General Testimonies

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Below you will find a sampling of testimonies from standers and prodigals that will encourage you in how God is moving in their lives.

Each Saturday in Charlyne Cares we publish testimonies from people around the world. You can subscribe to Charlyne Cares by visiting charlyne.org. You can submit your own testimony by visiting our testimony submission page!



"I am so thankful to God for the work He has done in my life. In the beginning I told God I respected Him but I didn't think I could love a God I could not see, but He showed me love. I knew He held me when I felt weak. My husband took all of his belongings when he left and swore he was never coming back, but now he leaves clothes every time he comes over. He has more clothes in the closet than I do. He's on his way." (Virginia)
“I am together with my husband again after the hardest months of my life. Even if it was the most painful time, it was also the most important and amazing time because I developed a relationship with God and  learned that life without God is not life at all. I am still fighting in this battle but I am not afraid anymore because God has done all He promised to me starting with bringing me back home. I want to thank you for your prayers and I will keep praying for you. Don't give up standers, don't let the enemy destroy what belongs to you. Be sure that God will restore your marriage because He is the only one who can make the impossible possible. Don't lose faith, just believe with all your heart that God has everything under control. Never give up!”  (Belgium)
"My children tell me my wife has started wearing her wedding ring. When I first started my stand, God showed me a grass- hopper in my urban garden, which was totally out of place. I was reminded of the verse about restoring what the locust devours. Recently on two occasions while driving through London’s major roads to work, a grasshopper has landed on my car’s windscreen, totally out of place. Thank You Lord, I trust You." (United Kingdom)
"I received word that my prodigal has set a date to legalize his adultery. When my journey started, this announcement would have devastated me. But now I am much stronger and grounded in God's Word. He has more than prepared me for the fight that has already been won." (Delaware)

"Praise the Lord! He hears our cry. He sees every tear and reaches far deeper than our incredible pain. I asked the Lord for a word, and He told me he would bring my husband home and fix my marriage (even after I asked him to come home and he refused). I prayed and trusted God's word and he came home suddenly. When I was ready to tell him off and give up, he called and said he needed God and needed me to let him come back. What the enemy meant for evil, God turned around for good. Jesus answers prayers and he is still speaks to His children." (New York)

"After giving me divorce papers and moving out of the house, my husband called saying that he would like to speak to my son. He was very polite. God is amazing." (South Africa)

It has been ten days since my husband returned home suddenly. I thank God and your Ministry for helping me through such a trying time. This is definitely a joyous occasion, but I admit that I have to go not just daily but every couple of hours to the Lord for reassurance that all will be well. I'm thankful that I'm able to see how God is fighting on my behalf. (New York)

"Thank you so much for your ministry. You have helped me so much along the way. I was served with divorce papers last week, but I am trusting God through this trial." (Pennsylvania)

“My husband came back after many months of separation. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but your website encouraged me and my suddenly came one night when the Holy Spirit said to me He is coming back very soon. I asked God how long is Your soon and within an hour he was home. Never give up because God is working on the other side. I am still in awe of what God can do if you believe.”  (South Africa)

“I ran into a woman that I knew had filed for divorce and that I had been praying for. The Lord spoke to me and said tell her of my scripture, 'I hate divorce.' So I did. When I tried talking to her she kept trying to change the subject and asked me, 'Are you are telling me to not divorce my husband?' I told her several times, 'No, I'm just telling you that this is what God wanted me to tell you and it's His words, and it's in the Bible. After several minutes, she started crying and said, 'Yes, I knew it was wrong when I filed. I will stop the divorce!' Your marriage may not be restored yet, but God can and will still use you! That same day as a blessing from the Lord my husband came over, spent time with us and kept bringing up memories of our time together. It was awesome! And the Lord also spoke to me and said, ‘I will make a way.’ PTL!”  (Arizona) 

"After being separated for several months, my husband broke up with the other woman and is back home. God does bring prodigals back home suddenly. Praise God. He rescued me and my spouse and has brought us to the path of restoration and reconciliation. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for all your guidance and support." (New York)

