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!



“We caused ourselves a lot of debt not only through our marriage problems but also through bad spending habits. I kept praying over the bills and also read a few testimonies of God supernaturally paying off debt. We received a tax return this year that can only be explained by our Lord which was able to settle most of it, Then today I received a phone call stating that my grandma, who passed several years ago, left me as beneficiary on a small life insurance policy. Just enough to cover the rest of the debt! All glory goes to our Mighty God! Amen!”  (Illinois)  
"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 have seen and been a witness to the miracle of a restored marriage! We were divorced in 2000, and praise God we will be getting remarried! The theme of our wedding/praise and worship service is ‘Amazing Grace'. Through God's grace, we have seen His infinite wisdom and experienced His healing and restoration! I had to get out of God's way so He could work the situation out where He would be glorified. I praise God for your faithfulness in helping people like me." (Kansas)
"I am a stander once again for my in-home prodigal. I stopped going to church and slacked off in my prayers and even though my returned prodigal was not saved, things were very good between us and he said he was committed to our marriage. That's exactly what Satan wanted me to believe. My fellow standers, please do NOT fall into the trap I fell into. I now know that as Charlyne says, standing is for LIFE.”  (New York)

“I just wanted to drop a line to thank you once again for your prayers for the return of my unsaved husband several years ago. We just had our 27th anniversary. Our marriage is going great. He is a Christian man and we are closer and stronger than we ever were. I believe him leaving me was for the best, but at the time I didn't understand. God was preparing us both for a better walk in life. My new saying now is...Our God is stronger than Satan, Amen!”  (Florida) 

“My wife and I were divorced. But only months later she began to come and see me and tell me she was sorry and she loved me. She got pregnant with the other man and pulled away for a time, but several months later she came home. A year after she left she suddenly came home a new person in Christ. We were remarried this year and just had a little baby boy whom I adopted. God has blessed us more than we deserve. Our marriage is so much better and more wonderful than words can express.”  (Maryland)

"My husband walked out on us. I have continued to place my marriage in the Lord's hands. My husband has wanted nothing to do with me, but God continues to look over me and our daughter. Today she received a package from him containing a card with a photo of a house almost identical to our family home. Praise be to Jesus. I know that He is moving mountains. God has changed my heart. He will restore our marriage in His own time." (Massachusetts)

"My marriage has been restored after months of separation. Even though my husband became a daily part of our lives before Thanksgiving, he didn't want to come home until after Christmas. I didn't rush him but allowed the Lord to work on his heart and now he has moved back in and wants to become a member of my church. Praise the Lord." (New Jersey)

“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)

"I wanted to let you know how the billboards are touching prodigals' hearts. My husband reported to me that while living with the non-covenant woman he passed a billboard from Rejoice Marriage Ministries that read 'Honey, come home we miss you. Love the kids and me.' He said it got to him every time he passed it. Due to where she lived, he had to pass it twice a day. God is so good!" (Pennsylvania)
"Today God gave me this Scripture; 'For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.' Proverbs 23:18. Praise God, He does speak to His people." (Florida)
"Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told." Habakkuk 1:5
“A few years ago, my father asked my mother to leave the house.  She and I went and rented an apartment and we prayed every day for God to change his heart and to restored their marriage.  Nine months passed and my father came to us. Their marriage is restored! They are like new people, walking around like boyfriend and girlfriend.  My mama learned to zip her lips, and my father learned to love my mother unconditionally.  They are an example to follow.  Thanks be to God for the miracle. Even when the whole family said it was impossible, God made it possible. Today I wait for my restoration also and continue in the work for the Lord, waiting for the day that I can tell you my testimony of restoration.  Smile because Christ loves you and has much more to give you still, to you and your family.”  (Mexico)
“God is not a man that he should lie, His ways and thoughts are not like ours. My husband left and never wanted to return but God, mighty God, brought him home. He will bring your spouse home. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when and when He does, He makes everything beautiful in its time.”  (Australia)

“Praise God for the work He has done in my life. My wife and I were apart, the divorce papers were filed and we were due to go to court in a few weeks. But I prayed and fasted and God heard my prayers. My wife called me and said she wants me to come back home to be a family. Our God is still working on marriages so pray and ask Him to restore. He wants to do it for you as He did it for me.”  (Louisiana)

