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!



"At the beginning of my stand I was tempted to snoop on my husband and the other woman online. Jesus helped me stop and trust in Him. Instead, my husband sent a message that the other woman has been gone for several months. I am so grateful for Charlyne saying 'Don't be jealous, it is only for a season.' God will do what He says He will do." (Michigan) (posted 8/30/2008)
"God continues to show me His blessings. After being in divorce court several months ago for the final hearing, which accomplished nothing as God was in control, my spouse has now been home for several months. He recently asked that we renew our marriage vows in my church! He has spoken to my minister who has agreed to do the service. The whole church had been praying for our reconciliation for years so this will be a wonderful witness to the power of God. I still pray for my spouse's salvation and I know that it is coming one day." (California) (posted 8/28/2010)
“My marriage has been restored after some years of separation. God answered in His time. He is so faithful. Please don’t give up even if circumstances look impossible. I believe in the promises written in the Bible…say it, repeat it, believe it! God is awesome! " (California)  (posted 1/22/2013)
“It is rare to see Covenant Transport trucks in my area, but today while driving, I spoke to God and asked for a sign - more specifically to see a Covenant Transport truck to let me know He is working on moving mountains and restoring our marriage. Within minutes, one drove by. I also turned on the Gospel station to hear the song ‘Hold On.' God is wonderful and He is certainly letting me know that restoration is coming our way. We all need to continue to stand and trust in the Lord. We may not always see what we want to see, when we want to see it, but believe He is working miracles behind the scene. PTL! Many thanks to RMM and my thoughts and prayers are with all the standers and prodigals.”  (Ohio)  (posted 2/25/2012)
“God is faithful and always keeps His promises! He is greater than all of our seemingly impossible circumstances. In the natural my marriage is over, BUT GOD, He makes a way when there is no way. My suddenly just happened after over a year of little to no contact, beyond impossible circumstances. In the meantime the Lord has healed me of my bitterness, anger, pain and unbelief. My husband has left the OW and I have been able to help him thanks to God blessing my finances since he's been gone. The Lord has given me visions. There is no need to worry, His timing is perfect. My suddenly did not happen how I thought it would, still I trust His plans for us. He came to church with me for Easter service and gave his heart to the Lord, Hallelujah! I am already thanking Jesus for healing my family and all hurting marriages across the world. Pray, hope and don't worry!”  (Ohio) (posted 4/28/2014)
“I wrote a few weeks ago that my husband said he will be home soon. He has his own apartment and the lease is not up until June. In the morning he will turn in an early termination notice to his rental office. I am so excited. Please keep my family and husband lifted in prayer. We need it now more than ever! He says he'll wait the 30 days out but I'm believing God for completion before 2013 comes to an end!”  (Virginia) (posted 12/24/2013)
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.  Psalm 37:3-6 (posted 12/3/2011)
"During the start of my stand I tried everything to get my husband to turn back to God. I finally got to the place where I fully gave him to God. Since then my husband has found a pastor friend, started attending church, has said he was sorry for saying mean things and prayed with our kids for God to move me back to the same city he and my kids live in. For my husband to make these steps is a huge miracle of God and proof of a changing heart. Praise God." (Washington) (posted 2/5/2010)

We just received an update letter from Sondra and Andy, from Washington State, who now have a restored marriage after a non-covenant marriage of ten years. Sondra writes:

“We both are doing very well. God is growing Andy so fast. He continues to meet with our pastor and he is reading 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' By Jim Cymbala. Today I was reading 2 Chronicles 15, in my Bible and verse 7 was underlined - 'But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.' In the margin I had written; 'I was discouraged and felt God speak to me,' dated 3-11-96.

“It is so neat to read through my Bible and come across the prayers of a hurting heart and see how God has been so faithful--prayers that were prayed for Andy, scriptures verses with his name in them and dated and now all these years later, I see before my very eyes them coming to pass. Those were such hard, hard days, but God was there so close, always speaking. Many times I will have flash backs of different things I went through and then to look over and see my husband and the ring on his finger--when all looked just so impossible--I am humbled and awe-struck.

