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!



 Read more about the Lord’s mighty work for marriages and families on our Restored Marriages page. 
“My husband went into the far country and was involved with another woman. I felt lost but knew in my heart the Lord was calling me to stand. The Lord got me through. He gave me so many promises and so many people saw His miracles including me moving back home. I am truly blessed and know the Lord is still working in our hearts. Today my husband asked if we were going to do the ‘Love Dare.’ Victory is won. Praise the Lord.” (Washington)
"I am standing and believing God to bring my husband home. While I was outside watering my lawn, two butterflies flew past me as I cried out to God for marriage restoration. I thank God for reminding me of His promises." (Oklahoma)
"Praise our God for He is wonderful and exciting all at the same time. I traveled to another state with our daughter to bury her grandmother, my mother-in-law. My husband reluctantly agreed for me to come. He drove me around, took us to dinner, paid for my hotel, all my food and the taxi back to the airport. God is moving in this marriage. I believe that my marriage will be restored based upon the promises and the Word of God." (Florida)
"As are most I'm sure, I am most concerned about the well being of my children in the absence of my prodigal and his sinful choices. So I was greatly encouraged when my youngest child got out of bed and came running to me. "Mommy! I just heard the most amazing thing! I heard a song I've never heard before! (meaning in her head) It went, 'I am loved! I am blessed!'" I am SO grateful and humbled; even in the pain my children live in daily, they are moved by the Truth of the Spirit and can declare that they are loved and blessed! God IS good!" (Ohio)
“PTL! I've been standing for some time, fasting and praying. I've seen tremendous change in my spouse. I've prayed, worshiped, praised, and now I stand! Thank You Lord. For the past few weeks, my spouse has helped with financial needs, visits and calls several times a week, and now has left the OW and has his belongings in his car! I promise I will never give up after all my precious Lord has done! I know my spouse will be home soon. Don't ever give up. I wanted to give up many times but, looking at the small blessings and changes, there is no way as I know now my spouse will be home soon. What a mighty God we serve.” (Texas)
“Today I get baptized to the Lord. I so believe that He brought this storm to me to bring me to Him. I so believe that He is bringing me to Him first and then He will bring my husband to Him. The signs He gives me to let me know that He is working are very encouraging to me. I was kneeling down to pray and as I was turning to kneel, there was a vision of my husband kneeling beside me by our bed praying, already waiting for me. I think that was God telling me what is to come and to be ready, suddenly. I am so thankful to this ministry for giving me the words of encouragement to go on . Thank you.” (Missouri) 
"God is so good. My prodigal returned to our family. We had signed a paper agreeing to terms for my son and I to leave the state and allow my husband the freedom he felt he needed. The day I signed that paper was the day I truly released my husband and our marriage to God. By the next afternoon my husband's heart had been broken before God." (Arizona)

"I am a stander whose spouse left several times, but is now home for good. God is restoring all. This week I went into complete heart block and by the doctors' words I shouldn't be alive, but God held my life in His hands and did what He promised in the above scripture. He is faithful."  (Missouri)

“Thank You, my God and thank you standers for your prayers. Our distribution mediation was cancelled at last minute because of circumstances that have nothing to do with me or my spouse. My spouse has been trying for many months to have this take place. I think it threw itself into the sea as I had the faith that it would. I have been wrapped in the warmth of the prayers of others all day. The still small voice has always sweetly said my spouse will come home and I will wait patiently. Thank you, Charlyne and all who help her.”  (North Carolina) 
“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)

“I want to praise God for my suddenly. My husband and I have been separated for a few months. It was devastating but I knew from the moment he left this was not God's will. God clearly reassured me He was in control and He would restore. My husband began texting me ‘I love you’ and other encouraging things. He sent me an email to tell me he wanted to work on our marriage. Last week he told me his landlord was letting him out of his lease (PTL) and when I asked where he was going he said that was not up to him. I told him he could come home. PTL he agreed to this and will be moving home soon. I am so blessed! GOD is so good! I could just praise Him all day long.”  (Illinois)

“My husband came home suddenly. This was unexpected. I want to thank you both for your words from our Lord that kept me and is still keeping me on the path. I am continuing to pray for my husband's ededication to God. Ephesians 1:16-23 is a favorite scripture that I prayed for my husband. Our Lord is so good and awesome. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or even think according to the power that works in us. Praise the Lord for His goodness. Prodigals do come home-suddenly!” (Oklahoma)

"God has restored my marriage. He has been faithful even in those moments when I thought I could not take it any longer My husband has been home since June and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. There is still work to be done, but God is in control. Since it was not my effort that restored our marriage, but God Himself, I am trusting Him. I pray, pray and pray. I read the devotionals Charlyne sends us every day. Thank you Charlyne and thank You God for sending her to me when You did." (Arizona)

