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 a number of years, partly I am sure because of many times in the past being in the flesh in my stand. This past weekend we lost our family pet. It was my prodigal who came over to our home which he has not done in a very long time. It was my prodigal who called me and we had an hour long conversation. It was my prodigal who sat in our living room and at the end of the day had taken it upon himself looking for some picture we had. It was my prodigal who then proceeded to take out all our family photo albums and look at them with our adult children and me. It was bittersweet to have to put our family pet down, but it was purely just God orchestrating my family together on this occasion. Father God, Your ways I can see are not our ways, but I just thank You for every opportunity this family can have together. For I and my household shall serve the Lord.”  (Canada) (posted 10/21/2013)
“I had been standing for years before I came in contact with RMM. This was the period my prodigal went to court to seek divorce. I began submitting my court dates. Finally the case ended last year after years of going to court and my marriage was not dissolved. I have been richly blessed in my walk with the Lord. Please pray that my husband’s heart will be touched to communicate with me. The scripture for my stand is Job 14:7-9.”  (Nigeria) (posted 4/7/2015)

"God is good. My husband came home yesterday and desires to restore our covenant relationship. I praise God for reaching down and touching him, and that God gave me the strength to endure during these hard times." (New York)

(posted 9/19/2008)
"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old." Psalm 25:4-6 (posted 1/22/2010)
“Praise God for your ministry! I saw six Covenant Transport trucks in one day. I was so grateful for this sign of encouragement. ‘God always gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him.’ Love and blessings to the Rejoice Marriage Ministries family.”  (Delaware)  (posted 4/26/2012)
“I just wanted to praise God for his blessings. I sent in a request for prayer for a job a few weeks ago and today I got hired for a great job, good benefits and great pay. So praise God he is working in my life and still believing for my prodigal to come home for Christmas.” (Alaska) (posted 12/29/2013)
“I just want to give God all the glory and honor for who He is. God has really been blessing me in mighty ways. He always knows what we need when we need it. He continues to move mightily in my marriage and I am in awe of how the Lord works when we just take our eyes off our spouses and put them on Him. He doesn’t need a watchman because He alone is God. My husband and I have been getting along great and he has stayed the night for the second time. He is truly building something new and I see it every day. I am continuing my journey with the Lord while He does a supernatural work in my marriage. I also thank God for the change I am seeing in my son every day. God gets all the glory!”  (Florida) (posted 5/8/2015)
"I am so thankful to the Lord! He is faithful and works in strange and beautiful ways. I've been standing strong for my marriage. My husband was unfaithful and gave up on our marriage while he was deployed. The military sent him to our home town when he was removed from active duty. To save money, he asked to stay in our home. He has accepted a job in another state with travel overseas, but is here in our home now. There has been no talk of ending things. God is moving!"  (Oregon) (posted 6/13/2011)
“My husband separated but he finally came back home and told me how he missed me and how he wanted to be home. He became an in-home prodigal. The first two months were easy to zip my lips and let him be. But then his behavior changed and I let him know I didn’t like it. He did not like that and started distancing himself every week, and now is gone. But I praise the Lord that He has still softened my husband’s heart to help me financially and help with the baby. This false start really hurt me. I now said, ‘Okay Lord, I yield and surrender and need to zip my lips and trust.’ I know that by the pull of the Holy Spirit God will reach him again and this time for good. I believe that His Word will not return void.” (Texas)   (posted 4/7/2014)
“I give God all the glory for my husband is home after six years in the far country. He came home earlier this year. This is after one false start four years ago. Today my husband is apologetic to both my son and me and has renewed his commitment to us. Every day he tells me how much he loves me. Standers, don’t give up. My situation seemed impossible, but God gave me many promises that I stood on. In conversations with my husband he tells me how many times he came close to divorce but something held him back. I know it was God. My prayer was always for him to return to the Lord. He is back in church with me, praising God. I always remember Bob’s book The Saved Seat. I saved his seat and he is now sitting there every Sunday. There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel – that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 (NKJV.)  (Trinidad & Tobago) (posted 12/11/2014)
“God's Word convicted me. James 3:16:For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. I had asked my husband long ago to forgive me for not being a godly woman during our marriage, but I had asked out of self ambition (to get him back) and not out of obedience to God. So I started praying for the opportunity to have this conversation with him. Right before he was to come over Satan started working on me, ‘You've already asked forgiveness. You're going to upset him.’  But I heard God say, ‘Error on the side of obedience.’ I asked my husband for forgiveness and he then asked me to forgive him. He HAS NEVER asked me that AND he said he prays for me every night! I give God all the praises! Keep standing for your marriage! God is working even when we don't see it!”  (Arizona)  (posted 7/30/2012)
“I ‘stumbled’ upon your website in a few months ago. I began standing before I found your site, but didn't realize that's what I was doing. God called me to get closer to Him, get right with Him, make changes in me and be ready.  The  day I got the ‘18 Signs That Something Is Happening’ in my e-mail, I was ready to give up! Later that day, I found a sprig of lilacs on the shelf outside of my office door. Lilacs are my favorite and my husband used to bring them to me. I resolved to take it as a sign that God was moving! God has had me on the Spiritual Journey of a lifetime! I'm expecting GREAT things from God during this journey for my marriage and my family.”   (Pennsylvania)  (posted 6/5/2013)
“The mandatory settlement conference is off calendar! Where I rejoice that it was originally continued out, the Lord has made foolish the wisdom of this world. There was much confusion this week within my husband's divorce counsel and the Lord Jesus delivered us from the mouths of the lions! The Lord loves my husband, the marriage He put together and the fruit of out womb - our children. Praise and thanksgiving be to our awesome Father God and our loving Savior Jesus Christ!”  (California) (posted 8/8/2012)
"Praise and Glory to our God and the hearer of all prayers. My husband and I skipped our court date and spent the morning with each other and our children. He says that we are not back together again but wants me and the kids to live with him. I thank God for this ministry because when he left me and the children...he said he would never return or be near me again. So if there is one thing I know it's that prayer changes things."  (Texas) (posted 5/12/2011)
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.  Psalm 37:23-24  (posted 4/1/2012)

