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 just wanted to thank the Lord and share how God is always on time with answers and blessings. Things have been very, very quiet in my stand for months but I continued to seek God’s guidance through all the pain. God has given me strength and courage to fight off the enemy's lies that my marriage being restored is impossible. When the enemy sent financial problems my way, God turned them around into blessings. What I thank God for the most is a love so beautiful and genuine. I have always heard that God can love you like no other can but I just didn't believe it was possible – God loving someone like me, who has abandoned Him numerous times. But it’s true. Without him nothing is possible and everything will fall apart. I love You and thank You so much Father, always and forever.”  (Florida)

"I am a mother praying for the marriages of both of my daughters. I was praying that the Lord would allow our family to hear from our sons-in-law for Canadian Thanksgiving. We received a card in the mail from our son-in-law who has not contacted us in a long time. The words he wrote in the card, were written straight from his heart." (Canada)

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones." Psalm 105:4-6
“I had recently asked God to show me that he is working in my husband’s life. I talked to a woman I was transporting to surgery who told me that she and her husband had been divorced for six years and had moved on from each other. But the Lord brought them back together and restored them and now they are remarried again. She told me to never give up, that He will do it. They are now saved and have turned their lives over to God.”  (Missouri) 
"I struggled with thoughts about my spouse and the other woman. I was praying and asking God to renew my mind. I was reading the Psalms and God pointed out to me Psalm 37:1: 'Do not be envious of those who do wrong, for like grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.' I thanked God for that. I have no need to worry anymore." (New Jersey)
"Praise God my husband and I talk almost every day. He sent me a birthday gift. Even though we are divorced on paper we both agreed we hate what the devil tried to do to our family and we both agreed that God has the final say so. God will win because He hates divorce and honors covenant. Praise Him. Prayer changes everything." (Oklahoma)
My husband of 14 years walked out on my son and I in August of 2012. I'm standing for my marriage and I'm praying for my prodigal to return to the Lord. His heart is selfish and hard at this point but my son and I pray everyday for him to return and for Satan to release his grip on my husbands heart and mind. I'm hiding God's Word in my heart as the enemy tries to bring me down and encourages me to stop my stand. God's Word lifts me up and He brings it to my mind when I need it most! I can also share with other people who are hurting and I see it going forth and producing fruit.It is a blessing in so many ways!  (Idaho)
"I moved out in anger, only looking at the physical when I should have looked to the spiritual and gotten on my knees. I praise and thank God for his understanding and forgiveness, I am praying my prodigal will return to a relationship with Christ and ask me to return home." (Jamaica)

"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida)

“I have so much to be thankful for. The Lord has always been there for me but I have failed as a Christian. It took the end of my marriage many years ago to get my attention. Not long after that God gave me Mark 11:23-26 to give me hope. Although I have made many mistakes, I have continued to pray for my husband. Last week he texted happy birthday to me for the first time in years. I know that the Lord is touching my husband's heart. I know that I have a long way to go but I will always continue to grow in the Lord. Everyone wants me to go on with my life. I tell them I am but that I know that my marriage will be restored and what are they going to say when God does this. I do have support from those who believe as I do and my prayer partner says for me to just wait and see. I want everyone to just keep praying and have faith.”  (Florida)
“All Glory be to God! I was feeling down, a sure sign that the enemy was trying to steal my confidence that my marriage is restored. God gave me two verses. Isaiah 19:20-22 (RSV) It will be a sign and a witness…because of oppressors he will send (us) a savior to defend and deliver. The Lord will make himself known (to my husband)…he will smite the enemy, smiting and healing (my husband) and (he) will return to the Lord, and he will heed (my) supplications and heal (us). My Adonai Elohim was showing me He heard all my supplications and was on the job! Then Colossians 2:14 (RSV).Having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross. I was amazed as I realized our court date was in Feb 2014 or 2:14, the same as the verse He gave me. My heart soared as I realized God was telling me he had already canceled the divorce petition with its legal demands and has set it aside! A few years ago, God canceled the divorce and He is doing it again for His Glory! Praise God!”  (California)

“My Mom is a petite elder today but was a mighty warrior in her child rearing years. She came from Haiti and entered the United States knowing none of the English language and had never worked before. She quickly begin waitressing for a short time and later on did housekeeping for over 30 years. After having three small children, our dad left us. Since she did not know anything about divorce or cultural expectations about the desperately needed child support, we often missed out on birthday gifts, concerts, extras, movies, etc. However, the Lord kept us and we never went hungry or without shelter or food. Mama never got her hair or her nails done. On the weekends she washed her work clothes by hand in the bathtub so that they would last longer. That way, she could buy the things that we needed. She never had more than five outfits and a couple of pairs of shoes for as long as I can remember. We always felt loved and wanted. God was always on our side. Happy Mother's Day”  (Florida)

