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!
“A few months after my wife left, I was introduced to RMM by my sister who was going through the same thing with her husband. We fasted often and prayed everyday even though she lived on the other side of the country. After a few months of praying her husband had an ‘epiphany’ as he described it and decided he wanted the marriage. When my sister told me this I was a bit jealous, unfortunately. We continued to pray for my wife and, yes, a few months later she too returned home. PTL! Please keep praying and never give up!” (Michigan)
"My husband wanted a divorce so I moved out. I started standing and praying. Nothing was happening and my husband was still convinced that he wanted a divorce, but I continued to believe God for the restoration of our marriage. On Mother's Day my husband took me on a date and the Monday after Mother's Day he asked me and my son to move back in so we can be a family again. Praise God." (Florida)
"My husband moved back home this past week. We have been in weekly marriage counseling. My husband made a promise to not speak of divorce again. The Lord does answer prayers." (Michigan)
"My husband and I are restored and this past weekend we moved into the home we purchased together. Without God and your ministry encouraging me I don’t think I would have made it. God Bless you." (Oklahoma)
“Today we celebrated 10 years married. My husband left me six years ago and returned two years later after much praying and standing. Although he left, he never followed through with the divorce and we were always married! I am eternally grateful to the faithfulness of God!” (United Kingdom)
“This past year was really hard for me; there was absolutely no sign whatsoever from the other side of the mountain. I struggled a lot praying and believing. As this year started, I prayed to my God and asked if He still wanted me to pray for my beloved. When I opened my Bible the scripture before me was Psalm 126, which has a title in my Bible, ‘Prayer for restoration.’ I took that as a sign to keep praying this year for our restoration. Praise the Lord!” (Dominican Republic)
"I have been broken, humiliated and ashamed of my husband, as I
found out he has a child with the other woman. Yet I have
learned how to fast and pray for my husband’s deliverance and
restoration of our marriage. I am still praying and crying out
to God for a 'New Beginning.' I am believing that when my
husband returns we will have our son. I would never have come to
know God in the way I have if this situation had not arisen and
for this I am so glad." (United Kingdom)
"My prodigal had plans to spend Christmas on the West coast with
his parents. Instead he ended up bringing clothes and staying
with my daughter and I for a week and half due to a blizzard in
NY. It was sad to see him leave again, but God IS moving on the
other side of my mountain! Thank you Lord!" (New York)
“Praise God! He is bringing restoration! God told me to cancel my divorce and I did. Since then, He has been restoring continuously. He's given me several opportunities to be able to share what He is doing, and I am so thankful. Everything looked hopeless... but God! Then, the best thing of all happened. I had asked God if there was any way I could know what my husband had decided but I wanted His will to be done and not bother my husband. God opened a door and I asked my husband to not give up on me. He smiled and told me he hasn't and we would talk later. Thank you, everyone, for praying for us! God IS bringing restoration!” (Georgia) (posted 3/25/2013)
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania)
"My husband returned home to our family the week before
Christmas! We are communicating well, attending church together,
and building our family back! My husband is way more helpful
around the house, more hands-on with our girls, and so positive
and happy! I am thanking God for His faithfulness! I am also
thanking Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the peace and
encouragement I received from the daily devotionals, CD's and
books! Keep standing...God does want to restore your marriage."
"I have been helped by Rejoice Marriage Ministries for a few
years. My husband left me and our children and filed for
divorce. We are still married and God is working. Since that
time, God has provided for our every need. I have also
faithfully tithed my meager income and divided it between four
worthy ministries. I stepped out in faith recently and increased
my giving from 10% to 15%. My cup overflows and God's grace has
been abundant. It truly is more joyous to give than to receive."
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"People have asked me why I would want to save my marriage when
my spouse no longer wants to save it. I explain that I serve a
God who is working miracles on the other side of the mountain.
Every time I start to question if this is what I should do God
reveals himself to me. He strengthens me and has given me a peace
people can't understand. He has shown me the outcome. I praise
Him in advance for the restoration of my marriage and family."
"I was reading this morning that the word oppressed means
to 'wear out.' Last month my son-in-law was diagnosed with
cancer. But praise the Lord, a biopsy was done and there was no
cancer. They do not know what the tumor is. Rejoice Marriage
Ministries has encouraged me through the years to never give
“I have been standing for many years and God has given me many promises of restoration though He has never told me when. As I was crying out to Him on the sixth anniversary of my stand, He plainly showed me as only He can that this seventh year is the year He will grant me the desire of my heart! I am praising the LORD for His exceedingly great and precious promises. I know that He who has promised is faithful and He will do it!” (Pennsylvania) (posted 12/3/2011)
"My wife, daughter and I got together to celebrate my birthday at
a restaurant. I teased her asking if she had a present for me.
