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 cannot thank you enough for your website! My husband has decided to reconcile and come home. Thank You Jesus! Keep the faith and keep praying and reading. Each time I questioned my stand I would get a sign to continue even though family/friends were not supportive.”   (Virginia) 
"Last night my husband asked me if we could try again. Praise the Lord. Praise God for the past few week's daily devotions written by Charlyne and Bob, which taught me about healing. I wanted us to go onwhere we left off when we were still married, but you taught me that healing needs to take place. I know that there is still a long road ahead." (South Africa)

"My husband and I are entering our ninth month of restoration. Three years ago he began an affair. Thus began my schooling from the Lord of how and why to stand for our marriage. At one point we were within hours of being divorced. All the while the Lord kept encouraging me that this was only the shadow of death not the real death of our marriage. At times the grief was almost unbearable, but the Lord faithfully walked me through each hard day and always provided everything me and our three children needed. Three years and two false starts for home later, I can say the Lord has healed, strengthened, and set our 19 year marriage on a strong foundation. He used Rejoice Marriage Ministries so powerfully to help us. Thank you  forever." (Arizona)

"I had to go to court but God allowed me and my husband to drive to court in the same vehicle with peace. God opened doors that showed me how to pray and what to do as I stand for my renewed marriage. My spouse took a picture and went for a walk holding hands. I love God's victory." (Michigan)
"Since my divorce months ago I have been praying to hear from my husband. The other day he emailed me out of the blue to see how I was doing and to give me a message. I thank God that when His children call, He answers. His faithfulness is beautiful." (Oklahoma)
"I had always been the one to initiate conversation with my prodigal for many years, but after much prayer and several more months of no contact or communication, my prodigal wrote to me. Thank You Jesus." (Tennessee)
“I am praising God. My wife, in-home prodigal, who has been adamant about me leaving our house, speaking divorce and separation, asked me last night if I would be willing to stay and share expenses. She spoke with a softness not seen in months. I know God is doing heart surgery. How timely your devotion from yesterday about standers living at home. Thank you but, even more, thank God Almighty.” (Ohio)
“For many months I've been asking my Heavenly Father to open up the lines of communication between my husband and I, and praise God, He did! I felt led to text him about the mortgage and he finally texted me back. Then the next day I heard God telling me to invite him over to spend time with the kids while I went to school. I wasn't sure if this was my thoughts or God. So I asked God to have one of my daughters mention their dad to me, and I will know to send the text. When I was just about to leave I began looking for some pocket change, and my oldest daughter said, ‘There's some change in Daddy's side table draw.’ I didn't even notice it, until I heard a voice that said, ‘Didn't she just say Daddy?’ I was in awe! I went in the car and sent him a text. He came over that day and spent time with the kids while I was at school. Praise God because He is wonderful!”  (New York)

“I have given up a few times in my stand but God has always reminded me He is faithful and to trust Him. Earlier this year I received my suddenly from my beloved, but due to me giving up and detouring it caused us to split up. For months I agonized about missing my suddenly. I attended the Dallas Rejoice on the Road conference and was encouraged by Charlyne praying for me and my beloved. After the prayer, Charlyne told me to continue praying and be prepared to write my testimony. I decided to let go and let God, stop trying to control my spouse coming back to me, seek God for His will for my life, and grow in Christ. During the process God taught me to trust Him to move on the other side of the mountain and that He is faithful. Well to God be all the Glory. My spouse has contacted me to say he is now ready to work on us and reconcile.”  (Texas)

“I was taking one of Charlyne's CDs to a friend's friend because divorce has taken place in their family this year. I was right around the corner from my destination and an SUV cut me off on the road and then decided to make a sharp turn right in front of me. It made me not very happy, but GOD...the license plate said SPOUSES. I just smiled and thanked God with all my heart. NEVER give up and NEVER underestimate what God will do when you least expect it. Speak truth in LOVE. Remember why you stand.”  (Tennessee) 
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:31-33 
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." I Corinthians 1:18
“My prodigal husband went on a trip for a weekend to see an old friend. He did not tell us who this old friend was and I did not ask. I put it in God's hands and prayed it was a male friend. I am sorry to say I doubted we would even hear from him while he was on the trip. But God….put us on his mind and he called to check on our kids. On his drive back, the Holy Spirit put me on His mind and he called me six times in that one day. The weather was bad where he was and I prayed the Lord got Him back safely.  The Lord answered my prayers and kept him safe. Thank You Lord for putting me on my spouse's mind and allowing me to be there when he needed me. Never give up on your spouse; they need the Lord and you.”  (Florida)
"This week I helped my adult daughter move out and organize her new home. As I returned to my empty house The Accuser (Satan) tried to trick me into believing that I had not appreciated her while we lived together. By God's grace I recognized what was happening. Then I heard The Encourager (Jesus) reassure me that I did, and do, appreciate her." (United Kingdom)
"I got angry with my husband over something. I had in mind to email him an angry message. When I thought about asking God what to do, the verse that kept coming to mind was, 'In your anger, do not sin.' I prayed and cried about it. I opened 'Charlyne Cares.' The headline was 'In your anger, do not sin.' I had to laugh at God's message coming through you. I did not send the angry email." (Virginia)
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalm 91:1-4

