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 had prayed and fasted for a Christmas miracle; a miracle according to my desires, which didn't happen. But another one did. When my children saw me crying they comforted me; they told me not to be sad; they reminded me that I had them and that they loved me. They also shamed me by repeating what I've told and taught them all these years: that God's miracles are not what we want, but what we need. So in tears and humility, I pray for greater strength, hope and love for the coming year. Most of all, I pray for a thankful heart for what I have, and what I will receive in 2011." (Hong Kong)
“Today I was traveling with and my daughter and my prodigal spouse. On the highway, I prayed that God would send me a sign that encouraged me to continue praying for my marriage. I thought of the many Americans who saw Covenant Transport trucks. 10 minutes later we saw a truck on which was written in big letters: “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Praise the Lord!”  (Germany) 
“My grandmother always spoke of faith to me when I was a little girl. My grandfather was a prisoner of war, and was missing. He was away from his family for five years. Everyone told my grandmother that he probably would not return. But she had faith and never stopped believing that he would. Then the war ended just in time, and he was released and sent home! She must have told me this story several times. She always spoke of having faith. This has resounded in my head throughout my stand! She would never have thought that her story would be an encouragement to me all these years later! I saw my mother fight ovarian cancer for seven years! She was so courageous and never gave up on the possibility of a full recovery. During this time she fought to live the best she could in those years. She fought cancer with courage; I can do the same for my marriage and family! I know both of them would be happy to know they have made a difference for me, and help me stand!”  (Florida)
"Recently, a friend asked me to meet with a woman who wanted advice on how to get started in my line of work. Turns out that this woman is having marriage problems, and I was able to share with her God's amazing love and healing mercy. I know that meeting her was God's plan and that a seed has been planted in her heart. God can do amazing things." (Washington)
"Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness." Psalm 29:1-2
"Yesterday my husband contacted me by text message for the first time in quite a while. Today as I prayed for my husband, I felt led to go up a road I had never driven before. At the top of the hill, there was a beautiful, although vacant, funeral home. My husband is a funeral director. One of his goals used to be to own his own funeral home by the time he reached his thirties. That is where he is. I am praying for that funeral home to be his funeral home." (South Carolina)
“God asked me to give to Rejoice Ministries. I sowed for reconciliation in my marriage. On Christmas Eve, less than two hours after I made my gift, I received a Christmas bonus check for six times the amount I gave! After only working for the company three weeks! God always does more than we can imagine. Our obedience and faith please Him. I know our marriage reconciliation is only days away. I know God is drawing him near and the battle is already won! Praise Him!”  (Florida) 

“My 19 year old daughter came home out of the blue last Wednesday and that following Sunday accepted Jesus into her heart. Then Easter Sunday our son accepted Christ as well. Thank You, Father God, for restoring my family one person at a time.” (Kansas)

"Sunday I seriously asked for God to give me more hours at work. Monday my boss called and asked if I was willing to work at another department for two more days. Tuesday, I went back to church to give glory to God. Wednesday, I received Charlyne Cares, 'Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord Will Provide.' God is amazing in so many ways, and one of the ways is how He answers prayer." (California)
“After a beautiful and encouraging Christmas season with my husband, I was smacked in the face with unexpected circumstances. I had to make a choice between paying rent or bills. Devastated, confused, and despairing I cried out to God. The next day, a generous and trusting friend helped make the rent, we had just enough money from the paycheck left to cover bills, and I was hired for a full time job at a place where I'm really excited to work! Because finances have always been a marriage issue, this job is a step toward reconciliation and moving one of my husband's mountains. God does change everything suddenly- sometimes in 24 hours. Nothing is too hard for Him!”  (Washington) 
"When my husband left he was cursing God and said he would never put foot in a church again. After the divorce he stopped all communication with me. Last month he called me suddenly and told me God's been working on his heart and he's going to church again." (New Jersey)
“God restored our marriage last fall after my husband had been gone nearly three years. Two days before Christmas he left again and returned after Christmas. No one outside the family knows he was gone for the holidays which is a wonderful blessing as we are able to carry on as usual without questions. I am learning not to react to situations and the ups and downs of my husband but to hold a steady course. God is changing me and I continue to pray for a Damascus Road experience for my husband. God is good. Do not give up but keep on keeping on!”  (Canada)
"Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws. Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes." Psalm 119:156-157
“I am amazed once again at how my God and Father shows His love for me, even in my times of doubt. I am a stander for the second time with my one and only husband. This time around things have gone further, divorce papers have been filed, but things are moving very slowly. During both my times as a stander I had never seen a Covenant Transport truck, but on the day I needed it most, I not only saw a Covenant truck, but a Swift truck, and a Heartland truck. I had just received the settlement agreement from my husband. I felt heartbreaking pain once again, but God, in His special way, reminded me He is there. I didn't ask for any more signs; just His Presence, His forgiving love for my husband, and even the OW. I didn't contact my husband, but he contacted me, telling me he still cares for me, and will always take care of me, and our kids. This gave me the opportunity to confirm to him, one more time that I made a covenant with him, no matter what. Our God is faithful.”  (California) 

