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 have been reading your daily devotions and standing, waiting for my wife to stop the divorce for some years . We are three weeks from the final court date. My wife came by tonight and said she wants to call off the divorce. Praise God!”  (Maryland)

(posted 1/27/2014)
“‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow.’ I had listed the date of a hearing on thecourt page which took place last week. I just got word today that the process has now been delayed due to waiting for more information to be presented to the court. I thank all who have prayed for us on this as I can see God's Holy Spirit working here. I hope and pray that this time can be used to soften my wife's heart to allow the Lord to work in her and that she can forgive me for all the sins I have committed against her for so long. I truly believe in my heart that we can avoid this divorce and truly reconcile and rebuild a new, lasting relationship that can be pleasing to God. I will continue to pray for all of those around the world who find themselves in need and discouraged in their stand.”  (Scotland) (posted 11/4/2013)
“I want to thank God for the wonderful work He has been doing in my life. This time last year, I was crying daily when my marriage fell apart. God has been amazing and He led me to RMM. He has wiped my tears and I'm now smiling because of His love and grace over my life. My prodigal’s heart has softened so much it is unbelievable. I know God's promise to restore my marriage will surely come to pass. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in me will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6  (South Africa)  (posted 8/13/2012)

"My husband left in a rage threatening me and declaring he wanted a divorce. I had no idea where he was. I called for a day of prayer for him yesterday and prayed that I would hear from him. He called me this morning and told me he was with a family member and that he and God were talking and he was sorry for all he had done and said. Love never fails." (Maine)

(posted 12/21/2007)
I am new to this site. God is so faithful. My story is 26 yrs old. Met my husband when I was 8 yrs old. His parents divorced, moved & we lost touch for 10yrs then were married for 12yrs and choices brought us to divorce. 1 1/2yrs later we remarried and now are separated again for 2yrs. I believe God is holding me again, we both fell away from the Lord, he fell away from our marriage. As I pray for his repentance & stand for my marriage I believe in the what the Lord has put together let no man separate. I trust in the Lord that my strength and faithfulness in Him continues to grow and that my husband will one day soon desire to be who the Lord has called him to be. I pray that my story can encourage another. Thank you for this site and may it continue to be used as our Lord intended.  (New York)
(posted 2/22/2013)
“This standing business may have started by wanting our spouse back and maybe praying for their soul but it gets to a point where we become Naomi and we want to walk into the future with God and that becomes a focus. If He says stand, then we stand and we know that He was, He is and He will be.Glory to Him forevermore.”  (Australia) (posted 3/17/2014)
“I have to praise the Lord for being so gracious. I had to travel home a couple weeks ago and not only did I see an abundant amount of Swift trucks but three Covenant Transport trucks. I praised the Lord all the way home. Also, when I was home, I was able to show my spouse love while bringing him some homemade soup because he was sick. He even asked me to come back over and watch a movie with him. I am thankful for spending time with him.”  (Illinois)  (posted 10/29/2012)
"...But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 (posted 1/30/2009)
“God is so good. I prayed for God to show me if my spouse still cares. He sent me gifts with the children and said he did not want to fight any more. He also went to our house for first time in months!  He spent time with the children and sat on his old chair. He told the kids he will come back to help them with stuff around the house. My God is a God of hope! I love Him so much. We are not there yet, but my God showed me He is in control. Keep standing, keep the faith. Nothing is impossible for God!”  (South Africa) (posted 1/13/2014)
“My spouse is leaving to be out of state to spend time with his mom without the OW, mentioning the financial struggle to go. We had filed our taxes late and were anticipating a small refund. The Lord has blessed me with bit of extra income, so He prompted me to give my spouse money for the trip. I asked the Lord if I was doing it for the right reasons (not to manipulate). Within seconds, a ‘Good Faith’ van passed me. I gave him the money yesterday and he thanked me, another big praise. I picked up the mail today from the Post Office, and the refund check was there! Yes, God is faithful and provides, reminding me again that our loving Father is in control (thankfully!) even as I wait together with Him for our beloved to return first to the heart of God. Join me in prayer that God speaks strongly and clearly to us and our spouses through the Word of God. Be encouraged my fellow standers and warriors!”  (California) (posted 12/2/2013)
“I fasted like Esther - three days - and was astonished to hear from my husband the following week. What occurred then was amazing as he organized to see the children for the first time in months. I prepared myself to see him and God gave me a true calm and the fruit of self control. He was very agitated and fearful and could hardly look at me. That evening I received a text from him thanking me for doing so well with the children! When he dropped them off the next day, he had softened incredibly and gave me money and a gift. Praise God He is good always.”  (Canada)  (posted 9/4/2011)
"Praise God for answer to prayer. Today on my way to work I saw my husband in many months, spoke with him and shared a kiss with him. We had a pleasant conversation and at the end I was able to say he is always welcome to come home! To God be all the glory for this wonderful blessing."  (United Kingdom) (posted 5/12/2011)
PTL for miracles which have softened my prodigal's heart in recent months and a 'suddenly' contact with my sister-in-law. The Lord led me to scriptures in 2 Samuel 16,17 and Chapter 18 when David hit rock bottom because Absalom, his third son, deposed him from the throne. David’s vulnerability reflects on many standers who have faced being dethroned by the OW; faced isolation and humiliation with hostile in-laws and friends who have supported the OW and the non-covenant relationships. PTL, Absalom's reign was short-lived; the Lord restored King David's house. The Lord will restore my marriage and other standers’ marriages just as He restored the house of David. Keep praying, fasting and believing. We serve a miracle working God.” (United Kingdom)  (posted 2/16/2012)
“God is so good! My husband recently came to visit me and our children. The whole trip was touched by God from the dates of the trip, the cost of the flights, the events leading up to the trip - they were all orchestrated by God. All answers to prayers. God even answered my thoughts. One day we took a drive in a local national park and I thought to myself I really want a picture of my husband. God heard! Shortly after, my husband asked our son to take a picture of both of us by a waterfall. He even leaned his head in next to mine for the picture. What an amazing God we have who answers not only our prayers but our thoughts too. God is so good!”  (Tennessee)  (posted 9/3/2012)
"I found a church yesterday. I took my daughter and God truly blessed me through this service. I can't wait to return." (Florida) (posted 10/3/2009)

