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 husband and I were separated for months and it was very difficult. I began to stand for my marriage as the Lord requested me to. I sought God during that time and He answered me. My husband is back home and is getting closer to the Lord. Praise the Lord for my marriage is built upon a solid rock." (South Africa)
(posted 8/30/2012)
“In our state a prodigal mate still has to prove grounds for no-fault divorce and this had us in court this week. Due to an error the judge made earlier, I was at serious risk of being fully divorced before the property was settled. It looked like the only way to correct it was an appeal that would have publicly exposed my husband online. I cried out to the Lord and He fixed it marvelously..today I walked out of court still married in man's eyes for now, and still knowing that the Lord has met us one step at a time. After many weeks of my beloved's rage at me for not agreeing to ‘irreconcilable differences,’ I was even able to spend half an hour in warm conversation in the hall afterwards, catching up. The Lord also sent me two different ladies to pray for me in that hall and shared hope about standing for their lost mates and marriages. This court had already declared (prematurely) dead. Hebrews 13:15. Our God is an awesome God!”  (Illinois) (posted 11/4/2013)
"Do not fred because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong." Psalm 37:1 (posted 1/10/2011)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21  (posted 3/15/2012)
“Finally my turn to add a praise report regarding my stand. After almost 11 years , my ‘husband’ finally said SORRY to me via a text message last night. I am still stunned. I replied and thanked him and said that I forgave him years ago by the grace of God and that I continue to pray for him....and asked him to never doubt my stand. GLORY TO GOD. I trust my suddenly will come soon.”  (Australia)  (posted 1/7/2013)
“To strengthen my prayer life, I have been reading through the book, The Prayer Dare. One of the dares I encountered last week was to ‘pray specifically and publically.’ I was nervous, but wrote four intentions in my journal with one being positive communication from my prodigal. God has already answered two of the four! I haven't heard from my prodigal yet, but on Saturday morning I drove past a freight depot less than a mile from my house and parked in the end bay was a Covenant Transport trailer! In the four years, I've lived in the neighborhood I've never seen a CT truck at that depot. A quiet peace settled over me and it was as if God said... here is a sign, it isn't time yet for contact. He does answer prayers! Thank You God.”  (Minnesota)  (posted 7/2/2012)
"My wife started an affair with another man and they moved in together. On Sunday she accepted responsibility and said she did not know how to get out. Praise the Lord for He is working on her. I need to zip my lips and wait for His perfect timing." (New York) (posted 2/7/2009)
“I want to praise God because He has continued to bless me every day and continues to work in my life every day. I haven’t talked to my spouse in many months since I left our home. God talked to me yesterday and told me to call her and I did His will. We talked for a little bit and then I asked her if she would like to meet me Saturday to get some coffee and she agreed. AMEN! Standers, don’t give up. Put all your faith and love in God with all your heart and He will bless you in so many ways.”  (North Carolina) (posted 12/22/2014)
"I contacted my husband to tell him of my father's surgery. He seemed much more concerned with the other news. Yesterday I received an unexpected text from him asking about my dad's health. He expressed admiration for my dad and positive feelings about the past relationship they shared. It is good that he has positive memories of the past and our family." (Arizona) (posted 2/26/2010)
"The recent devotionals have been nothing short of great. The timing in my life is perfect for I have still not heard from my wife and while this is not my first deployment it is the first without the support of a spouse back home." (Afghanistan) (posted 1/22/2010)
“I want to thank God for being a great provider. No matter how much financial support my husband cuts from us, God has always blessed the kids and me with three healthy meals a day, every day. It is a great blessing when there is so much poverty and famine in the world. Praise to You our God of mercy.”  (Australia) (posted 1/27/2015)

“I asked my husband for forgiveness in my part of the decay of our marriage by letter in October. Since then we have had several dates a week, daily texts and an anniversary present the day after our anniversary that he called an early Christmas present and another present the Sunday before Christmas. He asked me out to lunch as a surprise. God is softening his heart and moving my husband’s feet toward home. I have already received many wonderful gifts from our Lord that are greater than any worldly ones I could receive.”  (Georgia)  

(posted 12/31/2012)
