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!



"Last night I asked God to show me a sign to continue to stand for my prodigal spouse after the encouragement from reading the testimonies. Several moments later I received a random text from her. Tears began to pour. I'm learning to let go and let God. Still I stand." (California)

"After fasting and praying, I felt God's love and peace during my anniversary. On Thanksgiving, after years of separation and divorce, I was blessed with my prodigal being home for Thanksgiving dinner, cooking and leading our family in prayer. The next day, he attended a party I was hosting and called me later to thank me for inviting him and complimented me on my success as a hostess. I am speechless at God's love and grace for me and my family." (Georgia)

“My husband came home New Year's Eve. I need God now more than ever. I continue my stand, and am thankful that God is doing a work in me.” (California)
"For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side; they conspire against me and plot to take my life. But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me." Psalm 31:13-15
...so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5 
"I am praising God today for a conversation I had with my husband. I had been praying that he would call me. I received mail that belonged to him and texted him to ask if he wanted me to mail it to his place. He called me and we talked for almost ten minutes and there was no mention of divorce." (Kentucky)
“God is so awesome. I stumbled on Rejoice Ministries two days after my husband announced he did not want to be married anymore and left home. I have been praying and standing for him. Three days before Christmas, after obeying the call to keep silent, I cried out to God. I recounted the whole story in my journal to God. Within minutes of starting my journal my phone rang. It was my prodigal. He wanted to come over to see me. He came by that same day and spent the three days leading up to Christmas before he left again. He has been back many times. I keep on watching and praying that the time will soon come when he repents to God, turns from his sin and returns home.”  (Jamaica) 
"Please pray for our Lord's step by step direction and protection as we enter into reconciliation and remarriage. My husband and I were married for 32 years. A terrible time of tribulation ended in a divorce..a tragedy..but our Precious Lord has heard our cries. Our anguish..and has forgiven us. We have returned to our Lord, now thejourney back to each other has begun. We appreciate your prayers."My husband and I have had a lot of trouble, so much that I moved out for a couple of months, always with the intent for things to work out. Before I went back home I found your Web site and God through you helped me to continue to stand. Your e-mails were such a blessing. Many times I could not take any more and your e-mail would encourage me to hold on, or to look to my own heart. Praise God, he "came home!" I even told him, ‘Welcome home." (Indiana)
“I have been standing for some months now and my suddenly happened today. My wife and I really hadn't spoken because of a court order. But the order was dissolved last week and she got in contact to tell me that that she didn't want me back home. Within a week she had hit a lot of financial problems and had asked for my help. She texted me and she said she would go to the courts on Monday to do an immediate dismissal of the divorce. I thank God that she said that but I'm a little scared that she is doing it only because she can't do it financially. Please continue to pray that God softens her heart. Stay strong standers. God does hear our prayers. John 11:41-42.”  (Florida)

"My husband left 18 months ago. He then came home unexpectedly thru the power of God. We are doing well with God's help and are serving in our local church together. God is good." (Florida)

