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 a stander for two years. I have seen a few Covenant Transport trucks during trips to Florida and Pennsylvania, but I NEVER saw one in my area. I believed it to be very unlikely that I would ever see one in this part of the country. I said to God, ‘If I ever see a Covenant Transport truck around here, I will take that as a definite sign from You that You are speaking to me about our marriage restoration.’ Lo and behold, I saw one on my way to work last week. The first words out of my mouth were, ‘Oh my God’ quickly followed by ‘Thank You Lord!’” (Rhode Island) 
“No matter what happens in your life, know that there is a God who loves you. My husband walked away a couple of years ago, I felt like I could not live. That's the point when I found my Lord and Savior Jesus. When I was lost He found me and picked me up and told me I am His.  I am going to live for his glory! It's been some time and I am not divorced! The Lord has not restored us yet but He is working. No matter how painful it gets, just hold onto your Lord. I would like to share a quick little something. It was my little girl’s birthday. Her dad visited her and got her a little gift which I felt disappointment about; I expected something better from him. But my Lord Jesus gave my baby an even  bigger gift on her birthday. It was a free, fully paid for operation for her tonsil removal in one of the safest, most expensive hospitals in our area. We don't have medical aid, but He is our provider. Thank You Jesus.” (South Africa)
"God is good. My husband called me in peace today and asked how me and our daughter were doing. He seemed interested in what God is doing in our lives. Praise God for every sign of restoration." (Tennessee)
"I thank God for continuing to soften my husband’s heart towards me with kind words and financial support. He is very involved in our kids' lives. I also thank God so much for this ministry that has been a great blessing to me." (Canada)
"My husband was gone for a year, returned for months and is gone again. I know my heavenly Father has a perfect plan for my husband and me that will eventually bring my husband into a saving relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ. I thank Charlyne and Bob for being there 24/7 on my computer as I go through this emotional whiplash. I praise God for them and the ministry He has given them. I am standing for my marriage and trusting my faithful God. I will not give up." (North Carolina)
“PTL! I just wanted to share with everyone how AMAZING our GOD is! I’ve been standing for some time and it’s been quite a journey. But I still rejoice despite all that has happened. It’s brought me closer to Jesus and He’s opened up my spiritual eyes to see my spouse and others in a whole new light; to love him unconditionally, and to forgive all past hurts. Someone told me this weekend that I used to look anxious before, but that she sees an inner peace to me. That is ALL God’s work in me. He has been so gracious to me these past couple months, orchestrating different events in which my husband and I can spend time together, not just alone but also with the kids. By the grace of God my husband has agreed to go on a family camping trip for the 4th of July. It meant a lot because it would have been my weekend with the kids. But GOD put it in his heart to make it a family trip. I know my suddenly is close. Keep praying standers and never give up!” (California)
“I have been praying for God to bring my husband home. It has been many years since my husband left to be with someone else. He has missed so many Christmases but this year he spent two days with us. He says he is happy with his new life but he knows I still pray for his return. He was here and I could tell he has missed his family. God brought him home, even if only for a few days. That was just a confirmation to me that God is working on his heart. God is good!  What a wonderful Christmas gift for me from God Almighty. I know that God is still working on the other side of the mountain and on his heart. To God be all the glory. I love you Jesus.”  (Texas)
"I have never been as close to God as when I was standing. I saw no hope for my husband and me, but God is bigger. I am now back with my husband and life is good. At the brink of darkness, I asked God to give me a sign to show me if He really wanted me to stand. That same day I received a packet in the mail from Rejoice Marriage Ministries. It was my sign." (West Virginia)
"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27
After a few years my husband called suddenly to ask for forgiveness. We met this week and spent time together. We will see each other tomorrow at a concert. Neither of us knew we would be attending together as tickets were purchased before the phone call. I thank my God for all He is doing." (Canada)
"I was struggling in my relationship with God, His promise for marriage restoration and financial breakthrough. The fear of being disobedient to my Heavenly Father gripped my heart. I kept pressing on one day at a time. God spoke to me all this time and slowly turned me back to Him. This morning I dreamed my husband put on his wedding band and came home. For nothing is impossible with God." (Wisconsin)
“When my husband left is when I found God again. I pray just about all day, every day for the restoration of this marriage. I begged my husband to come back, but I knew I had to be still and trust God and His timing. Two days ago, my husband came by to see our daughter. He told me he wanted to be a family and wants God in his life and our marriage! I was so excited! There is still pain and I know that if God can forgive him, I will too! I'm erasing all negativity from my heart and mind so it will not hinder the restoration process. God works miracles! Praise His Holy and Precious Name! Amen!”  (Louisiana)