"Thank you Steinkamps for being with me all those midnight hours when I cried all night. Listening to your encouraging tapes that told me to never give up and keep praying. After years my husband is home." (Ohio)

(posted 4/18/2008)

"I have been crying out to God for a sign to let me know that He wants me to keep standing for my marriage. I have prayed for a suddenly in my life. God lead me to read Isaiah 49:8-26. At the beginning of this scripture it reads 'Restoration of Israel.; Praise God for this sign that I needed to keep standing for my marriage." (Ohio)

"This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!'" Isaiah 49:8-9a

(posted 9/11/2009)
“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)
"For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones...Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse." Proverbs 2:8,12 (posted 6/18/2010)
“Praise God above. I have been a stander some months now. I was so devastated when my husband left but God is good and powerful. He talked to me through His Word that I should not leave my husband because He hates putting away. Now miracles and wonders were presented to me. Standing is not about how hard-hearted or hard-headed my husband is but how powerful God is. He has gone from an arrogant husband to a friendly one. God can turn favor upon favor to us standers. Keep on standers, believe, trust, stand and be still. Our God is mightier than we can imagine.”  (Philippines) (posted 8/31/2014)

“Jesus is ALIVE! My husband and I have been married to each other twice. We had been separated for over two years and were heading for divorce again when the Lord appeared to me in a vision and asked me to fight for my marriage. At this time my husband had moved on and we were not communicating so it looked impossible. I prayed and fasted and cried and almost gave up a few times when I would hear stories from the other side. God surrounded me with His love and taught me to love unconditionally. I developed an intimate relationship with Christ that would never have occurred were it not for this situation. He encouraged me with dreams and more visions and I stood my ground. The more I prayed, the worse things seemed to get; my husband got engaged to the OW. But I trusted God and laughed at the enemy. I knew I was on the winning team with Christ. Six months after I started standing, my husband called me and said he was coming home. God's Words are the surest prophecies. Trust in God always!”  (Arkansas)