“I have been following your site for many months and have been encouraged and enlightened on how I should fight for my marriage. My husband has since left to live in a far-off land and has not given any support at all to help raise the children but I continued to lift my needs to the Lord and He indeed provides. As the kids attend a Christian school, I had to pay tuition fees and still had a substantial balance to settle. The LORD, through a sister in Christ, told me to speak to the school and see if there is anything they could do to help my situation. Today I received a letter saying that my request has been granted and they said, ‘Your fees are now fully paid!’ What a God we have! I could not stop crying and thanking God. I know this is just a glimpse of greater things to come. I know it will be my spouse one day.”  (Canada) 
“Praise God. I have been standing for a couple years and am living with fellow church members. Things have not worked out so we are going our separate ways. I told my prodigal husband. He said I could move in with him, only as a roommate. This man never wanted to be around me. It’s a huge start. Glory be to God. I have a tough road ahead, but with God by my side we can do it.”   (Ohio) 
“After my husband moved out of our home, God told me to stand. Two days in a row it snowed about four feet. The first day I didn't know what to do. I just lifted my eyes up to Heaven because I didn't know how I was going to shovel all that snow by myself. As I started to shovel the front porch I heard a loud noise. It was my neighbor with his snow blower! He came over to plow the snow for me. He did so two days in a row. I knew that I couldn't possibly shovel all that snow myself, and would not have been able to get out of the house. Praise the Lord, my God is a great husband!”  (United States Minor Islands)
"My prodigal went to church on Sunday. I've being praying for transformation and that he'll have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ as Paul did on the road to Damascus. I believe that God is melting away the hardness of his heart. Still standing for my prodigal to come home and come to his senses." (Ohio)
“Praising the LORD, because He is faithful. Though my husband continues to breath threats of divorce, he hasn't filed even after a year of separation. He states that he hasn't had time. Praise God! He also shared that he is not at peace, he would like to find a church and thinks that one day he may regret what he has done. As I have prayed and fasted the LORD has spoken so much scripture to me that I am keeping a journal of His promises. I have been amazed at how He speaks. There are too many passages to share, but 1 Samuel 12:23spoke volumes to me. ‘As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.’Let us not grow weary!”  (California) 
"God does hear our prayers! I have been standing for some years, and recently have seen my mountain begin to crumble. My spouse asked to come visit on my birthday, and just this week alone has expressed twice that he loves me, and thinks of me every day. My prayer was to know my husband's thoughts, and not only were they shared once, but twice. Thank You, Lord for loving me, and my family and that in Your perfect timing we will be standing on Your steady rock for life."  (Florida) 
“PTL! I posted our court date on the RMM Court Page. That court date was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The second court date my husband told me not to go to it (he didn't go either). Let me just say the plans of the enemy shall not prevail! My husband wanted the divorce proceeding to go into default so he could move on, but my God has other plans. I called the court to find out what the status of our case was and was told that the case was dismissed. To God be the glory! Standers, continue to pray, fast, worship, and trust in our God that He can and will do what He says He will! Luke 1:45.” (Georgia)
“Praise God, I had a wonderful answer to prayer this past week as I finally got my internship assigned after an agonizing seven months, and with the perfect team of people who hold my same work philosophies. Church people responded to my miracle with little faith, which inspires me to expect even greater things from our mighty God for my marriage! Tonight I was praying and asking God about my marriage and he showed me Daniel 10. Thank you Charlyne and RMM for praying and standing with me for the healing of my precious family. God bless you.”  (Arizona) 
"My husband came home suddenly after several years of standing. We were back together for a year when my husband got sick suddenly and died a month later. It was all unexpected, but God brought him back home as he promised us all and I was able to take care of him while he was sick. I thank God for his last year at home with his family." (New York)
"The Holy Spirit led me to tell my husband that I loved him. I have not seen or heard from him. I was at my daughter’s home when the telephone rang and I answered. It was my husband and I was able to tell him that I loved him. God is always on time and I give Him all the praise and honor. God remains faithful." (Ohio)
“God brought back my spouse after many years of separation and living in separate countries. I feel doubly blessed for all I went through in the desert. Many people told me to divorce in the beginning, but God put it in my heart that marriage is sacred and that He could restore us. It was worth not giving up and now we have a wonderful testimony to give glory to God. All things are possible with God. Never forget that.”  (Australia)
“Praise God! After over a year of separation, divorce filing, and everything, God shows Himself faithful! My husband came over Christmas Day! He was here for over two hours, brought gifts for our girls, and put their toys and bikes together. Our communication is better. Although we have divorce court coming in a few days, I still look, seek, believe, trust, and hold God accountable for the outcome. I look forward to sharing what God has done. God is able. Blessed is she who believes what God says will be accomplished! Hallelujah!” (Illinois)  
"Praise God, my prodigal came home a month ago. He says he knows that the Lord brought him back and that he is here to stay. God is doing an awesome work in both of us. My husband has developed a fierce appetite for the Lord. Thanks you for your books, and the daily encouragement. God bless you both." (Delaware)
"When my husband left home for another woman I was devastated, I began to pray, fast and to believe God wanted to restore my marriage. Slowly and miraculously I began to see the fruits. Now my husband is renewed to us, totally sorry, but above all with the desire to get closer to God. Our relationship has changed a lot. I give all glory to my God." (Mexico)
"Our divorce was final on my husband's birthday. Two days before, I prayed and sent him a birthday card. It is a miracle that I am not falling apart and standing strong in faith. God has given me so many promises that our marriage will be healed. I am to wait on the Lord for Him to work." (Kentucky)

"The Lord allowed my daughters and I to spend Thanksgiving and the following day with our wonderful prodigal. God answers prayer. I trust God and I believe that my husband will be home soon. Thank You, Jesus." (Georgia)

"While I was waiting for my computer to load, I began to pray, "God, just as You like to hear that I love you, I also like to hear that my husband loves me. Please let me get a Mother's Day email from my husband and that will be his way of saying he loves me." Well, as soon as I opened my email box, there it was, my Mother's Day email from my husband. It was just a letter from him telling me Happy Mother's Day and that I was a good mother to our children We are divorced and he is in Iraq. God is dealing with my husband and changing me so that I will be the wife the Lord wants me to be when he comes home. God is so good." (Texas)