“I am so glad I read the devotional I Quit. Satan battled me this past weekend with my prodigal's indifference to me. I was ready to throw in the towel when my mother suggested I praise God for where I am in my stand this week. As a result, I dove into the Word and began citing scriptures on restoration. I also searched the site for articles regarding endurance or not quitting. Bob's message regarding his resignation at 18 in the devotional, touched my heart and I am renewing my stand with my all my heart. I will praise God right where I am STANDING. 2 Chronicles 20:15”  (California) 
"I posted our mediation date on the website. Thank you to everyone who prayed for my marriage. My attorney just called; mediation has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with him. I've been fasting and praying and God has blessed! Thank you Lord!"  (Florida)

"I had dreaded Mother's Day, but it turned out wonderful. God was watching over me at every turn. My husband took the kids and I to lunch, then came over to the house and worked side by side with our oldest son doing some things that needed to be done. You never know when or how God will answer those prayers. Nothing is impossible with God." (Missouri)

“When I sought God during my separation I sensed hope. I found your website while browsing for testimonies of restoration. Although I have not seen a change in my husband's attitude yet, the way in which God is moving is awesome. My husband had filed for divorce but the particular judge who was hearing our case was known for not giving divorce. My husband got frustrated due to the prolonging and withdrew the case. In our city we have four family courts with different judges in each court. My husband filed it again at another court which had a different judge at the time of filing, hoping a new judge could help. When we arrived for the hearing at the new court what I saw really moved my heart. The old judge had been transferred to this court! Seeing this judge, my husband left the court without attending the hearing. I felt like Job when he said he had heard of God but now I see Him”  (India) 
"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for a year now. Restoration has been slow but steady. It was worth standing in the gap. Thank You, Bob and Charlyne." (Canada)
"My divorce was final. Since I have been so blessed with peace, joy and excitement. My wedding band seemed to stand out more on my finger. The Holy Spirit reminded me that God placed the rainbow in the sky after the storm as a reminder of God's covenant." (Ohio)
"Our divorce was recently final. I was driving and asked God to reveal Himself to me and asked Him what I should do about our marriage at this point. A few minutes later, a truck came up on my right and on the back window, it read 'Pray without ceasing.' Under that it had the word 'Marriage.'" (Kentucky)
“My husband has been home for a little while and I praise God daily that he is home. He had to work on Father's Day, but the children and I were up at 5 a.m. preparing a special breakfast for him. We were also able to give him a special card. Once he was home from work we spent time together watching movies. Although, there is much healing still to be done I can see how God is at work in all of our lives. I just want to give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives, and continues to do today. I know that God will complete what He has started. This ‘stand’ is a lifelong journey not a destination. I will continue to stand on the Word of God, covered in the blood of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit. I call each and every one of my brothers and sisters that read this blessed! Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding.”  (Tennessee)  
PTL! My husband came to see me this past Monday. He came to visit me and our six dogs. Before he arrived, I prayed that God would have complete control over this visit and to help me zip my lips. God is so faithful! My husband and I had great conversation. We had such a great time laughing and playing with our dogs. He said a few things that stung my heart a little bit but I knew that was Satan trying to throw his last few fiery darts at me. PTL those darts deflected right off of me! I zipped my lips and was able to show my husband unconditional love. When he was leaving, I hugged him and told him that I loved him. When he left I was filled with so much joy! PTL! I know God is working!”  (Georgia)  
“Early October God woke me up from a deep sleep and told me to get ready, my husband was coming home. I realized that it was my heart God was changing. I told my husband what God had promised me and since he was living with his new girlfriend, he became very angry. He accused me of harming our daughter by making her think her Dad was coming home. I was ready for a long stand. I had on my full armor of God and was ready to fight Satan's attacks against my family. My battle lasted one month. My husband came over on Thanksgiving Day so that he could spend a few hours with our daughter, and never went back. We were married one week later. This shocked family, friends and even me. God bless you and your ministry.” (Texas)
"Praise the Lord. Tuesday I received a package in the mail. I thought it was a gift for my prodigal so I set it aside. Later, while asking God if it was His will for me to stand, I saw the package and decided to see what the gift looked like. I opened it to find not the gift I had ordered for my prodigal, but a beautiful angel necklace. I don’t know who sent it, but I believe it was a gift from God. God is always working even when we can’t see it. Stand strong in faith this Christmas!" (Georgia)
