. God is awesome, never give up. Amen.”  (Florida)
"My husband left years ago and I have strived to bless him daily. He knows I am standing and love him. This week he came to me for help because he was having trouble with his new partner. God is showing me every day to keep going. So much happening behind the scenes." (Great Britain)

"Due to the economy, my ex-wife, children and I still live in the same home. There have been no beneficial opportunities here in New Jersey and our home is going into foreclosure. The Lord has sent my brother and his wife to rescue us; offering to relocate us to San Diego. By God's Grace, my bride agreed for all of us to go out west together, saying we will part once each is stable enough financially. There are no jobs lined up, no home for us to live in as of yet. But I know God is working on her heart and is in control as we take this ‘leap of faith’ together. Praise be to Jesus!"  (New Jersey) 

"Praise God! I asked my prodigal if he was still praying, and did he repent. He said YES!! Everyone stay encouraged."  (New Jersey) 
“What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.”  Isaiah 46:11b 
“I have a lengthy stand and there are times nothing seems to be happening. But I want you to never give up, because those are the times God is doing His best work. God can make things work together so you both end up staying under the same roof at your out-of-state daughter's home for a grandson's birthday party. Getting up to wish each other a ‘good morning’ and share breakfast together. God can also have a spouse find you, even though they have no idea where you are living and where you are. Mine tracked me down at that same daughter's house while I am here for a visit. It doesn't matter why my spouse called, what matters is that God will help them find you when they have no idea where you are! Praise God! So if you think your spouse can't find you or you don't know where they are? God has His ways to make it all happen! Have faith and trust God! It is when you surrender your will to God's that He works it all out.” (Illinois) 
“Sunday was my first anniversary without my husband, now a prodigal. I had to contact him on a business issue. He quickly responded and also said that he was sad and that God was dealing with him on many things to the point that it was sometimes overwhelming. I wrote him a heartfelt e-mail back, telling him that the enemy was the cause of our problems, not each other, and that I love him and pray for him every day. Shortly after I concluded my scripture prayers for him, he showed up at my front door! Because of something scary that happened in my neighborhood the night before, he said that he wanted to make sure everything was okay. We talked for a while and when he left he hugged me for the first time since our separation. Satan still tries to make me doubt even after all the answered prayers, but I choose to believe God for my marriage restoration!”  (North Carolina)
"Praise the Lord Jesus. I recently answered my Masters' level exams, and had no hope in passing because I had already failed the assignment part of the module. The devil attacked me constantly during my study period by putting negative thoughts in my mind and by using my husband to distract me by saying that he has decided to go with the other woman. I prayed to Jesus. I told the Lord that I was putting my exams in His hands. Jesus gave me a miracle. I not only passed in that module, but actually got a first class mark. I know He will also restore my marriage." (United Kingdom)
"My husband came home this past September in obedience to God. God still has a lot of healing to do in our relationship and I am still standing for the restoration of our marriage. (At Christmas) all four of us were in church together in over 18 months. God does answer prayer!"

"My husband texted me today and wanted to talk. We had not really talked for a month. Saturday he came to the house for more of his things. I wanted to talk, but I kept my lips zipped. My husband wants to come home. He will have to quit his job but I know God will help us. I thank the Lord for this experience because I am now closer to my Heavenly Father. To the Steinkamps thank you for this web site giving me the inspiration to keep standing." (Illinois)

A PS from Pompano - While we thank this stander for the kind words, we remind every subscriber that a website is only one of the tools being used by Rejoice Marriage Ministries to proclaim that God heals hurting marriages. He birthed this Ministry almost 19 years ago, long before most of us had ever heard of the Internet or email. For several years we communicated with standers the old-fashioned way; by letter and telephone. Even back then, we had teaching tapes, books the Lord had given us to write, and radio broadcast programs. Everything we did was centered around a local Bible study where we also met standers the old-fashioned way, face to face. If the Internet were to disappear tonight, Rejoice Marriage Ministries would still be around tomorrow. We encourage you not to think of us as an Internet Ministry, but as a Ministry telling people about Jesus, who uses the Internet as one of their tools. You are missing many blessings and a lot of encouragement if you fail to use everything we have available to help you.

