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 was feeling down as my birthday was coming and I have not spoken to my prodigal spouse in quite some time. I cried out to God for Him to place me on my prodigal's mind and possibly for a remembrance from my prodigal in some form. As He always does, God went above and beyond my request as I received a card in the mail with a joke we shared during our marriage. God is so good." (North Carolina)
"Our divorce was granted last week. If I had not learned so many godly principles from this ministry, I would have fallen apart. Instead, I now know how to study the Word and pray and forgive my husband. I am still standing. God has rewarded me with finding a new apartment and volunteer movers in just days. There is no timetable for God. He is faithful every day of the week. He's got a good plan for me and will set the captive free." (California)
“Praise the Lord! God is good all the time. I have been separated from my husband for some time. From the time he  left I knew that I had to rely on God to fix my marriage. It’s been a tough journey, but by the grace and love of Jesus Christ, my Savior I was able to cope with my situation. For a month now my husband and I have been talking every day, twice a day, with love and understanding. I learned to zip my lips and let the Holy Spirit speak for me. Last night I told my husband that I will be waiting for him for life. He said that he knows and he will come back when the time is right. I am thankful to God because he always makes true His promises. I want to encourage all standers to never give up on their marriage and keep praying because God hears our cry every time we cry out to Him with a faithful heart.”  (Florida) 

"I spent Saturday in tears because my children would not be with me on Easter. I felt God tell me once again to believe Him. Last night my children called to tell me that they would be at church on Easter with their Dad. I saved places in the pew for everyone so that my children could sit with both of their parents on Easter. Praise God for His work." (Missouri)

"With four kids and one with autism, God has been my provider. I never lack for anything. He provides every day. (PTL) This past weekend while driving to visit a friend, I was having a conversation with God when this car pulled in front of me. The license plate read "Believe." On my way back home another car pulled in front me. That license plate read "Faith." I know that what God has promised me will be accomplished. Have faith, trust and believe in God. He can do the impossible and He will do it at the set time. Stand firm." (Ohio)
"I asked God for two things for Christmas. First to talk to my husband on the phone and then I said it would be nice if I could see him. I had not seen my husband in a year. I praise God He answered both prayers. My husband called and came by the next day to visit. I know it was God who did this for me. He is so amazing." (Tennessee)
“I just wanted to give all praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that my marriage is still on the path of restoration. My husband lives at home and says he no longer loves me or is in love with me but is staying out of obedience and waiting for God to tell him His will and way or what to do. I have prayed so fervently and faithfully to the Lord to change his heart and I know it's by His grace that my husband is still living under the same roof as me and our child. We had Bible study with our pastor and his wife and my husband prayed that God would change his heart and open it so that he can love me. We also stayed up until very early in the morning, praying for each other and confessing our sins. This morning he said he loved me! NEVER GIVE UP!”  (Texas)
"At the end of 'Charlyne Cares devotional' were Bob's, 'Top Ten Signs That You Are Standing Strong.' I have heard all but the one about the singles group, and that's because our church doesn't have one. Praise the Lord, I am where He wants me to be. There is much joy in being obedient." (Pennsylvania)
“Praise God for He is awesome! It has been a very, very dark valley as of late. I have been crying out to God and fasting and it seemed God remained silent… but GOD! He has given me not just one sign of His promise, but several. Praise His glorious name! Standers, remember when God seems silent, He wants us to trust Him even more and HE will ANSWER! Keep standing and trusting God! Thank You Lord, for You are good and Your love never fails!”  (Florida) 
“I want to take this time and say thank you to Jesus and RMM for the love and support that I have received during this season of my life. On December 17, 2013 I officially became homeless. The week leading up to this, I was a train wreck; I was scared, began screaming both internally and externally, I started blaming myself and I was full of anger and fear. I even questioned my salvation, and God's love for me. Now, that's scary! But GOD! I received a Christmas card and I didn't feel like opening it. I waited a whole day! When I opened it, there was a love letter from God and inside this love letter was a check! It's not about the money, but to me it was a sign from God. So many people don't understand why I am praying for my marriage; I ask God all the time. This blessing forever touched my heart. I am so thankful. I've lost almost everything - BUT GOD!”  (Louisiana)
“God is working and He is moving mountains. Today, we took the kids out for lunch and later, he went by himself to get some library books. When he left, my daughter brought a book for me to read! Guess what the name of the book is? Children's Prayers, by Mary Batchelor.  Every page has a beautiful Bible verse, with pictures of children from all around the world. My husband normally reads to our daughter on Mondays. So this is the book, my husband is planning to read to our daughter on Monday! I cannot stop smiling.”  (Maryland) 
“My family, when we left Chile, lost all contact with my dad's family. Growing up we had no grandparents to call our own nor aunts/uncles. As human beings we have a yearning in our hearts for connection with those that are part of our blood, our life. It's in our human nature to do so. I've never been back to Chile. It's been 38 years since I had heard from my dad's side of the family. I guess some time ago I had befriended on Facebook one of my aunties without even knowing it, and a few days ago her name triggered a memory which started a conversation, which now has started a domino effect. Tonight one of my other aunts made contact with me. I have five aunts (six with my mom’s sister) and four uncles and tons of cousins! This is truly a miracle for our family! It's been an emotional week. My marriage is still not restored but God is working in other areas of my life; He will bring my husband back.” (Canada)
"I did not know how else to share the GREAT NEWS that My prodigal husband came home, so I am taking this opportunity to share and encourage others. First I want to give thanks to God and to Rejoice Ministries for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you in a mighty way. I have been a stander for two years and needless to say, I had some battles to fight and mountains to climb. The awesome thing about it all however was all my struggles was with ME! Although my husband was involved in a affair, God through His Word got me to focus on Him rather than on my marital problems and that in turn changed me! My husband kept calling repeatedly letting me know how he knows he made a mistake and that his life is a mess and how did he get here. The hard part was listening to him about the feeling he has for the other person. The best part was him telling me how at peace he felt talking to me. God gave me such a spirit of peace and strength to hear him and not get upset and react and speak out of anger Praise be to God. I went to Texas to help him pack and bring him home where we are currently residing and rebuilding. Please continue to pray for us. May God continue to bless you and your ministry." (New Jersey)