"Praise be to God! It has been almost a month since my husband suddenly came home, right before Thanksgiving. It had been almost two years to the day since he said he didn't love me anymore and left. Just as quickly he said he was ready to come home. This was a total surprise to me. Just three months prior he had filed for divorce and had repeatedly told me he would never come home. How great is our God. Thanks so much to the wisdom of Charlyne and Bob and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. My stand will never end, because what was meant for evil is for the salvation of many. Our God reigns!" (New Mexico)
“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) 
“I have been fasting and praying for my spouse and our marriage. We have been separated for some months. He called and said that he filed separation papers. However, when getting off the phone, he told me he loved me. Then he moved money into my account to help me buy food and said he would pay for my attorney. He seemed conflicted, almost like he still cared. The Holy Spirit is speaking to him and God is moving in his life! I believe my suddenly is coming soon! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!”  (Virginia) 
"I recently saw my prodigal, and it did not go how I thought it might. On the way home, I was praying, and listening to praise music. I suddenly looked up, and there was a Covenant Transport truck passing me. I had prayed for months to see one. Praise God for His faithfulness." (Texas)

"Praise the Lord, after giving my testimony of standing for a restored marriage two marriages that had separated are now working things out and praying for full restoration. God is faithful." (Tennessee)

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  Hebrews 10:35-36  
“I am SO amazed at God's answers to prayer. Recently my husband has expressed concern for our children after many years of showing little interest. He is beginning to communicate with our daughter on a more personal level - something he has never done before. At the same time God is giving our daughter the strength and courage to communicate honestly with her father whom she dearly loves. I know God is turning my husband's heart back to both our children. Praise be to God for His incredible promises and His faithfulness. God is softening my husband's heart and I know He will restore our marriage according to His promise.”  (Minnesota) 
“PTL. The last couple of weeks have been some of the hardest since my husband left. But God! After much prayer for my unsaved husband, I found out that he has given his life to God. This is very much a blessing as this was a man who didn't like church at all. God is moving this mountain. I met with his Pastors as I wanted to discuss issues with our children that my spouse was also concerned about. They actually told me that my prayers and fasting are working. I see God working and his Pastor said he and the church feel very strongly about restoration. They said they stand strong with me. God is amazing. He showed me that he is moving my husband. I prayed so much for godly influences to be brought into my husband’s life and God has delivered. PTL!” (Australia)
“I was wondering if I should ask God to move my husband's heart to wish me a happy birthday. I decided I didn't want to bother God with such a ‘small’ prayer. Not a moment later, I received a message from my husband. God truly knows how to give His children gifts. I love my God. I know He is moving!”  (Florida) 
“Praise the Lord for He teaches us and instructs us with His Word. My prodigal and I are going through mediation, therefore he has started to visit us once a week as per the mediation plan. The second time he visited, I was not prepared and instead of praying and zipping my lips, I answered back and we argued and he stormed out. I was heartbroken. I attended an all night prayer. The next visit, my prodigal and I and our son attended church as a family. We talked, laughed, had lunch, did shopping and spent the whole day together without arguing. Thank You Lord Jesus.” (United Kingdom) 
“Our prodigal couldn't join us for Thanksgiving but he suggested if we could have it later he would pay for our son to come down from college. I asked our son and he was OK with it. He came to see me and we had a great evening together. He brought money so I could deposit into our son’s account. On Saturday we had an amazing late Thanksgiving. After we ate, we decorated our home and had a great day. Thank You, Jesus!”  (Texas)  
"I have asked God several times if I should stand, and God tells me again and again to stand firm. He has been my husband this season. Despite all my problems, I am still rejoicing in the God of my salvation. My faith has grown and I believe God is working on the other side of the mountain." (Colorado)