Read more about the Lord’s mighty work in marriages on our Restored Marriages page. 
"Last year my husband told me that he had fallen out of love with me and he wanted to be with someone else. This angered and hurt me in a way that I have never known pain but it has strengthened my relationship with God. My husband is now pursuing reconciliation with God, and with me. I am truly thankful for God's guidance and mercy in both our lives. I am so happy that we are both rejoicing about celebrating our union on our three year anniversary."  (Georgia)

"We just passed the one year anniversary of the remarriage to my husband. The relationship could not have been any deader, with my husband's announcement to marry the other woman. Suddenly, the Lord breathed life into the dead situation. As a stander, I would read the Saturday Testimonies and cry out to the Lord, with the hope of one day being on the other side, reconciled and restored. God kept His promise. I am grateful to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for helping me to stand through biblical based principles and encouragement." (Illinois)

“Dear standers, do NOT give up no matter how bad your situation may be. God does hear your prayers and HE knows the pain you are in. HE is taking your mess and making a message to encourage others. Trust God that every prayer you lift to HIM for a restored marriage...will be answered. 'The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.' (James 5:16) God cannot lie! My prodigal just came home. (If you looked at the situation you would of said, there is no way this man will ever come back home to his wife or his children.) God’s timing is perfect so don't rush what God is doing. HE knows perfectly when to bring your covenant spouse home to you. Believe, believe, believe that God has you in HIS hands and wants this more than you. Keep praising the Lord and thanking HIM in advance for a marriage soon to be restored. Thank You Jesus for my Christmas present!”  (Connecticut)
"Today is our silver wedding anniversary. Although my prodigal is still in the far country I believe the Lord is working and bringing about conviction in my husband. I celebrate with the Lord knowing that He is upholding our wedding covenant made so many years ago. To God be the glory for the things He is doing. This week the Lord reminded me of the parable of the persistent widow he gave me years ago, reminding me to not give up. I thank God for the return of one of our prodigal sons. One to go and then my husband." (Pennsylvania)
“PTL! I had an amazing Christmas even though my beloved declined my request to come over for Christmas. I had no funds and plans for Christmas - but God did. He put the whole thing together within the last two weeks before Christmas. All the people I love were here - my family and all my in-laws. I felt so loved. Thank You Lord. I feel that my beloved is almost home.”  (Belize)
"My husband was in town and asked me to do dinner and we had a great time. The next day he had an appointment to go sign divorce papers and that day he cancelled it! He said it didn't feel right! Just last week he was saying that it felt like he needed to do it, but God changed his heart! Thank God!" (Canada)
"After almost a year of separation and divorce papers being filed, my spouse has returned home. To God be the glory. Nothing is impossible with Him." (Arkansas)
“Yesterday my husband called inviting me and my daughter to his home. He asked if we could stay the night. We had a blessed time.”  (Germany) 
“After a period away from home (21days) fasting and praying for all marriages to be restored around the world, reading Charlyne Cares every day, I returned to the enemy’s response to my focused time with God. More trials and circumstances were waiting for me, but God. I was not concerned, but prepared as I had retreated into the arms of the Lord for 21 days and was filled with fresh anointing. God had taken my prayers to another level and prepared me. The Lord gave me clear signs that He remembers me, PTL ! He has not forgotten my prayers. He will not forget yours! Here is one of many signs that He is working. In 1973 a song called 'Welcome Home' became a number one hit. Since returning from my retreat, I keep hearing the song featured in a TV advertisement for home insurance. Insurance companies restore losses when a claim is made and found to be valid. God is our insurance and we have a valid claim. He WILL restore.”  (United Kingdom)
“I have been standing for two years. Our faithful Lord God has been speaking to my husband in the far country. I stopped trying to get my husband back and started doing everything I could to walk uprightly before God. Two days ago my husband told me he is moving back home. Hallelujah! You can't tell me God doesn't answer prayer He gets the glory for doing the impossible. I'm still standing and will keep on standing as I watch and see what God is going to do in our marriage.” (California)
“My spouse has grown more distant when I told him I was standing for our marriage, as I began to pray more for him and our marriage, letting me know God is at work. Our young daughter has prayed with me for several months for his return and though he has told me to move on with my life, I continue to praise the Lord because my faith is increasing. I am patiently waiting for my suddenly. Don't give up standers, God will restore what the locusts were sent out to destroy.”  (Florida)
"My husband returned to our marriage suddenly days before New Year's after having been away for years. I asked the Lord not to let me have another year of sadness and He gave me Isaiah 61 five times in a week from different sources. He is the God of miracles and His promises are absolutely true and certain." (South Africa)