“After some years of standing for the restoration of my marriage, my husband returned home six months ago. There were a few hiccups along the way, but last Friday, Valentine’s Day, we were remarried. The last two years saw many nights praying in my closet, fasting, and sending my Angels out to bring my husband home. I cannot tell you how many miracles God worked along the way. A couple of days ago, my husband told a friend of ours, how much in love with me he is, that for the first time in his life he had total peace, and how there was always an ‘inner presence’ drawing him back home. Don't give up standers! When you know God has called you to stand, you can be certain that it is just a matter of time... God is so good!”  (Alabama)

“After being gone for a little over two years, my husband came home! It was very sudden and unexpected just as I have seen others testify to. We had been spending weekends together for the past two months and I had resigned myself to the fact that this was the way we were going to live for the rest of our lives. BUT GOD was working behind the scenes and actually used us discussing our relationship and why things went bad to bring my husband home. He was not repentant and was actually blaming me for everything but God allowed me to hold my peace and zip my lips while he talked. When he finished I simply asked him If he would forgive me and he jumped up and hugged me and said yes! He went and got his clothes and was back at home that same night! I was in a state of shock! God is awesome! I believe fasting along with prayer was the catalyst to this sudden turn around. Please, please do not give up. I almost did but I promise you, your suddenly is coming!”  (Oklahoma)
“PTL! Our marriage has yet to be restored but God is faithful! I am crying tears of joy right now. I found out that my husband has joined a church and confessed the Lord as his Savior! I have been praying for months for him to do so. My God! Hallelujah! I trust and believe God is moving in our marriage. I have to acknowledge the receipt of divorce papers. Hallelujah anyhow. Thank You Father.”  (Illinois)
"God is so good. After years of no communication, my mother-in- law is now so kind to me. Now she lives minutes from me. My children and I were blessed to move back into our family’s home. I give God the glory for working out such a small mortgage payment. When my mother-in-law visited us and saw we didn't have a refrigerator, she offered us her old one for free. She is also the reason my children are now speaking to their dad after a long period of no communication. Praise God." (Alabama)

