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 prodigal husband returned home Thanksgiving Day. We married the very next day. Our children joined us to celebrate this long awaited day. God is faithful and His timing is perfect." (Florida) (posted 1/28/2011)
“My divorce was finalized on Sunday and it crushed me. I t tried to manufacture my own restoration while separated and I thought for sure God was going to help me prevent divorce but He is sovereign, letting me know He has another plan. I was able to email my husband and let him know I would be standing for our marriage even after the divorce and told him how much I love him. He did respond and I thank God for that. Although I know it is going to be tough and a lot of work needs to be done before restoration, I know that I know that I know God has called us to be together and will restore our marriage in His timing. God gave me the scripture Micah 7:7 and that helped me to renew my faith during this next phase of my stand. I’m letting go and letting God!”  (Maryland) (posted 8/26/2013)
“Rejoice in the Lord always standers. I WILL say it again: REJOICE! We have been chosen by the Lord of lords, to further the work of His kingdom. A book couldn't recount all the ways I've been blessed since coming to the Lord just over a year ago. Though I'm now divorced in the world's eyes, it's by faith that I live as a married man. I have respect for our court system, but I live by God's Word, and it will be by His mercy and grace, Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit that our marriage WILL be restored. Why, you ask? Because He told me so in the beginning, as clear as any words I've ever heard spoken in this world. Not because of understanding, because I trust in Him with all my heart. He IS my heart. He started our marriage with His love, but without Him, I had fear. That fear is gone, forever, and in its place is His love. His love drives out fear! His love uses all things for good. The world may say we're foolish, but God gives us His answer. 1 Corinthians 1:18. We ARE blessed!”  (Oregon)  (posted 8/28/2012)
 "After years of separation my husband and I remarried in January. Everyone told me that he would never change and to go on with my life, but I stood on what God had promised me. Like every couple, we have problems, but not the ones that separated us. I continue to pray for myself and others to hold on and not give up on Jesus. He is the only One who can help us on this road that we are on. I love Him so much."   (Mississippi). (posted 7/13/2006)
"I have been praying for my sister's marriage. She called yesterday to share that God was revealing her husband’s past. We are believing God to heal her husband and restore their marriage." (Alabama) (posted 3/12/2010)
“God hears our prayers and moves mountains in response to them! I could write a huge memoir based on God's faithfulness over the past year, but I wanted to share this one praise for today. Though my Heavenly Father has imparted to me from early on that He may bring my marriage to ashes - to divorce - before He would restore it to beauty, I have still been praying that he would stop a divorce if it be His will. Our final court hearing was set for the end of last month. Many faithful friends and family joined me in praying for God to intervene. I also submitted the date to the RMM court page and know that many of you standers were lifting us up as well. The final hearing has been postponed another month! Though it is not the "suddenly" that I know will one day come, I know our faithful Lord is showing his glory and sovereignty in the stops along the way.” (Minnesota) (posted 11/6/2014)
"I am a stander for my own marriage. I've had a great example in standing and showing sacrificial love from my Dad. My Mom and Dad were divorced in 1998 after 41 years of marriage. Since that time my Dad has never doubted that one day they would be remarried. He has responded in love to my Mom. Valentines Day 2006 they were remarried at the ages of 73 and 69. God has done a tremendous work in their lives. My once wounded hearted Mother, told me a month ago that at age 69 she has that giddy love for my Dad that she had when they were dating 50 years ago. God will truly restore the years that the locust have devoured. His plans and His ways are so much better than ours.” (Arkansas) (posted 2/17/2006)
“After standing for some years, I am in a ‘dry’ season where there seems to be no movement towards reconciliation on my wife's side of the mountain. But God still keeps His Word, His promises, His plan! The devotional from Aug 22 blessed me so much today! Oh how true it is that our God fulfills His plans "just as He foretold.” He has given me indications that my relationship with my precious wife will be restored in time. Thank you for such encouragement to stand in His strength even in the "dry" seasons. May you all be blessed as you minister to us all, and as you serve with His strength!”  (Oregon)  (posted 8/27/2011)
“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)  (posted 6/25/2013)
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." I John 5:14-15 (posted 1/23/2009)
"After opening the 'It is finished' Charlyne Cares devotional on Good Friday I spent time rejoicing and thanking God that in His time our marriage would be restored. A few minutes later I received a text message from my husband that he was contacting his attorney to drop the divorce. I felt God speak into my heart 'It is finished' and I rejoiced all day. I know God will be faithful to bring my prodigal home." (Texas) (posted 4/9/2010)
“I have been praying earnestly for months that God would open the door for a job for me in my husband's town. Yesterday I was unexpectedly interviewed by phone by the supervisor of the job I've been claiming. He was going to recommend to my superiors that he wanted me for the job! I am awaiting my superiors' decision. On the way home I saw three trucks in succession - an Omega truck (God declares the end from the beginning, Is. 46:10), a Victory Movers truck, and a Covenant Transport truck! I just laughed and thanked God for declaring my victory that has been decided in heaven before it is revealed on the earth! I know that marriage restoration is next!”  (Georgia)  (posted 4/23/2012)
“I went to the divorce care group at my church last night. I was talking to the leader about the signs I feel I have received about my wife coming home, and she said maybe they weren't signs but just encouragement. But I think encouragement would look different. Instead of meeting people that have survived infidelity at my darkest hours, it would be meeting people who have been through divorce and are fine, right? Anyway, I prayed again last night while laying in bed and asked God what I am doing. I asked for yet another sign and said, ‘Am I waiting on marriage restoration?’ As I said the word ‘restoration,’ the motion sensing light outside my bedroom turned on. It turned off after that and didn't come on again. I am weak, but God is good.” (Tennessee) (posted 10/30/2014)
"My prodigal took the kids on a trip during the Christmas vacation. When he brought them home, he came all the way in the house to my bedroom door to hand me something. I was so thankful that God brought him into our home that we had built together." (Tennessee) (posted 1/10/2011)
“I have been the prodigal/stander and never realized how much of a prodigal I was myself. I tried to help God along when I was lost myself, BUT GOD! He has opened my eyes and made me see myself as He sees me. I was hindering my blessings although they continued to rain down on me. Now my kids are praying with me as they never have before. God told me this morning that my miracle is right around the corner. I will wait, pray and love unconditionally. Blessed is she who has believed what the Lord has said to her will be ACCOMPLISHED!’ Luke 1:45...BELIEVE!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 9/4/2011)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18  (posted 12/3/2011)
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21 (posted 1/10/2011)
“I praise the Lord for helping my husband and me enjoy time together even though we have been separated for some years. I miss my husband and family. God is good to give me special moments and events to bring joy to my sadness. Thanks for being with us, when we truly need love.” (Pennsylvania) (posted 7/11/2014)