“I cry out to God literally everyday ! I sing I pray, I fast and I'll do it every day until the day I die. All glory honor and power. Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart. O God, you will not despise. My marriage and family restoration will be a testimony. There is power in the Name of Jesus. There is no God other than the true God. He lives in us. His providence for His children is that we are conformed to the image of Christ. Love one another. Humble ourselves. Be generous. God knows my pain and yours. I know my husband’s career choice is the devil's playground. I know he needs prayer badly. I'll never stop praying and standing until God takes me home. I'll pray for others.”  (California)   (posted 9/30/2013)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9   (posted 7/20/2012)
"I give God glory. I had not heard from my husband in months. God has change his heart and now my husband and I have been communicating with each other." (Ohio) (posted 10/23/2009)
"The other night my wife called to come get a cooking pan that was left with me. I already had food in it for supper so I invited her to eat. We had a great evening and she called me later from work to thank me." (North Carolina) (posted 12/19/2008)
"Last week my prodigal husband texted me to invite me to a movie after months of separation. Instead we ordered in and watched a movie on our old sofa like the old days. He agreed to go to church with me when I return from a business trip and start couple’s counseling after that. I know The Lord spoke to me about our marriage and God’s will for us. I know that He is working on changing us both on the inside that we may finally have the marriage He always intended for us. Trust and believe He is working on the heart of your prodigal even if you are apart. Forgive and love your spouse as God loves us and He will bless you.”  (New York)  (posted 3/12/2013)
“I praise the Lord for all of you. I just want to let you know that all of your testimonies touch me greatly. Some make me smile and some cause me to cry. But they always help to build my faith and hope in Jesus. I pray for you all every day. I thank with all of my heart.”  (Michigan) (posted 12/5/2014)
“I see Covenant Transport trucks quite often in my area so the excitement of them has worn off. I travel two highways to and from work but have NEVER seen the trucks on the shorter highway I travel. I prayed to see a  truck on the second less traveled highway. NOTHING! I have been unhappy at work and am actively seeking a job closer to home. I wrote a supplication to God and asked for a job at a place I applied to SEVEN times and never got a call back. I got an email from the HR Department of that company asking me to call for an interview. They sent it on FRIDAY before I asked God! They are now considering me for TWO positions! It’s a 5 minute walk instead of the 90 minute drive each way to work! Oh yeah, and I saw that Covenant Transport truck which on the shorter highway! THANK YOU GOD!”  (Maryland)  (posted 5/24/2012)
“Praise God! I submitted my court date at the beginning of the week and I received a letter from my attorney at the end of the week notifying me that she has to reschedule the court hearing to a later date due to circumstances out of her control. God is good! Only God could orchestrate this to happen! There is power in prayer, especially when more than one comes in agreement in prayer! Standers, don't give up! The enemy wants to discourage us to try to get us to lose hope and give up, but just stand firm and refuse to give in to defeat. It will be well worth it in the end. God bless each and every one of you and this ministry!”  (Arkansas) (posted 10/13/2013)
“I am theLord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”  Jeremiah 32:27 (posted 7/2/2012)
“After many years marriage, another many years divorced (me being the prodigal), and many months of standing for my spouse (my spouse and I switched roles as I became stander and he became the prodigal), we will be remarrying this week in front of God, family and friends. PTL, my family has been restored! God is so good. We owe Him all praise and glory. Standers, do not give up. God hears your cries. God hates divorce. I will continue to pray for all marriages till the day I die.” (Canada) (posted 8/31/2014)
“The Lord is moving in my prodigal’s heart, praise God! After my divorce papers were served he called me and talked for two hours and expressed his love for me as our son’s mother and asked if we could be friends. Four days later, after praying while missing him tremendously, he called me at 2 a.m. to talk again and asked me to meet him in person. I can see he doesn’t understand why I would stand for our marriage and wait, but God is good and has moved mightily this week. Even though my husband still believes he won’t come home, I can see the other side of the mountain! Thank You Lord Jesus. May your light shine through me.” (Kentucky) (posted 10/8/2014)