“My husband left and was in the far country for many months. He came home for a time, telling me it was just for the kids, that he still felt nothing for me. Although I still held on and prayed all day every day, he left again. Two weeks ago I signed divorce papers and signed for an apartment. BUT GOD! One night I had a knock at my door. My suddenly happened! My husband came home! Last night he told me he loved me. We still have work to do but God is so faithful. I still pray and fast for other marriages all around the world. To God be the glory!”  (Tennessee)

“This month has been a month of challenges. My husband and I had our temporary hearing, and from that I have had to watch my girls go and spend the night away for the first time and navigate how to pay the bills. I've never paid bills before, so this is daunting. Last Sunday I paid my tithe for the first time in complete faith that God is going to take care of us. When I returned home, my daughter suggested I sort through some gifts. I am a teacher and have been too busy to go through my birthday and end of the year presents. My daughter and I sat in the floor going through all of the cards and gifts, and when we were finished, I had $850 in gift cards. They weren't just any gift cards, but places I could buy gas and groceries. I even had one to get my hair done, something that I would have felt guilty doing. I know that is God showing me that He is taking care of me, and, until my earthly husband returns, my Maker is my husband, the Lord Almighty is His name.”  (Georgia)
"My daughter started reading your devotionals. She has suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and went to church with a friend and was openly mocked and rejected because of the way she is, broken and not dressing well. She said she's never going to church again, but yesterday, she saw one of your devotionals and started reading it. She's read it three times that I know of. Praise God, He is working." (Tennessee)
“My husband came home New Year's Eve. I need God now more than ever. I continue my stand, and am thankful that God is doing a work in me.” (California)
“I was served with divorce papers three weeks ago. I waited the full 21 days to respond and headed to court today to file my ‘answer’ with the court. I had to write true or false next to each charge and could choose to write more if I wished. One charge (paraphrased) said that the marriage had deteriorated enough that no reasonable chance exists that it can be preserved. I was able to write: FALSE, followed by my favorite scriptures (Matthew 19:26, Malachi 2:16 and Mark 10:9). I will be able to ‘serve’ my answer directly to my husband this weekend. When I filed my answer with the court, the clerk (who had been very short and insensitive with me minutes before) gave me a smile and told me ‘Good luck to you.’ Even in one of my toughest days, God gave me the chance to witness. Praise the Lord! Standing firm! God bless!”  (Michigan) 
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

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

“My husband came home at the beginning of December. We were blessed to spend the holidays with him. But a week ago he said he was slipping and wanting to go back to the OW. I realized that I was not trusting God. I did not submit my testimony because I was afraid he would leave again. After so many false starts, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. Now I have recommitted myself to stand and trust God that my husband will remain home. I've gone back to the basics of praying, fasting and memorizing scriptures with our names in them. God is using me to show him unconditional love, while he still has a relationship with the OW. I am praying that God will open his eyes and that he will fall back in love with God first and then with me.”  (Maryland) 
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'"   Luke 24:5-7 

"I had a problem with my mouth and was always saying hurtful things which made sure that my prodigal would not return. Praise God, after months of praying, my prodigal has told me that he wants his family back and will be moving back in with us. This is the best Christmas gift I could have received other than my closer walk to God that this situation brought me to. I praise God that He does not give up on us." (North Carolina)

