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 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)
"My children tell me my wife has started wearing her wedding ring. When I first started my stand, God showed me a grass- hopper in my urban garden, which was totally out of place. I was reminded of the verse about restoring what the locust devours. Recently on two occasions while driving through London’s major roads to work, a grasshopper has landed on my car’s windscreen, totally out of place. Thank You Lord, I trust You." (United Kingdom)
“The Lord has been faithful. I have been standing for many years now. I have started a Bible study for woman going through divorce and have been able to speak reconciliation with them. Although my prodigal is still in the pig pen, I know what the Lord said. He told me he would raise my marriage from dry dead bones. I take him at His Word.” (Virginia)
"Friday nights are especially hard and this past Friday afternoon at work I prayed for God to provide something fun to do over the weekend. Within an hour I received an invitation to go out to supper with my neighbor, whose husband left her and her two children years ago. Not only did we have a great time, I was able to share with her more about standing." (Rhode Island)

"My husband came home, thanks to many prayers. I, as well as others, had prayed for the Lord to send someone to speak with my husband and the Lord used several. One of my prayers has been for us to worship together again. When he returned to church with me, the front of the bulletin had a picture of a married couple with a scripture from Psalms." (Georgia)

“I have not had any communication with my husband's side of the family since our separation. This has been over a year and a half ago. His sister contacted me online this week but I have not responded as yet. I am going to pray on it before I accept her on my social network page. The Lord says when our ways pleases him he will make our enemies be at peace with us.”  (New York)
Satan's target is the mind. Daily, I fight the thoughts of giving up, my spouse is happy, imagining what's going on on the other side of my mountain, and so on. Hiding God's Word has prepared me for when these attacks occur, I'm ready for battle. As soon as I recognize where my mind is going, I start quoting the scriptures I have memorized and the thoughts flee. It calms my anxiousness that tries to overwhelm me. Thank you so much for your ministry and for providing tools to not only encourage me in my stand but to also grow in my spiritual walk.  (Ohio)
"I am so excited to share my praise report today. I have been standing since 2009 with many false starts behind me. After reading many times that my spouse may become involved with another person while in the pig pen I thought it would never be me. Well sure enough I found out today that my spouse is involved with someone I know. Praise the Lord I was able to keep my cool and "be still" and know that He is God and that vengeance is His. God is moving in big ways in my life. Thank You God for changing me." (Florida)
“I have been standing for my marriage for many years. I have begun to fast on Tuesdays for my husband's heart. As I was about to break my fast within a minute, and meet a friend for dinner, a Covenant Transporttruck passed me. I have seen them a few times through the years on the highways but this was in town where I NEVER see them. The timing was perfect like only God knows how to do. Just like marriage restoration. I get tired of waiting but God's perfect timing is what we need.”  (Arizona) 
"As I awoke this morning. I commanded all the angels that are assigned to my family and me to show up. As I was looking out the window my husband and the OW pulled up. I invited my husband up to get the bags and as he entered in he was able to see our family photos. He said that the house looked nice. I walked my family to the car and the OW got out and she reached to shake my hand but I gave her a hug instead. I informed her that I was praying for her and that I was not letting go of my husband. I told her that as a sister in Christ that I love her. I felt a burden lifted off of me. The battle is already won.”  (Texas) 
"My son is a Green Beret who was injured while on active duty in Afghanistan. The doctors said his burns were so severe that he would be in the hospital for six months. All of his skin grafts were successful and he was out of the hospital in ten days. The doctors are amazed by his recovery and say that his burns now look two years old and not six months. Praise be to the Lord, and my heartfelt gratitude to all who prayed for my son's recovery." (Georgia)
"Thank you Rejoice Ministries for helping me to keep my faith in God's promises and answering my daily prayers. My wife has returned to me and we are forgetting the past and having a new beginning together. Everyone is rejoicing with us. God does deliver but first we must draw close to Him and never doubt. Encouraging devotional messages from your ministry helped me through this time. I'm sure God will use us to help others in similar situations. Thank you so much and may God continue to bless your ministry." (New Zealand)
"I praise the Lord that my husband is now home! God will finish what He starts. My husband told me that he is going to finish his course (School of Ministry) and he is going back to school in September! Praise the Lord. He is truly faithful." (California)
Praise the Lord, I have been married for over eight years. The Lord is faithful to His Word. His provisional power over our lives and Divine health work for us greatly. Amen.  (Minnesota)
“Praise The Lord! After some time separated, my prodigal has decided to leave the far country and move back closer to home, though he says it’s for our daughter’s sake. He was planning on moving to another state for the OW, but the Lord had other plans. I know in time the Lord will completely soften his heart towards me. The Lord does work on the other side of the mountain even when you see no change or signs. Keep praying and keep standing standers! God Bless.”  (Texas)  
"I have been praying for marriage restoration after a divorce. Tonight my husband called and said he was thinking about family things and missed me. Praise God." (Texas)
"When my beloved left our marriage some years ago, our son left with her (Even though I am not his biological father, he has known me as his Dad since he was little). They dropped completely out of our lives for over a year. I told the children that no matter what she did, we would do what was right before God regarding their little brother. The children agreed to keep the door open and the light on. We have believed that there would come a day when he would again have the freedom to re-engage with me as father and them as brother and sisters. After many months of zero contact, I have seen him six times in the last month, largely around soccer and him wanting to spend time with our dog. Though my beloved is still in pursuit of greener pastures elsewhere, God is beginning to restore my relationship with my son. In other times, God used birds, a donkey, and a whale. Who would ever have imagined that God would use a dog to help bring a father and son back together? God be praised!”  (Colorado)
“I have never seen a Covenant Transport truck, nor had I been praying to see one. After reading all the testimonies, my eyes would get watery and I would think,’ WOW God is so good.’ Not even a week later, after reading through some of them, God blessed me with my first truck! All I could say was amen and laugh. Glory to my God! God is so good, He is always there ready to show us the way. It’s just a matter of learning patience and learning to wait on Him. My husband has been responding to some of my texts this week; I know God is moving in his heart! My faith is growing and I am learning to not just go through my stand but grow through it with God. He is teaching me not to lean on my own understanding. He has brought me to this verse many times while praying, Proverbs 3:5-6. Keep standing standers, God will direct our steps!” (Illinois) 
“In the last three years I've lost my brother, then my husband left me, lost my job then more recently my home, but not my hope. God always provides for me, He gave me hope that my brother is in Heaven and my marriage will be restored. He already gave me a new job and when I lost my home my husband let me come back to our original home that we purchased together when we married 15 years ago. He is not there but his mother is. God has a funny way of doing things. He put the two women who he feels have always held him back in the same home! Today God led me to Zechariah 9:12. I'll never give up. I know my suddenly will come in His time. Still going strong! Please never lose hope!”  (California) 

