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!



"Praise God, my husband came over last week to watch television and to be with me and the kids. At the end of the night he asked if he could stay the night because it was too late for him to drive home. It has been over a week and he still hasn't left. He asked me if he could stay home with his family for good. I told him this is where God intended for him to be." (Louisiana)
“My husband and I have been  separated for some months. He is living in another country. Tomorrow I will go there. For many days I have been praying that our meeting will be blessed by the Lord. Today in the Saturday testimonies I read where someone  said, ‘When he saw me, his hard heart melted and his eyes were open.’ PTL!  I feel that’s a confirmation. Good is great. I am excited to give a full restoration testimony. In Jesus’ Name.”  (Indonesia)
"Prior to our divorce, I enrolled in a recovery program that requires us to write amends letters to those we've hurt and seek their forgiveness. My ex-husband came over to give me the lien release form after paying off my car. I was able to read him my amends letter. He had a look of shame and guilt on his face. He kept telling me that he doubts we'll get back together. However, he stayed for over an hour as we visited. Even though his mouth was saying it's over, his body was in no hurry to leave! I gave him a hug before he left with a bright smile on his face. I still believe!" (Oklahoma)
“Yesterday my husband called inviting me and my daughter to his home. He asked if we could stay the night. We had a blessed time.”  (Germany) 
"My husband and I had problems. I found your website and started standing. Through the pain and despair I stood, sometimes making mistakes but continuing to stand. The divorce was final but I still believed that God would turn things around. Giving all praise to God, my husband and I remarried last weekend. It was a 'suddenly' return. People have come forward now, telling me how they had watched me from a distance and had been encouraged by my stand. Jesus gets all the praise." (United Kingdom)
"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Psalm 43:5
"My beloved spouse and the other woman have split up and because God is so amazing she has taken a job on the other side of the world! Praise the Lord my husband is on his way home!”  (United Kingdom)
“My husband of many years moved out the weekend after Thanksgiving, after having a restored marriage of 10 years. He is now in the far country, needing to find himself. He is honestly searching for God, and believes God is leading him to this. It has prompted me to refresh my relationship with God and put all my faith in Him. Many prayers are going heavenward on our behalf. Last night he came over and we talked for over four hours. We are not reconciled but we were able to discuss past hurts and pain, and to apologize for our parts in this pain. I know God is preparing me for my ‘suddenly’ and I am looking forward to it with joy. Praise God for His plans are not ours, but are better!”  (Idaho)
"A rare Sunday off allowed me to listen in on the Fall Teleconference. What a blessing! Thank you to Kirby and Nancy for so honestly sharing their stand for marriage through the power of the Holy Spirit. The encouragement was just what I, and I'm certain so many other standers, needed to hear. It is always wonderful to hear Charlyne teach and great to hear Bob's voice again as well." (Indiana)
“I was told by my husband that he has filed for legal separation and after it divorce will come. I have been reading on it and it says that legal separation is a time a spouse uses to clear his mind and for working on marriage. PTL! He could have chosen the easiest and fastest way. His last message said his heart will always belong to me. I want his heart to belong to God and I know God is working on him as well as on me. I know that even though physically we are so far from each other now, God will bring us together soon. I have seen miracles in our marriage. I know one day we both will praise the Lord together.”  (Ecuador) 
“PTL! God is doing great things for me and my children. My husband is starting to be kind to me. It was his birthday and I sent him a birthday message. He replied to say thank you and he promised to come see us in two weeks time. God is good and I pray that the Lord will bless that day. Amen.” (South Africa)
“God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 “When my husband told me he wanted a divorce, I was in disbelief. Immediately God began speaking to me. He sent me many signs, dreams, and encouraging situations to confirm to me that I will not be getting a divorce. I went online for encouragement when He led me to this ministry. I have since been standing. PTL, I finally see some changes in my husband this week. He went from mean and not speaking, to helping me with things around the house again. I look forward to the day when God’s full out glory is seen in our marriage. Keep standing! God loves you.” (Virginia)