“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) 

(posted 3/25/2013)
"As I was bidding my grandson good-bye, I reminded him that I was still praying for my husband to come home. He said, 'Don't give up,' and I knew that was a word from God. Praise Him!" (Florida) (posted 1/10/2011)
"I can't express the timing and impact of a statement in 'Charlyne Cares.' Bob wrote, 'If you take down the mailbox, by giving up on a prodigal spouse, where will God deliver your returned prodigal?' What a powerful encouragement. Thank you." (Florida) (posted 7/4/2008)
“Praise God for His faithfulness! Yesterday was a day of blessings from my Heavenly Father. First, I had to print out and sign a credit card authorization form. I wasn't sure if i should sign it with just my maiden name or if I should sign with my married name because I was afraid of how my husband would react. I asked the Lord what I should do and He said to ask my husband. My husband said that it was up to me. I praised God and signed my married name. Then later, the Holy Spirit told me to clean up because my husband was going to spend the night in the other room. I obeyed and sure enough, my husband called late that night and said he was going to spend the night. This morning he said he slept great. I praise God! He is moving!!” (Georgia) (posted 4/21/2014)

“My suddenly happened! I received a call from my hubby asking if I could have company. We began to talk and I looked up and he had his wedding ring on. I almost burst out in tears. I was so surprised and shocked! One day lead to another and Sunday we went to praise the Lord. It was awesome. Later he said he didn’t want to go back! GOD HEARS..GOD KNOWS..GOD CARES! We were separated for many months. We were separated before for a while and he came back and stayed for some months. It was a false start but this time is a NEW START for us because GOD makes all things NEW. God can and will restore your marriage. Just believe, pray, fast, and be a doer of His Word. People came against me but I stood alone with God. He rewarded and delivered His promise. I will continue to trust God and COUNT IT ALL JOY.”  (Missouri) 

(posted 2/12/2013)

“It has been a long wait but I did not give up. Every time I was discouraged and wanted to give up, this website and the daily emails always gave me the reason and courage to believe in God more and to hold on. My husband is home! If the Lord has done it for me, even me, He can do it for anyone. He never answers too late. He answers when we are ready. Do not give up. Keep praying for your spouse and God will do it. Pray ,pray, pray but you must also believe that the prayer is going to move even those we think can never change. The Lord is able. Do not give up.”  (Minnesota)

(posted 11/4/2013)

"My prodigal husband accepted my invitation to go to church with me and our children on Mother’s Day. Rather than having a Mother's Day message, the pastor spoke about making yourself well, making the choice, and then taking up your mat and walking. Then after church my husband took us to lunch. He told me that he and the other woman had broken up because he went to church with me. Praise the Lord. It was the best Mother's Day gift." (Oklahoma)