She smiled and said I would get my present by the weekend. We
had a stranger take our picture on the sidewalk arm in arm."
“My prodigal of many years returned home in progressive stages over a few years, through which we maintained our purity. Last weekend on our original wedding anniversary, we remarried before three dozen family members and friends. The LORD provided everything, even a 'bridal canopy' to decorate the wall behind us. Today we re-enacted part of it and gave our testimony before a dozen other friends and neighbors, giving glory to Christ for our miracle. These have been the happiest days of our lives. I have watched my spouse become a believer, opening himself like a rosebud blossoming into a fragrant beautiful flower. As a woman giving birth in pain afterward forgets the labor for the joy of holding her child, I too, can barely recall the devastation and pain I had during my stand. Keep looking to the goal, to the Savior, my brothers and sisters. The reward is worth the cost we pay. I have seen that every prayer I had prayed has been answered. Wait for the appointed time!” (Pennsylvania)
“You can’t make this stuff up! After 10 years of standing, my husband has returned to us emotionally and physically. Our relationship has been wrought with infidelities (on both our parts), lies, distrust, bitterness, anger, etc., but God is faithful to heal all the hurts if you faint not. My heart and prayers go out to all standers. Trust and believe…if you don’t give up neither will God. Always remember that God is the Creator of time and not bound by it. Take God off the clock and remain faithful to the promise that God does and will heal your hurting marriage. My husband and I are more in love with each other now than we were when we first took our vows. Behold, God makes all things new. Have faith.” (Maryland)
Please join with other standers on our Chapel Page to pray for men, women and children who need a divine healing touch from the Lord.
"My prodigal came to church on Sunday with his family for the
first time in over a year. He rededicated his life back to God.
We hugged and got a chance to converse." (Louisiana)
“I just want to say how thankful I am for a grace-filled, forgiving, God who has unconditional love for me. I was the prodigal spouse turned stander. Although my prodigal spouse hasn't come home YET, my complete faith and trust is standing on the promises of God. Our two daughters are on board with praying their dad home. It is such a blessing to pray with your children, teaching them to have faith in the Lord. God has graciously removed the blinders that Satan had on my eyes for a long, long time and replaced them with a brand new, better than ever, set of spiritual eyes. This alone is such a blessing. God loves us and is so good. Keep standing, don't ever give up on God. He WILL restore your marriage, in His perfect time. He already has all the details all worked out. Just believe.” (Ohio) (posted 5/9/2014)
"I had prayed fervently for a miracle leading up to Easter weekend. I listened to Bob say the prodigals would be thinking about us but figured my spouse would not be. He was in another state and our kids were visiting him. He called me Sunday night sobbing uncontrollably saying he was so sorry I was home alone on Easter and that he wanted me to know he was thinking about me. It was very moving. My mom later told me she had prayed for God to give me a sign he was changing my husband's heart since I had been having a hard time this weekend. God is great. Because He lives I can face tomorrow." (Illinois)
“God has been moving in my life and blessing me, and I really don’t deserve it. But thank God that He loves us so much, that He continues to be faithful to us. My Father God allowed an opportunity for me to give my husband a Valentine’s day gift. He really loved it! We had a short heartfelt talk and we were both on the verge of tears. We hugged for a little while and were saying our goodbyes when suddenly, as he was walking away, he said ‘I love you.’ I said it back with complete calmness. I know he only meant it as a friend but just to hear him say those words touched me. Only God can do such amazing things because nothing is impossible for Him. One day we will all witness the miracle of our Father bringing our spouses, and children, back home where they belong. We must keep standing for our families and for God’s Truth. It is hard but with God and Jesus beside us, we have victory.” (Georgia)
“Thank You God for loving us. Thank You for providing for us. Thank You Lord that You love us enough that You sent Your only Son. Thank You Jesus for dying for us. Thank You God for Your faithfulness. I just want to praise God that He is caring and loving and by my side during this dark valley. Thank You God in advance for the day my prodigal repents and turns to You. Thank You for the day our marriage will be restored as only You can restore. Praise be to our Heavenly Father!” (Tennessee) (posted 2/11/2014)