"Months ago I was searching the Internet for Christian marriage restoration and found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. I did not realize what would happen with my marriage, but God did and I know that's why He led me to this ministry. I am standing and keeping my eyes on the Lord. My husband has filed for divorce but the Lord has told me He will restore our marriage. Our first court date was postponed. I know God is working. Thank You, Jesus." (Connecticut)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...”  Jeremiah 1:5a 
“Thank You Jehovah Rophe. My (prodigal) husband and I were able to attend a hospital scan together with our son. I had been praying and fasting for our son's healing and submitted the prayer request to the Prayer Chapel. Glory to God, the doctors announced that the hole in our son's heart has been completely healed.”  (United Kingdom)
"Thank You Jesus for providing for everything. I am not working and God has used people to pay my bills, give me clothes and provide my needs. Before my surgery I asked God to take away the torment because my husband was not with me and that all would go well with no pain. He answered. Someone took me to the hospital, stayed with me, brought me home, provided money for prescriptions and bought me groceries." (Texas)
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.  Psalm 29:11 
“My husband left some months ago. God led me to RMM shortly after. My husband has called me the last three days. Today, he called me to ask me to join him and his parents for dinner tomorrow night. He also reported that he was thinking hard whether he made the right decision. God gave me Luke 15:4-7 four times the other day. He is a miracle worker!”  (Arkansas) 

"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His word will not return to him void. Thank you Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory." (Michigan)

"I gave a testimony about my stand at my church. I had forwarded the link to my wife in the hopes that she would listen to it. When I asked her about it, she told me she had already seen it on my church's website."  (Washington) 
“I was feeling rather down after returning from a business trip and there was tension with my in-house prodigal. He mysteriously invited me to join him for a gym session, which on its own was a miracle. As they were making a draw for a competition that was run at the gym session, I was already praying in my heart, asking God if I can win the prize and also for my marriage to be restored. Before I even said 'Amen', my name was called out and I won the prize. If God can answer my prayer to win a prize in a competition, what more for rebuilding my marriage? Nothing is too hard for Him.” (South Africa)
“I am thankful to God that I can say my husband is home today. With God all things are possible. We are not designed to handle things on our own. Leaning on God and His Word really helped me through the trial of being separated and will help us now as we rebuild our relationship. I am thankful that our God is a God of second chances and that He works things out for us to develop the fruit of the spirit. I pray that we all continue to grow in Christ and continually seek to keep Him the head of our lives, homes, marriages and families. Doing marriage without God tightly woven into it is doing things the hard way. It is my prayer for all who read this that you continue to seek God in your life and He shall direct your paths. Thank You Father for your unfailing love.”  (Florida)
“We had glare ice roads here. I flipped my car one and a half times yesterday. As I was flipping, I thought, ‘Here I come Lord.’ When I came to rest on the passenger side, I thought, ‘You DO want me here for the birth of our first grandchild and  to continue my stand!’ I was extracted by the fire department. A steel fence post impaled my car hood, very close to me! Praise God, my work is not completed.” (Minnesota)
“As someone struggling with putting 100% faith in God, I asked Him to please provide an undeniable sign He was working on my (ex)husband's heart. God knows my soul is struggling, but He did provide and allowed me to put all of my faith in Him! Thirty minutes after that prayer, I received an email in which my husband told me he loves me, is in love with me, will always be in love with me, and never has nor ever will love anything or anyone as he does me. This came seven months without hearing such loving words or much of anything for that matter. That, friends, is amazing. That's God! I cannot wait to share what other work He does in our hearts and lives. Please pray for us individually and as a couple as we rebuild our relationship."(Kentucky)  