"I want to praise and thank our faithful God for all those standers who spent this Christmas day with their beloved prodigals. Those standers who would have been filled with joy yet trepidation and walking on egg-shells out of fear of saying or doing something that would upset their prodigal. To all you precious people know that I, and many, many other standers, who spent this day alone, were with you in prayer and spirit, cheering you on, praying for you and your prodigal and praising God for the precious gift He gave you of this precious day spent with your precious husband or wife. I hope and pray that today your marriage started the road to restoration. How you deserve it!"  (United Kingdom) (posted 12/30/2011)

"Contact has become more frequent with my husband. At the end of our last conversation he said Happy Valentine's Day. I didn't think he would even remember Valentine's Day. God is faithful. He needed that time to change me." (Canada)

(posted 2/12/2013)
“Today I received an Order of Dismissal of the divorce my spouse filed. Praise the Lord I'm still married!"  (North Carolina)  (posted 5/24/2012)
"Your warning that the enemy will try to keep us so busy that we don't think we have time to pray or read the Bible struck a chord with me. I have been so busy with work that I didn't think I had time to go to my lunchtime Bible study. I went anyway, and I am so glad I did. God’s message was for me. Fight for your family. Cast your burdens on Him and take up the weapon of His Word and fight. And to think I almost didn't go. God is so good." (Washington) (posted 5/15/2009)
“My husband and I have been back together for a couple years, but have continued to have some struggles in our marriage. Most recently I have been attacked by the enemy and have been having doubts and considering divorce. I had been asking for a sign from God that I should continue my stand. We just went on a trip to Colorado and on the way out, I saw a Covenant Transport truck and then saw two of them on the way home! This has reaffirmed my stand. PTL! I will continue to pray and to believe that our marriage will be COMPLETELY restored, all in God's perfect timing!”  (Iowa)  (posted 8/27/2011)
“God is so good. Just when I think nothing is going on, the Lord makes a way to show me answered prayers. This week I was so discouraged, had thoughts of unbelief and was having a hard time praying, I felt I was under a big oppression from the enemy. A couple of days ago it seemed like the oppression lifted. My prodigal invited me and my mom to dinner where he works, which was so unexpected! Also, yesterday he revealed to me some things that have been going on with the OW. I felt so sad on the inside, but God told me to say nothing about it, so I zipped my lips. Today I´m so thankful that the Lord revealed those plans to me so I can keep standing. PTL, God is faithful and is moving every obstacle!”  (Dominican Republic)  (posted 3/18/2013)
"I haven't heard from my wife since before Christmas. We have little if any contact. I wanted the Lord to show me He was still working and I was doing the right thing by standing. He put me right behind a Covenant Transport truck with no way to get around it in traffic the other day. Then yesterday my wife called wanting me to help her with a situation. God placed it on her heart to turn to me instead of the other person. I now hope to have a chance to show her how the Lord is changing me. If you haven't thanked the Lord today do so, He is always working on our behalf. Thank You, Jesus I love You." (North Carolina) (posted 3/31/2011)
“My husband came home in December. Praise God. But he had not ended the other relationship yet.That person's husband has been saved through their divorce and she has started going to church with him. Sunday they went to a special service and she gave her life to the Lord! Thank You Jesus that You are working even when we can't see what's happening. Thank You Lord that You are not only restoring my marriage and family but You are restoring the OW’s also! Hallelujah!” (California)  (posted 2/16/2012)
“My husband left and moved in with the OW; she was pregnant. I was angry and furious and filed for a divorce. After the divorce was finalized, God spoke to me and I knew I made a horrible mistake. After standing for our marriage for a few years, my husband is home. God has changed my life completely throughout this journey. There were a lot tears, fasting and prayers. Of course, there were days when I wanted to give up and God would send me a scripture or person to speak life into my darkness. My husband knows the Lord, but has not given his life back to Him. I pray that he will be saved and we will remarry.”  (New York) (posted 2/23/2015)
“I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Charlyne and her family for the wonderful work they are doing for the Kingdom of God. Because of your wonderful teachings, devotions and caring heart for the lost, I'm a changed and transformed person today. I had head knowledge of God but not heart knowledge. Your teachings and listening to Stop Divorce Radiochanged my way of thinking and helped me grow daily in God. It's been a journey standing in the gap for my beloved husband but I give God all the glory, honor and praise for my valley experience because I now have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. I had my own Damascus Road experience as Paul did. He touched my heart and transformed me into His own image. Thank You, Charlyne for your obedience to God, your willing heart to yield to Him and stand in the gap for all standers around the world.”  (Ohio)  (posted 1/18/2012)