“Praise God for His faithfulness! The other person has been eliminated and my husband's eyes have been opened. He wants to talk and hopes it is not too late. I pray he will be open to counseling and that we will let God guide us each step of the way. I believe my 'suddenly' is right around the corner. May God bless all at RMM for their faithfulness and dedication to restoring all marriages for God and His glory!” (Minnesota)
"My husband has stopped contact with me and my children for many weeks. I asked God for a scripture and twice I received Malachi 4:6 (‘He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children.’) Yesterday my son called his grandpa and his daddy was there. He told my husband that he missed him and wanted to see him. Today I will be dropping them off for a visit. I checked the mail and received a letter from Rejoice Marriage Ministries with the scripture Malachi 4:6 confirming what God had promised me." (California)
“I would like to say that God is an awesome God. I want to thank everyone who prayed for upcoming court dates. On Wednesday I had to go to court. The judge dismissed the case after the hearing the evidence. I could do nothing but give God praise. While sitting in the court room, I began to thank Him for being my everything and I began to have peace. I know that I will have victory in my marriage. I want to thank everyone who prayed for my court date. I am encouraged to keep fighting for my marriage and to continue in the will of God for my life. Never give up. God is well able.”  (Georgia) 
“I have been greatly encouraged by the testimonies I read on this site. I spent the past two weekends with my in-house prodigal after many months of him not spending a single weekend at home. I have been fasting and praying for the hedge of thorns to be built around him and to block his weekend plans with the ungodly friends. Now I see answer to my prayers. I see mountains moving.” (South Africa)
"I was working overseas in ministry when my wife left me. I returned to the USA to try to reconcile. I have prayed about ministry opportunities and God has provided! I volunteer in my church's children's ministry and recently presented the Gospel. Many children responded to Christ! Next month I go on a mission trip to Africa. God has provided ministry opportunities for me while he works on my wife's heart."  (Florida) 
"Praise God that He is working to change the heart of my spouse. On Friday, our first date anniversary, I received an email from my prodigal telling me how he would always think good things about me on that day. I had asked God that I might hear from him. To God be the glory." (Georgia)
"My prodigal texted me and said that he wants me back, but just didn’t know where to start because he knows he messed things up. I know it won't be long until the false start is a complete restoration. My Lord has shown me that I also need a lot of work." (South Africa)   PS-Bob wrote "Finding The Way Home," his book for prodigals, for people just like this man.
“I have been feeling somewhat defeated but yet I know that my Lord has not left me. He has comforted me in so many ways. This morning, as I was driving to work, I was reflecting on all of the signs that God has given me regarding my stand for my marriage. Ecclesiastes 4:12 came to mind, and as I was pondering exactly what that verse meant, a truck drove by that had ‘Forever Flooring’ in big red letters on the side of it. I praise the Lord for speaking to me even when things seem so impossible.”  (Tennessee) 
"Praise God! I kept standing for my marriage and after 6 years of separation we are now back together in our home. We serve a God who can work suddenly. Never give up." (Delaware)
"I thank God for restoring my marriage step by step. My husband and I are now rebuilding our relationship. He really is the God of restoration and He is so faithful." (United Kingdom)
The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD's arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you."  Numbers 11:23
"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." I Corinthians 15:58
“The last couple days have been hard for me, as I ‘see’ nothing happening in my husband. But in this morning’s Charlyne Cares, she had the words to ‘I Surrender All,’ then I went to church and we sang THAT song. It just confirmed that I need to let God handle this situation for me, and I need to surrender all to Him. When I feel weak or like giving up, God always finds a way to encourage me in my stand! Thank you RMM for being a way to confirm God’s messages to people when they sometimes don't hear Him themselves!”  (Oregon)
"I am still standing. I believe this is God’s will. He gave me James 5:7-8. I believe in my heart that God is telling me to be patient." (Florida)
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.  Romans 5:2b-5 