“My suddenly moment happened after months of praying for my husband. I prayed that morning that the Lord would surprise me somehow through my husband and that night, He did. The date was a special date to the both of us and God knew it. My husband came home changed, PTL. The Lord is continuing to restore us and renew our hearts towards Him. I will forever be thankful to RMM and all your prayers. Don't give up, God never will!”  (Florida)
"While visiting, my prodigal husband used endearments while talking to me and referred to himself as my husband. Praise God." (Virginia)
“I want to thank God for answered prayers. I first want to thank God for the grace He has given me to help me stand through the pain and hardship I have been facing. I thank Him for all the people He has put in my life at just the right time to help encourage me and keep me before God through prayers. This includes all of you fellow standers andCharlyne Cares. I got my first sign of hope today and I want to give God all the Glory. My husband's aunt called to tell me that my husband had a change of heart about wanting to divorce. He said it is totally out of his mind and plans. I Praise God for fighting on my behalf. I continue to say ‘The battle is the Lord's.’ To all my fellow standers, continue to pray for your marriage and depend only on God for strength and wisdom.”  (New Jersey) 
“This testimony is about the decision to stand for my marriage after almost three decades of divorce. I saw my prodigal at our son's wedding last July; the sparks were reignited as first demonstrated by my prodigal. After much wrestling with my thoughts and unforgiveness, I found your website. It became my prayer. I hope my next testimony is about total marriage restoration. I’ve decided to order a ring that will represent that until my husband returns to me, the Lord will be my husband; it will tell others that I'm not a single available woman; and it will remind me of my commitment to Christ and my stand for our marriage restoration.”  (Colorado) 
"The other woman broke it off with my spouse, thank the Lord. I pray that my husband will soon be home. It has been years since he left, but God has been faithful. I have been fasting and praying for my spouse's salvation and our marriage restoration. I have been ridiculed by family and friends for standing, but God has given me encouragement all along the way. He will not fail me now." (California)
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:31 
"We serve a mighty God. Suddenly my beloved husband stated he wanted to move back in together. We found a home that made my spouse say it was going to be our new home. We decided to apply for it, got approved and received the keys all within one week. We are spending this weekend moving our things into our new home. God has answered many prayers and brought my beloved spouse home. He is faithful to His promises. Praise the Lord." (Connecticut)
“I was so excited to read the devotion about Tim Tebow. I have been standing for my marriage for over three years now. Things are up and down with my in-home prodigal, but recently things have really been improving. The one thing that makes me sad is that my husband will not go to church with my kids and me. We were watching the game on Saturday. I was so excited when the John 3:16 commercial came on, and everyone in the house was watching it, including my husband. And to make it even more exciting, halfway through the commercial, my son’s best friend popped up on the screen to say his part of the verse. His dad works at Focus on the Family, so he got to be a part of the commercial. It was very exciting, and we were all cheering for him. It was really a blessing from God to be able to hear His Word, even though we weren't in church.” (Colorado)
"Yesterday whilst praying with a friend at church for our husbands’ salvation, a mobile phone kept going off. I realized the ring tone was SOS. Our rescue message (prayer) was being sent straight to heaven's door to be received by our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You, Lord that You hear our cry and that You answer us." (United Kingdom)

“I have had no contact with my in-laws since my husband left. On Mother's Day I was led to send my mother-in-law pictures of our girls. I received a post card from her thanking me and telling me she wished she had more contact with me and the girls. I am excited about all that is happening.” (California)

“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) 
“God is moving so mightily in my life and I just want to thank HIM for His hand of mercy and His saving grace in my life and family, and my marriage. For healing my wife, and delivering her from the hand of Satan. My wife's heart is beginning to soften. In recent days my wife has sought me out and I know it was the hand of God. Up until recently it had been difficult for her to even get near me or even say a kind word to me regardless of what it was. I know our God is on the throne and HE is in the restoration and healing business. I know that our God is faithful, even when we are faithless. Praise the Holy God, the Living God, the Alpha and Omega, for there is nothing impossible with God and what He has promised to do He will do! Thank you so much for your prayers and devotion to the Word of God. May He bless you abundantly now and forever. Amen! Believing God for a miracle!!”  (Virginia)