"Praise God for His faithfulness. This past year has been amazing. Although my spouse is not home yet, we went on a couple vacations together last year. My spouse stopped by on Thanksgiving day. For the first time since our separation we spent Christmas and New Year's Eve together. My prodigal has been coming around more often than ever before. I know that my spouse is on the way back to the Lord and back home." (California)

(posted 11/14/2012)
"Even though he is planning a marriage with the other woman, my prodigal has been emailing me and doing me favors and helping around the house. His mother called and talked for an hour. Our daughter who had declared she did not believe in God now says she believes and is reading the Bible. God is good all the time." (Louisiana) (posted 10/11/2008)
“I just wanted to give God praise. This past weekend was our wedding anniversary and God brought me through that day with such mercy and peace. I am so thankful to my God that my husband and I are still married. This time last year, I was so depressed that my husband left. But my God has done such a wonderful work in me and through me. He is also doing a great work in my husband as well. This time last year my husband barely spoke to me. Now, a year later, we are very good friends. I look forward to seeing what God is going to do next. I will stop looking at the things in the past and look at the new things my Heavenly Father is doing. Thank You God for all Your love!”  (Georgia) (posted 11/17/2014)
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6 (posted 8/24/2012)

"When my husband told me that he was going to get a divorce, it was almost a relief. I had been standing with my life in limbo. Now he would have nothing to threaten. I had peace and a determination to stand. God had other plans. On Easter my husband said he wanted us to start going to church together. Since then, issues at my apartment led to him inviting me to stay with him. We are in separate rooms, but we are under one roof, praying together and working on our marriage in faith." (Texas)