"One year ago tonight, I thought my world had come to an end when my husband left me for the OW. I had to take off work for a couple of weeks before I could function. I fasted and prayed like never before. I was led to RMM through a friend who stood for the restoration of his marriage. My husband and the OW told me I was delusional (speaking those things which are not as though they were). But who is delusional now? Tonight, I have my husband back in my life and it was SUDDEN, but the restoration is in baby steps. I am in awe at how God honors His word, praise, prayer, and fasting. My treasure is my relationship with my Lord from my stand. I learned from Charlyne that it does not matter what anyone says about my situation other than God. Ezekiel 17:24:  "'All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"  (Georgia)
"I asked the Lord to give me encouragement. Wednesday morning I received a text from my prodigal sharing a photo of flowers I had sent the previous week wishing him well in his new job and new location. He said the flowers were still pretty. I know I will reap a harvest. Praise the Lord." (Georgia)
“There was a storm in our home this week. Jesus kept the peace. I was able to talk to our oldest daughter about God telling me to stand for their dad and for them. I told her God had given me a promise. Friday evening there was a thunderstorm outside and she sent me a text about seeing a rainbow. I replied that is God keeping his promises. A few minutes later she sent another picture of a double rainbow with the words ‘double promise.'  AMEN! Thank You,  Lord! Not only is our marriage restored, but our entire household believes in the Lord Jesus as our Savior.”  (Illinois) 
"I have been standing for my miracle for many months. Trials have come and gone, the latest being last week when I received an unexpected pay cut due to new rules. Later I was called down to administration and walked out with the assurance that this would be made right and that I would be taken care of. God does fight our battles. Praise Him." (Tennessee)
“My husband is home after months of being away. PTL! He had an irregular heartbeat and had to be brought to the hospital. Our child and I were there with him at the hospital providing love, support and care. Thank God his condition normalized and he was discharged. I was planning to ask him if he could come for a few days so we could take care of him. Without prompting him, he asked first if he could come home! Oh my! Since then, he has been home and we are starting to be like a family again. I will continue to pray and ask for God's grace to keep us together and grow in love. The Lord is amazing! When I started to let go and let God, that was when God did his part. God works in mysterious ways. He is real, God is good!”  (Philippines)  

"My prodigal husband is home. He has said goodbye to the other person, moved out and made a clean break. We seem to be doing very well. He is very caring and treats me like a princess. We've had several special, sharing conversations. He told me of times when he thought of me, but felt he had messed up too badly to even call. He said if I hadn't kept reaching out to him in love he would not have believed I really forgave him. Nothing is impossible with God's help." (Virginia)

“I made a big mistake and my husband said that he couldn't forgive me. There have been a ton of bumps in the road and hurt feelings but now he is letting me come see him. I finally stopped crying and decided to let God take over and listen to Charlyne and ‘zip my lips.’I told my husband that it did not matter what he did or said, I was going to stand for our marriage no matter what. Now he says that he wants to be with me. He is still in the wilderness but I am sure that he will be home soon. God is good. He sent a Covenant Transport truck when I was driving to see my husband. PTL for His faithfulness! I am so grateful for RMM! Keep standing even when you feel like you can't anymore!” (Minnesota) 
"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement duringmy trial." (Tennessee)
"I had visitation yesterday. All my children had gotten sick after going back to grandma's house. My wife contacted me by text message several times last night. I responded to her, even though she has put a protection order on me. I praise God that my wife contacted me about my kids. God is softening her heart." (Nebraska)
“My heart is full of praises to God. I had submitted my court hearing date of last Friday to RMM for prayer. To my surprise, the magistrate had not turned up for work that day. Even though my husband's heart was still hardened, I can clearly see the hand of God at work. Isaiah 14:27 and Proverbs 21:30. Time is in His hands, and at the appointed time, my husband's heart will be turned back to God and our marriage. I want to encourage all standers to keep standing no matter what the devil has put between you and your prodigal. God already defeated the devil and He will give us victory after victory until we behold our loved ones united to us. The name of the Lord be praised forever.”  (Uganda) 
“My  prodigal came for a visit to help me with our son. I didn't expect much from this Valentine's Day. But God! My husband apologized for his abandonment; he admitted to missing me. God allowed me to share the truth about marriage and divorce with him. Before leaving he promised to listen for God about coming home. I know God has been speaking to him since day one. God's victory is near. I have faith! Praise God!”  (Florida) 
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9