"After almost six months of separation, my wife and I are getting back together. We have found that acceptance of each other and faith in our Lord is much more powerful than trying to go it alone. I was for sure our marriage was done when she filed the papers, but God changed our hearts, and pointed us in the direction we needed to go to reconcile our differences and to show us true compassion and forgiveness. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for the daily reminders to not give up on our marriage." (Tennessee)

“Praise the Lord for renewing my heart, mind, and spirit. I recently felt defeated by the prodigal's wedding plans with the other person. I treated myself to a weekend get-a-way. I spent this time praising and talking to God and reading the Bible. The beauty of the fall leaves reminded me that God will give me beauty for my ashes. I'm trusting in the Lord for my prodigal’s salvation and marital restoration. Praying with and for all prodigals and standers. To God be the glory for making all things new and providing hope in the midst of the storm.”  (Kentucky) 
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13 
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." Psalm 90:1-2
“Praise the Lord and His Holy name! Jesus is alive in spirit. I was feeling very downcast with thoughts of running away. I thought, ‘How long? Will I be able to endure the fire? Why does it hurt so much? I'm tired.’ I realized who was at work and prayed, ‘Lord help me think of only Your grace and give me strength to persevere.’ I saw a truck that had the word ‘Harvesting’ on it. By definition, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. The Lord confirmed it that night by giving me James 5:7-8. Hallelujah!”  (Florida)
"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 was so blessed by Tuesday’s devotional, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ by Bob. With this devotional Bob, even from glory, has been able to speak on God’s behalf as a confirmation to a prayer that I have been praying. I was failing in my struggle to maintain a home for myself and my children. I work an 80-hour week, but ends were not meeting. During my stand God has worked a miracle in my relationship with my in-laws, and in that spirit my sister-in-law has taken me and the children in. I had been asking God if it was possible for my beloved to come home when I do not have a place of my own. Here I am tonight asking for a sign and I found it in this devotional. Bob specifically stated that even if circumstances have caused you to lose your home, the peace and love is what prodigals come home to. What a blessing and an answer to prayer. Let’s keep praying standers! God does speak!”  (Oklahoma)
“God is working on the other side of my mountain and nothing is impossible for GOD. (Luke 1:37) God does know what we need and He always provides answers in His perfect timing. I was under attack and becoming weak. Suddenly, I received a text out of the blue from my husband and he asked, 'Could I forgive him as Jesus forgave us?' Did I really believe that we could forgive each other as so much has happened? I answered, I have forgiven him and I do believe through Christ that yes, our love and life would be new. He was welcomed home with love and joy. My restoration is coming and my marriage will be new. This was a miracle and a confirmation from GOD that he is control and all will be renewed. Fellow standers please remember Psalm 37: 4–Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Keep your focus on the Lord and he will do a mighty work.”  (New Jersey) 

"After being separated, moving out of state, and raising an infant on my own, God has spoken life into our marriage. I have moved back into my home, my husband is attending and active in church regularly, and we are committed in letting God lead us in every step of reconciliation. Praise God for His wonderful promises." (Virginia)