(Friends who pastor a church in Indiana sent us this praise) "One of the biggest thrills of our ministry happened Easter Sunday. A couple who used to go to our church years ago had both been divorced from their mates and then married and had a child. Several months ago I saw the woman and she asked me, 'What would think about me dating my ex-husband?' In the meantime both of their mates had died. I told her, 'He isn't your ex-husband, he's your husband. I think it would be wonderful. She told me she and her husband realized they had never stopped loving each other although they had been divorced for 42 years. He's 72 and she's 67. They had not seen each other all those years and they met at a funeral of someone they both knew. It was love at first sight-again. She said they couldn't stop holding hands and kissing each other. They were reunited Easter Sunday as man and wife. What a thrill!" (Indiana)

“I have been standing for some months now and some days are harder than others. My prodigal was coming around more often and calling more often but then I let my mouth get me in trouble. I know that the Lord is still working and I will not give up on the stand for my marriage. Even though my spouse says he will not come around as much, I know those are words from the devil. That is not what GOD says. God is still working on me and changing me and I know it won't be too long until my husband is back home with his family.” (Illinois) 

HER STORY:  "I was looking for happiness that I didn't have at home, therefore I left my husband and divorced him. My husband was standing for our marriage restoration the whole time we were apart. When I asked him to marry me again, we both knew the marriage restoration road would be hard, but we are determined this time to allow our Lord Jesus Christ to lead us every step of the way. Philippians 4:6,7,& 13 gives me hope and assurance that God is in control."

HIS STORY:  "Four years ago, my wife of nearly 30 years left. Shortly thereafter, the Lord God promised me He would heal and restore my marriage and family. On June 17, 2006, in front of our children and grandchildren, I married her again. A month ago I thanked her for divorcing me because it brought me closer to the Lord. Satan has stepped up his attacks since we remarried, but we are both determined to stand for our marriage." (Virginia)