“My husband went on vacation with the OW to a place that was very special to us. It has been hard on me since I found out, but in the midst of the pain I can raise my hands to worship to God who already has it worked out. God confirmed for me through His Word that restoration is coming. This morning I asked the Lord to speak to my heart and I opened the Word to Jeremiah 30. The title of the chapter is ‘A Promise for Restoration.’ It spoke about how even though the Israelites would endure pain, God would restore them and they would be an example to other nations of His redeeming love. Take heart dear standers, even when we are tired in our journey God strengthens us and keeps our feet strong to stand and doesn't waste one minute of pain. Don't give up, I'm not. Be blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding.”  (Maryland) 
“God has done a series of miracles in my life, from converting me, to removing all that was keeping me from obeying Him, including my husband temporarily. But He is merciful and our promises will be fulfilled. After my husband had left us I didn't understand it at first. I was mad at God and I told Him what was on my mind. In these many months, God showed me who He really was, taught me faith in Him that I never knew before, reverence and peace through Him. I learned to be grateful for the little (that was more than enough) He gracefully provided. He humbled me and taught me patience that I desperately needed and didn't know how to get. Just this past week my husband asked to move back home but to the kids’ room and instead of fighting back I said YES and trusted in God. It has been a lot more difficult than when he wasn't home but God is giving me peace and wisdom as I pray and plead every day. His plan is the best plan.”  (Florida)

"My husband of 25 years and I were separated for eight months, including the holidays last year. People, including my pastor, told me to file for divorce. I was devastated and asked God what he wanted me to do. I kept receiving the word "stay." I drew closer to God than I've ever been. My husband came home eight months ago. It hasn't been easy, but I thank God every day that my husband is home and that he will stay home. I stand on Hebrews 6:15; 'Then Abraham waited patiently, and received what God had promised." (California)

"God is so good. After years of no communication, my mother-in- law is now so kind to me. Now she lives minutes from me. My children and I were blessed to move back into our family’s home. I give God the glory for working out such a small mortgage payment. When my mother-in-law visited us and saw we didn't have a refrigerator, she offered us her old one for free. She is also the reason my children are now speaking to their dad after a long period of no communication. Praise God." (Alabama)
“Praise the Lord! While fasting and praying, God told me I wasn't ready yet for restoration. I was then delivered from a spirit of lust that I struggled with since childhood, and God is working to deliver me from fear. Many in my church family are also being delivered from fear! I was told my ‘Charlyne Cares’would have something for me one morning and it had many things for me (Do Not Be Afraid) and I was also told to read Psalm 91 every day to get through the holidays. My marriage trial is helping me minister to other women at work and be a witness on a daily basis. People are being prompted to intervene in my husband's life without my knowledge and God is using that to reach him. The Lord is doing much right now and I wanted to tell others turn ENTIRELY to the Lord. Trust and obey!” (Pennsylvania)  
“I am quite a longtime stander and find Saturday Testimonies very helpful. But I have to admit I've often struggled to understand what they mean by 'having a blessed time/day' if it didn't directly involve the return of their prodigal. Well, now I do! Over the last few days, through His Holy Spirit, I have felt the Lord drawing many strands of life together - some recent and some from way back. Don't ask me how, but I know that I know that God is moving the mountain of divorce in our family! God can do anything  - praise His Holy Name that is above all names.”  (United Kingdom) 
"PTL! Never give up on your marriage. My husband who has been away for some years, spent the Easter holidays with me and our children. It is a miracle! I have been fasting and praying for this to happen and Lord has answered my prayers. I keep on standing for full marriage restoration. Thank you my Lord."  (United Kingdom)
“I have only been standing a short while, but my prayer partner warned me that changes can come fast once you give yourself to the Lord. I didn't expect it, but the Lord has given me so much more perspective that my prodigal has already begun to see changes and warmed up to me! Where we weren't talking at all we are now talking several times a week. PTL! I didn't think I would see anything but now I feel like it is going to happen - we will be back together soon! It's in the Lord's will! Praise Him!” (Texas) 
“My grandmother is a mentor. When my husband left, I thought of her fortitude when her husband died during the Depression. She was pregnant and had four young children. They lost their house provided by his job. The farm she started with the insurance money failed. They did not have enough food, clothes, or medical care. She drove the family to another state and started over. She kept the family strong and they grew up to be strong people; three of them put themselves through college. Then, she raised a granddaughter and later a grandson. She was a parent until she was 80. If she could do all that, I can deal with raising two children on my own for this season! I think about what she would have done. I know I have a strong single mom ancestor who raised her children successfully under trying circumstances, and so I am strong too. She never remarried, though she could have. She was always faithful to her husband even after death. Her faith was very important to her.”  Happy Mother’s Day  (California)
“I was a prodigal. My husband stood for 265 days before he gave up. God changed my heart and I became the stander. I got weary one day. I put it on my phone calendar, I was going to give up after 265 days if we were not restored. Two days before day 265,during a television pastor’s message about Seven Fold Blessings, feeling down, I prayed, ‘God give me back my husband seven times better than he was.’ Seconds later the pastor said, ‘Some wives have lost their husbands and God will give them back seven times better than they were.’ And if that wasn’t confirmation enough, on day 265, my phone alarmed me and I openedCharlyne Cares. The devotional was titled,Seven Fold Restoration,’ telling me my enemy attacks will end and my marriage will be restored seven times better. God speaks, sometimes we just don’t listen! I hurt, I’m weary, but I know God has my back and I just need to keep believing, praying and fasting. Thank You God and RMM for keeping me going when I want to give up. My suddenly will come!” (Oregon)  