“Praise GOD! I have been standing for the restoration of my marriage with my husband and it has been hard but every day my faith had been renewed until last night a conversation with a friend lead me to feel like giving up because really I had hurt my husband by leaving, why would he now want to restore our marriage? I felt like GOD wouldn’t possibly want me to be restored with him. But in the back of my heart my spirit refused to give up. I opened my Bible to Ephesians 6:10 ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. I went onto my FB account and found a poem titled ‘I will wait for you’ and as I logged onto my online daily devotional it read ‘Don’t give up at THIRTYFOLD’ Mark 4:8. If that’s not GOD telling me I’m almost there I don’t know!! But I SUDDENLY have faith in bucket loads, its overflowing!”  (South Africa) 
"I'm praising God this New Year's Eve that He has provided rare email contact between my prodigal and me. I'm praising God that through His grace and guidance I was able to build up and encourage, not tear down and condemn. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.(1 Corinthians 13:7) My Lord is bringing my prodigal back to me as He has promised." (United Kingdom)
"The court date for divorce arrived. The judge asked me if I had questions for my wife. I asked her if she knew all things were possible with God and if she thought the marriage could be reconciled through Jesus. We are now divorced, but I will not let that stop me from standing for what God has put together. Praise His name." (South Carolina)
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”  Isaiah 58:11 
"Our son was so bad in his behavior that he was removed from school until he was evaluated. My son asked if he could talk to the judge and ask her not to let mommy and daddy get a divorce because it's wrong. I told my unsaved husband what our son said and he was speechless." (Illinois)
"My husband called and asked if I wanted the sports car he had gotten when we separated. He is getting a family member’s larger car and he said this smaller car would help me not to use so much gas. He could have kept it, sold it, or given it away, but he chose me! God is definitely softening my husband's heart towards me." (Pennsylvania)
“Many of my loved ones know that I am standing and agree with what I am doing, but are still hurt to see the way my husband is treating me. During my quiet time, I asked God if He was going to restore our marriage. Psalm 53 popped into my head. The first few verses seemed irrelevant, but I continued reading. Then I saw it, the very last verse; Verse 6. It says (NLT):Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When God restores His people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.’It says WHEN GOD RESTORES. He WILL restore. We are called to trust in His promises!”  (Florida) 
“I have been a stander for many years. My husband has returned home three times, only to leave for the final time, and file for divorce. The divorce was granted. I have been devastated, and have given up my stand many times. Every time that I give up my stand, God spoke to me to ‘Never Give Up.’ When I recently gave up, a car cut in front of me in traffic, and the license plate said Mark 9:23, which says, All things are possible for him that believes. Wow, instead of road rage, I felt that God meant for me to read that license plate. About a week later, I was behind the same car. Coincidence? I think not.” (United States) 
“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)
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:16 
“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas) 
"Last week my divorce was final. I can still praise God because He is in control. I will praise God during this storm, as He is faithful to His promises." (California)
"I thank God for you, Bob and Charlyne. I recently found out that the divorce went through. I couldn't understand because I know what God has spoken about a the future of me and my prodigal. I sought God when I first received the initiation for divorce and had such a peace. The enemy was trying to say that I missed God, but Bob confirmed it when he wrote about the D-virus and divorce. Even if a divorce is final, what does God say? God kept reminding me when Jesus died the enemy thought he won, but he didn't because Jesus was resurrected. I have never stopped praying for my prodigal." (Virginia)
“Praise God! My husband is home. Suddenly. He just up and left the OW. Don't give up. My situation looked hopeless. (Numbers 23:19) God told me my marriage would not end. I went before the judge in May and the divorce was granted. It looked hopeless and final. Praise God, I'm still married; my husband’s attorney never drew up the final paperwork. No papers even exist. My husband said he didn't love me and was never coming home. But my suddenly came. I am rejoicing and praising God. No matter how long it takes, God will do exactly what He said He will do. When God told Noah to build the ark he didn't tell his family or friends. When God tells you your marriage will be restored, believe Him, no matter what anyone says or what it looks like. It will come to pass.”  (Texas)
“It’s been many years and I am still standing. Praise God! When you step out into what He wants you to do, He is faithful. I have seen so many answers to prayer this year regarding my spouse. He is now attending church with me and the children. I am believing God that my suddenly is coming! He has erased all of our debt, provided a new home and is restoring. God is able. Do not give up!”  (United Kingdom) 
"Yesterday my wife came to pick up all she wanted for her new place. My blessing was that she allowed me to be home to help her pack. We have a little box where we put old business cards with our family prayers and testimonies on the back. I had printed out a few hundred short scriptures onto cards, to read daily, for the box. She wanted to take the box and the scriptures." (Thailand)
"My husband and his second non-covenant are having serious issues involving separation and no contact order. My husband still wants that to work out but appears it will not." (Iowa)
“All praises to God. My husband and I separated a little bit ago. My husband’s past was not allowing us to move forward. I wasn’t happy. I kicked him out of the house. I prayed for my husband, for his heart and for our marriage. He is coming home today. The enemy is a liar and he will try to discourage you. Stay encouraged. PUSH - pray until something happens. In Jesus name.”  (New York) 
“Out of the blue (with my lips zipped, daily prayer, and fasting) my ex-wife asked me to spend Christmas Eve at her house with my two girls and her family. It was a fantastic night. She also asked me to visit her sister's house with our girls on Christmas Day. Then, to top it off, we took our girls to see a popular play in our city. I texted her that I will be thinking of her, miss her, and will never stop praying for her, us, and our family. God does answer prayer. I'm continually blown away that He does speak to me in ways like this.”  (Illinois)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