"My husband told me he did not love me any more, was in love with someone else, and moved out last year. If I had not come across this website in my search for answers, I would have let the enemy make me believe that my husband was better off without me, and that I deserve to be deserted. Instead, I stood and trusted God for restoration. Soon, my husband told me that he made a mistake, and was not in love with the other girl, but that he still did not have hope for our restoration. I kept on standing, and shared everything with him that the Lord revealed to me. God started working in both of us, and at the end of February, he moved back. We have felt like newlyweds ever since. I praise God, because this was all Him. Nothing we tried, seemed to work. We are growing closer every day." (Arizona)

“My wife and I have separated and I asked the Lord for something to give me hope. Last month my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. During the reception, my mom made a speech and told everyone that she has loved my dad because ‘he loves and fears the Lord.’  When we reach our 50th anniversary, I hope my wife says the same words that my mother did. She is such a role model.”  (California)
"After a year of standing, my marriage is now restored. My husband came out for a month in January, and ended up staying here and not flying back home. He was worried about a job, but I told him that the Lord would provide. Today he went for an interview and will be a bus driver. Although we still have much ahead of us, the miracles that have come before our family are amazing. We are now a family again." (Kansas)
"Today is the anniversary of the divorce my wife wanted. I awoke this morning to a dream of my wife flaunting a gentleman friend in my face. God has spoken to me in the past through dreams but I quickly realized that Satan was up to his tricks on this anniversary day. He wanted me to step away from my stand. Praise be to God in that He showed me Whom I should trust. This dream did not measure up as a true message from God. Satan, you lose." (Texas)
"Everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Matthew 7:8
“My prodigal left our home some months ago wanting a divorce. Most of those months there was no communication. Well this past month, he has started to come around the home. The last couple of weeks, he has been coming to the house unannounced just to sit and spend time with me and our young daughter. No talk of divorce; in fact, he's mentioned to me he knows where I stand with divorce. Before he leaves, he always makes sure to give me a hug and kiss on the forehead. God is moving! All the glory to our Father, for He is always good and faithful. One of these visits, he will be staying for good. Don't give up even when things seem impossible. Nothing is impossible for God! Amen!”  (Washington) 
“Praise God. I came across another discovery of why I had to go through this test of being separated from my husband. I have always hated domestic chores. I've worked hard to earn enough money to hire a helper. However, I have been facing financial constraints which meant I had to cook, clean, do laundry and iron. I'm even laughing while writing this because this is not the person I was. God is really great in the most hilarious ways. Even my husband will laugh when he comes back and finds out I'm domesticated. I believe that's what he wanted from me. I've also become very, very close to God, since everyone is against me going back to my husband or thinks it's impossible. I still don't see a way of my husband coming back, but I know and believe that if God said it, then He will see it through. I'm waiting for my suddenly.”  (South Africa)
“I give all the glory to our Lord Jesus Christ thanking Him for Charlyne, the RMM team and standers. Because of their obedience, standers have a place to come for the wellspring of life. Sometimes we get weary of the journey but we know we can be refreshed by the teaching of the Word of God and the testimonies found on the RMM website. Today I also wish to share that the Lord encouraged me recently with the vehicle license plate from the state where my spouse lives. Over the years the Lord has used the license plates from that particular state to encourage my stand. The state license plate reminded me of what the Lord says, ‘I am with you always.’ Thank You, Lord Jesus for meeting me at the point of my great need.”  (Canada)
"After several false starts home on the part of my spouse, I have been harboring resentment toward him. We have had no contact in months. It felt like God had deserted me. Praise God for giving me a tiny glimpse of His Spirit at work. Late last night I received a text message from my husband asking me to keep praying because the evil one was after him. Thank You Lord for reminding me that the real battle is against satan, not the other woman." (Michigan)
“I received a summons for my final court date in the mail. Unless God intervenes, I will be divorced from my beloved. Through the tears, I read the papers closely, only to read that the plaintiff listed was not my husband! It was someone with the same first and last name, but a different middle name and address. Praise God! I'm sure someone will notify the court of the mistake and the date may not be changed at all. But I felt like God was speaking to me on that paper, saying, ‘I am still in control of this!’ With all the paperwork that court office had, containing the correct name and address, it was only by an act of God that it came to me completely incorrect. I will keep pressing forward, keep praying for my miracle and continue trusting in His Word alone. Thank you for your ministry!”  (Michigan) 
“I've avoided contact with men for several years standing. This has kept me faithful to my prodigal. This summer I asked for prayers because my husband had filed for divorce. Though I had expressed the intention to continue to stand some people may have only heard divorce. About this time a very handsome single man at my church was often bumping into me and I didn't follow my usual careful way but exchanged words with him. Though he was respectful, he let me know he liked me. I was flattered, and realized what trouble this could be. I felt that spiritual powers were at work. Months have passed and as the first hearing approaches, the single man temptations increased. Though still faithful to my husband, I prayed and with great torment over the attraction and for the first time even considered giving up my stand. But through prayer and more Bible reading, I have come out standing strong and praying more for my husband to cancel divorce proceedings with the hearing just a week away. Lord keep me strong.”  (Wisconsin)
“God will restore my marriage! I have been praying for some time for the Lord to communicate with me in some way. Today I was in the dentist's office waiting so I decided to read my Bible. Suddenly a verse showed itself to me. It was Isaiah 43:18-19. The good Lord has already started something new on the other side of my mountain of circumstances. Even though I'm traveling through a desert in my life, the Lord will make a road for me. I can't wait to see what God Almighty has in store for my spouse and I! Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) 
"Praise the Lord for this ministry! My prodigal confessed to me he has had my e-mail password for over a year and checking my account routinely to see if my stand was real. I praise the Lord so much for learning from this ministry the importance of not being a situational stander, fleeing the appearance of evil, zipping your lips, and living as married. My prodigal also expected me to be very angry at this. When I was not angry at all, he was shocked. God is continuing to move the mountain of separation and healing my marriage!" (Texas)
“Our divorce was dismissed last April. This weekend I was led to clean the closet and found all the divorce papers. Immediately I was told to burn them. Instead of ashes, I would receive beauty. Every day since then I have received a devotion or Bible reading speaking of God's covenants. Thank You God that our marriages are so precious to you.”  (Illinois) 
“I had been having a week full of blessings, helping others and my job going well. Still I was looking for that sign to encourage me about my stand. While driving on a different road than normal, I looked up and saw a Covenant Transport truck. One of the most touching things is my son was with me at the time and we had just been talking about how happy my husband will be to come home. I had never seen one of these trucks before, so I know it was meant for me at this time in my stand to show me I am believing the Word God has spoken to me.” (Indiana) 
"I want to share about a restored marriage in Georgia from my home church. We all grew up together. This couple were separated 3-4 years ago and have been divorced for 2 years. The wife stayed in our church and her husband left. Both of their parents are still part of our congregation there. His parents prayed all this time for their restoration. I have prayed and had them on my heart all this time. Two weeks ago they were remarried. I consider it a privilege to have stood for their marriage and to see the answer to those prayers be manifested. Praise God, His promises are true." (Tennessee)