My husband and I separated because we allowed anger to control us. After the anger cleared, I was devastated that he had moved two hours away. I begged him to come back, but he was convinced our marriage was over and seemed excited about his new life without me. I cried and begged God to save my marriage. I felt so alone, without any support from his family or mine. I found this website and it changed my life. I prayed many times daily, fasted, and studied the Bible. I developed a true relationship with my Heavenly Father and learned to turn it over to Him and trust His timing. When I did this, I saw changes in myself and my husband. After several months of separation and feeling my marriage was truly over, we have now reconciled and just signed a lease on a new apartment. Our future has never looked better, and we couldn't be more happy. Thank You Lord for never leaving my side! He can truly move mountains if you give Him your faith!”  (Tennessee)

"God is using this time to teach me to let go of my stubborn independence and look to Him for everything. There were things that I was hanging onto in regard to my prodigal husband and God was telling me to confess and let go, but I was afraid that my husband would be angry with me. When I finally let go and let God, I felt such peace. Just over a week later, my husband sent me an email saying that he was not angry or mad with me. God is changing me and softening my husband's heart towards me. Despite seeing no other signs of what is happening on the other side of the mountain, I know God is working and will bring my husband into a relationship with Him and send my husband home in His perfect timing.”  (New Zealand)
“PTL! Going from being the prodigal to the stander, I can say that God is good. God restored our marriage but I could tell the enemy wasn't finished. The enemy twisted my wife’s mind with lies and showed his true nature. This is when I truly went head on with the enemy with spiritual warfare for my wife's soul. In my heart God is saying, ‘It’s over, the battle is finished.’ Has it manifested itself in the natural as yet? No, not yet, but I know my God is working and moving this mountain. Never give up standers.” (Oregon) 
“I have become the prayer warrior for my family, and although my marriage has not yet been restored, God is working miracles all around me and in my family. My third born had fallen into drugs, I have been praying for this bondage to be severed as I knew only God could save him. This year, I received a call that he had overdosed and was taken to the hospital unresponsive.  As I drove to the hospital, not knowing if I would find him dead or alive, I felt a peace within me beyond all understanding. He had been taken to the hospital with no vital signs. When I got to the ER, I found my son sitting up on the bed. He was discharged to me after three hours and agreed to go to detox and rehab the very next day. He has been sober for six months, back in school and working full time. To God be the glory!”  (Florida) 

"As soon as I was able to let go and fully let God, my marriage was restored, thanks to the Lord. It all happened just like you said it would. God's time is perfect. My husband left the other woman suddenly, checked into the hospital to detox for alcoholism and came home broken and in need of love, first to God then to a praying, standing wife and our children. No questions asked. Zipping my lips, as you say, is what is making this all a joyful restoration. It is work in progress. He is now to God's glory the lead vocalist for our church choir. Watching him praise God with tearful eyes is what fills the holes that the Enemy tried to bore in me. Praise the Lord. What a mighty God we serve. I hope I can encourage every stander to never, never lose heart. Continue to hold on because just like Charlyne and Bob said, it was all worth what we have now. Thank you for being used by God to keep people like us shining the light for our lost prodigals to find their way home." (New York)

"I have been awaiting notice from lawyers for a court date my husband is pushing for as for he wants to end our marriage. However, I have been standing for many months on God's promise of marriage restoration. I received a notice yesterday for a court date I have been asking God to postpone or block. He came through! Our final hearing isn't until January, 2012. PTL! God is moving, He can do lots in nine months."  (Florida)
“I was the prodigal when my husband and I separated. When I realized I had made a grave mistake, he no longer wanted to reconcile. By then, he had met another woman and was moving toward divorce. I began standing for my marriage for years. I committed to a prayer vigil each morning and every night before bed. In it, I thanked God for bringing my husband back. I prayed as if my prayers had already been answered. I was sustained in my faith through Charlyne Cares, despite continued advice from friends, family and church ministers to seek a speedy divorce. I refused to listen to the naysayers. I told everyone, ‘Thank you for your concern but my husband and I will be together again one day.’ That day has come! My husband and I are reunited and our marriage is stronger than ever. Stand firm all you Standers. Pray and believe without doubt. Even when our prayers are delayed, it is an opportunity to stand on God's Word in faith.”  (Maryland) 
"My wife is no longer with the other man. Although I did not know my prayers were being answered, they were. I learned yet again to never give up or give in." (Tennessee)

"Guess what else! My husband came to Easter dinner! We had not seen or heard from him in almost two months. I had called and left a couple of messages that he was welcome to come celebrate Easter with us, but he never responded. Today as I was preparing a feast for the children and myself, I decided to call one last time. He answered the phone, asked what we were doing, and then asked if he could come over! He brought me a lovely blooming lily, and gave me money to cover April's expenses. When he left, he hugged me and thanked me for letting him come and for being sweet." (South Carolina)