"God is so good. During the year that I have been standing, my husband has made several false starts toward home. We have had very little contact in the past few months, and it seemed he grew closer to the other woman. I attended a retreat over the weekend and when I got home I found a card that he had tucked under my bedroom door. He wrote beautiful words. Prayer does move mountains." (Michigan)
"I want to give honor and glory to God. A week ago my husband visited me to let me know that he was reading the Bible and going to church. He asked for my forgiveness. I am in awe of God's faithfulness. He never fails." (Illinois)
"I have been praying that the Lord will open my spouse's ears so he will hear and listen when God speaks to him. We were able continue a close relationship but this has made him feel guilty. I know that he will soon realize what is causing his unrest. Thank You, Lord for Your Spirit of Truth that convicts us all in His perfect time."  (Nevada)
“A praise to share with other standers to not give up! God is moving mountains in my life. I have been standing for some years. This week my husband went to a marriage counselor for his first meeting and is prepared to start marriage counseling with me.  He also showed up this morning to a very important doctor's appointment that I had to offer support and encouragement. The blessing is that I didn't ask him to come and he surprised me! Standers, don't give up on your prodigal! God is working on their hearts and behind the scenes. Put your hope in the Lord and not in your spouse. Pray and fast without ceasing as Charlyne says. Remain steadfast and hopeful in the Lord...your blessing will come! Praise The Lord for He is good and takes care of the broken hearted.”  (Tennessee)  
"Thank you, Lord for answered prayer. Like many standers, I miss my in-laws very much as they stopped communication with me. This week, totally out of the blue, I was blessed by a telephone call from my sister-in-law, whom I haven't spoken to in over a year. She told me God had placed me on her heart and she felt led to call me! We were able to have a wonderful conversation. To God be the glory." (United Kingdom)
“I have been standing for my marriage and the Lord has given me peace, joy, strength and financial provision. Today my Lord has helped me to fast and pray all day and not to be hurt or discouraged as this is Valentine’s season. The Holy Spirit even led me to buy an anniversary gift for my spouse and He told me to keep the gift as I would give it to my spouse when we meet! I want to encourage other standers to hold on to the Lord. He is our refuge and He gives us all we need -  peace, joy, finances, and most of all His love. I know my Lord is restoring my marriage. Dear standers, let us hold on to the Lord. He will never fail us. Be blessed. Standing until parted by death.”  (Kenya) 
“My Lord and Savior works all things for good for those who love him. I have been separated from my husband for some time. I have felt like I needed to save him for a long time and made things worse by my emails. I have finally come to settled assurance that God will save him. My job is to wait on the Lord. I read my Bible every day and I pray for my husband every day. However, I no longer have that frantic need to save him. It has been such a relief to give it to God and rest in the finished work of Christ. I will stand in His strength, not mine.”  (Texas)
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“I just want to praise the Lord for all that He has brought me through in the past year. He is the only one who has kept me standing. Even in my worst days of being human, wanting to give up, and saying, 'God, I can't go any further.' He's always there to pick me up and gives me the strength to stand another day. He is my rock, my deliverer, and my best friend. I know, by faith, that I will be back to give my testimony of a full restoration. Soon!”  (West Virginia)  
“After my husband moved out of our home, God told me to stand. Two days in a row it snowed about four feet. The first day I didn't know what to do. I just lifted my eyes up to Heaven because I didn't know how I was going to shovel all that snow by myself. As I started to shovel the front porch I heard a loud noise. It was my neighbor with his snow blower! He came over to plow the snow for me. He did so two days in a row. I knew that I couldn't possibly shovel all that snow myself, and would not have been able to get out of the house. Praise the Lord, my God is a great husband!”  (United States Minor Islands)
“My husband and I have had two court dates postponed. PTL! I am confident that the Lord is using this time to continue to speak to my beloved. This summer we were hardly talking, but two months ago his heart started softening towards me. I am seeing subtle changes in him. I am continuing to fast, read Charlyne Cares and pray for the rebuilding and healing of our marriage and family and other prodigals as well. Some of my favorite scriptures I pray over him are: Hosea 2:6-7, 2 Timothy 2:22-24,26, Job 33:14-18,26-28, and others that Charlyne has given us to put our spouses names in.” (Michigan)
“I just wanted to give God all the praise and glory! I started standing many years ago after I was saved. These years have been the most difficult financially and emotionally. However, I praise God for this journey because I found Him. My husband is not home yet and I pray that he comes home to Jesus first then to us. Don't give up! God is with us!”  (Pennsylvania) 
“I have been standing for a couple of years. The Lord guided me to this site and I am so thankful each and every day that He did. I want to thank each of you who send in a testimony, because they help me when I am at my weakest. The person who suggested the movie Fireproof, I thank you so much. I have watched it repeatedly since. Though it hurts each day, we have to thank the Lord for allowing us to walk through this storm, because He is creating us to do great works for Him.”  (Ohio) 