"Praise to God, my prodigal has come home. On his first Sunday home we went to church and he rededicated his life to Christ." (Texas)

"My wife said she is filing for divorce. We have not talked for weeks. A few weeks ago I received a letter from you with the Stander's Affirmation. I repeated that several times a day. My wife messaged me to come over and she said she is no longer filing for divorce. We are rebuilding our marriage. Thank You, God for hearing my prayers." (Illinois)
"Praise the Lord, God is good. My husband left me and our boys. He has been living with the other woman for months now. This Monday he came to our home to buy and set up our Christmas tree. We hugged as he was going away for business. I have been praying the hedge prayer every day trusting that God can change my husband's heart. I continue to love God and my husband and stand in hopeful expectation." (Florida)
“I had been discouraged lately because there was no one in my life who understood and supported my stand for my marriage. My counselor and pastor encouraged separation, and my family is actively opposed to me continuing the marriage. I know that God knew I needed just one friend. This week a good friend who I don't often see dropped by my house. It turns out she was also struggling with some issues and God brought us together that night to pray mightily in the Spirit for one another! To have one other person in real life who understands God's truth about marriage was such a blessing to me. Praise God for He knows our needs and He does answer prayer!” (Canada)
"I have been questioning God's timing and if He is working in our restoration. My prayers have been focused on communication. Then, my husband called me Monday afternoon. We have not talked on the phone for months. He was soft and kind and even asked to talk to our daughter. The rest of the week has also been a blessing, including more phone communication and my husband helping out with finances. God does hear our cries. He is working." (Pennsylvania)
“The Lord does speak! Since the start of the year, I have felt myself slowly being worn down by all the thoughts and imaginations in my head caused by a spouse happily married to someone else. It seemed that even my prayers and devotions were becoming weaker. Then Charlyne Cares came. Written just for me! Yes, yes, yes, these thoughts are from the enemy, tempting me to give up and give in! And yes, I can resist; with God's help, I can resist. He knows what I need, even in the midst of my weakness and He will save me if I turn my eyes back to Him. Reading the devotional reminded me again where the focus should be. It refreshed my heart and soul and again gives me power to believe. Sometimes we need a reminder from a friend. So, thank You God. Thank you RMM. Thank you fellow standers. We are not alone!”  (Hong Kong) 
“I just want to give PRAISE to our Heavenly Father! A day ago I was just utterly broken and cried out in prayer to the Lord.  Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV) 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' I asked the Lord to show me great and mighty things which I did not know concerning my marriage and family as a way of receiving encouragement and renewed hope in the midst of my circumstance. Praise God! My husband texted me and told me how much he misses my son and me. He really shared with me from his heart and commented on how he likes the new change that he sees in me. Praise the Lord, my God is able.”  (California)
"I have been praying for my spouse to attend church and PTL my spouse and children were in church last Sunday. Our God is really awesome and I know He will never forsake us. So keep the faith and keep praying."  (South Africa)
“Praise the Lord, He does speak. Just praising the Lord for He is good. The Lord is moving in my husband's life and I am waiting for God's miracle of restoration for my marriage. It has been difficult lately and I have been again crying out to the Lord. He has answered to let me know He is working on the other side of the mountain. Standers, keep praying and crying out to the Lord, even in the darkest moments, the Lord is with us and taking us through the valley and He will show Himself in His time! Do not be defeated by the enemy, look to Jesus Christ our Protector and Deliverer. I just want to praise and give glory to our Almighty Lord and Savior for He is working even when we do not see it! Keep believing and praying. I am! God is AWESOME!”  (Florida) 
Please join with other standers on our Chapel Page to pray for men, women and children who need a divine healing touch from the Lord.