“Sometimes, years back, I would think to myself when I would get doubtful that if marriage restoration were not in God's heart to do; why would He be blessing and growing this ministry and then I would be encouraged.”

(posted 8/30/2012)
"My prodigal husband called and we had a long talk. He wants to come home. He is putting in notice for his apartment for the first of next month. God, You are so faithful. I know I need to continue to stand in the gap because the enemy wants to keep us separated. Thank You, Jesus for answered prayer." (Canada) (posted 2/13/2009)
"After several months of standing, my husband suddenly returned home two weeks before Christmas! We serve an amazing God. And thank God for Rejoice Ministries. They kept me standing when I did not have the strength to stand. Our reconciliation has been difficult but my wonderful Savior has drawn me so close to Him that I know He will restore my marriage to more than it was before this nightmare began. Keep standing standers! God will honor your stand. Stand strong!" (Kentucky) (posted 2/4/2011)
“My husband left our family and moved several states away. While the urging of my friends was to take him to the cleaners, my spirit was restless. I decided to stand, because at this point, only God could mend our marriage. I prayed many hours. My husband began to be a little more receptive to communication, and has said he would ‘like’ to see things work out. I still cried out to God and He answered. He assured me that because I reached to HIM in my darkest hour, He was going to reach back. He told me to continue to stand when I see nothing change. I have faith that the Lord will return my prodigal. The Lord told me, ‘It’s yours, just STAND!’ Hallelujah! Psalm 34:17: The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. I now know it’s just a matter of God’s timing.” (North Carolina) (posted 7/11/2014)
“God continues to bless me with harvest after harvest. Financial ruin is turning to prosperity. The past three weeks have been a season of renewal for my marriage. My wife is beginning to open her heart about how miserable she is. Divorce is nothing but a piece of paper because our marriage stands before God! I praise Him for the healing He is bringing. Another harvest is on its way.”  (Texas) (posted 9/13/2011)
"The Lord has been encouraging me in so many ways, though my circumstances haven't changed. I cried out to the Lord, 'How will it end?' I sensed Him answering, 'In victory. It will end in victory.' Then I opened my Bible, asking the Lord to speak to me through His word. Where the Bible opened, this sentence jumped out; 'For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.' (Isaiah 65:16b)" (Pennsylvania) (posted 10/30/2009)

"I have been standing for several months and God healed my hurting marriage. Thank the Lord. My prodigal heard the Lord speaking to him in a vision/dreams at night. I couldn't believe the God touched his heart and gave him a heart transplant. I prayed and God moved. I know we still have work to do. I want to tell you thank you and the enemy has been defeated once again."  (Texas)

(posted 7/6/2007)

"This letter is to announce to you that my prodigal husband came home. We had been separated for over three years. Two weeks ago, my husband came home and said he told the other woman that he was going back home to his wife and that he couldn’t stand being away from his daughter's life. I had only been really standing firm for a few months. I had to make sure I had a pure heart. I apologized to my husband for my fault in the relationship. I e-mailed him the apology letter, I started seeing change in him towards me. I started living as if I was married. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob. I could not have done it without you. I will never in my life again doubt the power of God." (New Jersey)