(posted 5/7/2012)
"I have been praying for marriage restoration after a divorce. Tonight my husband called and said he was thinking about family things and missed me. Praise God." (Texas) (posted 4/23/2010)
“As this past week was a very hard and emotional week for me I was ready to throw the towel in and walk away from my prodigal. Last night God showed me that He is in fact hearing my prayers and is moving on the other side of my mountain even though I cannot see. My prodigal came home to spend an hour with me and even told me he loved me. He also hugged me before he left which we haven’t done in over a year. PTL! I know now that God is watching over us and He’s reminding me that when you are ready to give up, He will provide you with just what you need to keep you going. Don’t give up, your miracle could be right around the corner. Praying for all of you and your families.”  (Florida)  (posted 2/25/2012)
“Well PTL! Through much prayer and fasting my fellow standers, my prodigal moved out from the other woman. He is still not home yet but it happened suddenly. My fellow standers, that could only be my God. Don't give up. Keep standing! We are now having worship together day and night. The enemy is not going to give up but he's already defeated by the power of Jesus' blood. Continue to pray for my marriage as I will for you and your spouse. God bless!” (Florida)   (posted 2/26/2014)
“This afternoon, feeling sad and scared, I asked God to be blunt and tell me if my husband is really going to return. Then I reminded myself of the messages from God during my stand. One oft-repeated message was about the book of Jonah, and my husband being unforgiving. (Jonah did not believe that the people of Nineveh deserved forgiveness.) An hour later, my niece said to me, out of the blue, ‘I've been learning about forgiveness. Because when I grew up, we were taught to hold grudges.’ I was stunned. That was God telling me that He's still working on teaching my husband to give and accept forgiveness. It gave me clarity and peace. Praise God!”  (Colorado) (posted 9/30/2013)
“Praise God, my marriage has been resurrected! It looked hopeless, but that’s it. It only LOOKED hopeless. God is faithful, do not ever give up, ever! Stand for your marriage and you will see God do the impossible for you if you only seek Him first and put Him first above it all. My husband and I are joyful again and in love the way God wants it to be. God is the foundation of our marriage and He keeps His covenant. If only I could speak to you all personally of the miraculous and truly awesome things God did in my life and marriage. My prayer is that when you read this you are encouraged and the Lord will renew in you a steadfast spirit. Don’t give up. Just as He did for Joshua, He will do for you. He will break down the wall in the heart of your spouse!”  (Ohio) (posted 1/19/2015)
“I have been standing a long time after my divorce. I spoke to the pastor and he believes God would start the restoration process once my husband is saved. He recently reached out to me for the first time by phone instead of text. God is softening his heart. He let me know he gets lonely. He called for me to help him when his car broke down. He and I love music and he is adding the ability to do songs I can do. I know the most important thing is for his salvation. I need to give him unconditional love and pray for his salvation. First the miracle of salvation, then the restoration. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”  (Illinois) (posted 10/30/2014)
“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  Matthew 7:11  (posted 2/25/2012)

"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) 

(posted 10/3/2008)
"I learned that God wants us to grow daily in Him. My stander friend shared what she learned at her church about the five languages of love and I discovered that I receive love by physical touch. My husband and I have tried many methods and gone to several therapists, but humbly discovering myself was most effective on our marriage. I did not have any clue why I felt so unloved." (Spain) (posted 11/28/2008)
“During a conversation about my long stand for healing of our family, a respectable elder mentioned the usual 'free will of your spouse' and 'go on with your life' points to halt my standing. I replied about God's doings with Israel and Jeremiah 3:14. Then he countered - You are not God, stop! Which I could, off course, not really counter except by saying I try to follow the example of my Heavenly Father. Some days later, I read to my utter amazement, awe and joy the Charlyne Cares titleForgive and Love - Just Like God!But God…keep on standing, standers, no matter what – just like our Heavenly Father calls sinners back to Him!”  (Luxemburg) (posted 2/11/2014)
“I'm amazed at how God answers the simplest of prayers. I prayed to God to place me and our child on my husband's heart - to speak to him about us and for there to be contact between us. That very day, when I had long forgotten about this prayer, my husband called to discuss upkeep for our baby. I was amazed at how God worked it out. I felt assured that God is taking care of the ‘bigger’ issues which I bring to Him daily as He had taken care of this little prayer. Praise the Lord. He is worthy to be praised.”  (Uganda)  (posted 4/10/2013)
"My prodigal husband came over last night. I reassured him of my stand for our marriage restoration. My husband cried. We prayed. Jesus continues to heal our hearts. My husband confessed things to me. I grabbed his hands, forgave him and hugged him. We are one day closer to restoration." (Florida) (posted 1/10/2011)