"I learned that God wants us to grow daily in Him. My stander friend shared what she learned at her church about the five languages of love and I discovered that I receive love by physical touch. My husband and I have tried many methods and gone to several therapists, but humbly discovering myself was most effective on our marriage. I did not have any clue why I felt so unloved." (Spain)
"Yesterday my husband came to visit me suddenly. It has been a year since the divorce and he has been very distant, but when I opened the door, he held me and said he missed his wife. We had a great day." (Ohio)
“Dear standers, never doubt God's ability and power to move according to His Word. The enemy has targeted our marriage and family for a while now but God has also shown me His Word concerning marriage and has been changing me to be the wife He has called me to be. Only recently my husband and I separated which broke my heart but God confirmed He was in control. After diligent prayer and fasting my husband suddenly turned up at our door to tell me he loves me and misses me. We began talking and sharing and having dinner together. We are not where we need to be but God confirmed to me that He is rebuilding our marriage on His solid foundation and the result will be beautiful. I have no doubt in the ability of my God to do anything because nothing is impossible if we have the faith to believe and it is in accordance with His will. Keep your eyes firmly on Him and believe He is answering and working on your behalf. He is bigger than any circumstance. Keep standing in faith. He is working.”  (United Kingdom)
 
"I cried out to the Lord this week for a sign, any sign, that my stand is His will and some sign of something happening in my prodigal's heart. After getting home late from a study with ladies in my church, I opened my one year Bible to read for the night, but being very tired, flipped the pages past the Old and New Testament reading to go to Psalms. As I was flipping the pages, Acts 15:16 leaped off the page;"‘Afterward I will return and restore the fallen house of David. I will rebuild its ruins and restore it." I cannot begin to express how precious hearing this from the Lord is to me!"  (Washington)  
“I have been a certified biblical counselor for a year now. This was not a path I chose, but one that God had planned apparently. I have been standing for over 15 years and God has really been speaking to me about giving my husband completely to HIM in 2014. I thought I had done that in the past, but God knew that I still reached out to my husband for contact as I was scared that if I didn't he would forget about me. My way of manipulating I guess. Well on January 1,2014 God brought a couple into my ministry for counseling. They have been divorced for several years and he had married the OW. He came home suddenly, not sure what brought him home other than he just had to go home. I am just so in awe of God once again, allowing me to play a role in His plan of restoration for this family as well as allowing me a glimpse into the restoration that I know one day is coming for me as well.”  (Texas)
“Christmas the first year post separation was just pure devastation. Christmas the second year was rough but a little easier. Now Christmas the third year my prodigal came to help wrap gifts, spent Christmas Eve with us and was back very early in the morning to spend Christmas morning and most of the day with us. He said it was the best Christmas he has had in a very long time. He told me he is coming back and for me to continue doing what I am doing because it is working. He said he asked God about two months ago to restore the love for his wife and to remove any temptations for the OW. We have a ways to go but I am seeing the answers to prayers that were offered years ago in the darkest moments. Don't give up standers. My prayers are with you all daily.” (California)
"I have been married 32 years. Five years ago I became the prodigal, moving out and leaving my husband, living with another man. My heart was torn and I was deceived by the enemy. Feeling convicted, I sought to find a divorce recovery group but instead I found Rejoice Ministries and they were in my own back yard. I only went to two meetings but could not stay away from "Charlyne Cares". I became the stander and my husband had replaced me. I told him I was standing for our marriage and even wore my wedding ring, which he told me to take off. Now--Praise God, our marriage is restored!"  (Florida)
"I was taking my son shopping and we saw a surplus store. We went in and saw a book of a true story about adultery and the marriage was restored. It really inspired me to keep standing for my marriage. Thank You, Lord for that hidden treasure just for me." (Canada)
"So many times I was going to give up my stand as my circumstances seemed hopeless, only to be encouraged by this Ministry. After years of no contact with my spouse, Jesus did it suddenly for His birthday. She came over for Christmas, broke up with the other person and we're now getting remarried again. Praise to the Lord. To my fellow standers, do NOT ever give up." (Connecticut)