(posted 5/18/2014)
"I went to court for a custody hearing. The guardian's report which has been in the making for months was postponed for two more months, praise God." (Ohio) (posted 3/27/2009)
“Hallelujah! The Lord is so good! I would like to encourage every stander out there to NEVER give up. No matter how difficult your stand may be, please don’t give up! Your suddenly is on its way. Our God is so faithful and he hears every single prayer and holds on to every tear. There have been plenty of times I have wanted to give up on my marriage but God helped see me through! Although my husband and I aren’t living together, God has softened his heart towards me completely. Thank You Lord for your faithfulness and for Your mercy! If he can do it for me he CAN and WILL do it for you! Jeremiah 29:11.”  (California) (posted 2/23/2015)
“My at-home prodigal husband ended the relationship and all contact with the OW a month ago. I am continuing to love him unconditionally and stand for his repentance and return to the Lord and complete healing of our marriage. I had become complacent due to the long season this has been and the enemy attacked again. Now I am praying for all standers who have been in this season for years to be encouraged and strengthened.”  (Texas) (posted 2/17/2014)
Glory be to God. I knew as soon as my husband left I was to stand. I have a deeper relationship with God and learned I have to love my husband unconditionally. We didn’t see or hear from him for some weeks. My children were confused and hurt. I prayed for communication to open up and my husband starting emailing, texting and coming by to see our children. At times it still is rough since my husband is confused. He says he isn’t happy with the OW one minute and then says he is. He says he may or may not come home. But I know in my heart our God is glorious and my husband will come home. I often receive signs at my lowest times, when I become weak and tired. This reminds me to never lose faith in what our God can do.”  (Kansas) (posted 1/27/2015)
“My husband and I have been separated and divorced for many years. Although I continue to stand, I was feeling discouraged and a thought crossed my mind, ‘You haven't seen the Sacramental container truck lately, perhaps months and it would be encouraging to see one.’ Right at that moment it passed me by and in front of that was the Knight rig. I always say, .My Knight in shining armor’ to God when I see this rig and it reminds me to praise and thank Him for all my blessings.” (California) (posted 12/29/2014)
"PTL! God´s so faithful! After two days of no communication with my husband as he was moving with his parents, he texted me to say they were in the new house already. He asked me to come over. I can´t express how grateful I am to God for allowing this softening in my husband's heart as one year ago he told me, very harshly, that I can't have anything to do with his parents'. I almost cried as their dog, which I haven't seen for two years, remembered me and jumped all over me. God had told me to be still these days and obedience resulted in all this. Keep believing and praying!” (Argentina) (posted 5/14/2014)
"Today my spouse told me he feels unfulfilled and has lost a part of himself. God is at work and is opening my husband’s eyes. We have spent lots of time chatting." (United Kingdom) (posted 4/2/2010)
“Since my separation, I’ve been trying to ask everybody or browse the internet to know how I can get my husband back. I know in my heart only God can do this but stubborn as I am, I kept on looking. Then I found your website. Surprisingly, it's really all about God as I see in your testimonies so I finally decided to lift everything up to God and let Him be in charge of everything. And today, after praying and asking for a sign, I picked up my Bible. The page was flipped to Romans 13:8 and on top of this verse is the title ‘Love, For The Day Is Near.’ I know this is God talking to me. Makes me want to pray more and know more about Him because the closer I get to God the closer is my miracle! Praise to You Lord Jesus! My breakthrough is near!”  (Philippines)  (posted 8/24/2012)
“My divorce hearing has been rescheduled five times in the last few months. I heard God speaking to me to pray for my husband and I have been praying that this curse of divorce be removed from our lives and from our families. Then God led me to the RMM website and I felt encouraged reading the testimonies posted in your site. All praise, glory and honor be to our GOD forever and ever.”  (India)  (posted 5/24/2012)
"After a long emotional and spiritual battle, God, in His timing, moved the mountain, broke the strongholds and brought my husband home a day after my fast was over. I saw God’s promise on the side of a truck. It said 'Trust in the Lord the victory is yours.' God does heal hurting marriages. Not only is our marriage restored through Christ, but our love and bond to each other is better than ever." (California) (posted 11/7/2008)
"Praise to God for His faithfulness. After last year's rock slide we in western North Carolina suffered hardship, especially the restaurant where I worked. I lost most of my hours. The Interstate recently reopened. Through this I still gave my tithe at church and my monthly contribution with Rejoice Marriage Ministries." (North Carolina) (posted 7/2/2010)
“A few weeks ago, my husband came to town for a visit. I did not see him but he stayed at my apartment with our oldest daughter. He attended services at two different churches where each of our daughters was leading worship. There were so many memories that I had regarding this particular time of year and the events happening around us. I know God was faithful to remind my husband as well. I had so much peace surrounding this visit and actually got to tell many people about standing for my marriage through asking them to pray for me during this weekend. God is faithful and He is moving. I realize I have allowed fear to paralyze me, BUT GOD has another plan.”  (Florida)  (posted 11/19/2012)
"My husband moved home last week. We are planning on marriage counseling, and he is involved in a mens accountability group. He is going to look into further counseling for his addiction, but by God's grace we are a family again. Your site has been an inspiration for me to believe in God working miracles." (Washington) (posted 1/28/2005)
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.  The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Exodus 13:13-14  (posted 8/8/2012)
