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!



"Today God blessed me with a double blessing. I had to drop my son off early this morning. I decided to treat myself to a coffee and muffin. I went through the drive thru and as I was about to pay I was told the lady in front of me had already paid. I felt so loved by God in such a tangible way. As I was driving home I saw a sign that spoke directly to me about my husband and I and was doubly encouraged. God gave me two signs of His love and faithfulness." (Canada)  (posted 9/3/2010)

"It's been months since my husband came home and recommitted his life back to our marriage and back to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our marriage not only survived, but has flourished and is better than ever. Our son sees the changes and teases us because we are more affectionate and closer than ever. My husband still thanks me for not giving up on him and for loving him unconditionally. Our God does move mountains." (Idaho)

(posted 9/26/2008)

"God brought my spouse home after an absence of several months." (Virginia)

(posted 6/20/2008)
(posted 3/23/2015)
“I, along with the mother of my daughter-in-law, are standing together for the restoration of our children’s covenant marriage. Though we live in different states, we've been praying daily together for over a year. Even though her daughter married and is currently living with the counterfeit, we continue to stand and pray. Even though my son, after many months of standing, temporarily gave up and is now attempting to replace his covenant, we continue to stand and pray. Though we have both had times of weariness, we continue to stand and pray. When Paul commended the Thessalonians for their ‘labor of love,’ the word ‘labor’ implies work to the point of weariness and the Greek Word used for ‘love’ is agape, the highest form of love. As parents, God's love for our children and grandchild, activates our labor of love so we continue to stand and pray because our hope is steadfast in the face of difficulties and we know NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR OUR GOD! (1Thessalonians 1:3; Romans 5:5; Luke 1:37)”  (Alabama)  (posted 1/29/2012)
“If it were not for my walk with my Savior, it would be easy for me to stand close to that pit of despair Satan is always trying to draw me to. Because of my ever increasing knowledge of God's grace (Romans 8:1, 12:2), I have a peace that surpasses all human comprehension. Even as I am packing the remnants of our lives as a family, and the devil tempts me to feel sorry for myself, I am buoyed (Joshua 1:9,) and continue knowing God's plan will come to fruition, and our marriage and family will be restored, in His good and perfect timing. My prodigal wife will return home, I claim it in the name of Jesus Christ! Read the Word, trust in Him, and don't ever give up! Hallelujah!”  (Colorado)  (posted 4/19/2012)
"Thank you so much to everyone at Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I have been feeling down and discouraged this past week and your email have given me renewed determination to persevere. My son and I read 'Charlyne Cares for Kids' together tonight which was an encouragement for us both. I pray that in God's perfect timing our 'suddenly' will come." (United Kingdom) (posted 3/12/2010)

“My restoration process has begun! Praise the Lord! It was so suddenly, with no indication that it was coming. It's been many months of separation, but standing feels so worth it now. It was hard, but the Lord carried me through, and now He is fulfilling His promises. My husband has agreed to go to counseling together and told me he loves me all in a few hours. It is truly a miracle! At the beginning of our separation, God gave me Isaiah 61:7. My husband also told me he was in the process of buying a house...for us! God is giving me my marriage and a new house to begin our restored marriage in. A DOUBLE PORTION. The Lord is amazing! I love You, Lord!”  (Virginia)