“To God goes all the praise and the glory. I asked the Lord if standing in the gap for my husband was the right thing for me to do. After that I got a call from my husband’s attorney about some paperwork he needed for mediation, I was heartbroken and discouraged. I told the Lord if divorce is His will and He wants not to stand then I would obey Him. I started to cry and decided I would give up my stand. I was feeling pretty low while driving in my car. I had my head down at the red light and I looked up and there was a Covenant Transport
truck sitting right in front of me! I just cried tears of joy. Thank You Lord!” (Georgia)
“Sometimes I hesitate to share my testimony about standing for the restoration of my marriage. My family and close friends know and support me which is a blessing. But others I don’t want to offend. God has recently spoken to me about this in a sermon. I went to supper with a friend who was divorcing her husband. I spoke to her of what God has indicated to me in His Word, Malachi 2:16. Three days later, she called me and said she had spoken with our Pastor. She was going to work on her marriage and her husband was moving back in, just that fast. I have another friend whose marriage of 25 years apart is being restored. What an amazing God we serve. I’m waiting in victory.” (Georgia)
“I submitted my court dateto this website. I give God glory for the Lord showed up in court for me. I was late because my car broke down but my lawyer was waiting with a great offer that was exactly what I wanted for my children and me. I thank God for His blessings in my life and believe we serve a God who does mighty miracles. Trust and follow His counsel.” (Canada)
“Praise the Lord! I got my miracle. My spouse is coming home and the divorce dismissed! I had several years of crying out to the Lord day and night. I am so happy! I was in anguish crying out to the Lord God and heard a still small voice tell me to wait. After reading everything I could on God and marriage and studying scriptures about marriage. I told God I would wait as long as it took. Every time I experienced another obstacle I'd pray and remember what God said and my promise to Him. It looked hopeless. Finally after being forced to sign a court appearance paper I turned it completely over to God. This is when I saw the hand of God at work! Now when I look back, I see He's been working the whole time. Amazing! He is faithful. Never give up. God will do what He has promised! He is love. Learn to trust! My journey has only begun… But God! A scripture which really helped in the last month was Psalm 91:4.” (Nebraska)
"But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” Job 5:8-9 (posted 3/11/2012)
“Easter praise! Even though my husband has not been around since my diagnoses of cancer, I still knew - Romans 12:17: Do not repay anyone evil for evil. So my son and I sent my husband a card and also sent a gift to the non-covenant child. He texted me and told me that she loved the gift and then even said thank you. He hasn't said thank you to me in years! Keep doing what is right in God's eyes and you will be blessed!” (Arizona) (posted 4/28/2014)
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37
“I just want to say thank You Jesus! I was not expecting to hear from my husband on my birthday. But he texted my daughter and told her to go to the Western Union and pick up the money he sent for my birthday. My husband told my daughter he loved all of us. God is good!” (Georgia)
“Today I woke up to my husband stopping by the house. He came to get a few more things that he needed. While he was home he helped me get the Christmas tree and decorations from the attic; we talked and laughed. His heart has softened toward me. I can feel God's work in our marriage. Thank You Lord!” (Texas) (posted 12/26/2011)
“I just want to praise God for the healing He will bring our family. I can't see any changes right now, but I know He is working His will. Thank You, Lord. You are good - You are always good. Nothing can stand against your will.” (North Carolina) (posted 5/6/2013)
"My husband came home the evening before Thanksgiving. I give all the glory to our Lord because as soon as I "let go and let God" and began crying out to Him for the restoration of our marriage and for my husband's heart, my sweet husband began responding to me very differently and showed slow signs of questioning his decision to proceed with the divorce. I just focused my heart on deepening my relationship with Christ and allowed Him to do the rest! What a blessed Thanksgiving it was for our home!" (Georgia)
"Several months ago I went to the other woman’s house and
verbally assaulted my husband. Today I went to her work and
apologized for my actions. I know it was a conviction from God.