"I found a church yesterday. I took my daughter and God truly blessed me through this service. I can't wait to return." (Florida)
"My husband called me on my birthday. God restored our friendship a month ago. He has been calling regularly ever since. Yesterday he called and asked me to pray for him about a burden he felt God was calling him to clear up. God continues to bring my spouse back into my life and I continue to pray for complete restoration." (Canada)
“I was so excited to read the devotion about Tim Tebow. I have been standing for my marriage for over three years now. Things are up and down with my in-home prodigal, but recently things have really been improving. The one thing that makes me sad is that my husband will not go to church with my kids and me. We were watching the game on Saturday. I was so excited when the John 3:16 commercial came on, and everyone in the house was watching it, including my husband. And to make it even more exciting, halfway through the commercial, my son’s best friend popped up on the screen to say his part of the verse. His dad works at Focus on the Family, so he got to be a part of the commercial. It was very exciting, and we were all cheering for him. It was really a blessing from God to be able to hear His Word, even though we weren't in church.” (Colorado)
"Praise the Lord, our divorce date has been postponed. I have been fasting and praying for it to be cancelled and our marriage restored before the holidays. I am trusting God for my husband’s salvation and restoration of our marriage and that this divorce will not only be postponed, but cancelled forever. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your daily encouragement and for helping all standers to stand strong." (Oregon)
“My husband and I were divorced. He remarried and had a non-covenant child. Through prayer and trusting God to come through on His promises, he and the non-covenant were divorced this year. We are dating and it is delightful. I have to sometimes remember and remind myself that he is still my husband and we are one flesh no matter what the court documents say. Please pray that restoration and remarriage will become a strong desire within his heart for me. God is still teaching me and renewing me. Please pray that both our minds are renewed and transformed.”(Georgia)  

"Praise the Lord! Without a job and even though I knew it would be hard without child support God led me to dismiss my divorce so I did. I have no control over anything now. It is all in His hands. I believe that my fear was blocking my prayers from truly being answered. In obedience, I was blessed with spending Thanksgiving Day with my husband. God has been providing for me financially through miracles every day meeting my every need. God hates divorce and wants to restore our marriages!" (Indiana)

"I was feeling very down as my prodigal's remarriage is imminent. I cried out to God asking for help and support as I have seen the few people who were supporting me in prayer fall away, as things never seemed to change. I felt so alone. Although I was tired, I went to church for the last service in a week of prayer and fasting. While I was there a sister gave me a leaflet for an event this weekend to pray for the 'healing and restoration of marriages.' This is the first time I have come across a marriage restoration event in my country in over two years of standing. I give God all the praise!"  (United Kingdom)
"After many years of no physical evidence that God was moving in my husband's life, we finally had the conversation I have been waiting for. I have only seen him twice in the past several years and we speak briefly every six months or so but I have not left his mind despite his marriage to the other woman. I was obedient and let God use my mouth to speak with my husband and completely removed my feelings from the conversation. GOD is amazing! Thanks Rejoice for all the inspiration and guidance over the years."  (Maryland)
“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)  
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the LORD forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:12-14
“December has been a long month for me. I asked the Lord if I was really supposed to stand for my marriage. That night I dreamed I was driving in snow and the road was slippery and I had to adjust my speed to maintain control. Then there was a snow storm that took the car in a tailspin; I could not see anything and I cried out to Jesus to save me! When the car rested, it was parked safely surrounded by cars. It was clearly an act of God. I got out the car and slipped, holding on to a tree trunk to prevent from falling in a ditch. People passed me by and either would not or could not help me. There was ONE man who stopped to help me He took His time doing so but I just held on. Wait on God.”  (California) 

"Our divorce is gone. Thursday morning the same judge who pronounced our marriage dead years ago, signed papers to vacate the divorce. She happily announced it is as if the divorce never happened. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives us the victory. Thank You Lord for the grace to stand. Thank You Lord for restoring our family. Thank You Lord for the plans You have for us. Thank You Lord for creating Rejoice Marriage Ministries, providing Bob and Charlyne as Your hands, heart, and voice to care for us, love us, and mentor us as we stand for our marriages. May my husband and I be faithful and moldable in Your Hands as our marriage is restored."  (Oklahoma)

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Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.  James 4:7-8a 
“I just want to thank Charlyne and all the other staff members who labor for this ministry. You are truly doing the Lord's work. Almost every time the enemy fires another blow to my heart or mind, that day's devotional addresses it! While nothing appears to be changing with my spouse, I know that God is working. There are far too many ‘coincidences’ to think otherwise. I am praising the Lord for this time when He is drawing me closer to Him. I will continue to seek His face while I await my spouse's return.”  (Michigan) 
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