“My husband and I have been separated for many months and he has filed for divorce but the amazing Grace of God has held it as there is no court date set as yet. Two weeks ago he came to check on his children. I was shocked when the kids had their goodbye kiss, he also asked me to kiss him. He has since been staying with the other person. But to God be the glory because when I was in my worst times I came across RMM and I have since been sober minded and waiting for my suddenly to happen.” (South Africa) (posted 9/11/2014)
“A year ago, began a long journey in my marriage with my emotional affair. God got my attention and I fell into total submission to His will. Unfortunately, by that time, my husband had begun an affair of his own. I have been standing for months now. Last Sunday, he came to me and told me that he was finished and wanted me to make a list of how to divide our belongings. Last night I left home out of desperation just for some peace. My husband had no idea where I was. Suddenly, God got hold of his heart and convicted him of his sin. Praise the Lord, he is now willing to fight for our marriage and has told me he loves me again. While still not completely on track, my God has shown out. He said he knows the enemy had him bound and he wants to be in total obedience to God once again, including in our marriage.”  (Georgia)  (posted 7/30/2012)
“My husband unexpectedly left and filed for divorce. We have had three preliminary court dates that have all been continued for one reason or another. I have had nothing to do with requesting the continuances (only praying for them), they were all driven by issues that could only have been orchestrated by God. Last week my husband called me at 2:30 A.M. in the morning to tell me he doesn't think he wants this divorce and asked me to fly to see him that day. We spent the week together. Yesterday he told me that HE had asked his attorney to file the fourth continuance for our court date that should have been this coming Monday. He wants us to have time to see if we can start to put things back together. We are cautiously taking things slowly especially since he now lives in another state. Thank you to everyone who prays for court datesto be canceled!”  (Indiana)  (posted 12/7/2012)
I had not seen my son in a year, and out of the blue, he called. We met for lunch and he told me he has given his life to the Lord. Now he is working for me. This is a an answer to prayer." (Ohio) (posted 7/25/2008)
"Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth." Daniel 9:13 (posted 7/10/2009)
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 (posted 12/30/2011)
“My husband left me in several months ago; said he didn't love me and wanted a divorce. The first month I was beside myself. I gave up hope. After the first month passed I knew I had to turn back to God. I prayed every single day and promised God I would fully give him my marriage. I have attended RMM in July and August and felt encouraged to give my current testimony. God brought my husband home to me to stay last month. Now my husband, my son and I can be a family again. There is still so much healing to do but God is here to make us stronger than ever before. Thank you God.”  (Florida)  (posted 9/13/2011)
“I would like to say that God is an awesome God. I want to thank everyone who prayed for upcoming court dates. On Wednesday I had to go to court. The judge dismissed the case after the hearing the evidence. I could do nothing but give God praise. While sitting in the court room, I began to thank Him for being my everything and I began to have peace. I know that I will have victory in my marriage. I want to thank everyone who prayed for my court date. I am encouraged to keep fighting for my marriage and to continue in the will of God for my life. Never give up. God is well able.”  (Georgia)  (posted 12/7/2012)
"Once again I am in awe at God's goodness. I have been feeling as if I am at a crossroads and asking God what comes next. His word to me years ago was ‘wait’ and it is still the same today. His plan for restoration hasn't changed, His timing is perfect. It is my job to focus on Him, hang in there and continue to wait and forgive. This was confirmed again in two instances today. I am praising Him." (New Zealand) (posted 8/6/2010)
“My husband told me a few months ago that he wants to separate. I found this website and started standing immediately. I thank God that although he is still saying he wants out, he hasn't left our home. I have been praying and just recently started fasting, and it seems as though the stronger I get, the more attacks the enemy sends my way. By the grace of God I am able to smile because I know that God is winning the battle going on within my husband. Lately I have been feeling an unexplained excitement in my spirit. My suddenly is coming soon.”  (Hawaii) (posted 8/15/2013)
“My husband suddenly left the other woman yesterday. He asked me if I could store some of his personal items and signed himself into a men's shelter in hopes of getting help to put his life back together Please pray for him to make Jesus his Lord and Savior.” (Illinois) (posted 12/2/2005)
"I want to thank the Lord again for bringing my wife home when it was an impossible situation. We were almost divorced not long ago and she didn't love me. She now loves me more than ever, and it's because of how God moved in her heart." (Ohio) (posted 1/2/2009)
"My son is home on leave. He chose to stay with a friend rather than with his father and I. My feelings were hurt until the Lord spoke to my heart and revealed that my son is hurting because the last time he stayed in that room it was with his wife. God is speaking to him and I have to believe that He is also speaking to my daughter-in-law on the other side of that mountain called divorce. He worked miracles to unite them originally and He will do the same to reunite them." (Oklahoma) (posted 12/26/2008)
Blessed are all who fear theLord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.  Psalm 128:1-2  (posted 5/12/2012)

"We had Revival at church this past weekend. It was amazing! I now have such a hunger and thirst after God and His words. I have a burning desire to please Him and to know Him for myself and not what others say. I no longer worry about my husband coming home but I know that what God said He'll  will accomplished. God is not man that He should lie or change His mind; what He has promised SHALL be done. I was journaling after the service and opened the Bible to read and it was amazing what appeared - Amos 9:11-15, Israel's Restoration. Our God is awesome and He is madly in love with you and me. PTL"  (Ohio) 

(posted 5/5/2011)
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