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!



O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.  Isaiah 25:1 
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:21 
“I have been standing for restoration for years and was about to give up. I felt God was not hearing me or possibly it was not His will for our marriage to be restored. I prayed for my prodigal to connect with our children. I felt my faith wavering as I have not seen or heard from him in almost a year. Today my husband called my daughter. Just him helping was a miracle. God showed me He has been on this journey along my side and is listening to my prayers. God will place and remove whatever He needs to in order for our family to be restored. He showed me it is His timing and not mine. He is faithful and He will defeat the enemy is who is whispering in our prodigal’s ears.”  (California)
“God works in mysterious ways and He is awesome. My husband and I were due in court. I have been praying and I told God I do not want to go to court and I want my marriage restored. My husband originally told me he was going to be at court but then sent a message stating he will not be coming. Although he is not home, I know God is moving. I lost hope at times and was ready to give up. I then realized the devil wants me to give up and I refuse to fall into his trap. Standers, keep praying and trusting God. It is hard sometimes but keep the faith and know God is working it out….He is definitely able.”  (Illinois)
"Hours after my husband told me we would never be together, he came to me and asked if the changes he has witnessed in me are real. I shared with him the power of the cross and forgiveness. The next day he said he wanted to try again, watching if the changes he sees in me are real. Praise God. He has softened hearts and changed me." (Connecticut)
"An old friend, whom my husband had not seen in years, learned of his illness, visited and invited my husband to attend his church service. The friend and his congregation had been praying for my husband's health. My husband agreed to go. He told me he was surprised by the service. I asked if he would consider going again and he said yes. Only the might of God could have accomplished this." (Vermont)
“I saw my husband with the OW and the situation turned very bad. took control of the situation and forgot to give it to God. I let my anger take control. I thank God though that he led me to church and the priest spoke about a Christ- like character and how part of a Christ-like character is obedience. He elaborated about obedience in marriage and not giving up on marriage and obeying God. Its seems impossible after what happened BUT with GOD all things are possible. Standing strong. It takes reading the testimonies to take one back to how mighty our God is and how many prayers He keeps answering. Let’s not allow the devil to deceive us, but keep praying and standing.” (South Africa)
“My husband and I have been separated for many months due to his work, keeping him on the road for months at a time. I finally got to see him this last weekend and while I was there, he told me that eventually we would grow apart and that he couldn't give me the things I deserve. I have been praying to God, doing my best in keeping faith in Him, that He intends marriage to be permanent, and that He will work in my heart and my spouse's heart. Tonight on my way home from work, I happened to look out at the freeway and saw aCovenant Transport truck going by. I had read the Covenant Transport messages on this website and have not seen those kind of trucks here in Nebraska. All I could say was, ‘I know that was You God and thank You!' I am still standing for my marriage and still praying God will restore us in His time and in His way, sending prayers my spouse will hear His voice and accept Jesus and His salvation.”  (Nebraska)  

"I just read Tom's Devotional for Thursday, March 24, 2011. Wow, Lord, WOW! Tom is gifted just as his Dad was. Will you please tell him that I was so blessed by his devotional. I appreciate it very much. And Tom, here is a challenge for you to pray about. Have you considered writing as your Father did? Just a thought that possibly the Lord showed me for you?? Have a wonderfully blessed day!" (Ohio)