(posted 6/5/2009)
“Joy! Yes, joy while standing. A gift from God, praise His holy name. I am overawed that our glorious God has taken this horrendous episode in my life and used it for such an explosion of good. I have a hard time believing how content I feel most of the time, how much better my life is already by the changes He has encouraged and made in my behaviors, thought patterns and mostly the way I speak (Colossians 3:8). Imagine how spectacular it will be when He brings my husband home. I know there will be joint work to do then, but now I have such confidence in God leading us that I know He will give us the tools and strength we need. And we’ll have a marriage with God at the center again so that it will thrive. God bless all standers, prodigals, kids and other persons.”  (Australia) (posted 2/23/2015)
“God works in funny ways sometimes. The music that is played in my office at work is sometimes very difficult to listen to. I have been praying about this for a while now. The woman who controls the station is not a Christian. She streams the music over the internet. She was losing connection often earlier this week so she switched stations. She doesn’t listen to the words, she just likes the noise of the music. We have been listening to a Christian station for two days now without her being aware! I love it and continue to thank God for even the little things.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 5/18/2015)
"I received a rare call from my husband last week. We ended up talking over an hour, praise the Lord. I can tell that God is working on my husband’s heart. Thank you, Jesus. I know that God hates divorce and that nothing shall separate what God has joined together." (Michigan) (posted 9/18/2009)
"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) (posted 1/30/2009)
“This Valentine’s Day I asked the Lord to prepare me in case my covenant husband didn’t give me anything. I took him and my son’s cards and chocolates. He was taken aback when he saw I had brought him something. I was a little sad I didn’t get anything but he then told me I was more than welcome to come with him, his mom and a few other family members to dinner. Thank You Jesus. Even if it was a guilt felt offer, he could have not offered at all. God is good. No matter what, I will continue to keep my eyes on my Lord. Keep standing, keep praying, and keep fighting. Our prodigals’ souls are well worth it. After all, the victory is already ours, declares the Lord!”  (Virginia) (posted 2/23/2015)
"My wife and I have been divorced for six months today. Two weeks ago I bought a home 170 miles from where we used to live. Today she called and it turns out she moved two weeks ago and is only 20 miles from where I live now. The reason for her call was to tell me she was tired of the life she was living and she is ready to come home. She said she loved me and missed me and had never let go. She came over shortly after she called and said she wants to get married! Praise be to God! This evening, on my way home, I saw a rainbow. I remember recently in the daily devotionals something about, 'One day we will all see our rainbow.' Well, today was the day. God's message to me these last months was to wait, be patient, and let Him take care of things. While it was hard at times, once I was finally able to 'Let go, and let God,' He stepped in. God is so amazing. I can't thank Him enough. I know my wife and I have only just begun the process of restoration, but I also know that the Lord will see us through it. Thank You, Father God, for your love, compassion, and your guidance. All honor, glory, and praise to you, Heavenly Father. Never, ever, give up hope." (Florida (posted 11/20/2004)
“I came across Charlyne Cares in early 2011 when my marriage was on the brink of divorce. God is great and He turned things around for me. My husband is now a Christian and God has blessed us with our first child. Whatever the devil has robbed me of, God has returned it many folds back to me. Joel 2:25-26 – ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten… You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God who has worked wonders for you….’ Please trust God in this journey of standing. Surrender and submit your marriage into God’s hand and you will be amazed at how He can turn things around. Above all, enjoy the intimacy walk with God as you trust and rely on Him, knowing that His love is greater and more rewarding than your spouse’s love.”  (Singapore) (posted 12/11/2014)
“Thank you Victoria for Monday’s Charlyne Cares. I am standing for quite a few years and sometimes it ‘feels’ like nothing is happening. BUT GOD. I have His promises and I stand on Him and His promises that my spouse will come to Jesus, leave the OW and come back home to our marriage till death do we part. God can be trusted with our lives, marriages, family and most of all our covenant spouse.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 3/9/2015)
“I received the divorce papers I so dreaded. I was torn, hurt, but I asked the Lord to ease my pain, to take away my worries and my fears. I prayed and asked that He speak to me and the next day I awoke to a clear message: Hosea 2:6-7! Thank You Lord! Thank You for listening and answering me! Thank You for speaking favor over my marriage and showering us with Your love. I hear You loud and clear. Continue to soften my wife's heart. I will never give up on her...EVER! PTL!” (New Jersey) (posted 3/11/2012)
“My husband took a trip out of the country with my son and mother-in-law. They did not return as expected and communication is limited in that area. This went on a several days with no communication. Other family was trying to help me reach them with no result. I was praying for God to keep them safe. They made it home safe. I learned they had tried to leave three days in a row only to have car trouble each day. After they made it finally, they found out gun fire had broken out in an area they had to travel through. I told my husband God was watching over him, keeping him safe by causing the car trouble. Praise God! ‘For I know the plans I have for you – they are plans for good and not disaster to give you a future and hope.’  Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)  (Texas) (posted 9/11/2014)
“God is AMAZING! I stood for many months, praying, fasting, crying out to God for His help, strength and guidance, and two weeks ago he brought my husband back to me! God answered my prayers, down to the smallest detail. My husband is a changed man. The words he speaks, his attitude, his whole perspective on life, has all changed, and I owe my God a huge THANK YOU! God opened his blinded eyes, gave him a heart of flesh, and showed him the path to take. As hard as it was, I held on to God's everlasting Word. I grew so close to God, that I knew my suddenly was coming. This is OUR miracle! My son and I declared it, claimed it and received it! I can’t stop beaming with joy! Even my husband says I'm ‘glowing,’ and I know that’s God within me. We had our ‘first’ date this Valentine’s Day and he made it so special for me.”  (Texas) (posted 3/3/2014)
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:15-16  (posted 8/27/2011)
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:7-8  (posted 7/23/2012)
“Lately, I’ve been asking the Lord what the New Zealand version of Covenant Transport trucks might be, and please could I see one? I’ve also been wondering if my husband has anything left in his heart for me after all these years. This morning I drove past a building which was being renovated and saw a van parked outside that said ‘Restore.’ Barely an hour later I was in a clothing shop and right on the front of the rack was a t-shirt that said, ‘Love Still Lives’ in bold letters. So that was two answers from the Lord, ‘Restore – Love Still Lives.’ And I recently found out the Lord has been sending reminders of family and home into the far country, in a way that shows His perfect timing. ‘The Lord moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform’! Amen.” (New Zealand) (posted 7/11/2014)
"Thank you for the benefit (of) you sharing your heart with me during the last few years. As a family, we are all growing closer and we will be greatly strengthened because of this trial. There are great things for all of us because of your faithfulness. (Husband) does not fully understand the depth of your obedience just yet. He will not be prepared for the many blessings that await him when he comes home. This is uncharted territory for all of us, but I wouldn't miss this adventure for anything. God is establishing (husband's) home, and now he is coming home." (posted 11/20/2004)