“It's amazing what God does through fasting. It has been many years since I fasted and God has been doing some amazing things in my life concerning my husband and me. However, this time of fasting produced results I wasn't expecting. God has broken off issues in my life that I thought I had dealt with. Not only that, but the other day, I knew in my heart that no longer is it all about restoring our marriage and about my husband coming home. But it is about me now. I realized that my prodigal will come home 'suddenly,’ but the work that has to be done in me is a process. Being around my husband yesterday at my son's I was able to see him in a different light. His behaviors have not changed, but I did not feel this overwhelming sadness for him. I am continuing my fast for two more weeks and am excited to see what else comes to the surface.”  (Texas) 
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"My husband has been in the far country for months. In the last couple weeks he's become more communicative. Yesterday in an email he referred to reconciliation and the possibility of a future together. A couple weeks ago he stated he was never coming back. I see evidence of my prayers every day. I am so grateful to God for bringing Charlyne and Bob's loving support into my stand." (Wisconsin)
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-2 

"The sermon at church today was about love winning when you trust in the Lord. I have been praying and standing for my marriage. Today, Valentine's Day, my husband showed up at my door with flowers, candy and a card for his Valentine forever. He told me he wanted to work on our marriage and end his affair. I trusted God would bring him home and now I trust that God will restore our marriage and make it even better. My faith in God has grown stronger through this process because He is always there for me and will never leave me." (California)

"My husband has been home since September. God is working in our lives. He brought a new job to my husband. It would be easy to say everything is perfect. I have to rely on God's calling in my life to continue to change our family. We spend New Year's playing a kid's game with our daughter. I thank God for allowing that night to happen. I pray Ephesians the sword of the spirit over my family each day and while my husband was gone. I committed to teaching Sunday School at our church. He reminded me what is most important; my family. I have to shut my mouth when I get angry and thank God instead of wanting things my way. I have to remember, 'I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.' He is restoring my family." (Nevada)
“I was really losing hope, as I had not received any word from God on whether He was going to fix my broken marriage. My wife has recently started not responding to anything I send or say. Angry, I told my son that I was done. I would continue to pray for her, but that was it. After taking him to school, I prayed. I asked God for help with finances to move back to another state. I then picked up my Bible and within just a few minutes, God gave me several scriptures, this one being the most poignant. Jeremiah 31:21-22“Set up road signs, put up guideposts, Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns. How long will you wander Daughter Israel? The Lord will create a new thing on earth - the woman will return to the man.”Praise God! I don't know how, but in faith He is promising that He will. Stand!”  (Minnesota)  
"They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." Isaiah 65:23-24
"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." Colossians 3:12-13
“God has done a series of miracles in my life, from converting me, to removing all that was keeping me from obeying Him, including my husband temporarily. But He is merciful and our promises will be fulfilled. After my husband had left us I didn't understand it at first. I was mad at God and I told Him what was on my mind. In these many months, God showed me who He really was, taught me faith in Him that I never knew before, reverence and peace through Him. I learned to be grateful for the little (that was more than enough) He gracefully provided. He humbled me and taught me patience that I desperately needed and didn't know how to get. Just this past week my husband asked to move back home but to the kids’ room and instead of fighting back I said YES and trusted in God. It has been a lot more difficult than when he wasn't home but God is giving me peace and wisdom as I pray and plead every day. His plan is the best plan.”  (Florida)
“I have been with this ministry for many years. I have been through it all. Addiction, adultery, spouse having a child with the other person, marriage, lost my home, and many others. I am here to tell you even though I went through a season of bitterness and resentment, I still and always did love my husband. That is God people. I could have never done it without Him. I haven't given up, so don't you. God always finishes what He starts. Hang in there! Speak God's promises over your marriage and finances. It will change your life.”  (New York)
“My husband and I spoke over the phone after months of limited contacts. There were tears with pain and my husband insists that nothing can be done but to divorce. But I'm thankful to the Lord that He answered my prayers; my husband wasn't angry compared to a few months ago. God gave me the courage to tell him only God knows what is the best. I will continue to pray and love him regardless. I can really feel God's peace in me. Amen!”  (Malaysia) 
"My wife has returned home and will remarry me shortly. Bob and Charlyne were a huge part of this reconciliation. Through the website, tapes and emails, your encouragement and testimonies helped me reconcile with my wife. Thank you again so very much." (New York)
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27
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