“This period marks our wedding anniversary as well as the anniversary of my husband's leaving, and also Mother's Day. I was feeling downtrodden and discouraged, and I feel that I am constantly being tested in my spiritual battle. Then on Saturday, I received an anniversary card from RMM.  It was like a little beacon of hope in my mailbox. Thank you to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for all of your support and encouragement. I know I will never give up because God is good, all the time!”  (Florida)
“During my prayer group I asked the ladies to pray I was still doing God's will. I didn't say what it was but God knew my request. The next morning on Facebook there was an article about a restored marriage. I watched a movie with a restoring ending. I got in the car and there the earlier story from Facebook was on my radio. Then when I got home there was a testimonial CD from Charlyne in my mailbox. God spoke to me not once but four times in one day!”  (Georgia) 
“I just want to PTL! I have been feeling really down about my stand since my husband is getting married to the OW in two weeks! I live in an area where we don't ever see Covenant Transport trucks so I asked God if He was still working on my mountain and if He still wanted me to stand then he would bring me a Covenant Transport truck. Guess what? HE DID! I was driving down the same highway I always drive and of course was looking just in case and then all of a sudden it passed by! I screamed and starting crying! WOW! What an awesome GOD we serve! What a way to show me two weeks before my husband enters into a non-covenant marriage that He is still in control! PTL!”  (Texas) 
“I want to report a testimony quick so the enemy doesn't rob me of it. My boss has been praying with me over my marriage and me with him over his sick mom. We were talking today and he mentioned how my wife has a free will and may never come back and I have to accept it. He also mentioned that he doesn't know how I can stand by while my wife is with another man every day. I told him it wasn't by my strength. He seems doubtful that my prayer and fasting are doing much. So ... we were in my office working, all of a sudden my phone had a text. It was from my wife (who rarely texts me.) Her text read: ‘You have been on my heart all day today. Are you OK?’ I laughed, praising God inside, and showed him. Yesterday she told my daughter that she couldn't be around when I came home because it upset her to see me and she couldn't pray with me like I want when she's there. A breakthrough is close. To God be the glory!”  (North Carolina)
"Praise the Lord and great is His faithfulness. After years of separation, and my spouse in another relationship for most of that time, my spouse and I have spent the last few months getting to know each other again and bringing reconciliation to our marriage. Our now-adult children have heard the good news that their Dad and Mum are back together again. I continue to pray for my spouse's salvation and thank God that He is working this out in His perfect time. I have noticed so many changes in my spouse and I am sure the changes in me are noticeable too. God has begun a good work that He will bring to completion." (Australia)
"Months ago my daughter's cat disappeared and had not been seen since. Today my youngest told me that her cat had came home, apparently just walking into the house as though he had not been away. I felt as though the Lord was giving me a revelation of my wife coming home. Hallelujah." (United Kingdom)
“At my Bible Study today, we expressed what we are thankful for this year. I related that out of the pain and suffering that I experienced from the breakdown of my own marriage, the Holy Spirit had birthed in me the gift of writing devotionals. At a Christmas party, I brought a gift of my book for our gift exchange. The young lady who ended up with my book brought it to me to finish signing it for her. I noticed that she had no wedding band on her hand. In speaking with her, I found that she was separated with two small children and she was struggling. God placed her at this party so that I could witness to her. I directed her to RMM and also to the marriage reconciliation support group at my church. To God be the Glory!”  (Texas)
"My landlord renewed my lease. He added to it that if a third person should come to live the rent will be increased. This shows me that the God I pray to is answering my prayers and that my husband is closer to home. My God said me, my daughter and my husband will all be living here. What a wonderful God we serve." (New York)
“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) 
“I want to praise God for my suddenly. My husband and I have been separated for a few months. It was devastating but I knew from the moment he left this was not God's will. God clearly reassured me He was in control and He would restore. My husband began texting me ‘I love you’ and other encouraging things. He sent me an email to tell me he wanted to work on our marriage. Last week he told me his landlord was letting him out of his lease (PTL) and when I asked where he was going he said that was not up to him. I told him he could come home. PTL he agreed to this and will be moving home soon. I am so blessed! GOD is so good! I could just praise Him all day long.”  (Illinois)

“I have been reading your daily devotions and standing, waiting for my wife to stop the divorce for some years . We are three weeks from the final court date. My wife came by tonight and said she wants to call off the divorce. Praise God!”  (Maryland)