"After false returns, I was embarrassed to send a testimony. Now after months of restoration I can say my Lord has changed my husband’s heart of stone and has given him a heart of flesh. There is power in the Word of God. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for supporting me. Praise be to God." (Sweden)

"After months of standing strong and firm in the Lord for my marriage and my family, my husband has returned home. God moves mountains. Praise be to Him. The first step has been taken, we now have hundreds more to take. I know by putting God first He will guide us through." (Iowa)

"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)
"God has been healing and brought my spouse back home. Our young son’s daily prayer has been for God to bring his daddy back to be a family again. God has heard and continues to answer over and over." (New Jersey)
"My husband and I have been restored for over two years. I cannot believe how much my husband loves me now. This must be God loving me through my husband, because I have never known this kind of love. This is such a testimony to me about how, when God does something, it is so much better than anything we try to make happen ourselves. I am so blessed." (Arizona)

"God has been moving wonderfully in my marriage. My husband called me last week and asked me to make an appointment with our pastor to start counseling. On Mother's Day my husband came over to my house with flowers. His card told me he loved me. As he gave me the flowers he broke down in tears and said that he has been thinking a lot and that he misses the family being together. That evening we went to dinner with our children." (New York)

"I have been standing for my marriage for a few years. In the beginning I contacted my wife to convince her to return. God lead me to be still and wait for Him and seek first His Kingdom. Yesterday I was frustrated and cried out to God asking what He wanted me to do. I started to read my One Year Bible. I felt lead by God to read the scriptures on the date of my wife's birthday and these words leaped off the page, 'Be still, wait and trust on the Lord.' God will restore our marriage in His timing." (Norway)
“I would like to praise God for what He has done. For some months, there has been a delay in my being paid. This month I experienced a 'miracle.' My time sheets for the hours that I have worked have been certified in under one day. This will mean that I will be able to pay my financial obligations on time.” (United Kingdom)

"I would like to thank God for bringing my prodigal husband back home after false starts. I gave up my hope for a while and became a prodigal also. We both almost got married to other people, but to God's glory He restored my marriage, saved and changed my husband and we were remarried on May 7th." (Tanzania)

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