(posted 11/18/2006)
  “My husband and I are officially divorced, but I can see and feel God working on our marriage lately. The other day my husband said, out of the blue, that sometimes he misses me so much that he cries. He said that I was still his best friend and that he hoped we’d always be in each other’s lives, ‘As friends or maybe something more.’ I felt such hope and joy in my heart when he said that, and today I just want to say thank You to God. He is the great love of my life and I believe that He is working in our relationship right now.” (Delaware) (posted 8/31/2014)
"My husband and I have been separated for many years and we go on a crazy cycle every time we tried to communicate. I began praying marriage scriptures, God confirming my stand. God kept me on course through your ministry, to His glory. God has shown us where we were wrong. We now have a respect and love for each other. Jesus makes all things beautiful in His time." (Australia) (posted 5/8/2009)
“I have been praying and fasting that God send the OW to a foreign land. I found out that is happening and she will be leaving soon. I just know that God honors prayers. I know now that the soul ties will be cut between him and her. God is going to restore my marriage and my husband’s relationship with the Lord.”  (Maryland)  (posted 7/23/2012)
“I have been standing for my marriage for some time, and in the meantime, God has been working and healing my other family members! For Thanksgiving my brother from out-of-state surprised us and celebrated with my parents, my son and I. It was so special and a miracle because my other brother met us for lunch, too! It's the first time the three of us siblings have been together for over 15 years. Out of my stand for my marriage, God has heard and answered my prayers for healing in my family. I am so thankful for how wonderful it was to have my family members together on Thanksgiving, and it took my mind off my husband not being there. God always knows exactly what we need. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow. I'm agreeing in prayer with all of you for our marriages to be restored. God bless you!” (Arizona)  (posted 12/3/2012)

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/18/2013)
"I sought the Lord and He heard my cries. My husband returned to our family after being gone for months and living with the other woman. I give all the praise and glory to Jesus who does answer prayer." (Texas) (posted 9/12/2008)
“Eight months ago our God restored my marriage just before the  divorce could be finalized. What I tried to do in four months, God did in four weeks! As a man in this world it was a challenge to forgive and accept my wife's return. But the Lord has taken my hand and guided me through. The more I let go and let God, the more God does. I’ve learned to be dependent on God and not myself. God has not just restored my marriage to its past way, but I see Him working and revealing to me and her what He wants to do in our marriage. Standers, God is with you. He will not delay. He loves you and will bless you in so many ways. As my wife and I draw nearer to God, the more Satan’s attacks become defeated by God. Bad memories have less impact and days have become more fulfilling and abundant with joy.”  (Texas) (posted 9/3/2013)
"I had been praying that I would receive a call from my husband that had nothing to do with divorce. I received some mail and sent him a text. Shortly after the text, he called me and we talked, catching up on things and there was no mention of divorce. I praise God as he told me he was going to text me but saw no reason he couldn't pick up the phone call and talk with me." (Kentucky) (posted 1/10/2011)
"Praise the Lord, my husband is planning on moving out of the apartment he shared with the other woman and getting a place of his own." (Washington) (posted 1/8/2009)

"My prodigal came home with a lot of baggage. Through prayer that baggage is being left along the roadside as we travel our journey to complete restoration. Our God is so faithful to never give up on us no matter how many times we cling to the handle of that baggage." (Oklahoma)

(posted 4/18/2008)
For the past few weeks I have struggled with inviting my husband over for Christmas. I knew that I had a greater chance of being ridiculed or even cursed at by my suggestion. We have been separated for three years and every divorce attempt has failed due to some sort of issue unrelated to me. He called a few days ago and asked if he could spend Christmas at my place during his time with the children. We live several states apart and he just couldn't afford to travel back and forth. Last year I told a friend of mine that 2012 was the last year my family would be apart on Christmas. I have been confessing this all year not knowing how it would/could come to pass. But God. All I have to do is stand still and know that he is God.”  (Georgia) (posted 12/16/2013)
“Since my separation, I’ve been trying to ask everybody or browse the internet to know how I can get my husband back. I know in my heart only God can do this but stubborn as I am, I kept on looking. Then I found your website. Surprisingly, it's really all about God as I see in your testimonies so I finally decided to lift everything up to God and let Him be in charge of everything. And today, after praying and asking for a sign, I picked up my Bible. The page was flipped to Romans 13:8 and on top of this verse is the title ‘Love, For The Day Is Near.’ I know this is God talking to me. Makes me want to pray more and know more about Him because the closer I get to God the closer is my miracle! Praise to You Lord Jesus! My breakthrough is near!”  (Philippines)  (posted 8/24/2012)