I left work early to travel over a hundred miles to attend Easter Holy Thursday service at my church. I walked in and knelt to pray. Two pews ahead of me, where we used to sit, was my prodigal. God is amazing and I am so touched. Last year my husband did not go to church on Holy Thursday. He was the last person I expected to see. God is working on my prodigal's heart. (Minnesota)

“I feel the Lord leading me to submit this: Standers are amongst the most thankful people! We strive to praise God despite our circumstances, and this honors Him. He lives in the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). As we begin to praise the Lord, He sets up ambushes on the other side of our mountains (2 Chronicles 20:22). Standers, keep thanking and praising our Lord, giving Him all the glory, despite our circumstances, because He is moving our mountains of marriage problems! No weapon formed against our marriages and families shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17)!”  (Canada) 
"My husband has again ended contact with the other person. He has done this before, but I know each time it is one step closer to our restored marriage. He thanked me for not giving up on him. He is in his own battle and the Lord keeps sending him back home. I have faith that my marriage will be restored." (Connecticut) (A Bobservation- Most prodigals who have come home, starting with me, have done the same thing. Each time is indeed one step closer to home.)
“I told my husband I was standing on covenant. I knew he'd be in our home and I prayed over the pictures that the Holy Spirit would use them to speak to him. Something must've happened during last week. His mom shared with me that he said he ‘almost lost it’ while in our home. We went on a date and talked for hours. Things have definitely taken a turn in a new direction. I asked him to go to church and he did; the sermon was all about marriage. I know his heart is changing. It was nothing short of a miracle. We've got a long way to go, but at least there's hope.”  (Florida) 
“My marriage was dead. I know, because I killed it. I was a horrible husband. I neglected my wife for years. The separation/custody papers were executed. We got our own apartments and separation towards ultimate divorce began. First, God changed my heart seven weeks after separation. He gave me love for my wife that I never had. But she moved on. She would not even consider reconciliation. She started a new relationship and was seeking permanence in it. I began standing for our marriage. For three months, God did miracles in me. He gave me the strength and promises I needed to persevere, and to understand how important my marriage was to Him. And then, suddenly, in the face of mountainous circumstances, my wife ended the other relationship and let me back into her life. Oh, the absolute glory of our God! His promises to heal our marriage were bigger than any circumstances. As we walk towards healing, I praise God for the miracle of moving the mountains of our two hearts. Holy, holy, holy is He.”  (North Carolina)
"A few months ago I requested prayer for my food addiction and my weight. I have many health issues due to weight. I received bad news from the doctor a few weeks ago that my blood sugar and other factors were very high. God used these 'bads' for His good of breaking my addiction. I went on a strict diet, walk three times a day and have lost almost 20 pounds. God continues to break this addiction. My blood work is now closer to normal." (Ohio)
He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. Job 9:5
"A couple of days back I requested prayers for the drought condition. After I submitted the request and saw outside that it had started raining heavily. Wow our drought condition changed in a fraction of seconds. Praise the Lord."  (India)
“This morning I read Mark 11:23: ‘speak to this mountain...’ It spoke to me about how to pray for my husband. So I spoke out: I called my prodigal home; I declared his relationship with the OW to crumble TODAY; that the Holy Spirit would fill him and give him everything his heart needs; that he would become contrite and humble before the Lord. Then I told the Lord that I was expecting good things today; that I know He is not only working on the other side of the mountain, but that He IS the mountain! Three hours later my husband called me! When he came by he kept hugging me and telling me how good it was to see me. He even asked me about my life. This tells me God is moving and my husband is reaching out. I am still learning to trust in God and not in the circumstances, but God has given me so many signs over the last few months, I know that things are moving swiftly in the spiritual realm.”  (Washington)
"Yesterday we had a court date for our divorce. It was dismissed. My husband is trying to get it re-filed. Praise God that it was canceled yesterday. I pray that the Lord will not let the new petition go through." (Texas)
"My prodigal husband moved out of state and has been gone a few years. I had not seen him in a few years. I bought a home. It has been fixed up and equipped with family photos on the walls including our wedding photos. This past weekend my husband and adult son showed up on my doorstep without any forewarning. They came to meet our granddaughter but I know God is working." (Pennsylvania)
“I was feeling pretty lost. My prodigal made a false start home and I have yet to learn to "zip my lips". On my way to church I asked God for a Covenant Transport truck. I laughed because I've always thought they were a myth, so I asked for ANY sign. Something told me to look up and to my surprise I saw a Covenant Transport Truck! I cried all the way to church and thanked God. He renewed my faith and I know He is working on the other side of my mountain.”  (Texas) 
“I just want to send up praises to the LORD. My husband and I have been spending more and more time together lately. It's like we are getting to know each other all over again. God is in the midst and He is in complete and perfect control. I want to thank Him for bringing me to a place in my life where I learned to depend on Him and Him alone. I know that He is working ALL things together for my good; no matter what it looks like or what it feels like, it is ALL for my good and His glory.”  (North Carolina) 
As I reflect over my life, I see where the Lord has brought me from during this difficult time. Last year, around this time I did not know who I was. The enemy was tormenting my mind and feeding me with fear and doubt. Today, I stand confident on God's Word and no longer in that rut of despair. Yes, I have my days but when I speak and stand on God's Word, the peace comes upon me which gives me strength to remain steadfast on this journey. Ms. Charlyne, this ministry has truly been a blessing to me. The daily devotionals uplift my spirit. May God continue to bless this ministry in abundance. (Tennessee)
"PTL! Christmas was wonderful. My children and I spent Christmas day with my prodigal husband and his family. It was just like old times. What a change in my husband. He came to church the Sunday after New Years. I am still holding on to God's word! He is transforming his heart. Glory to God!" (Tennessee)
“I just finished praying for marriages and pronounced blessings over my husband. I am finally starting to let go and get my thoughts right. I saw an unread message on my phone, I hoped in my heart that it was him. It was! I called and he said that he just wanted to know how I was. He even wanted to visit but money was tight. God puts us in their hearts and minds every time. They do miss us. We are bound to our beloveds forever. We cannot be erased no matter who tries to take our place. I soldier on knowing that my God directs my husband's heart like a water course. THANK YOU JESUS!!! Don't give up soldier of God!”  (Trinidad and Tobago) 
"Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." Revelation 15:4