“Praise God, my husband has returned. It has been a year since he left and now he is back home. I praise God for this journey, it brought me closer to our Lord and changed me. My journey began with a fast where the Lord convicted me of my sin of divorcing my husband. Once I repented the changes began. Change began to take place in me and our God Jehovah is faithful to His Word. What an awesome God we serve. We are starting a new chapter in our lives.”  (Texas)
“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)
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea.' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:22-24
“My wife and I had been having problems for many years. I hit rock bottom and found your page online. I just focused on Christ, asking Him to change me. I left her alone. Although she said that she wanted to leave me, I just kept my focus on Christ. He encouraged me to fast. I decided not to eat except when we ate together, which was at dinner time. God said that your restoration is imminent. The next day she confessed everything and asked God and me to forgive her. I still deal with a bit of hurt, but I had issues myself. I figure if God can forgive me for my sins, I can surely forgive her of her sins. She's one hundred percent committed to me, Christ and our five kids. All the glory goes to God.”  (Illinois)
“For many, many years I have prayed that my ex-husband would come back into our lives. After divorce, he moved to another state hundreds of miles away. He hasn't seen our children or met our granddaughters. He's missed our daughter's marriage, births, holidays, birthdays, etc. Suddenly, he called to ask if it would be okay if he would drive down on his vacation to see all of us. God has been working behind the scenes for a long time. Our prodigal will be here for my birthday, too, and all the glory is God's. I can't wait to see what God will do next as His timing is perfect.”  (Florida)
"Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." Jeremiah 17:14
“PTL! The first hearing date agreed upon by our attorneys was moved from January to February. I know The Lord answers prayers. I'm am continuing to prayer for my prodigal husband, both attorneys, the judge, as well as for myself. I am believing that my on-time God is restoring my marriage and family and canceling this divorce in Jesus’ name! Proverbs 21:1The king's heart is in the hand of The Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.  (Mississippi) 
"About three months ago, my husband informed me that he no longer wanted to be married. When he left, I pressed into God's Word. I forsook the things that took my time away from God. I was broken but God made me new. My husband contacted me to discuss divorce proceedings. I told my husband that I did not agree with his decision to divorce. My husband told me that he did not want a divorce either! He asked if we could start over and asked me out for a date. Praise God." (North Carolina)
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18
“I wanted to share with you and other standers, that after being separated for a couple of years and served with divorce papers back in November, I submitted our names to the RMM Court Page seeking prayer for intervention. PTL we did not go to court as scheduled. We are still separated and communication is very limited but I am trusting in our Lord for a restored marriage. I just wanted to encourage other standers with very little faith, as I have had. Thank you RMM and prayer warriors for your faithfulness and continued prayers for restoring what matters to God, and that is family.” (Virginia)
"PTL! Christmas was wonderful. My children and I spent Christmas day with my prodigal husband and his family. It was just like old times. What a change in my husband. He came to church the Sunday after New Years. I am still holding on to God's word! He is transforming his heart. Glory to God!" (Tennessee)
"I have never seen a covenant truck, although God has sent Quality Restoration vans to me four times when I have been truly struggling and asking for a tangible sign. In the past four weeks since my husband secretly married the other woman I asked for a tangible sign. I told myself to quit looking because God would send it in His timing as before. My husband didn't call for the holiday but I received a text from him and then saw a covenant transport truck immediately raised my hand to God and yelled, 'Thank You, Jesus' as I cried. My son asked me to explain. For the rest of the 20-minute drive I repeated 'Thank You Jesus'." (Florida)
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.  Psalm 29:11 
“My suddenly happened! I received a call from my hubby asking if I could have company. We began to talk and I looked up and he had his wedding ring on. I almost burst out in tears. I was so surprised and shocked! One day lead to another and Sunday we went to praise the Lord. It was awesome. Later he said he didn’t want to go back! GOD HEARS..GOD KNOWS..GOD CARES! We were separated for many months. We were separated before for a while and he came back and stayed for some months. It was a false start but this time is a NEW START for us because GOD makes all things NEW. God can and will restore your marriage. Just believe, pray, fast, and be a doer of His Word. People came against me but I stood alone with God. He rewarded and delivered His promise. I will continue to trust God and COUNT IT ALL JOY.”  (Missouri)
“My husband seemed completely consumed by the other person. I began worshiping the Lord from the bottom of my heart in spite of the immense pain, determined to have God get all the glory, while fasting and praying. The Lord woke me up one night and said ‘I will fight for you.’ I believed something amazing had taken place. I began engaging in breakthrough praise and worship thanking Him without ceasing. My husband cut all ties and communication with the other woman! PTL forever! So if you are feeling discouraged today may you say like the Psalmist did in Psalm 42:5 ‘Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God for I will yet praise him my Savior and my God. His light trumps darkness without breaking a sweat, you will see your miracle! Let’s worship Him like never before.”  (New York) 
“God sent us a prodigal, though not mine. We were blessed to take in a homeless man from a foreign country, through our church. He has a terminal illness and the doctors sent him home to die. We have been praying for him, and God has begun healing him, for His Glory! While he was here, through a ‘suddenly,’ and God-incidence, his family found him after looking for 10 YEARS! We got to witness the reunion....we all cried so many tears of joy! His spouse and children are so happy to see him (through Skype). I have been worried that my spouse would not be broken from sin, or indifferent to the consequences. I have been worried because I haven't been sure I could trust God with my heart, or trust Him to know what realities I could or could not handle when my spouse came home. But witnessing this man's situation makes me know that I can trust God. This man has a ways to go before he can go home, but I am grateful to God for letting me see this wonderful prodigal beginning.”  (Washington)
"I just found out that my wife has put a picture of she and I on her desk at work! Praise the Lord, He is moving!”  (Tennessee)
“I have been praying for restoration, revival and resurrection of my marriage. I continually pray for my wife's salvation. I asked the Lord for a sign of His will. I was in church, and all of a sudden, my wife showed up and sat with me! Praise God! I will keep praying and standing for my wife and family! May the Lord give all standers patience, endurance and strength as we wait!”  (California) 
“It is confirmed today - the OW left! It is an answer to a specific prayer. Now I know that Lord is perfect and faithful. Thank You my Lord! Now my prayer is that my husband can look for Jesus and look for a church. Also, that God can put love in his heart toward me. Amen.”  (California) 