“Last week was an awesome week where each day God has showered me with His peace, giving me confirmation that I'm doing the right thing standing for my marriage. I was so burdened by a picture of my husband and the OW  that I couldn't sleep. I chose a random promise from the Bible to recite over and over until I fell asleep: Luke 1.45. The next day and so on, I felt phenomenal! God draped His grace and peace upon me and made me feel safe and loved. How I absolutely knew that I was on the right path was when I listened for the first time to Charlyne's Conference call in January 2013 of Missy and Greg's restored marriage and towards the end of the call, I heard Charlyne recite loud and clear the exact same scripture that I used to meditate on while my heart and spirit was hurting." (Missouri)  (posted 4/15/2013)
"God provided rent and Christmas for the children. Thank You" Father. (Oklahoma) (posted 1/1/2010)
“I recently had to take a trip for work. I was praying on the plane, and the phrase 'I am making plans to prosper you, not to harm you,' kept coming through my prayers. When we got to our destination, the hotel had over booked and they had to move us to a hotel almost a mile away. We were bummed as the meetings we were attending were in this hotel, so that meant a lot of back and forth traveling between hotels. After walking to the new hotel, the woman at the front desk asked if my colleagues and I minded sharing a suite. We were fine with that. She gave us the presidential suite for the same rate as a regular room. It was by far the nicest hotel room I have ever stayed in - complete with a dining room that sat ten and a veranda overlooking a garden! It is clear that God was telling me that even though my circumstances look bleak (the divorce was made final) He has plans to prosper me. Thank You Lord for Your promises. Thank You Lord for prospering me.”  (Montana)  (posted 8/13/2012)
Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.  Joshua 21:45  (posted 12/20/2011)
“God is worthy of all praise. After standing for some time now I saw my first Covenant Transport Truck. I was so excited. I began to praise God. It was so amazing. It traveled on the same highway as I was on the way to see my dearly beloved husband. God is faithful if we just believe.”  (Georgia)  (posted 1/10/2012)

"My husband has returned home days ago after months of separation. He insisted on a divorce the day he left, but praise God for His faithfulness to those who seek him. We serve a mighty and powerful God. My husband now wants to make our marriage work. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for obeying God's leading." (Louisiana)

(posted 2/27/2009)
"My prodigal has not contacted me for several months. Two days before Christmas, out of the blue he sent an email that blessed me. I read between the lines and could sense the Holy Spirit at work in his heart. I thank God for the small things that can be seen only with the spiritual eye." (Arkansas) (posted 12/29/2009)
“PTL! My at-home prodigal had been involved in an affair for several years. During that period I used to pray and fast but the affair still continued. By the grace of God, just when I was just about to give up on my marriage, I came across this website. I learned that it was not all about God ending that other relationship but about God changing my inner self first. I learned to trust in God and to let go of all my bad habits. I learned it was important to pray that God first brings my husband to a point of repentance. Right now my husband is a changed person and he has ended the relationship with the OW. God is just so faithful.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 12/5/2014)
“I realized that I don’t have to wait for my suddenly to come for God to get the praise. I have been praying and standing for my in-home prodigal for a year now and lately I was begging to see God softening his heart. Now he calls me baby, starts conversations with me, is more gentle with me and notices me. He even holds me close at nights. I now am in a waiting period and all I have to do it keep my eyes on God and wait patiently for my restoration.”  (Florida) (posted 3/4/2015)
“God is such an excellent provider! I had to get my car serviced today and of course there was a lot more that needed to be done to it which meant having to spend a lot more money. But I claimed that God is my provider. Then He showed up in a big way. I was able to get financing so that way I wouldn’t have to pay everything all at once. My manager called me asking if I wanted to work some extra days. I said yes, please! Father, You are so amazing! And on top of all that, my husband wants to go out to lunch with me tomorrow! Praise God Almighty! My heart can’t stop rejoicing!”  (Georgia) (posted 12/5/2014)