"My husband left home for someone else. He broke it off with her after a month, but even with counseling he said he was finished. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving he told me he made an appointment with another counselor and he wanted us to go together in order to start over. Praise God that I never stopped loving him or believing in our marriage." (State Removed)

(posted 11/25/2006)
"Praise God, I just led my father in the sinner’s prayer. He knows that if he should die today he is going to Heaven." (Florida) (posted 3/5/2010)
“I need to praise my Father that through the journey of standing for my marriage, He has taken me to newer and greater heights. I am so thankful that He loved me enough to NOT have left me where I was when my beloved went into the far country. Through despair, doubts, disappointments and depression, He has brought me to prayer, praise and peace. He has shown me Who my First Love truly is and always will be. He spoke to me very plainly that I could not use the term OW when referring to the other person. I had to see and refer to them as God's Precious Child (GPS), just as He sees me. He reminds me daily, never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Hebrews 13:5)”  (Oklahoma) (posted 1/27/2014)
“These past few weeks the adversity has increased. The divorce papers were filed by my husband, my house started to go into foreclosure, our daughter tried to take her life and I got in a terrible car accident. I praise our Lord God for His presence, provision, protection and peace through it all. Financial provision came through to stop the foreclosure, God intervened and saved our daughter’s life, I did not sustain any injury from the car accident. I praise the Lord for His goodness, grace, mercy, faithfulness and love. Before I could ask my husband to come for Thanksgiving, he asked me if he could come for Thanksgiving. To God be the glory.”  (New York)  (posted 11/27/2011)
“Praise God, my husband has contacted his lawyer to put the divorce proceedings on hold! I want every stander to know that fasting, praying and confessing God's Word does work. Our situation seems so horrible in the natural, but God has done a mighty work and every day I continue to see answers to my prayers manifest. My prodigal went from not speaking to me and telling others he hated me, to now coming over, calling, texting and writing emails. And now putting the divorce on hold! There is still a lot to stand for, but God has been faithful and He will complete the good work He started. Thank You Jesus!”  (Texas)  (posted 7/9/2013)

"On Good Friday I left for an appointment and when I returned there was a beautiful Easter Lily in the middle of my dining room table. My husband called me later to ask if I had received his gift. He told me he was praying and that sometimes he would have second thoughts about divorcing me. My husband called again Easter morning. Praise God for softening my husband's heart." (Massachusetts)

(posted 3/8/2012)
“Thanks to the Lord and RMM for helping me have discernment and wisdom of when to speak and to listen with my spiritual ears. My husband did the prodigal talk recently. He started talking that he's moving with the OW out of town, but wants to remain friends and available if a need arises. He went on and on about how I need to move on, mentioned that he has started praying about life decisions and some unhappiness. Praise the Lord because my mouth was shut. That is rare and prayers are being answered. All the victory to the Lord. The Lord had given me John 6:36 because of disbelief. I hope you now believe my dear standers in the power of the Lord.” (Florida) (posted 10/23/2014)
“During my stand, the roller coaster of emotions can boggle me down. I know the promises of God are mine. The other day I was meditating on our covenant with God. Then the Lord spoke to my heart to say, ‘My Word is My promise/vow to you, My marriage covenant with you.’ He has been My husband during this time. He is SO FAITHFUL! He cancelled credit card debt. He has been my shield/protection and security and buckler/defense. I asked Him for signs the other day and a soliciting lawn man left his card on our front door that said ‘ABLE AND READY.’ The Word (promise) made flesh/birthed. Praise and ALL GLORY TO GOD!”  (Florida)  (posted 12/23/2012)
“I’ve been divorced and standing for several years now and we live in different states. Though my husband does not acknowledge it to me, I was made aware that he is living with someone. He came home for Thanksgiving and spent the week with me. I got the courage to tell him that I want him to come home. He said he has already been contemplating coming home. This is the first time in many years he has expressed any interest in coming home or being with me. Thank You Lord! I really felt like I had no strength left to stand at the beginning of his visit.”  (Texas) (posted 12/22/2014)
"My husband left and I have been standing in the faith that the Lord gave me.  About a month ago I was led to your web site. Little by little my husband began to call and wants to see me. Last weekend he invited me to his apartment and told me that he no longer wants the divorce but desires to stay married. God is faithful." (New York) (posted 7/2/2010)
"To lift myself up today, I made a decision to pray on my way to my destination and pray and praise God on my way back. Before reaching home, I passed my spouse going in the opposite direction. In a minute, he called me and we had another one of our pleasant conversations. Just another realization that God cares for us." (Florida) (posted 8/21/2009)
"I thank God for where He has brought me from. I remember the torment and fear when I started my stand because I felt so hopeless. God walked me through each day as I learned to trust Him for all things. I have such peace walking with my Father everyday." (Virginia) (posted 5/28/2010)
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”  Isaiah 43:2 (posted 5/26/2012)
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