Read more testimonies of restored marriages.

(posted 5/5/2011)
"I praise God for leading me to your web site. My husband and I have been married over four years and have a beautiful little boy. I am grateful that I did not proceed with divorcing my husband, nor did he. We, too, were listening to everyone but God. He led me to your web site and told me to go home, beg for forgiveness and seek reconciliation. We have a long way to go, but we are not fighting like we used to. My husband is more responsive to me and the baby and he has not disappeared at night like he used to. He even began calling me sweetheart and showing his love for me in different ways. Until this trial, I had never been on my face praying for anything. Now I am beginning to read the Bible more regularly and really seeking God's direction. Though not always easy, it has become an excellent opportunity to grow as a wife, mother, women and as a Christian. It is building my faith as I stand and wait on God. Thank you and God bless.” (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
"After a separation and months of talking only as it related to bills and children, my wife came over last night to pick up some things and ended up staying to talk. A softness had returned to our communication. I was able to verbalize my stand once again and share about God's goodness. Praise God for opening doors and for allowing this." (South Carolina) (posted 5/7/2010)
“I received an email from my husband, purely business, but I was so excited as we haven’t had any communication in so many months. I replied to his email and he immediately replied back, which was unexpected as there really wasn’t anything more that needed to be said. Though they were of business nature, the tone of them was pleasant and friendly. Then I opened my Bible for my morning study and was lead to Jeremiah 32 which pretty much sums up our lives until now. My husband is retired military and the constant deployments put a strain on our marriage many times. However, God always restored it – yet we continued to let busy lives take us away and never made Him top priority in our lives. He tried to teach us, but we did not listen or respond to His discipline, so He had no choice but to bring calamity upon us. My relationship with Him has grown so much deeper this past year. I’ve learned to truly depend on Him. I love my new way of life and will never go back to my previous ways.”  (Texas)
(posted 7/24/2014)
“One mile from my home, I was praying to God, that each time my spouse drove through our town he would think of me and our family. Then as I was looking up the road I saw a big truck coming towards me and it was my husband. As we passed each other we both looked to see if it was the other. So as I was praying to God to have my spouse come through our town and think of me, he was going through our town and thinking of me especially when we met on the road. God is so awesome.”  (Missouri)  (posted 10/23/2011)

