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!



“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 
“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) 
"My husband called from the town he had moved to, asking me if he can spend some time with me. We had a wonderful meal together. The next day he told his job he wanted to change shifts. Last weekend he suddenly showed up and spent time with his family. God is good." (Ohio)
"I've been reading about tithing and it seemed that every scripture about it in the Bible jumped out at me. I had also been struggling financially. I decided to put a check for 10% of my earnings in the offering plate at church. A week and a half later, a new friend handed me the amount ten-fold back in cash and said it was so that I would have a nest egg during my journey. Thank You God." (Texas) (A PS from Pompano - Please remember that we do not give to get more. We give our tithe and offering out of obedience to God. But when we do He meets our needs.)

"My husband has been home for a few months after many false attempts. He is going to a Christian college majoring in theology. Sometimes I think that God has a sense of humor since my spouse is still not living a Christian life yet he wants to study in a Christian environment. This was also our first Thanksgiving together in many years and we went to Florida to visit family. For the first time I saw the Rejoice billboard that reads 'Forgive Them.'" (Georgia)

“Praise God! My husband texted today to see our son. It was the first time in months. He did not respond when I let him know I was praying for restoration and I love him, but there wasn’t anger, either. God is working on the other side of the mountain, indeed!”  (Texas)
“Praise the Lord for His reminders of love. The day after Christmas was my birthday. The pop up daily verse on my phone was John 3:16-17. Yes, the Lord gave us the ultimate gift. In addition. Bob's devotion on Christmas Toys rang true in my heart and prepared me for the day ahead. I did not hear from my spouse, but the Lord had me celebrate my special day with my mother-in-law, sister- in-law, my two daughters, my mom, my sister and my best friend. The women in my life made it special. The other verse the Lord gave me that day was John 14:27 about peace. I had such a peace all day from our Lord. I pray next year my spouse will be home for my birthday, but in the meantime I'm thankful for everything the Lord did to make it special.”  (California) 
"My husband has returned home days ago after months of separation. He insisted on a divorce the day he left, but praise God for His faithfulness to those who seek him. We serve a mighty and powerful God. My husband now wants to make our marriage work. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for obeying God's leading." (Louisiana)
"I felt discouraged. In my frustration I told Jesus that my prodigal doesn't even miss me. When I checked my phone my prodigal had called me. I called him back to hear how much he missed me and how he didn't want to call me, but felt he had to. Praise Jesus, our source of never ending encouragement and love." (Texas)
"I work third shift in a convenience store so that I can be home during the day to care for my mother. I'm allowed to play any radio station I want, so as soon as I come in, I put on Christian radio. Early Monday morning, I was robbed. No weapon was pulled and it was over quickly. As the guy was leaving in his car, I was able to get the tag number and the police had him in custody within an hour. I am praising God that He kept me safe and not afraid to go back to work." (Virginia)

"My husband came home after a brief separation due to his unfaithfulness. The first two years were very tough, but I kept reading God' words and praying for my family. My husband now brags about me to many people, his relatives and friends saying "he is the luckiest man and is very happy that (my name) is his wife." He also said that my words and actions toward others show God. With God, I could do this. I am still praying for my husband to become a true man and father of God for our sons. I am also praying our sons to find Jesus is their guide in their lives. I feel so peaceful in my heart and can face anything without fear now. Thank you. I pray all the broken families will be restored for children's sake."  (California)