"My husband who had been gone over a year has returned home. To God be the glory, for only He could have brought my husband home." (Washington State)

“After several months of separation, my husband admitted yesterday that the grass is not greener on the other side. My suddenly might still be a while away, and he hasn’t said anything about coming back, but with God everything is possible. He is showing me a bit of what is happening on the other side of the mountain, and showing me that the pig pen is not that good after all. PTL!” (Florida)

"Two years ago my husband came home and repented for everything that he had done. Today we are still together and he and I minister the Word of God. God is now using my hurt to heal others. Praise God."   (Louisiana)

“God has spoken to me on so many occasions during my stand. I pray for my husband on a daily basis and my church peers, also. My husband tells me every time he has a chance, that he knows we pray for him. He knows, deep inside, that he will be serving God and that our marriage will be restored. He talks about the future of our family. Praise God for His everlasting mercy.”  (Texas) 
"After a year of not seeing my husband and many trials and tribulations in my stand for restoration, I finally had communication with my husband! He told me that he still loved me and he missed me a lot and that he wanted to take baby steps and get to know each other again. He is still living with the other woman who he referred to as his 'fake family.' Now is the time to stand firmer and pray that the Lord continues to open his eyes and soften his heart so that he can come back home to his 'real' family and turn away from sin and, most importantly, come back to God! Never lose faith!" (California)
"I have had very little contact with my prodigal husband in months. He has filed for divorce and rarely responds to my calls. Over the past few days, he has been engaging in conversations via text messages and email. I believe that our awesome God is working on my husband’s heart and I rejoice in praising Him for the work He is doing behind the scenes to restore our marriage." (California)
“God’s timing… I’m very encouraged! Galatians 6:9 is the scripture I wrote on the bottom of an index card I gave my spouse to pray for me. He told me he had been praying for God to change me. I thanked him for the prayers and wrote a short prayer that basically said Lord change us to be the husband and wife we need to be along with the Galatians 6:9 verse written out. God is speaking to his heart. We have been divorced for a while now due to hardness of our hearts but God is moving our mountains. I know with God’s love we won’t leave a legacy of divorce for our children. Our children and I are getting baptized soon. My husband wants to be there. I’m praying he will be home suddenly. PTL!” (Indiana) 
"Today I spoke to my husband and he told me had gotten married. I knew that he was planning to but thought that he would include our girls. For the first time I was not upset at all. Even hours later I still feel fine. I am so happy that I did not get upset or lose my composure. Just to keep praying! I put on my wedding band as I do every morning with joy that I am trying to do my best by setting an example for our girls."  (North Carolina)

“Praise the Lord. Thank You God. This has been a horrible week where I felt as though I was hitting a wall whenever I tried to pray. What I didn't know was that the Almighty Father was working on my spouse's heart. He arrived home suddenly with all of his belongings to move back in. Our son was so happy he was crying. We all went to church the next morning and our son could not stop hugging his dad. Thank You God for bringing my family all back together. I will never stop thanking the Lord or praying for my marriage and other standers’ marriages. Pray and trust.Do not fear, only believe.’ Mark 5:36.”  (Florida)

"We are selling our home and had a contract but were waiting for the bank to approve. Our realtor told my spouse not to file for divorce until the house sells so there are not legal issues to disrupt the sale. This week the buyers decided to walk. This means it will take longer until my spouse can file. God is at work even thought my spouse doesn't know it. I gave the house and everything to God and I am waiting for His will to be done." (Tennessee)
“God has spoken to me many times during my stand, but I just had to share this. My husband was coming over to discuss some things with me. I was praying for the Lord to give me peace and strength during our conversation. I had the local Christian radio station on as I was waiting for him to arrive, and I heard a fellow stander call in. I had missed it, but apparently the DJ had recently prayed for marriages and those going through separation/divorce. She was calling in response and to encourage others. She quoted from today'sCharlyne Cares devotional about how God is working on the other side of the mountain even if we can't see it. I just felt this immense sense of peace come over me, and I knew that God was letting me know once again that He hears me and is at work. This peace carried me through the discussion with my husband, and I am just so grateful for the way God is using this ministry to support me during my stand.” (North Carolina)
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