“God is so good and faithful to His Word. It’s been some years since my husband and I separated. Everything seemed impossible. At times I felt hopeless, especially when my pastor and family where saying to move on, but I was encouraged through Charlyne's devotionals and the Saturday testimonies. I kept standing on God’s Word and when I actually applied the scriptures and confessed them daily with my husband’s name in them. I began to see change. My son and I spent Christmas with my husband and his family. My husband also took me out for Valentine’s and two days later our divorce was dismissed in court at the request of my husband. We are now waiting to move into a house. I'm believing God to work out the rest and move us in our home before our baby is due. Yesterday I saw a Covenant Transport truck for the first time. God is just confirming He is in control. Thank You Jesus.”  (Texas) 
“My situation has been becoming worse and worse, so much spiritual warfare. In spite of that, God has given me such a peace, it is really unbelievable! After a night and morning of grown kids acting out, I had to get away from my home for a little while. While I was out traveling, I saw a van with the company name ‘Cornerstone Carpentry.’ I could not help but think of Jesus, and I believe it was God showing me He is still working, and in control. Then I parked to talk to a friend and while there the van again drove right in front of me! Another reassurance from God! I have never seen or heard of this company before. Praise God! He is always with us just where and when we need Him!” (New York)
"My husband spent a couple of hours on Christmas day with me and my family. Later he said he enjoyed being with all of us. What a blessing. Thank You, Lord." (Michigan)
“I am a mother who has been praying for both of my daughters' marriages for several years now. I have not talked to my sons-in-law or their parents for a long time. The other day I was walking and asking the Lord if one of my sons-in-law's parents would phone us. That is exactly what happened. My one son-in-law's mother phoned us and invited us to a Christian conference. I am now believing that my daughter and son-in-law will go with us.”  (Canada) 
“My wife and I shared a slow dance and a kiss during an evening only intended to be for building a friendship. She does not want to date nor come home but we have had two family events since! Only God could have made that night happen for us. I have strayed from standing several times, but when I get on track I see the Holy Spirit move!” (California) 
“I thank God for His faithfulness. In the middle of my desperation after my separation and divorce, trying to find some relief to the intense pain, surfing the internet I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries. God put this website in my path and I am so thankful to Him for that. God has put in my heart that I need to stand for my marriage to be restored. I am trusting and waiting on God's promises for my marriage. He can make all things possible, even when my circumstances seem so hopeless at this time. I asked God to see a Covenant Transport Truck and He sent me one. I know that my suddenly will be here at any time as God can change my husband's heart in an instant. I pray every day for all standers to keep the faith and all prodigals to come to Jesus first knowing that He will then send them home to our families. PTL!”  (Florida) 
“God is so good. Just when I think nothing is going on, the Lord makes a way to show me answered prayers. This week I was so discouraged, had thoughts of unbelief and was having a hard time praying, I felt I was under a big oppression from the enemy. A couple of days ago it seemed like the oppression lifted. My prodigal invited me and my mom to dinner where he works, which was so unexpected! Also, yesterday he revealed to me some things that have been going on with the OW. I felt so sad on the inside, but God told me to say nothing about it, so I zipped my lips. Today I´m so thankful that the Lord revealed those plans to me so I can keep standing. PTL, God is faithful and is moving every obstacle!”  (Dominican Republic) 
“When my husband and I met we were involved in church and letting God lead our direction and lives. Cut to two years later, we left a church due to problems and failed to find another one. We opened the door to trouble. Cut to two  more years, the trouble began. My husband left and I wanted him to at the time. After realizing what a huge mistake it would be to lose each other and our family bond, I began searching the internet, found a church, found this website and began praying without ceasing. Interceding day and night, determined not to be defeated. It was very hard to have my husband unresponsive for quite some time. One day, he called. He said it was as though a veil had been lifted and he thought ‘What am I doing? Can I please come home?’ My prayers had been answered. Things have never been better and to God be the glory! Forever!”  (Texas) 