"I prayed that my husband would come back for Easter and go to church with us. He didn't, but he did come over Easter night. He asked if I had a Bible he could take with him." (South Carolina)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3a
“After many days of fasting and praying and reading His Word, I had asked God for a sign if what I am doing is what He wanted and that He is fighting the good fight for me. I was leaving the store and my radio had a lot of static on it. Something told me to just listen, and one sentence came through perfectly clear on the song. The sentence said, ‘I’m coming home.’ I thanked God and continued my daily devotional to the Lord – of course with a smile on my face.” (California)
"I found your website by the guidance of the Holy Spirit when my husband left me. I was pregnant at that time. During these months of constant prayers, learning daily from His Word, never ending tears, and rededicating my life back to the Lord - my husband came back home - in love with me again! I am still praying for his salvation and know that our Lord is able to do anything! After all, He brought my husband home when everything seemed hopeless. We are going to have our first child and we will have a complete family under one roof. What a mighty Lord we serve!" (California)
“God put on my heart to fast. I hesitated - for health reasons I eat regularly. Then I learned fasting isn't always food. A little unsure, I decided to try as God promised a spiritual breakthrough. I started fasting sleep, getting up one hour earlier. Since then the following have all happened: The OW has moved out and wants no further contact. My husband came to church with me for the first time in two years. We have spent more time together than in months. This week he heard God's voice saying let the OW go and felt God's peace for the first time in his life. He apologized for 'scoffing' that I believe God answers prayer. He is praying himself and seeking God's will for his life. And finally he stated it’s not impossible we will be restored; he is waiting for God to tell him himself. I'm humbled by God's power and love and in awe of all God is doing. The changes in him are like a dream come true to me and I just want to share with others and give God all the glory and praise.”  (United Kingdom)
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