"The Lord has kept His promise. He continually showed me that my marriage would be restored. Before the Christmas holidays the Lord did just that. Now my wife and I are planning our remarriage celebration. Thank You Lord for keeping Your promise!" (Texas)

(posted 2/18/2011)
“My husband and I had been married many years, and we began to face some really hard times. I started having an affair and we never really recovered after that. I eventually filed for divorce. I began a relationship with the other man, and I still didn't have any peace in my spirit. I constantly thought about my husband. I felt like God was calling me to stand for my marriage because my spirit was restless. I began to pray about it and my husband eventually texted me one night, asking if we and the kids could go to counseling. I thank God that He didn't give up on us and we are now in the process of restoring our marriage.”  (Alabama)
(posted 7/3/2014)
"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him." Psalm 33:18 (posted 9/5/2008)
“What an amazing God we serve. Today my boss shared a testimony of faith. He had to make a connecting flight, and there seemed to be no possible way. He prayed and stayed in faith even though everything looked impossible. He made the flight as the plane was boarding. God was faithful because he kept praying and believing. I knew this testimony was for me and for all the standers everywhere. Your covenant wife or husband will come home. God will listen to your request.”  (Florida)  (posted 7/4/2013)
My husband, who left me and our children several months ago to live with the OW, was taking me to work. On the way I asked God to give me a sign about the restoration of my marriage. I saw a truck that said ‘Cleaning and Restoration!’  Praise God! I know He is cleaning my husband’s heart and mine so we can be ready when he comes back to us. Keep standing strong!”  (Washington) (posted 1/27/2015)
“God is alive! I missed my husband and hadn’t seen him in days. I was doing my devotional,  I prayed,  closed my eyes. I told the Lord I wanted to see my husband.  When I opened my eyes, turned and looked to the door, there was my husband.   I give thanks to the Lord, He is marvelous.”  (Mexico) (posted 7/31/2014)
"In recent years I have been struggling financially and had to work two jobs, neither of which was in the field I went to college for. I have been praying for God to make a way for me to only need to work one job, preferably a job in my career field, but if not that would be ok so long as it was only one job. God answered in a huge way. In a period of days I applied for and was offered a job in my career field, with paid health coverage and paying more than both of my other jobs combined. It is also close to where my husband lives. God always comes through." (West Virginia) (posted 8/6/2010)
"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.  Psalm 29:11  (posted 1/10/2012)
"My husband and I live in the same house but on two different floors. On his usual night out with the other person, I went out to dinner with my daughter and when we returned my husband's car was still in the driveway. As I went into the house I could hear him singing 'The Old Rugged Cross.' Praise God that He is working in my husband's life." (Massachusetts) (posted 1/10/2011)
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.  Psalm 25:14  (posted 8/23/2011)
"On the date of our court hearing, my husband and I came to an agreement and we pulled the divorce out of court for now. We prayed together for reconciliation. We are going to marriage counseling. Thanks to God for the miracle and hope I have been given so far, and pray I will behave true to Jesus to get us through the difficult moments to a truly healthy happy loving and peaceful marriage and family relationship in God." (California) (posted 1/27/2006)
I believe in memorizing God's word because the word of God always reminds me of who is my God and how powerful and mighty is HE. The word of God is my strength and always helps me to fight my daily battles. Just last year I found RMM and I enjoy the daily devotional and I print out the verses that encourage me and have pinned them beside my bed.  (Solomon Islands)
(posted 1/15/2013)
"Along with the restoration of my marriage, I have been praying for the restoration of my relationship with my in-laws. Today, after little communication with them, my father-in-law stopped in to my workplace to see me and to tell me that he missed me and loves me. To God be all the glory. I know this is just the beginning to what God is going to do." (North Carolina) (posted 10/16/2009)
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:1-4  (posted 10/29/2011)