"My husband is home after living in another country for years. God has really given me the grace to stand this long. There were times that I thought of giving up, but the Holy Spirit would not let me. The Holy Spirit led me to do another fast this year. My husband called me one day after finishing this fast and said he loved me and missed me. Ten days later he called me. Later my husband called and said he was coming home. Praise goes to Jesus." (New York)
"Praise the Lord, my husband has come home 'suddenly'! Thank you so much for proclaiming that God heals hurting marriages. I learned to forgive my husband for everything, love him unconditionally, and stand for my marriage boldly proclaiming the word of God - my husband came home. We have been praying together every night. Thanks to your books I knew what to expect and I'm still standing for him to be saved and our marriage completely healed. I will continue to pray for hurting marriages and give my testimony to other couples in crisis." (Maryland)
"I was discouraged because my husband has not made any starts to coming back home months after our divorce and recently said we're not getting back together ever. So I asked God for a rainbow inside our house if my husband and I would remarry. Two days later, our youngest son said, 'Look, mommy! There's a rainbow on the carpet!' The afternoon sun was bouncing light off my neighbor’s car creating a rainbow on our carpet and it was beautiful. If my son wasn't there I would have missed it." (Illinois)
"God is faithful. My husband has been out of our home for many years. He is moving back home. This has been a long hard journey. I would have never made it without the Lord. There were many times I was that person Jesus was carrying in the "Footprints of Sand" story. I have so much to praise and thank the Lord for! Rejoice Ministries, thank you for your support. So many family and friends think I was a fool for standing. I know this is a great victory not only for our family but for God as God hates divorce." (Ohio)
“God loves my radio! I got a sign through a song and asked for another. I got it, and another. I asked to hear a specific song my husband sang to me on our answering machine, turned on the radio and there it was. I asked for a sign of our family (the song that was playing when our son learned to walk), turned on the car radio and there it was! A fellow stander sent me a video to "stand" with me, and I logged off of my computer, cranked up my car and there it was! Burning bushes, talking donkeys, and radio! God speaks!” (Georgia) 
"My husband and I were supposed to work on our house to get it ready to sell while we were on vacation last week, but my husband has been working to make extra money. He decided we were going on vacation and we went. We had never been on a real vacation since we were married. God is working in our marriage to repair all the damage. My husband has even started wearing his ring again. I praise God because none of this would be happening without Him." (Illinois)
“I just wanted to let you know that prayer has been answered in our church today. In her daily devotional, Charlyne prayed for men of God to speak out for the sanctity of marriage. I arrived at our morning service to find special notices on each seat proclaiming today a Day of Prayer for Marriage. - this coincides with the parliamentary debate on allowing same-sex marriage - special prayers were raised against this, and all other forms of attack on God-given marriage. I was specially touched and encouraged that the pastor made a point of including divorced and struggling marriages. Prayer is powerful; let's keep our eyes fixed on Jesus in whom we have our hope, and never give up.”  (England)
“I had sent a message to my husband telling him the details on my Granddad’s funeral but he hadn't responded so I had given up hope of him coming. But he came! He arrived just as I got up to give my tribute to my Granddad. I feel it was significant and God's timing for him to walk in and straight away hear me speaking from my heart about my Granddad - in fact the first story I shared was about a time when we went to see him together. He walked with me to the gravesite and greeted all my family. I don't want to try to guess how God is working but as there are three weeks until he can apply for absolute on the divorce I know this meeting must be significant.” (United Kingdom) 
"While preparing lunch for myself I felt impressed to take the meal to my husband at his work. He is always on my mind and in my prayers. I really didn't feel like going out again. I tried to reason with God about this. I felt impressed that I may miss an opportunity to witness to my husband my unconditional love, and as we have been separated for awhile, I wanted to reaffirm my love for him. I prayed he would be at work to receive the food, along with a small bunch of pansies from our garden. He was there when I arrived. All praise to God." (Australia)
"After a year of not seeing my husband and many trials and tribulations in my stand for restoration, I finally had communication with my husband! He told me that he still loved me and he missed me a lot and that he wanted to take baby steps and get to know each other again. He is still living with the other woman who he referred to as his 'fake family.' Now is the time to stand firmer and pray that the Lord continues to open his eyes and soften his heart so that he can come back home to his 'real' family and turn away from sin and, most importantly, come back to God! Never lose faith!" (California)
“Less than two weeks before I was supposed to leave and go be with my husband, he told me that he didn’t love me anymore. In that time, God healed my heart and prepared me spiritually. I sought my Heavenly Father like I never have before and leaned on Him because I had nothing. My husband didn’t speak to me or answer any of my messages. But he was at the airport to pick me up! Our marriage is being restored through faith and ME changing. One week my husband was completely ignoring me and now he is sweet and kind to me. We are in the middle of a breakthrough! As I continue to pray and God reveals Himself to me to be the center of our marriage, I understand why this had to happen. Keep praying. Don’t give up. Keep standing. Find a friend to stand in agreement with you. Amen.”  (Arizona)