“Praise God! I had prayed to see my husband face to face because I had not seen him in a few weeks. I had set up a visitation for him while I would be out of the home, and my husband asked if it would be OK to come at an odd hour. He used his own key like he lived here with me. I was thrilled and I made him breakfast to go. I received a hug and a kiss. I'm enjoying my time alone with my Lord and Savior, and being blessed to share Him with new people brought into my life.”  (Colorado)
What an awesome God we serve. I've been standing for many years for my marriage to be restored. We're not there yet, but our mighty God has been working on the other side of my mountain. This year, for the first time in many years, my husband spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas with us. He got down on the floor to play with our oldest grandchild and was tenderly holding our newest little angel. He has also been calling more to talk to me on a personal level. I have told him again that I am standing and will do so until they put me in the ground. He even said he was proud of me for being able to stand like I have. I told him it wasn't me, but God. Praise God, my beloved is coming around, slowly but surely. My God will prevail and restore.”  (Tennessee) 

"I give Jesus all the praise because my husband is almost moved back in. Most of his belongings are back in the house and he is selling his apartment furniture. I continue to believe that his heart will move spiritually back home to Jesus as well. Nothing is impossible with God." (Canada)

“Last week was the anniversary of the day my covenant wife and I met. I've been praying about how to honor the day...send flowers etc, but didn't want to cause unnecessary stress for my covenant spouse (she desires no contact). The Lord answered my prayers by having my covenant wife ask me to watch one of our sick children, so I was able to spend extra time with all of my kids as well as see my beautiful prodigal. All honor and power and glory is God's. Keep standing. This will all be used for God's glory.” (Texas)
"My spouse has been unwilling to meet with or speak to our pastor and his wife who are close friends. They are driving four hours today to take her out to eat. God is moving in a special way today. Praise Him." (Florida)
"My prodigal and I were both leaders in our church. Due to our separation and divorce, we have both been inactive. Last night my husband was given the opportunity to lead the benediction and collect the offering. During the offering he testified about how he sowed a seed that morning for God to restore everything the enemy had stolen from him and that the this opportunity was confirmation of that seed and prayer working. I rejoiced because, whether he believes it or not, our marriage was also one of the things stolen by the enemy and now my husband also prayed for restoration." (North Carolina)
"Pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44
"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:20-23
“I have been standing for several years. My husband has married the OW but still keeps in contact with me. He has recently started telling me that he loves me. My main prayer for him all along has been that he would return to the Lord. He has had a hard heart towards the Lord. BUT, the other day we were talking and he told me about a conversation he had about someday going back to church. My heart leaped within me, that God would allow me to see that HE is softening his heart towards our Savior! We serve a God who is diligent to go after his children!”  (Washington)