"My husband and I spoke on the phone today after years of being separated. He wants to reconcile. After years of drugs, abuse and so many issues. I was able to share with him a promise God had given us years ago. When I finished we were both in tears." (California) 

“God is good! I went to court and contested my divorce. I told the judge I didn’t agree with my spouse wanting a divorce. So the judge postponed it. Even though he moved out, God still moved in my favor because of my fasting and praying. In God’s time my husband will be the husband God wants him to be.” (Michigan)
"Yesterday I was uncertain if I should continue standing for my marriage and asked the Lord to show me a sign if I was to do so. I received a package from Rejoice Marriage Ministries that I was not expecting. It contained a license plate that said "Forgive Them" and on the back was a message from Bob & Charlyne. God is awesome on how quickly He sent a sign as big as day to encourage me during my stand. Thank you." (Georgia)
"We hadn't spoken in weeks and I had not attended worship in our church since the separation. I returned on Sunday, my spouse showed up and we were wearing the same colors. We talked for awhile and he called me later that evening just to check on me." (Illinois)
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105 
"The Holy Spirit led me to tell my husband that I loved him. I have not seen or heard from him. I was at my daughter’s home when the telephone rang and I answered. It was my husband and I was able to tell him that I loved him. God is always on time and I give Him all the praise and honor. God remains faithful." (Ohio)
“Today I celebrate God’s greatness. My husband has returned. It looked dead, even to the point of him entering into a marriage in another religion. Today God has shown me that He is the resurrection power, He alone is able. It’s a very long story, with much pain and heartache. It’s a story that took me down to the valley. But Jesus is the God of the mountain tops. Standers, pray without ceasing, believe without doubting, and above all pray for the salvation of your spouse. My husband had a Damascus Road experience and God did the rest. I pray for every one of you, let hope rise! Jesus is alive and seated at the right hand of the Father. He’s interceding for us, that we may always overcome.”  (South Africa)
"This morning at church our pastor spoke about satan's desire to destroy marriages. He did a demonstration with two bricks that had been joined by mortar and explained that God has joined us together. He then told how two people cannot just separate after marriage, and in an attempt to separate the bricks he hit them in the middle with a hammer breaking both bricks into several pieces. He said that is what happens in divorce, both people are broken and wounded. I pray that this message affected marriages and prodigals about the sanctity of marriage." (Maryland)
“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 and I been through so many trials with family deaths and his illness, that changed both of us. I became an unhappy and unappreciative wife. My husband left. My relationship with the Lord was suffering. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up. I started praying as a stander. But little did I realize that the Lord was going to reveal all the things in me that needed to change. 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31 are Chapters that helped me see the kind of wife I'm supposed to be. I repented and started seeking the Lord to change my heart and my husband's. I had to accept that I could not change my husband, only the Lord can do that. I went to my husband and asked for his forgiveness for all my shortcomings as a wife. I asked him to give me another chance. He is now home." (California)