"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)

“I had been very concerned about our two youngest children and their emotional well-being during our stand. I talk to the Lord often about this subject. One day my son asked for no reason, ‘What does Psalm 144 say Mom?’ I read it aloud and this line JUMPED off the page,Verse 12Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.  My son said God was talking to him. Praise the Lord and I thank Him greatly for His comfort and promises!”  (Canada)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119: 105
There have been several times I was away from home and did not have my scriptures and was not in a position to pray. I was being attacked and was able to say Jesus and recite a scripture I had memorized. Praise God who has given me a mind capable of remembering special scriptures to rebuke the enemy. Take the time to memorize a few scriptures to have for an emergency. Our Lord Jesus Christ will help you do this. We are Standers and the enemy despises us. He will attack us more. Be Prepared!  (Georgia)
“I have been standing for many years. My husband met a new woman and I shared my stand with her. She told me to move on because she is a gift from God to my husband and God has a man for me out there. Two weeks ago, my husband stopped by to tell me he was sorry for all that he has done and that he never wanted the divorce but was forced to do so. In my heart I knew he was on his way to marry the OW and he did. I cried, missed work but decided to sit by Jesus' feet for that day. God gave me Isaiah 40:24 and Ezekiel 36:8 regarding the situation. I asked God why and He gave me Ezekiel 36:22. The enemy is out to kill and destroy but I decided to only believe God and His promises. To Him be the glory, for Him only! Waiting on Him till death!”  (Pennsylvania) 
“My marriage has been restored after some years of separation. God answered in His time. He is so faithful. Please don’t give up even if circumstances look impossible. I believe in the promises written in the Bible…say it, repeat it, believe it! God is awesome! " (California) 
"Earlier this year, I divorced my spouse. Last week I asked the Lord to forgive me for divorcing. I believe the Lord as He stated to me He will repair the breech. I will continue to pray for unity between us." (Michigan)
“Praises to God, I returned home to my wife after being a prodigal. I thank God that she was a stander and had faith that God was the redeemer of our marriage. I knew who God is, but on my own accord, I decided to live the lifestyle that I wanted to live. I was being led by Satan to believe that God would forgive me for leaving my spouse, and bless me with the other woman. How mistaken I was. God placed all kind of obstacle in the path of my defying His word. Thank You, God, for my wife and thank You for giving me another chance.” (Louisiana)
"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)
“God is so good. My husband left our family some months ago, devastating our children and myself. This week he stopped by, out of the blue, and put his arms round me and sobbed. He then gave me a kiss. He is not home yet, but I am believing that this is the softening of his heart that God has promised. I believe that God is working even when I cannot see it. I am believing and trusting that God will work a miracle.”  (Canada)
"I was at church on a Thursday. The Lord was really moving after service and we ended up worshiping and dancing before the Lord. I felt an unction to go outside and scream, 'Honey come home now.' That night when the new Charlyne Cares came it was titled 'Honey come home now.' I was so excited because I had been obedient to what God had asked me to do." (California)
“Recently my husband announced that he wanted to move out. Immediately I got on my knees to seek God. My God is so gracious because He has opened my eyes to see everything with complete clarity. And through my brokenness He is restoring and healing me each day. Because of God's great love for me, He is sustaining me with strength and peace so I can be there for my kids. God reminds me daily to ‘trust Him’ and to ‘love my husband.’ I feel like I know this great secret that only God and I share. God will restore my marriage and I know that one day He will use it for His glory!”  (Florida) 
“My circumstances have been going on for many years and this year things have really turned around. Now I'm saying to myself, this man is not the man I remember. He's kinder to me, he is interested in me personally and my activities. Everything he threatened to take away, things that caused the drama that in the end caused him to move out, have turned around for my good. Everything that he threatened was just smoke. Fear was my biggest fear. I learned a miracle is a change in perception from fear to love--something that seemed impossible but happens anyway. It's the only way I can describe my circumstances today. The fear is gone. And as the divorce goes on there have been many twists and turns that only God could have orchestrated. I'm currently in awe and praise of God for all that He's doing. Keep praying, keep believing hearts can be changed.”  (Wisconsin)
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