"Divorce papers were delivered to my home. I asked God for a sign to let me know that He still wanted me to stand for the restoration of my marriage. He gave me three. God softened my husband's heart enough to spend Valentine's Day with me, including dinner. I continue to stand and to trust in my faithful Lord." (Illinois)

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:15-16
“God has restored our marriage! After many years of standing through separation, divorce, remarriage to one another and then more separations, God's amazing plan to finally sever all ties with the OW came to fruition this week. My husband recognized his circumstances as coming from God, and he has a truly broken and repentant heart. God did something that I never could have dreamed up, but it has definitely put an end to the immoral relationship and filled my beloved spouse with fear of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. A true miracle took place this week, and no one who knows us or our situation can deny it was God. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS!”  (Ohio)

"My husband left me and filed for divorce. The divorce will be retracted and he has now been back reunited with the family. My kids are so excited to see their prayers answered. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for giving me hope and encouragement through your devotions and radio messages. The Lord has brought my prodigal home and is beginning to heal our family and my heart from this crisis. Nothing is impossible with our God." (California)

"Praise God!  I am rejoicing as I watch HIM move mountains. Saturday morning my beloved called and invited me to church for Easter Service with his parents. God has done a lot of cleaning up in me. Unconditional love for my husband has been God's call to me. Praise God for the love that He can put in our hearts, even when we are crying because of what our eyes see."  (Pennsylvania)

“God is not a man that he should lie, His ways and thoughts are not like ours. My husband left and never wanted to return but God, mighty God, brought him home. He will bring your spouse home. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when and when He does, He makes everything beautiful in its time.”  (Australia)

“What an awesome God we serve and I thank God for all the standers and prayer warriors who are on their knees pleading to God and standing in the gap for our court room prayer requests. It is with joy that I wanted to share and announce to others that our court date that was scheduled for Monday has been postponed. All glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ. He continues to move mountains and no weapons formed against us will prosper. Be encouraged standers, prayers do work and thanks to all the prayer partners. Glory and honor to our King of Kings who is in control of all situations.”  (Indiana) 
"After a year of my standing, my wife said that she was done and was getting a divorce and that there was nothing I could do. I moved on, even though I knew I was still married. My wife has had a change of heart and is now the stander. I am now the prodigal, but am reaching through the confusion to rejoice in her rededication to Christ. I pray that I can find my way back and that her stand will be as strong as mine was. I gave up when there seemed no hope. If I would have just hung on for a little bit longer, we would be together now." (Texas)

“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) 

"God is so good. During the year that I have been standing, my husband has made several false starts toward home. We have had very little contact in the past few months, and it seemed he grew closer to the other woman. I attended a retreat over the weekend and when I got home I found a card that he had tucked under my bedroom door. He wrote beautiful words. Prayer does move mountains." (Michigan)
“Yesterday I was lost trying to find the courthouse. I cried out to the Lord. I found the courthouse and found a parking lot across the street. The parking attendant saw my distress. He looked at me, and said ‘Trust in God. He loves you so much.’ He prayed for me on the spot. While in the meeting, there was a book on the judge's shelf that said ‘Second Chances.’ After leaving the meeting, the parking attendant further ministered to my broken heart. He gave me scriptures to read, gave me a business card that said,‘And Everyone who calls on the name of Lord will be saved.' Acts 2:21. PTL!”  (Florida)
“PTL! Some months ago my prodigal stopped communicating with me. I continued to fast and pray and not be moved. A week ago he introduced our children to the OW. Still not moved, I told my children, respect her, honor your father, hate the sin but love the sinner as the Lord does. After a fast this week, I asked the Lord to show me He was working. My prodigal called and the first words out his mouth was a term of endearment he used to call me. I was shocked, I forgot that name he used to call me. Our Lord is faithful to His children and answers our prayers in many ways. I am standing on Isaiah 42:9, before it springs forth, He will announce it. Keep praying, fasting and praising. He is working it all out for your good. Thanks be to God.”  (Florida)
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