“A season ago I was being handed divorce papers. I had been a born again believer for over 30 years and found as I went through this trial clinging to the Lord, that I had been saved by His death at the cross, but I had never grown beyond that and really developed a deep relationship and walk with the Lord. God used my time of separation with my husband to work in me, walk with me, and reveal Himself to me. I had never been able to say I am truly in love with the Lord before. I fought my divorce, trusted and obeyed the Lord, and He was faithful. Just in His time, my husband was moved by the Lord to seek reconciliation with me. He dismissed the divorce, and today he is living at home and I am watching in awe as God rebuilds our marriage stronger than ever, with Him at the center. I consider it a unique blessing to have gone through a trial of this magnitude and seen a small glimpse of the power, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, peace, and joy that our Savior is and has for us.”  (Missouri)
“I feel inspired to share my testimony regarding the Sunday devotional. It was 1982 and I was sitting in an abortion clinic to end my baby’s life. I had paid and was sitting in a room waiting my turn and listening to the reasons why others were there. When it came to me I said I have no idea, but I am leaving and tried to get up but couldn’t and felt a force trying to lift me and one keeping me down. I finally got up and asked for my money back, which I got, and eight other girls followed me. I was not feeling well at all and went to the ER immediately to try and save my baby. When I got there and was undressing the nurse gasped, asking why I had bruises under my arms and on my shoulders in the shape of hand prints. This baby today is 31, married, educated, loves the Lord and has blessed me with a grandson and granddaughter, and teaches them about Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord.”  (Indiana)  
“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida)
“In May, the Lord revealed to me through a dream that my husband would be back in my life after nine months. There was a false start in June, which was very painful, but it was not God's timing. Now, nine months later, our restoration is happening. There are still strongholds of lust, pride, idolatry, fear, and addiction, but God has brought us this far and I know He will continue to deliver us, according to His good purpose. To Christ be all the glory, we are nothing without Him.”  (Florida)  
“I praise God that my husband has returned home. I know without a doubt God had His hands in my situation. My husband is a new person and so am I. Never underestimate the power of fasting and prayer. God can soften the hardest of hearts and restore what the enemy tried to steal. I know God has a work for us to do, so I reminded myself of that every time I wanted to give up. Even though he is home, I still cannot let down my guard because the enemy is not happy. I encourage standers across the world to go into the enemy’s camp and take back what he has stolen. Mathew 11:12, reminds us that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. This is our cue to fight the enemy back. Through prayer, fasting, and writing the vision for your family, you prompt God to lean in your direction and answer your prayers. It worked for me and He'll do the same for you. Never lose heart nor hope because God is FAITHFUL!”  (Florida) 
“When I began my stand, my prodigal cut off all communication with me at that point after moving to live with his parents. I began daily prayers and I quit my ‘works of the flesh’ to bring him home. Yesterday I asked God if my stand is real. This morning I found a 3,000 word email from my husband. Praise Jesus! My husband wants to come home but he's scared. He was able to share with me why he left. Now I know what I need to work on.”  (Idaho) 
“I just want to praise God for what he has done for my family the last few months. I have been separated from my husband for several years now and I have prayed for him to come home every day. Every time I thought I was ready to give up, God would show up and give me that little bit of hope. Thank You Lord! I could tell story after story. A few months ago I get a call from my husband telling me he's sorry for everything he's done and do I think we can be friends. I was in shock. Then he went to church with me that weekend and stood up in front of the whole church and told me he was sorry again and he loved me. I was so thankful. He has backed off again but I still believe God is up to something. I am not giving up. It’s just amazing what Jesus can do when the time is right.”  (Virginia) 
“It’s been several years since I started my stand. It's been difficult, but I have His strong hand holding me. Each and every day I see little changes, that keep encouraging me to pray for my spouse and for all the other prodigals and standers. Keep praying, keep talking to God, do not faint. He will restore your marriage, as He's doing with mine. May the Lord keep blessing this ministry and all the standers.”  (Puerto Rico) 
“Yesterday my wife called and wanted to talk. She told me she wanted to work on getting our family back together. Praise God. I realize this is only the first step in a long healing process. Months ago, I would have never thought this day would come. I was able to keep my focus on the eternal view.” (North Carolina)
You are right that memorizing scripture chases Satan away!!! This past August, I found out that my divorced prodigal has a girlfriend in Colombia. I went into shock, immediate confusion and sadness. As I tried to process God's command to stand for my prodigal and marriage against this awful news, I stopped my mind from going to the dark side by speaking out God's Word that He has given me through out my stand such as Zechariah 10:6 "I will restore them because I have compassion on them." 2 Chronicles 20:15 "For the battle is not yours, but GOD'S.", Numbers 23:19 "God is not man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He SHOULD CHANGE HIS MIND!", Luke 1:37 "FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD!" Instantly, I could feel the cloud of confusion and depression go away! PTL!!!  (Texas)
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