I don't know what He will do with it, but I obeyed and it felt
“God is good. This was in a recent email that my wife sent to me in reference to God working in our lives and our marriage. ‘I want to work on us,’ was in there and, ‘I'm coming home...(yes, the dot, dot, dot) soon.’ God is in the business of reconciliation and healing. All glory to God. Keep those prayers coming. ACT, do something to help others see God while you stand. Only when I truly ‘let go and let God’ did I experience joy in my circumstance. I found when I am helping others I no longer see ‘me’...I see God. Pray for me and my project I'm starting. Ask yourself, ‘What can I do to show others the love of our Savior?" And while you're figuring that out, God is doing what He does best...saving those who are lost. Like your spouse.” (Tennessee) (posted 9/30/2013)
“On Sunday, my husband came to visit me. We went together to the grave of our daughter. On the way back to the car, suddenly my husband took me in his arms. He had never done this since we separated. We made a trip to the countryside. On the way he told me that he wants to make it financially better for me. At dinner he told me that it is so good that we treat each other with such respect. But he believes that it was due to the distance between us. I said that I believe that I never would have woken up when this separation happened, but now it's not because of the distance.” (Germany) (posted 4/21/2014)
“I want to thank RMM for court room
prayers. Not long ago I submitted our date to be prayed over. Our attorneys met with the judge for a status update, who ended up throwing our case off the docket, praise God! The judge saw that our case had been on for over a year and we still had a lot of issues to work out. Later that day my husband met me for dinner with our young daughter. This was the first time since our separation a year before, that we’ve been out for a meal together. God is working!” (Oklahoma)
“Praise the Lord. My husband spent the whole week with our kids and the OW went to her family for the holidays. We just had a beautiful family dinner and Christmas Eve together. I saw victory after victory in my life and speech. I saw how God is wooing my husband to Him. My suddenly is very near.” (Florida)
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. Ezra 8:23 (posted 12/20/2011)
“After some years of off and on again and several false starts, my marriage is finally restored. To God be the glory! My husband is home and retentive. We are going to church together and ministering again. We have overcome the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony….. Hallelujah! I can’t praise my Lord enough.” (Tennessee)
“I just want to praise the Lord for His continued encouragement to me. I have been standing a long time and this morning I prayed for the Lord to continue to keep my love for my husband alive as there has been little contact between us. This afternoon in the post was a Charity letter and on the outside of the envelope it read ‘A little love goes a long way.’ I smiled; God is so good. Thank You Lord for your faithfulness and for continually upholding me in this journey. Keep praying and seeking the Lord, He will lead and guide you for as long as it takes - your spouse is worth it and so is God's covenant.” (England) (posted 6/25/2013)
“A couple years ago I read a Charlyne Cares that talked about how Christians must stay away from astrology, Yoga, etc. I was very surprised to see Yoga. I was teaching Yoga! I looked into the reasons Yoga conflicts with Christianity and though I had only been teaching the exercise form of Yoga I realized I had to quit! This decision was confirmed as the Holy Spirit spoke to me in Bible class where I saw the parallels between idolatry in the Old Testament people and Yoga today. I quit teaching Yoga and have been training so that I can teach a Christian alternative fitness class that even includes Scripture. As I look back it seems that my marriage troubles began and worsened with my increased involvement with Yoga. As I extract Yoga from my life I've noticed a softening in my husband. Thank you RMM for helping me to see God's will and to pray for cleansing of sin in our lives. God is working on me and my husband also toward a healed marriage.” (Wisconsin) (posted 3/11/2012)
"Praise to God, my prodigal has come home. On his first Sunday
home we went to church and he rededicated his life to Christ."
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)
“Tonight at dinner, my son confirmed a suspicion I’ve had for weeks. My husband confessed to our children that the other woman is now ‘just a friend’ so they will no longer be spending time with our children together! Praise God! God is listening and miracles are happening!” (Canada)
"My family has seen the power of God! In a time of standing, where financial struggles weigh us down, God has led us to keep our house! In a time of recession, my wellness business was able to double. And I did this without doubling my work hours! This enabled me to keep the house. I consistently pray that the Blood of Jesus, will protect our family from my prodigal's choices. Jesus, Our King to HIM be the Glory!" (California) (posted 5/12/2011)
“Almost five years of separation, God has brought my husband home! He has been so faithful. I am so thankful for all that God has done in my own heart, in my family, in our marriage and in my husband’s heart. A few days prior to my spouse's return, God brought me to Isaiah 62:4. To all standers who want to give up, please don't. God's plan and purpose will prevail and you will be so blessed. You may not know it now, but your spouse is taking notice of all that you do and someday you will see the soft heart the Lord gives. Be blessed dear standers, fight the good fight for HE is faithful and He has called YOU!” (New York) (posted 7/21/2013)