(posted 8/19/2013)
Glory be to God. I knew as soon as my husband left I was to stand. I have a deeper relationship with God and learned I have to love my husband unconditionally. We didn’t see or hear from him for some weeks. My children were confused and hurt. I prayed for communication to open up and my husband starting emailing, texting and coming by to see our children. At times it still is rough since my husband is confused. He says he isn’t happy with the OW one minute and then says he is. He says he may or may not come home. But I know in my heart our God is glorious and my husband will come home. I often receive signs at my lowest times, when I become weak and tired. This reminds me to never lose faith in what our God can do.”  (Kansas) (posted 1/27/2015)
"The LORD's grace and mercy have sustained me in a weary land. Recently my spouse, other family, and friends joined me to celebrate an important milestone in my child's life. My spouse and I got along fine. He even phoned me after getting back to his home to let me know he had arrived safely and to thank me for planning the celebration. Several days following the event I plunged into the valley of confusion, revisiting the concern of 'how long, O LORD shall I wait.' But that very day the LORD encouraged me, first with the thank-you phone call, and out-of-state licence plates (two on the same day), and scriptures. I'm clinging on to our LORD for encouragement. I especially need His help with my refreshed observations of the particulars of our "crazy cycle" (see Dr. Emerson Eggerichs: Love & Respect). My God is able to save."  (Canada) (posted 11/5/2012)

“This is a update to my testimony that I posted a few weeks ago. My husband has now come home. He has moved everything from his apartment and storage unit to our home. This was not an easy trial for me. I want to tell everyone that God never left my side. The day will come when God sends your spouse back home. Even though my husband was with the OW, he told me nothing was going right. He said God was speaking to him. He is also speaking to your spouse and paving the way for their return. God will not let the devil prevail in your situation. I encourage you to continue to trust God even if it seems hopeless. If God can change my spouse, He can change yours. Keep praying, fasting and believing in the power of God. You may not know how He is going to do it, but your suddenly will happen. God bless you all.”  (Virginia)

(posted 2/26/2014)

“After being separated for several months, my husband moved home suddenly this weekend. Praise God!!! He does answer prayer. My husband said that the reason he came home was: 1.He saw changes in me that he wanted to be around. 2.He said he had heard the voice of God the last two months telling him to GO HOME. Praise God! The struggle has not stopped because my husband is home. If anything, I must keep up the intensity of my prayer time! Hold on; keep praying and fasting, and believing!”  (Louisiana) 

(posted 8/30/2012)
"My husband and I are communicating more regularly and even more than just about the children. A huge change has occurred and his heart is softening. He is calling at least once a week to check in on us and on average we are talking to each other for about an hour." (Florida) (posted 2/19/2010)
"PTL! Last weekend my husband drove from another state to visit and to take us to the State Fair. We had lunch and dinner together as a family. We took a family photo. By the end of the day, he asked us to attend the church that we attended as a family before he left. Nothing but the Blood. God is moving in my husband's heart. The Lord will break off every hindrance and stronghold in order to bring my husband home and our marriage to be fully restored. We have not been to church together as a family in four years." (Florida) (posted 2/25/2011)
“Last night was my son’s birthday and my prodigal asked if he could join us for the dinner! We had a great time and the next day he asked to meet me again!”  (Tennessee) (posted 8/31/2014)
Charlyne often says something like we need to take every sign that God gives us and celebrate it. Well today it pleased the Lord to do something totally unexpected. Over the weekend I had told God that I thanked Him for the restructuring of the mortgage but that I still couldn’t pay it. Today I received a phone call from one of my sisters offering to pay this month’s mortgage payment! Then I received a text message from my prodigal wife telling me that she was taking her mother to church for a meeting. She told me that our kids would be with her and that I should come and say hello to them. In all the months I’ve been standing in the gap for her and our family, she’s never offered to do anything like that! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I will stand in the gap and love unconditionally until I see my Jesus face to face! ‘Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him…’ Job 13:15.” (Maryland) (posted 9/29/2014)

“I got your website from a friend and since that day it has provided inspiration and hope for my tomorrow. After struggling for 18 months, my husband has decided that our marriage of 16 years is worth fighting for. I bless God that he has left the other woman and returned both to God and his family. I realize that it is not always easy, but I thank God for restoration has come to my household. I want to encourage anyone else going through this, remember God honors covenant. As he was with Abraham, He will be with you, but you have to trust Him. Praying for marriages worldwide and ask that you keep us in your prayers, that God will strengthen us.”  (Bahamas)