"For God does speak - now one way, now another - though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword." Job 33:14-18

(posted 4/2/2011)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.   2 Peter 3:9 
(posted 4/25/2011)

"Because he love me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him." Psalm 91:14-15

(posted 4/23/2012)
“Traveling this weekend I prayed for restoration as normal and about 30 minutes later I saw a Covenant Transport truck. I was overwhelmed since I read about these sightings, but never expected to see one. The truck belonged to another company so the sign was only noticeable when the sun hit it a certain way. Thanking God in advance for my restoration miracle.”  (Kentucky)  (posted 7/2/2012)

"The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." Proverbs 15:29-30

(posted 7/23/2010)
“I was divorced, but began standing before divorce was mentioned. I relocated from Oklahoma to Georgia, where my prodigal lived, at the Lord's leading. Shortly after relocating, I found out that he was involved with someone else. My heart grew bitter and I abandoned my stand and started a relationship of my own. Shortly after starting it, the Lord told me to end it. I obeyed. My prodigal heard that I was dating and wanted me back. So I ended up moving in with him. I knew this was not my suddenly, but GOD works in all things! I know in my heart this is God's plan and His doing. While living here with my prodigal, I have wavered in my stand and my faith because of the betrayal I felt. I choose to believe God. God said it's not about me and that I must fast and pray again. This is my position. I trust God!” (Georgia)   (posted 4/1/2014)
“As I walked into town, my eye caught something and I turned to read the words, 'Worth the wait!' I knew it was God. He had already been showing me how I can be a reflection of God's love NOW and the verse ‘Greater love has no one than this than he lay down his life for a friend.’ I’d been thinking on this and the suffering, hardships, time, loneliness, this has and may mean! These three words spoke directly and I said to the Lord, 'Yes it is worth it.’ Jesus endured so much suffering for us. We were worth Him giving up everything for, suffering, dying and all the other hardships he endured. We were the 'joy' set before Him. Once home I saw I’d received the Standing Firm devotional. The title leapt out, 'Yes, it was worth it!' Wow! It was all God had been saying. God encouraged me and I hope you too, in hardships and struggles to keep going and fix our eyes on Jesus and the hope or joy set before us.” (United Kingdom) (posted 5/11/2015)
“I have hesitated submitting a testimony, thinking that I should wait until my prodigal comes home. But God reminded me that faith unexpressed, faith without action, really isn’t faith at all. So I am announcing to the world that I am standing and waiting for my suddenly. My husband’s salvation and eternal life are worth the waiting and the praying. As I seek God, He encourages me every day. He gave me Psalm 80:19- Restore us, O Lord God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. I am praying this not just for our marriage, but for my husband’s soul.”  (Nevada) (posted 1/27/2015)
“Months ago my spouse told me he didn´t love me anymore. After his request to separate, I moved to his home overseas. I started to pray to Jesus for a miracle for my marriage. After months of praying and crying to my Lord, my husband stopped his other relationship. He has started being loving to me and speaking about us or our family. We just started healing our hearts and still need a lot of prayers, but for Jesus, all is possible.”  (Chile)  (posted 1/22/2013)

"God does heal hurting marriages. My husband is not only home in our house but today he came home to our God." (California)

(posted 10/4/2007)
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