"I struggled with thoughts about my spouse and the other woman. I was praying and asking God to renew my mind. I was reading the Psalms and God pointed out to me Psalm 37:1: 'Do not be envious of those who do wrong, for like grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.' I thanked God for that. I have no need to worry anymore." (New Jersey)
“My restoration process has begun! Praise the Lord! It was so suddenly, with no indication that it was coming. It's been many months of separation, but standing feels so worth it now. It was hard, but the Lord carried me through, and now He is fulfilling His promises. My husband has agreed to go to counseling together and told me he loves me all in a few hours. It is truly a miracle! At the beginning of our separation, God gave me Isaiah 61:7. My husband also told me he was in the process of buying a house...for us! God is giving me my marriage and a new house to begin our restored marriage in. A DOUBLE PORTION. The Lord is amazing! I love You, Lord!” (Virginia)
“I wanted to stop by and encourage someone going through difficulty. I've had a restored marriage now over two years. The circumstances seemed impossible. My husband seemed so much in love with the other person but she's been gone from his mind, heart and life completely. I almost gave up because the storm was its biggest right before it was completely calmed by my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. My husband is closer to the LORD, which I never pictured happening, and the Lord has placed other men in the same situation he was in so that he may help them not make the same mistakes. Praise our Lord for not giving up on us when we try to give up, and bless Charlyne and her ministry to continue what they do best. When I was about to give up, I would remind myself… if I cannot trust God to get me out of this situation then how could I trust him in other situations?”  (California) 
"One of the first promises God gave me concerning my marriage came from Ezekiel 37, but it wasn't the dry bones story. It was directly following it in verses 15-28. This morning God again led me there and I prayed through those verses. What a confirmation to see Charlyne's devotional today ending with the very scripture I started my day with, (Ezekiel 37:21-24). Praise God for His loving reminders." (Minnesota)
"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)
"We divorced and I pursued a relationship with someone else. My husband was about to marry his girlfriend, but that also fell through. I began to stand on God's Word for restoration of my marriage. On the anniversary of our first date, we had our marriage restored. We both have centered our lives around Christ. God is so good." (Indiana)
“Praise be to God! My husband and I live in different countries since we've been married. I've been praying and asking God to show me a sign that my marriage would be restored. This morning on my way to work I saw a rainbow and this evening after work I saw another rainbow. Lately my husband has been very distant but I know God is softening his heart and protecting our little girl who's spending time with him. This morning I told him I love him and he told me he loves me too! Praise the Lord forever. Keep holding on standers! I will forever stand on Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5 and Mark 10:7.”  (Florida)
“This week I received a deposit made by my ex-husband into my account. No explanation and no way of thanking him but I give glory to God that he must still be thinking of me sometimes. May God enter into his life and turn him away from the evil one. I lift my husband up for healing. I will stand no matter what, and trust in Almighty God to work His will in our lives.”  (South Africa) 
"My husband came home after two and half years, many other woman, and a piece of paper saying we were divorced. In the last six month he started watching a television pastor, praying and even attending church, a far cry from strip clubs and drinking daily. God has been faithful One of the first things He taught me was to sow seeds into that which I wanted a harvest from; marriage ministry. God taught me to tithe faithfully. I am reaping a harvest. Charlyne, you taught me God's ways and tithing is God's way." (Oregon)
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8 
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name."   Psalm 33:20-21
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.  Nahum 1:7 
“Here I am standing firm on God's promise. I rejoice in God because He has shown me His great power moving in my marriage. Last week I receive a letter from my husband telling me that he is sorry for all that has happened. He said that he was thankful that I have stood at his side even though so much has happened. I never thought I would hear this from him. He has also started to call me more and more. I praise the Lord because He is merciful, and has shown His great power. This is a miracle because God is the only one who can change hearts and minds. He is doing it with my husband and he can do this with you. Faith and standing are the keys for your miracle. God is restoring my marriage.”  (Texas) 
“I was so encouraged by my sister from Ghana Africa who shared a testimony this week. I was also very blessed by the sister from India who shared a devotion sometime back. The devotions from the USA and other countries have also been a blessing. God is truly moving in the nations with the message of reconciliation and marriage restoration. Looking forward to the Stop Divorce Radio going on National and International radio stations. Also looking forward to Rejoice on the Road going international. God bless every stander and everyone who is a part of this Ministry.” (Virginia)  
“Committed to standing, I moved all my prodigal's items into a new apartment by myself and helped with some of the bills. I knew in my heart that regardless of the situation I would love my prodigal through good and bad. Within the following month I lost my job and was forced to live with praying relatives until I got back up. I put in several applications and checked on them constantly with no response. Then one Saturday I had a fervent conversation with the Lord and He heard me. In the beginning of that following week the Lord awoke me by calling my name and directed me to check on a particular application. Before I hung up the phone I had an interview that same day and was offered the job the following day. Praise God! God is good. Keep praying, He hears and answers my fellow standers.”  (Florida) 
"Over this last week I have begun to see the change in myself. Where I once was bound by fear and anxiety, I have confidence in the faithfulness of the Lord. I realize that my marriage is not about me and my husband but about God's purpose for our lives. I see now that before God could restore my marriage He had to restore me. I have not felt this strong in my faith for years and I am certain that God will complete the good work he has begun in my family." (Florida)
"I was feeling sad, but all that did was encourage me to fast, pray and meditate even harder. I asked God for a sign of what was happening on the other side of the mountain. I invited my husband to dinner and he came. All the praise and glory goes to our God. Thank You for this website and teaching me how to get closer to our God."  (Texas)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9 