(posted 10/7/2013)
“Today I prayed to Jesus and thanked him for this testing my husband and I are going through. I am sad not having him with me this Christmas, but God has shown me this is temporary and I do believe in Him and His promises! I am happy to be getting closer to God every day. Today after praying, I saw a newspaper headline that said, ‘Stand Up,’ and next to that, ‘Rescue.’ We all know what this means! ‘Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her.’ Luke 1:45. Amen.”  (Michigan) (posted 12/29/2014)
“I started a personal relationship with Christ after my husband of several years told me he didn’t want to be married anymore and started making arrangements to move to another state with an OW. I contemplated suicide many times and the OW would call and text me with the most vile and hurtful messages. But praise be to God, He did not forsake me. He told me to ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ (Psalm 46:10a) I prayed and fasted like my life depended on it. Satan dug his heels in even more, but he is a defeated foe. God has removed the OW and I see evidence of change in my husband. Standers, hold out, deliverance WILL come! What He has done for me He WILL do for you. Bless you all.”  (New York) (posted 3/30/2015)
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright." Psalm 20:7-8 (NKJV) (posted 2/12/2010)
“I have had virtually no contact from my husband in the past six months. We have a major interstate that runs through our city which I travel on for a very short distance to work every morning. I have asked God every morning for the past several weeks to show me a Covenant Transport truck. Just yesterday I decided to give up on searching for one, hoping that God had some other way he was going to show me he was working on the other side of my mountain. Today when I returned to work from my lunch break, there was a Covenant Transport truck parked directly outside my office practically blocking the entrance! I took a picture of it and immediately burst into joyful tears. We serve a miracle-working God. Keep standing!”  (Florida)  (posted 8/24/2012)
“I have been standing for some time and I hold on to the Word of God. I thought we did not have Covenant Transport trucks in London and I would never see one around here. A few months ago, I was down and really needed a sign from the Lord. Just at a junction close to my home, I noticed 23 Covenant Transport trucks were parked. My heart leapt for joy as I realized the Lord was telling me He is still in charge, and with Him nothing is impossible.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 8/24/2012)
"I saw a church sign that jumped out at me. We read and hear 'Nothing is too hard for God.' This sign said 'Nothing is hard for God.' It struck me immediately." (Tennessee) (posted 7/23/2010)
“Praise The Lord! After some time separated, my prodigal has decided to leave the far country and move back closer to home, though he says it’s for our daughter’s sake. He was planning on moving to another state for the OW, but the Lord had other plans. I know in time the Lord will completely soften his heart towards me. The Lord does work on the other side of the mountain even when you see no change or signs. Keep praying and keep standing standers! God Bless.”  (Texas)   (posted 8/1/2013)
"My kids and I asked God for a sign. Praise the Lord, He gave us this amazing verse; 'Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good.' (Philemon 1:15). My husband is on the run, but God is catching up to him. My husband and I have become friends. He's inviting me to join them on days he has the kids." (California) (posted 8/21/2009)
"Praise be to God, we are together as a family again after several months of separation. My husband said he wasn't willing to come back, but he knows it is God's plan so he is obeying and expecting the Lord to do the rest. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for your help." (Mexico) (posted 9/4/2009)
“When my husband and I met we were involved in church and letting God lead our direction and lives. Cut to two years later, we left a church due to problems and failed to find another one. We opened the door to trouble. Cut to two  more years, the trouble began. My husband left and I wanted him to at the time. After realizing what a huge mistake it would be to lose each other and our family bond, I began searching the internet, found a church, found this website and began praying without ceasing. Interceding day and night, determined not to be defeated. It was very hard to have my husband unresponsive for quite some time. One day, he called. He said it was as though a veil had been lifted and he thought ‘What am I doing? Can I please come home?’ My prayers had been answered. Things have never been better and to God be the glory! Forever!”  (Texas)  (posted 4/10/2013)