“PTL. God laid it on my heart to give a testimony even though my marriage is not restored. When I read the testimonies and hear people give God thanks for things like texts just to say Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, or a spouse coming by and spend an hours, God convicted my heart and I realized how incredibly selfish I have been. Those seemingly small things that people give thanks for, I already have in my own marriage but yet I complained to God saying I wanted more. God is teaching me to be grateful for the 'small' things. Father I love you so much and I apologize for being ungrateful and not recognizing how You are already blessing me in my marriage even though it is not yet restored. I know at Your appointed time You will speak what needs to be spoken and we will be reconciled. Help me to be obedient and patient and wait on your timing.” (Barbados) (posted 1/12/2015)
“Praise God. He alone is in the process of changing hearts and transforming not only the hearts of our prodigals but our hearts also. God has influenced my prodigal to help me by picking up our infant from nursery and looking after him while I am at work. When I finish work, he waits patiently for me to pick him up so my husband can himself go to work. My husband finds me very desirable and I find him desirable too. These are all miracles for two years ago we were in court - bitter, angry and fighting. Have faith, for without faith it is impossible to please God.”  (United Kingdom)   (posted 9/30/2013)
My husband has been pressing hard to hurry the divorce proceedings along that I've prayed so hard would never happen. After sending my information back to my attorney with many financial concerns, I prayed and told the Lord that if He allowed this divorce to pass through His hands, I would still trust Him and not give up. Even though I can no longer fight this in the earthly realm, I can do battle in the spiritual realm. I soon got a phone call from a lifelong friend who lives two hours away. She asked if they could stop by. It was a school night, so this was strange. We visited for a while and then they handed me a gift and told me not to open it until they were gone.. They told me the gift was from the Lord, not them. When I opened the box it was filled with $4,000 of gift cards for groceries, gas, clothing, and cash. I wept because I knew God was telling me He will always watch over us and never leave us in want. He will be my perfect husband until my earthly spouse returns.”  (Georgia) (posted 10/28/2013)
“I just wanted to share my cousin's testimony to encourage others for Mother's Day. She left her husband with her sons when the boys were three and five (she was the prodigal) for another man. She had TWO non-covenant marriages and then went back home when the boys were 21 and 24. Her visits were few and far between during the non-covenant times, but her husband NEVER dated during that time or took off his ring. In fact, he is my cousin...she married into the family. Because he never talked bad about her, it was easy to accept her back into the family because we didn’t know the details of anything. They have been remarried for three years now. She enjoys our family and we love her. She is truly family. I was the prodigal and divorced many months ago. It is my prayer of supplication that I will repeat my cousin's story. Be blessed.”  (Maryland) (posted 5/12/2012)

"My husband walked out on me. I felt helpless and frustrated. I turned to God for His help. At first, it was difficult to do. There was such turbulence going on inside me that I was angry with God. However, I kept on praying and asking God for help. Then one day I was desperate and searching the Internet for answers when I stumbled onto your web site. Since then things started to take shape in my life. It didn't happen all at once. I was determined to stand firm. Today, one year later, my husband and I have a marriage that is restored and even more beautiful than before. We are now expecting our first baby. Thank You, God, and thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries."  (Canada)

(posted 8/18/2006)
“Praise God! God has turned my husband’s heart of stone to a heart of flesh. He said that he was listening to a message about the prodigal son with co-workers. The Holy Spirit came upon him and he went to the restroom and cried as he repented in his heart. My husband is a big, grown, buff guy so the spirit was really heavy to bring him to tears. The next few weeks I could sense a change in him when we would talk. He was talking about the things of God more. This is when he asked me if we could reconcile. The rest is history. My husband has been restored to the spiritual head of this family. He is on fire for God and is now mentoring other men. God is faithful to do more than we could ever think, ask or imagine. God is good!”  (Texas) (posted 4/7/2015)
I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15 (posted 2/11/2011)
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