"The Enemy had been badgering our marriage for months. It was so hard for me to live in this relationship the way it was so I took the easy way out, I thought. I continued to pray and fast. My husband started coming around, but I was afraid until one day, I decided to go out on a date with him. We started to talking and became friends again. I had moved into an apartment and signed a lease. Today my husband called me 7:30 A.M. and asked me to come home. Praise God, I am moving home today. I know that things are not going to be perfect, but at least I do know that God is working in and through my husband. He is willing to try and that is the beginning of restoration. I look for Charlyne Cares email every day. They have really helped me, because I almost gave up at one point. I thank God for you."  (Mississippi)

"All praise to God. It has been years (the day we signed the divorce papers) since my wife has contacted me in any way. After reading of other standers who have asked God to lead their prodigal to contact them, it seemed that God would have me do this also. Today I received an email from her. God is faithful. He's provided for my every need. I rejoice that we have such a marvelous and loving Savior." (Oregon)
“Today I cried out to God to show me some encouragement on my stand. It has been several months since my prodigal left. Less than 30 minutes after I prayed for my beloved to contact me, he called. We spoke on the phone for almost two hours. PTL, God does listen to our prayers. Keep praying and believing. (South Carolina) 
“Today was a day of many signs! God truly does speak to you if you open your eyes and ears to seek Him. This morning I woke up and saw a brochure for a donation organization titled ‘2014 Partnership Renewal.’ Shortly after I saw a shopping bag labeled ‘Expect Great Things.’ The last sign was the best. My prodigal is in the Army and I often wondered if God was working on His heart. I saw a truck with window stickers saying, 'Army Strong,’ ‘Know God, Know Peace,’ Romans 8:38, and all sorts of scriptures!! Although not my prodigal's truck, I am still trusting God for my ‘2014 Partnership Renewal!’ I am convinced! Praise Him!”  (Washington)  
“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. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”  Ezekiel 11:19-20 
“PTL, my wife came home yesterday. She left me and our children some months ago. Having her call me yesterday to get a U-Haul so she can come back home was the greatest gift I ever received. The last few weeks have been the worst we ever had since the separation. As a stander I did my best to keep the faith; it was hard. So many times my faith wavered and I feared that I was going to lose my wife. After listening to Charlyne’s CD about faith as small as a mustard seed, I went to the store to buy a bottle of mustard seeds. I put them by my kitchen window the night before my wife called to come home. Just know that through God anything is possible. Never give up, no matter what your mind or your feelings tell you. God is working on your spouse as soon as you asked Him too. It would have been so easy for me to give up on my wife, but my love and trust through Jesus and the Holy Spirit saved my marriage. We still have a long road to go, but we just started our journey for the rest of our lives.”  (Virginia)
“Dear standers, never doubt God's ability and power to move according to His Word. The enemy has targeted our marriage and family for a while now but God has also shown me His Word concerning marriage and has been changing me to be the wife He has called me to be. Only recently my husband and I separated which broke my heart but God confirmed He was in control. After diligent prayer and fasting my husband suddenly turned up at our door to tell me he loves me and misses me. We began talking and sharing and having dinner together. We are not where we need to be but God confirmed to me that He is rebuilding our marriage on His solid foundation and the result will be beautiful. I have no doubt in the ability of my God to do anything because nothing is impossible if we have the faith to believe and it is in accordance with His will. Keep your eyes firmly on Him and believe He is answering and working on your behalf. He is bigger than any circumstance. Keep standing in faith. He is working.”  (United Kingdom)
“‘But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"  Luke 15:32
"My husband and I are back together afer being apart for over a year. Pray for our marriage and for our little boys." (Louisiana)
“A couple of years ago my husband told me he thought he wanted to leave. I was shocked and devastated but quickly turned to the Lord and his Word in defense of our marriage. I prayed scriptures over my marriage and became educated on how to be a godly wife through the Bible, books, and other resources the Lord provided. I give thanks and praise to the Lord that my husband never left and our marriage was restored. This testimony is long overdue but I was holding on to unforgiveness and resentment even though my husband has been very loving and committed to our marriage. The Lord has worked on me to forgive, trust, and stop making comments to my husband about the past. Your advice on keeping the lips zipped helped greatly. I would like to encourage standers to let go of anger and resentment and show the love of Christ to your spouse, who may be hurting also.” (Virginia)

My wife filed for divorce. One year later, after court dates and mediation, she asked if I would have dinner with her and the kids. I accepted. I had not heard anything from her except business concerning the kids and the divorce. She called and asked me to lunch at a local park. I ccepted. As of today, my wife has dismissed the divorce and we start marriage counseling this Saturday morning. Thank You Lord. We have a long way to go, but I know He is right beside us through this new journey." (Missouri)

“Praise God for His faithfulness when we act in obedience! My husband and I have been separated for a few months. In that time, he returned to the OW and said they were going to get married. I filed for divorce as I gave up hope. God led me to RMM two days after Christmas. I withdrew the divorce that day and began a serious stand for my marriage. The very next day my husband texted and called (none of this was happening before) and came to see us. God then led me to fast these past three weeks and praise God! I have seen miracle after miracle in my husband's life! He said he literally FEELS my prayers and can hear God speaking to him! He now wants to move back home! Don't give up, standers! Stay strong and keep your eyes on Jesus! All glory be to God!”  (Georgia)
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