“My story is about my grandmother. Her son is my dad. I am 52 years old. When I was 14 my dad left our family for another woman. He forced me to choose between a relationship with my mother and him and his girlfriend. At 14, I was devastated. I chose my mom. My dad and I didn't speak for over 20 years. My grandmother always encouraged me to forgive like Jesus. My heart was broken and not hearing it. She managed to have a relationship with my dad and me. I know she was encouraging him to mend the relationship also. My grandmother died when I was 33 and she never stopped praying for our hearts to be softened toward forgiveness. Even on her deathbed that was her dying wish. Three years after my grandmother died my mom died. Shortly after that I started attending a Bible believing church. My pastor's teaching on forgiveness really convicted me. For about a year, the Holy Spirit worked on my heart and on Father's Day 2005, I wrote my Dad a letter forgiving him for leaving me and my family and all the devastation it caused. I also asked for forgiveness for the wrong ways I handled the situation. It was true forgiveness I was offering because even if he didn't accept it, I wasn't taking it back. But God blessed us. We had a reconciliation and God has been able to restore the years the locusts have eaten. That is the power of a praying grandmother's prayers. Now that I am a grandmother, I pray that I can be the type of grandmother to them that my grandmother was to me. Happy Mother’s Day”  (Louisiana)

“I have been standing for the restoration of my marriage for some years. I asked the Lord, ‘Is it your will for me to continue my stand?’ The next morning I went to work. I work for an airline and my co-worker said that a passenger had been here for two days at the airport with no money. Hurricane Sandy left her stranded at the airport. I decided to take her home. She said she had a Word from God for me. Her daughter translated, telling me that her husband left her for 10 years and she prayed and never gave up hope. She said for me to continue believing and God was powerful and will restore my marriage.”  (California) 
“I have been praying for the restoration of both of my daughters' marriages. Last year, the OW left one of my sons-in-law. This year the OM, in one of my daughters' lives, decided to move to another country. His parents are forbidding him to marry my daughter, and he is listening to their advice. I have four young people to pray for. God has removed two non-covenant relationships so far. I know he will remove the rest.” (British Columbia) 
“I was traveling at night and looked up through my tears and the rain to see a road sign that read ‘To(my husband’s name) Road.’ PTL! During a fast I asked God if He would open up a job for me in my husband's city. God said the job I was told that was filled is mine. For two weeks I sought confirmation. While driving, I reminded God of His promise in Revelation 3:7 and asked if He was going to open the door to this job. Immediately I passed a billboard reading ‘Opening Soon!’ Since I've NEVER seen a Covenant Transport truck in my state, I asked God to let me see one or something with the name of my husband's city. I saw one on one day and two days later I saw three. Plus a car beside me with the words, ‘Like it never happened.’ Only God!” (Georgia) 
“In 1997, I moved my family from Stockton, California to Los Angeles to pursue a well paying, highly visible position in higher education. I quickly became caught up in the 'power of the position' and was intoxicated with the money, travel, and eventually the women. I filed for divorce from my wife and ruined my family. My wife and her family, being the believers that they are, stood for our marriage. I, on the other hand, was the typical prodigal husband and backslid from God. Bob, I mirrored all your actions and events in your life during your prodigal years, and unfortunately, them some. A few months before our divorce, I received a 'Charlyne Cares' at work and God immediately began to work on my heart. At first I dismissed ever wanting to re-establish a relationship with Jesus again. Then, I tried going to church with the other woman, neither of which was the answer. To make a long story short, I soon realized my mistakes, repented, cried a million tears, re-committed my self to Jesus Christ, moved back to Stockton. I re-married my wife in December 2000. God is so very good. I firmly believe in the covenant of marriage and am a living testimony of the power of Jesus. I was the 'poster child' for the lying and cheating prodigal husband. If God was able to fix my heart and save my marriage, He can fix anyone. Praise the Lord!” (California)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
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