"While I was waiting for my computer to load, I began to pray, "God, just as You like to hear that I love you, I also like to hear that my husband loves me. Please let me get a Mother's Day email from my husband and that will be his way of saying he loves me." Well, as soon as I opened my email box, there it was, my Mother's Day email from my husband. It was just a letter from him telling me Happy Mother's Day and that I was a good mother to our children We are divorced and he is in Iraq. God is dealing with my husband and changing me so that I will be the wife the Lord wants me to be when he comes home. God is so good." (Texas)

“Several years ago my husband filed for divorce but immediately tried to cancel the proceedings. Due to the hardness of my heart, I allowed it to go through. At some point our marriage was restored but due to unfaithfulness, I asked my husband to leave and filed for divorce. When I divorced my husband, I wanted nothing to do with him. But the Lord began to work on me and gave me a new love for my husband. I share this to encourage other standers because if the Lord can change me, a previous prodigal now standing for my marriage, He can do it for anyone.”  (Oklahoma)
“God is using me to help others avoid Satan's attempts at marriage destruction. I prayed for this! I joined a prayer group. I had come to praise God and ‘escape’ my focus on my marriage. Now I shared not only my marriage separation, but RMM and 'Prodigals Do Come Home.’ Weeks later, two emails thanked me. My sharing led to this couple seeking God and working on their marriage. The next meeting, a woman shared how her husband didn't understand her. I shared my testimony again. I then sent her the book 'Love and Respect.' We have become friends and she praises God. She understands her disrespect to her husband was disrespect to Christ. Thank You Lord! RMM you led me and God is using us all to lead others as we live Christ centered lives waiting for our restored marriage.”  (California)
“My husband and I are getting along better than ever and even doing things together. Two weeks ago he spent his first night at our house this year. God had given me the scripture, 'Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!' (Luke 1:45) and I believe this is His confirmation to me that He is continuing to work for His glory. Praise Him.” (North Dakota)
"I've been standing for a few years. Last year my husband had a child with his new partner. Days ago he texted me to tell me she is moving out, a necessary step in the restoration of our family." (Canada)
"This week was my wedding anniversary. I prayed for God to surprise me and give me a sign that my husband was thinking of me on our special day. God is so good. My husband called me on our anniversary. I was surprised because I hadn't spoken to him in a while. I know God was letting me know he is working on his heart." (California)
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“I met my husband tonight to pick up our children, as he had them for Christmas Eve. I decided to give him his card and one of his gifts that I knew he could really use. Even though the card was about love and family, he read it all carefully! He was also really surprised when he opened his gift and was excited to use it. I praise God that his heart was softened enough to accept them.”  (Washington) 

"My husband and I have been meeting to talk. I also send him letters and cards which I know he has read based on responses to me. He stopped by on Valentine's Day and admitted that his life is a mess. He's begun to open up to me more since then. It breaks my heart to see how miserable he is. He called to apologize for something. I know the Lord is reminding him of the blessings he is missing. Praise God, the Holy Spirit is wooing my prodigal home." (Texas)

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