“My suddenly happened last Sunday! My husband just showed up at our house and has been with us ever since! Our relationship is not where it needs to be, but we are together again. It was also our anniversary and he told me "Happy Anniversary!" God gets all the glory!  I continue to pray each day that God will help me to show the fruit of the Spirit daily to my husband: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I will continue to leave this all in the Lord's hands.”  (Alabama)

(posted 7/9/2013)
"A couple of years ago I met someone and in a short time we divorced our spouses and married each other. Everyone’s lives were turned upside down, including children. The Lord convicted us recently and we both agreed we needed to go back and make it work with our covenant spouses. We annulled our marriage and are now prodigals turned standers. God is good, our covenant spouses have forgiven us and we are rebuilding our relationships with our Heavenly Father and also with our spouses." (Kansas) PS from the Steinkamps: May this praise give every stander such hope and encouragement especially if your spouse has 'married' the other person. God does speak to His children even after they have legalized their adultery. God is in the reconciliation and restoration business, turning these two people to Him and back to their covenant spouses. God is faithful. Two more marriages are being restored! Hallelujah! (posted 10/24/2008)
“God is so awesome. I stumbled on Rejoice Ministries two days after my husband announced he did not want to be married anymore and left home. I have been praying and standing for him. Three days before Christmas, after obeying the call to keep silent, I cried out to God. I recounted the whole story in my journal to God. Within minutes of starting my journal my phone rang. It was my prodigal. He wanted to come over to see me. He came by that same day and spent the three days leading up to Christmas before he left again. He has been back many times. I keep on watching and praying that the time will soon come when he repents to God, turns from his sin and returns home.”  (Jamaica)  (posted 1/28/2013)

"Glory to God, my prodigal has come home after being away for years. He wants to take it slow. I am still standing for my spouse as I know the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion. Thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries. You have shown me how to grow in the Lord. We can't do it alone without the Lord Jesus Christ." (Kansas)

(posted 1/30/2009)
"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) (posted 10/24/2008)
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow! My son and I moved home to the city we lived before I married my husband and the family apartment we got on campus is full of brand new carpeting, new bathtub, light fixtures, everything! We are so blessed because I have been following God's commands to stand for my marriage and to move to our hometown. Every little thing we need is provided with no effort on our part. Walking with the Lord is a true blessing! Praise my God! Thank you for your encouraging devotionals, Charlyne, and to all the people who post their testimonies and restorations. This is a truly special web site for support. I'm still standing!”  (Arizona)  (posted 1/10/2012)
"Praise God! I asked my prodigal if he was still praying, and did he repent. He said YES!! Everyone stay encouraged."  (New Jersey) 
(posted 4/15/2011)
“I have been receiving encouragement from RMM for many years and it's been such a blessing. I received a pamphlet that talked about the covenant of marriage when we were going through our divorce and I decided to stand for my marriage. I lived through five years of silence without hearing from my spouse, but God continued to encourage me to keep standing. I did ‘suddenly’ hear from my spouse and thought I had my restoration, but things don't always go the way we think. It's been three years since that suddenly, and we are now getting remarried! It's been slower than I thought, but God's timing is perfect. I am so thankful for the scriptures, prayers and encouragement. No matter how things look to us, God CAN and WILL do the impossible, if we keep believing. He is a great God!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 6/25/2012)
“I just saw my first Covenant Transport truck! I still can't believe it. This has been a really tough year for me. I was driving home from my mother's house and was talking to God and telling Him how I am tired of heartache after heartache, and tired of being sad. I looked over to my left and saw the truck stopped in traffic right next to me! I shouted ‘oh my gosh’ and started thanking God. I had been praying for God to send me one of those trucks as a sign, for months. And I was just thinking maybe it’s over. Maybe He is not going to restore my marriage. And today, of all days, He brought me my sign! Praise the Lord! God is so good, people. I look forward to my ‘suddenly!’” (California)  (posted 12/12/2011)
"My husband left and we have no contact. I have been praying and fasting. Feeling very down and desperate I cried out to God to give me a sign. I was waiting for a large van to park that a group of people were unloading. They had on matching jackets. On the back in large letters was 'Trust in Jesus.' The message was loud and clear." (New York) (posted 11/20/2009)
"We have a church-wide corporate fast the first of every year. This year the women of our church met to pray for each other. I, along with at least 500 other women, placed my prayer request written on a 3X5 card on the altar. A representative from my prayer group went to the altar to bring back enough cards for each lady in our group to pray for. When the representative handed me a request to pray for, it was my very own prayer request. I believe it was God's way of saying, 'You can have this one back, I have already answered it.' In His timing, He will restore what the locust have eaten."  (Texas)
(posted 5/14/2011)