She exclaimed to the king, “Everything I heard in my country about your achievements and wisdom is true! I didn’t believe what was said until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. In fact, I had not heard the half of your great wisdom! It is far beyond what I was told.”  2 Chronicles 9:5-6 (NLT) 
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“After almost three years of separation and one false start my husband has moved back home. We just passed our third Sunday! I’m not sure where the OW is, I’m leaving her in God's hands. I went on vacation and my husband stayed with the kids while I was gone. After I returned home he did not leave. Praise the Lord. God told me not to say anything; just allow him to stay the night. He has been here ever since.”  (Canada) 
"Praise God, it has been several years since my prodigal returned and while we still struggle I continue to pray for God's guidance. I am an attorney and I often get divorce cases. I have had an opportunity to counsel many and rejoice when they withdraw their petitions. God is good. While this does not help my business, I remain happy every time a client calls and tells me they have reconciled with their spouse." (Florida)
“I would like to praise God for what He has done. For some months, there has been a delay in my being paid. This month I experienced a 'miracle.' My time sheets for the hours that I have worked have been certified in under one day. This will mean that I will be able to pay my financial obligations on time.” (United Kingdom)
“Our third court date is upcoming in about five weeks. The last two have been postponed. I know God is at work. Last week, driving home from work, I found myself listening to Satan and his lies, then I turned and the truck next to me said. ‘ Aman - The power to deliver.’  I just started to thank God and weep. Once again He sent encouragement when I needed it. God will deliver my husband!”  (California) 
"I was recently led to order the double book 'After the Prodigal Returns/Standing After the Prodigal Returns.' It was late at night when I finished the book, and as I was reading the last line, I saw headlights come up our driveway. It was my spouse. I was able to welcome him and felt love for him. God's timing is always right." (Minnesota)
Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll - are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise -  in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?   Psalm 56:8-11

“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.  Hosea 10:12 

“I would just like to testify in the name of Lord that God is good and faithful and worthy of praise! This week in particular He answered my prayers and showed me a miracle, using an argument that my wife and I had and turned it into something good. She called me later that night to speak and she said something that I been praying and waiting for so long. She told me that she still cares for me and that she has strong feelings for me, and said that she knows that God only gives us one true love. Praise the Lord, now I know how my beloved wife really feels, and I know my marriage restoration is right around the corner. Never give up and pray without ceasing. God's grace will see you through.”  (California) 
“PTL! God is so awesome. While I am waiting on the Lord to restore my marriage, He has been transforming the kids and I. Shortly after my husband left, I gave my life to the Lord and began standing for my marriage before I even knew that I was standing. In my pain I stumbled on RMM. This whole experience has been bittersweet. But I have learned to trust the Lord and I know that my suddenly is on its way. It’s an honor to be called by the Lord.” (Belize)
“I have been fasting and praying for my spouse and our marriage. We have been separated for some months. He called and said that he filed separation papers. However, when getting off the phone, he told me he loved me. Then he moved money into my account to help me buy food and said he would pay for my attorney. He seemed conflicted, almost like he still cared. The Holy Spirit is speaking to him and God is moving in his life! I believe my suddenly is coming soon! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!”  (Virginia) 
"In recent weeks my prodigal has been opening up to me about events in his family. He has been coming to me to vent. I know this is our Lord God putting me in his mind when something happens. Glory to God. Today I put my arm around him and told him I would keep his family in my prayers and he returned the hug. For the first time in a long while I felt his arm around me. Thank You, Jesus." (Mississippi)
“I was once the prodigal and my wife left. From that day on, I became the stander and have watched God bless my life, change my ways, thoughts and actions. I am praying every minute of every day for her heart to be softened and that our marriage and family will be restored. God has shown me that I can now say: Don't give up! Forgive! Keep loving your spouse, no matter what! Keep the faith! I hate divorce,' says the LORD God of Israel… Malachi 2:16a.”  (Arizona) 
“I reported that my husband returned to his prayer life and church just one month ago. Tonight I praised, danced, and shouted with a voice of triumph when the OW sent an email apologizing for her part in our separation. HALLELUJAH!! I am amazed at what God is doing. The devil has to flee when we pray, fast, read the Word, put on the Armor of God and praise Him. The enemy is confused because of my joyous outlook, faith to the things of God and my worship. Keep standing....with the most High who is for us, who can be against us? The enemy has to flee! I love the Lord and He shows me daily but these ‘suddenlies’ are miracles even to non-believers. Hallelujah!” (Florida) 

"After false returns, I was embarrassed to send a testimony. Now after months of restoration I can say my Lord has changed my husband’s heart of stone and has given him a heart of flesh. There is power in the Word of God. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for supporting me. Praise be to God." (Sweden)