"I had the opportunity to come to Fort Lauderdale for vacation and while there get to meet with Bob and Charlyne. That in itself was a blessing. On top of that, I have seen two rainbows since being here. This morning was the best. There was a perfect rainbow right in front of the balcony where we are staying and for a few moments even a glimpse of a double rainbow present. God goes wherever we are no matter how far away from home we are. He is right where my spouse is as well." (North Carolina)
“God earnestly teaches me to be a wife by His design, and He will work in my prodigal to be the head of our home. I had things so backwards, as I bought into enemy lies. Without faith, things would appear so hopeless, but I see that this new marriage God has called me to stand for will be an even greater miracle because of these things! Our marriage lasted less than a year - not doing it God's way doesn't work. But in His mercy, God will make this not just a working marriage, but a ‘made by God’ lovely marriage - for His Glory! And I am going to wait for it! God continues to call me to increase what I ask for in prayer. God had me think of a caterpillar, and how it looks nothing like a butterfly. He didn't have to design it so a butterfly starts this way, but He did - for His glory. The change happens hidden in the cocoon, and often you can't even find the cocoon - it is camouflaged. I remember this when I look at my husband and the circumstances. I pray for an extraordinary butterfly!”  (Washington)  
“My husband left some months ago and I have been standing with the help of the Lord ever since. I finally, truly put it in God’s hands this week- realizing only God could save my husband. That day, the Priest who married us returned my call from the week before and asked for my husband’s phone number. They spoke at length, but my husband doesn’t sound ready. PTL for showing me that He is trying! I believe He will continue to work on my husband and in His time our marriage will be restored. Thank You Jesus for this journey and being by my side.”  (New Jersey)
“My husband was home for ten days over Christmas. We all had a wonderful and blessed time. He even gave me a lovely Christmas present which was a surprise. When it was time to return to work he left reluctantly and asked when the next long weekend was, so he could come home. This is a blessing in itself as he has only been home twice in the past year. We were all truly blessed...God is working overtime behind the mountain and I feel our restoration has begun.”  (Canada) 
“God is faithful! My husband and I have been separated for many months. He asked me to go to dinner to discuss the divorce. I have been praying and fasting for reconciliation and for the Lord to draw my husband close to Him. He explained that he has felt so confused and unsettled and unsure of everything. He said he did not know where all of that was coming from. (I do). We did not discuss the divorce but did not discuss reconciliation either. The next morning he texted me and asked if I wanted to come over for dinner. I went and he asked me to come home. We both know there is still work to be done to make our marriage last. I am praising God for His love and amazing grace and mercy. So many times I cried out saying ‘I can't do this!’ I was right, I couldn't, but He could. Please don't give up! And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10.  (Virginia)
“I had opportunity to go away for the weekend with my husband for our son's tournament. I went into this with no expectations, only to show love and concern for my husband, but mostly have fun with other parents and enjoy our son's sport. Amazingly, my husband complimented me on the motivation influence of my son to be physically fit. He was more attentive than he has been over the past year. I am so grateful to God for the fun, happy weekend with my family. I pray often throughout the day for his heart to soften and come home. It’s hard, but I'm waiting on the Lord's perfect timing for our restoration.”  (Pennsylvania)
"I was struggling with whether God would answer my lowly prayer. As hard as I try I am a sinner and there are so many others who need their prayers answered. Why would my prayers be answered? I was even going to send one of those emails to RMM when I received a devotional that addressed that topic. I know God can do anything but didn't think he'd do it for me. The devotional helped me to see what was really going on in my heart and mind. It is doubt masquerading as false humility. That grieves God and deprives him of great works!"  (Illinois) 
"My husband has been softening and recently is communicating with me more than ever." (Wisconsin)
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