“PTL!! My Father is the God of restoration and love. My husband had a false start home last year, left and returned for good six months ago, completely wanting God to change everything we have done wrong. I see God changing him every day. It’s not always easy once God brings the prodigal home, but with God standing by your side He makes it easy. I see my husband’s craving for the love of God, how he wants God to change me. And He has changed me. God makes everything new. Please pass on to all standers that prodigals do return home when we are firm in our stand with God. Also, to standers with restored marriages, it’s not always a cake walk but pray unceasingly even after the return of your spouse as God has begun something great in our marriages. Thank You Jesus, I will serve You and love You all my life.”  (Sri Lanka)

(posted 3/3/2014)
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 (posted 1/21/2011)
“I have been standing for many years and have seen no change so far. I wanted to give up, actually even did. Shortly after, I was on holiday snorkeling in the sea and talking to the Holy Spirit: ‘Tell me what do You think about my situation, show me Your will.’ After that I dived deeper and spotted a bottle at the sea bottom with my spouse's name on it! Four days later God has confirmed His will through another person who even didn't know much about my situation. I keep standing, because His hand is not too short to save. Hallelujah.”  (Slovakia)  (posted 9/17/2012)
"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 (posted 11/28/2008)
“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) (posted 10/28/2013)

"I was not going to celebrate Mother's Day. We were late leaving for school and met the UPS man. He had a box with roses, a balloon, chocolates and a Mother's Day card. I cried because my husband thought of me. If we had been on time, the box would have sat in the hot sun all day. Praise God for His perfect timing." (California)

(posted 5/7/2012)
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)
(posted 2/20/2013)
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  (posted 7/23/2012)
“My wife and I have been apart for several months. She sent me a court document from another country expressing her intent to separate from me and gain custody of our two children. I was devastated. Since listening to this awesome ministry God has directed me to, I have gained hope and have been fasting and praying for my wife to return with our children. She said she wanted to return but accused me of having an evil spirit and she claims that God told her to do this. I know now through this ministry that all that negative talk is from Satan. God is working and I’m celebrating every little victory.”  (Florida) (posted 2/9/2015)
"My husband was involved with drugs and another woman and I wanted out. I began to pray for him. Months later he showed up at my door asking for help. Later he was accepted into Teen Challenge where he has been in recent months. God is restoring our marriage with Him as our rock. He is taking back what satan tried to steal." (Kansas) (posted 7/16/2010)
  (posted 7/11/2014)
“I've been praying every day that the Holy Spirit will move in my husband's heart, and that he recognizes that God sees us as married. Last night I wrote down what I would ask Jesus if he were standing right before me. He revealed that he is ALWAYS standing right before me, and would ALWAYS answer my prayers. Today, my husband admitted what God has been telling him all along, but that he's been reluctant to recognize. He said, ‘God's telling me that you're my wife.’ Then he even pondered the possibility of a future relationship. Right now we're working on our friendship, and I'm overjoyed. I know that through that friendship God will bring reconciliation as He has promised. It's a chance for my husband to fall in love with me all over again, with the Holy Spirit’s help! There's no losing! God is always good and always faithful. To Him be the Glory!”  (Florida)  (posted 1/14/2013)
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