“Today I asked God to show me or tell me if standing is still my purpose and is what I should be doing. On the way to work I turned on the radio and the sermon was about a couple and the wife was praying to restore her marriage. Of all times for this to be on the radio and about that subject. I thanked God as I started to cry because I knew that was only, BUT GOD! The preacher told the woman that she should pray and ask God for help. I knew this was my answer to my question and prayer. God was telling me to stand and continue on and we will be restored. I will never give up. God is so good. He knows when I need something to show me and gives me hope.” (Missouri) 
“After a few years of standing my husband SUDDENLY contacted me on Sunday. He asked if I still attend the church we used to go to together and would I mind if he attended. I told him that it would be awesome for him to come to church. He ended up asking me for a date and we have another date scheduled. I know there's still work to do, but God DOES answer prayer. Keep the faith.”  (Tennessee) 
"After I started standing I learned about another stander in my church. For some time I've been praying for at least a dozen prodigal marriages besides my own, including this one. Recently I asked the Lord to show me He answers prayers that I pray. This week I was excited to learn that this couple is now back under the same roof after years apart. God is about to be glorified in our church in an amazing way." (Illinois)

"Praise be to God! It has been almost a month since my husband suddenly came home, right before Thanksgiving. It had been almost two years to the day since he said he didn't love me anymore and left. Just as quickly he said he was ready to come home. This was a total surprise to me. Just three months prior he had filed for divorce and had repeatedly told me he would never come home. How great is our God. Thanks so much to the wisdom of Charlyne and Bob and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. My stand will never end, because what was meant for evil is for the salvation of many. Our God reigns!" (New Mexico)

“Just last week I was feeling so down and as though nothing was changing. I prayed and asked God to show me a sign that my husband was thinking about coming home, that he still loved me and that God was indeed speaking to him. I told God that I didn’t want it to happen based on anything I asked my husband but I wanted it to come directly from him. The next morning, at 2 a.m. I heard the door of my bedroom push open and looked up to see my husband standing in the door way. God answered my prayer and brought him home if only for that night. Later during the week I told him the baby and I missed him and he said he missed us too. I asked him if he wasn’t going to return to us and he responded, ‘Take your time,' which is his way of saying yes but just wait. I know God is faithful and at His appointed time He will bring my husband back to me and our baby. In the meantime, I'm learning to lean on God and zip my lips.”  (Barbados)  
“PTL. This past year was the hardest of all my life, but thanks to God, I also got closer to Him and His Word. A year ago my hubby decided to spend his vacation with one of the OW, but this year we had a wonderful time as a family. I know there is much to do, but I am confident with God. I left my dear husband in His hands. Please, pray for him and me, as I keep praying for your prodigals to come home. Please Lord, let our prodigals come home. Jeremiah 29:11. Love you all. Keep praying.”  (Costa Rica)

"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)

"I praise the Lord for His mercy. My husband brought his clothes and moved from the city where the other woman lives. Your book "Standing After The Prodigal Returns" helped me to endure this perilous time. Yesterday my spouse told me it is over with the other woman. I give all the glory to Jesus Christ my Savior and Lord, and prayed aloud in front of my husband. Blessed be the name of Jesus." (Mexico)
"I woke up Sunday morning and sat down in the family room to have my coffee. I turned on the TV and was disappointed to see that I had missed a show I wanted to watch. I turned the channel and found a minister who was just beginning his message on Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son. There is no way the timing of me seeing that message was an accident or coincidence! God reaffirmed to me His commitment to bringing my husband back to Him, and He strengthened me to keep praying and waiting for my spouse." (Washington)
Isaiah 41:10 ‘So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ Praise the Lord, we got to spend a week with my beloved husband. He had come to attend my sister-in-law’s birthday celebration and have time to spend with me and our children. Even though it was hard to say goodbye again, I believe the Lord is working to move our mountain. He was in tears when we said our goodbyes but I managed to tell him that I love him, and my oldest son told him that he is praying for him. Be encouraged dear standers. As Paul says, things will work out for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Thank You Lord for Your love; Your mercies endure forever. Amen.”  (New Zealand) 
“PRAISE THE LORD!! I knew the Lord and Holy Spirit were talking to my husband. After several weeks of intense prayers my husband said he wanted us to be friends. I remembered one of Charlyne’s devotionals about starting as friends.... I accepted the offer to be friends. The next evening he called me to say ‘Your prayers have been answered..... she moved out.’ I managed to remain calm and supportive. I can see things changing and God is softening my husband’s heart.... Praise God with all the glory!”  (Illinois) 
“I want to encourage all standers to keep on praying for your prodigal spouses because your prayers are working. My husband wanted a divorce from me last year and I was devastated, angry and mad. I was ready to give up when I found your website. I was then encouraged to pray and stand for my prodigal spouse and then the Lord began to change my heart as well as his. He has since called off the divorce and wants us to work it out. Praise God! We still have a long way to go to repair our marriage, and through prayer it will be done!” (Georgia)  
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