“The pain that I've been feeling lately has been quite unbearable. I feel at times as if I am fighting hell just to stay in this stand. However, one important lesson I've learned in this stand is to seek the Lord for answers and comfort. One particular night I questioned the Lord about my future and wondered if there was still hope for me. I started reading the Word through my tears and the Holy Spirit led me to Jeremiah 31:16-17 (NIV). Although the heartache is still there, I know that I know, that my Lord knows about it. He knows my pain which is what matters most.”  (New York)
The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”  Numbers 11:23 
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4
Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. “I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himselfwith violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.   Malachi 2:15-16 
“My husband and I were divorced. He remarried and had a non-covenant child. Through prayer and trusting God to come through on His promises, he and the non-covenant were divorced this year. We are dating and it is delightful. I have to sometimes remember and remind myself that he is still my husband and we are one flesh no matter what the court documents say. Please pray that restoration and remarriage will become a strong desire within his heart for me. God is still teaching me and renewing me. Please pray that both our minds are renewed and transformed.”(Georgia)  
"My wife has been dealing with some physical issues for the past six months or so which leave her in worsening and constant pain. She texted me this week and asked me to pray for her.”  (New York)
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”  Luke 15:3-7  
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“I want to praise the Lord for opening the lines of communication for me with my husband. A few weeks back I had been fasting and praying after which I just sent a message and he responded. Since then he has been responding. Although he still talks about divorce, I want to thank the Lord that he has started communicating after a very long time.” (India)
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalm 25:10
“I did an activity as part of a meeting where all of the people had to write what would we take with us to a deserted island. It could only be one item and we had to explain why we would take that. At the end the best answer would be chosen. Answers ranged from books, to food, to dogs, to water, plants, etc. My answer was God! I would take God as I do every day. Because He comforts me, He gives me hope and faith, He calms me in the midst of a storm. Who better to be next to me than GOD?? The answer chosen at the end was mine. Everyone agreed that in fact that was the best answer. PTL! I know God will give my prodigal a heart of flesh in His perfect timing. Just like I know, all the people at that table are thinking now more about GOD than before that simple exercise. To God be the glory.  Peace be at every home!”  (United Arab Emirates)
"My husband and his second non-covenant are having serious issues involving separation and no contact order. My husband still wants that to work out but appears it will not." (Iowa)
"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him...but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing." Psalm 34:7-8,10
"Even though we are divorced, my husband still contacts me and visits. Yesterday was our anniversary. I prayed that he would think about the fact that it was our anniversary. I was surprised when he called me late in the evening and came by to visit. He didn't mention our anniversary, but I'm sure he knew. Praise God for doing more than I could ask." (Nebraska)
"God has my marriage restored! Last week I told my husband, that when he was with the OW, when I hugged him, I felt every time that he belonged only to me. He told me that although he tried to made a break with his feelings for me, he couldn´t. He was always thinking about me and the children. The devil is a liar! I had been thinking all that time that he was extremely happy with OW and never thought about us at all. But It wasn´t true. Please don’t give up. Keep on praying and wait for God’s perfect timing. And remember, your spouse still loves you! There is no force in this world that can destroy what God has joined together.” (Mexico) 
“I would just like to give my God my most heartfelt praise. My own father passed into Heaven several years ago and I miss him, especially through my marriage struggles. But God is good. My in-laws live in my neighborhood and throughout this entire stand, they have been there for my children and me. My father-in-law does not take sides and, just as the father in the parable of the prodigal son, he is not going after his son but keeping watch knowing the Lord will send him home. I am blessed. Thanks be to God!”  (Illinois) 
“Praise the Lord. These past weeks have been really tough but God is faithful even though things look worse than ever. I decided to fast for 21 days and since the first day the enemy began his attack, my husband told me the OW is pregnant. Well I didn't get discouraged and continued with my fasting. I keep trusting my God and I believe my victory is near because of all these events and the enemy is trying to make me give up . The battle is not mine but my Lord's and His timing is perfect. Circumstances are nothing to my God.” (Honduras)
"Praise the Lord. My husband took our daughter with him for all the holidays. He wanted her with him Christmas Eve. He knows that is my very special holiday. I was sick with fears and anxiety. Christmas Eve my husband told me our daughter could be with me. I know that was the Holy Spirit. God can." (Florida)
"My husband moved back to our city." (Ohio)
“First of all, I want to say Praise The Lord! Praise Him! I could stop there, but I want to say how much I thank God for all He has done and is continuing to do. My ‘suddenly’ happened. I had not heard from or seen my hubby in over a year. He appeared at the back door of our home and said, ‘I don't know how I got here, I was not planning on coming.’ I knew what he didn't know... Praise Jesus! I will never come off the wall for my family, marriage and others’ salvation and marriages. I read on the testimony pages each week about not giving up and I promised God that I would go as long as He gave me His strength and that meant until death for me. I want to say to all: DO NOT GIVE UP! Please!”  (South Carolina)
“Valentine's Day was very hard for me but that morning, my 10-year-old daughter presented me with a gift that she had picked out and paid for with her own money. Now that's love! That afternoon, a bouquet of beautiful red roses were delivered to my office for me. They were from my sister! Then I received a message from my father, who rarely calls me, to wish me a happy Valentine's Day. All of the numbness began to melt away! God has a way of sending you His love in ways, and through people, you would not expect. That evening, I enjoyed a great dinner with my daughter and sister. To add icing on the cake, my husband left me a message wishing me a happy Valentine's Day. God is still faithful and still loves us even in our despair!”  (New York)
“After some years of no communication, the Almighty opened a channel of contact via social media. My husband asked for friendship through this media. Even though it seems little, it is big to me. Standers, let’s keep praying and fasting as there is nothing too hard for the Lord.”  (Missouri)  
“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)
“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)
"Last year my husband moved in with the other woman. They have already broken up and he has been spending more time with us. It is so amazing how God works. He has answered many of my prayers. Although my husband is not home yet and has no plans of moving back I know God will make this happen in His time." (Pennsylvania)
“I have been a stander for two years. I have seen a few Covenant Transport trucks during trips to Florida and Pennsylvania, but I NEVER saw one in my area. I believed it to be very unlikely that I would ever see one in this part of the country. I said to God, ‘If I ever see a Covenant Transport truck around here, I will take that as a definite sign from You that You are speaking to me about our marriage restoration.’ Lo and behold, I saw one on my way to work last week. The first words out of my mouth were, ‘Oh my God’ quickly followed by ‘Thank You Lord!’” (Rhode Island) 
"Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance." Proverbs 1:5