“My prodigal spouse is confused and struggling after being gone a year, and I know it’s because the Lord is working His wonders in her. She has been talking to me more this week, and I can see and hear the battle raging within. She continues to try to place doubt but I don’t listen to her and instead turn to God. It’s only through His strength, guidance, and peace that I can continue. I trust Him and know He has a plan (Psalm 3:5-6). I am taking a stand for my marriage and know that with God nothing is impossible!”  (New York) (posted 9/11/2014)
"God began to water my marriage in 2008. It appeared that there was no hope. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and began fasting and praying. I have seen the hand of God touching my prodigal’s heart over the past year. God is faithful and I know that my husband will be set free, return home to his Heavenly Father and then to me. To God be the glory." (Georgia) (posted 12/26/2008)
“I thank and praise the Lord for what He’s doing in my life and marriage. My husband is not home yet but I believe through my faith and prayers (and prayers of others) he’s on the way. I was listening to one of Charlyne’s lessons ‘A More Christ Like Stand’and I began to recite and personalize the scriptures (Ephesians 4:17-24) given in the lesson. As I was reciting the scriptures my prodigal called. He asked about something we had already talked about and said he just wanted to hear my voice. PTL! I thank God that He is softening my husband’s heart but most of all God is working on me. Please remember: James 5:16. ‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.’”  (Georgia)  (posted 1/29/2012)
“My mom told me that when my dad was cheating and she prayed for years, she still served him his plate. She described the pain that I feel and how it humbled her to still serve him. They have now been married 39 years and my dad has changed. The other day, I took my husband his plate. I've served him plates before but this time I prayed and blessed his food and served it to him through God's strength. It has changed me. I will never learn to live with porn or cheating, but I have learned to love my husband as Christ loves us. I started to not trust God anymore after years and years of standing, tired from petitions of my same prayer request (the devil is a liar, praying without ceasing is in the Bible for a reason), but now I believe God will restore our marriage and my husband and I will hate sin and love righteousness, hate porn and love purity, hate lies and love truth, hate divorce and love marriage.” (Arizona) (posted 11/6/2014)
“I can truly give praises that this was the most special Easter I've ever experienced. My children were with their father, and I was alone most of the day which helped me focus on Jesus and praise Him for bringing me out of such a dark place last year and into His glorious Light and Truth. His overcoming Gospel has been made fresh in my life! I thought the divorce and court would take me out, that I'd never be able to get over the trauma of all of it. Thanks to Jesus for never letting go of me and for leading me to this site to receive encouragement and hope. I went from broken to standing and believing. Our anniversary would have been on Easter, so I was believing God for a positive sign. With a huge leap of faith I gave my husband a gift and told him I was standing for restoration. I humbled myself as the Lord told me to do which was very scary to do, and then waited. He was appreciative and open. God is moving! My suddenly is coming!”  (Georgia)   (posted 5/9/2014)
“My husband has been home for a few months now. I am still in awe! I remember at the beginning of my stand how he told me he had no hope for us, and now he says he'll never leave again. This is God softening his heart! While his relationship with God still isn't where it needs to be, I can tell he's trying. I know the Holy Spirit is leading and guiding him into all truth, as this is my main prayer for him right now. There are still really bad days, but I keep walking in love, standing on God's Word, and I know that God will bring this good work to completion. He did not save my marriage to let it fail at this point. Standers, never give up. My situation was as horrible as it gets, but I set my face like stone and through the rough days I praised God all the more and quoted His Word continuously and the results are manifested. My husband is home! My marriage is being healed! God is so good and will watch over His Word to perform it.”  (Texas) (posted 1/13/2014)
"My husband returned home to our family the week before Christmas! We are communicating well, attending church together, and building our family back! My husband is way more helpful around the house, more hands-on with our girls, and so positive and happy! I am thanking God for His faithfulness! I am also thanking Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the peace and encouragement I received from the daily devotionals, CD's and books! Keep standing....God does want to restore your marriage." (Texas)
(posted 2/18/2011)
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