“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)

“I am thankful for how the Lord shows us that He is right beside us and encourages us when we are tired and weary. I've been standing for my marriage a lot longer than I thought I would and I've been very weary. When the thought of giving up enters my mind, I get so emotional because I can't handle the thought of giving up on God. He's been everything to me during this time. There have been numerous OW come and go, but I continue to stand. Just before I found out that the current OW was out of my beloved's life, I was at an event and the banners read, ‘Standing together.’ I thank the Lord for how we, as a community, are standing together and the Lord of Lords is standing alongside us. What a powerful force we must all be in the spiritual realm! I refuse to give up on my precious Jesus to do this very beautiful thing in my marriage and for all of us who are standing strong together. I'm standing in agreement with each and every one of you. Thank you for standing with me.”  (Oregon)
"My husband and I had not spoken or seen one another in almost a year. He had not been seeing our children. I gave up because I was weak, but God didn’t take His promise from my heart. God picked me back up, and I began praying for my marriage again. Praise God this past weekend, my husband, our children and myself had a wonderful day at the park. God is good." (Florida)
"Our special child of God and I attended 'Fireproof'. I prayed throughout the movie for God to somehow have my husband attend. My beloved's a fireman/paramedic, so this movie held special significance for me. After the movie I noticed an older man and woman sitting behind us. He was wiping tears from his eyes. I wonder if they overheard me as I told our son we could pray God would bring his daddy to see the movie and use it to bring his daddy home to us." (Idaho)
“I never thought that I would forgive my spouse for cheating on me. I've been bitter, angry, depressed and suspicious all at the same time. Even though I stayed with him, nothing he did was ever good enough and he could not make up for the hurt he caused me. I let him know that regularly. I lost touch with the Lord but my God, being true to His Word, never left my side. As I wept, He began to draw me all the more closer to Him and now my heart is being healed as we speak and, I am still with my husband. I have joy, unspeakable, on the inside of me and believe it or not, I feel that my husband and I becoming really good friends again! It's only through God's grace and His tender mercy that my heart is healed!”  (Pennsylvania)

“Praise God my marriage is restored. My husband texted me out of the blue, telling me he wants his family back, that he loves me very much and our children, and has learned to value me.”  (Nevada) 

 'Praise God for His faithfulness. I put before the Lord a request that my husband would be home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family. My husband told me about a week ago that he was thinking of coming home the first week of December. I was grateful for that news but felt God calling me to continue to pray for a Thanksgiving homecoming. Today at church my husband came to me and told me he would be moving home on Tuesday. Two full days before Thanksgiving. God is faithful in keeping His promises. Our Lord does give exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever hope or imagine. He did it for me. He will do it for you. Glory be to God." (State withheld due to nature of testimony.)

“I have begun another fast. Each fast during my stand God has delivered something amazing. This time he is restoring and renewing the powerful faith I once had. The Lord has taught me that the only ‘weapon’ the enemy has is deception. The second we started praying for our marriage restorations, our prayers were answered. Satan has no authority over our spouses. None! Jesus died on that cross; we are free. What a beautiful thought, that we are completely free, and our families are too. Jesus has already won the battle. Praise God, in Jesus' name!”  (Florida) 
“I have been praying for God and the Holy Spirit to convict my husband who is in an adulterous affair with a very young woman. Yesterday I got a message from the mother of the young woman's best friend. She said they didn't approve of the relationship and were praying for God's will concerning all of us who were hurting on this side of the mountain. She told me to please pray harder than ever. I praise God for this message. God is working! I will continue to praise God while I wait!”  (Georgia)

"I am truly blown away!! Charlyne everything you said in your message today was CONFIRMATION from God! On my way to work this morning I prayed and seven of the things you said in your devotional were either what I was praying or something I heard in the past couple days. So please, please know that you TRULY, TRULY are hearing the voice of God. Wow! God is amazing......Everyone, NEVER GIVE UP!! The devil is a liar.....You win, You've already won!!! You're just waiting to receive your trophy!!! I love You, Jesus!"  (Georgia)

“My husband called two days ago and told me he was so in love with me. He misses me greatly and asked if I would give him 30 days to clear things up. This week he told our son that he missed him and loved him. He isn't home yet but God is working miraculous things in our lives and we are very blessed. The night before I was so lonely and crying hard, Jesus told me everything was going to be alright and the next day my husband called me. I pray that I can continue to keep my lips zipped, my fingers from texting and keep my faith in God to heal our hurting marriage completely. Amen.”  (Nevada)

"I give my God the glory for sending my husband back home. He is coming home tomorrow. Thanks for this ministry for preparing me for this miracle as I waited in anticipation for my husband to come home. I will continue to stand on God’s promises and put Him first in my life. He has done a work in me to humble me and I thank Him." (Canada)

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