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!



“I give all the glory and praise to God! I have been standing for several months. By the grace of God I am saved. It is so amazing how God has worked on me. I have not felt so much love, peace and joy in my life. Seeking God through His Word gives me strength as He slowly reveals Himself to me knowing that He is a God who loves me unconditionally and immeasurably. He is a very faithful God who will fulfill His promises to us. For all you standers like me, never give up. Just surrender everything to Him and He will do the rest. Believe and have faith for He is God.”  (Missouri) 
"My husband e-mailed me to set up a time to retrieve the rest of his belongings after our divorce was final. I couldn't even look at it. God visited me through the song 'He Sends His Love.' When the song started, I became covered head to toe in Holy Ghost bumps. It was such a strong reminder that God is with me throughout this difficult time. Our God is an awesome God." (Minnesota)

"I prayed with the people in your Easter Prayer Room for over an hour. I was encouraged. My husband called me for help with car trouble and I was able to come to the rescue. Thank God for giving me a chance to come through for him. Praise the Lord." (Idaho)

“My husband looked after our two foster boys while I was away on a trip. Sadly he did not stay when I returned but went back to his place. I look forward to RMM testimonies and pray over them. I also keep a journal and write things down. As soon as I returned my husband reminded me of how over our marriage is. I fasted and prayed, I wrote down what the Holy Spirit revealed according to Habakkuk 2:2. Praise God, my husband came over. We held hands and watched a movie and agreed not to talk about our problems. Keep in the Word of God.”  (United Kingdom)
“PTL! God is doing great things for me and my children. My husband is starting to be kind to me. It was his birthday and I sent him a birthday message. He replied to say thank you and he promised to come see us in two weeks time. God is good and I pray that the Lord will bless that day. Amen.” (South Africa)
“Some weeks ago my husband texted me to say that he was not well and that his doctor had referred him to hospital. He refused to tell me and the children which hospital he was in. He did not even share any details regarding his sickness. I felt very sorry for him but I prayed a lot for his healing. Yesterday he texted to say that he is coming to see the children. I thank the God Almighty for healing him and I believe that God has touched his heart, hence the need for him to come and see the children.” (South Africa)
“I had recently asked God to show me that he is working in my husband’s life. I talked to a woman I was transporting to surgery who told me that she and her husband had been divorced for six years and had moved on from each other. But the Lord brought them back together and restored them and now they are remarried again. She told me to never give up, that He will do it. They are now saved and have turned their lives over to God.”  (Missouri) 
"My husband and I separated several years ago. I didn't know what to do. That's when God led me to your website. I was very encouraged We are back together living in our home for several months. My husband is a preacher and God has restored our ministry and our marriage. God is great. Never give up. If God said it He will do it." (Canada)
“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)
"God has not only shown Himself to me but also to my daughter. She told my husband that she did not want to go out of town with him and the other woman. My husband was willing to leave my daughter and just take our boys. Praise be to God, my husband called early in the morning telling my daughter to get dressed. He had decided to just take our kids and not the other woman and just take our kids. My daughter screamed, "God I will trust You always.’” (Missouri)
"It is by the grace of God that I am still standing. I read the message on June 5 and was truly blessed. It has been many years and I am patiently waiting and interceding with prayer and faith. God said it and He will perform it."  (Texas) 
“I want to praise God and encourage standers to call on Jesus in every part of their lives. I had a difficult meeting coming up and the person I hoped would accompany me couldn't make it. I racked my brains to think who else I could ask. Then it dawned on me, I needed to ask Jesus to go with me. So before the meeting I prayed and read aloud Psalms 139 and 140 and I had peace. The difficult person I was meeting became cooperative and agreeable. I know God is showing me that seeking Him first is always the right way to go and this is a great example of how hardened hearts are softened.”  (England)
“I was reading a sermon about the 'Prodigal Son' on the internet and it blessed me so much. It’s such an amazing story of hope, faith, expectancy, God answering prayers and unconditional love. Just like our stand should be! One verse stood out for me, Luke 15:20‘while he was still a long way off. The father was watching the horizon daily with the expectancy of seeing his son coming home. While our beloved spouses are a long way off this Christmas, let us all be watching for them to come home suddenly to a loving, forgiving and believing spouse! The sermon then lead me to Isaiah 57:14 which is my prayer for all of us who are standing for the return of a loved one this Christmas. Let my people return to me. Remove every obstacle from their path! Build the road and make it ready.’Merry Christmas to my lovely standing family.”  (United Kingdom) 
"In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:21-22
“I just wanted to give a quick praise report. Last night my husband and I were talking and he mentioned he had spoken to the OW that he was involved with about something not related to our situation. I stopped, took a deep breath, and said that I wished he wouldn't contact her. No crying, no blame, just a simple request. He said okay. God is good. All the time. He is repairing the breach. It's already done. I'm just seeing the manifestation of it more and more each day. Praying and standing for healed marriages everywhere. Thank You Jesus. All the glory to God.”  (North Carolina) 
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.  Psalm 138:7-8 
“This week I have had someone trying to set me up with a nice man. I declined, saying I'm at peace with my life. As I do with everything I gave this to the Lord for guidance and waited for His answer. I was praying on my drive, asking for God’s answer. A minute laterChris August 's song ‘Restore’came on. I have never heard this song, but I have learned this past year that God does amazing work. So I continue to put God in the middle and wait for restoration. I want God's plan for me and will wait for it.”  (Georgia) 
“I have been praying for my spouse for several years. Everything was falling apart. I was still standing and still praying because I knew my Lord would come through for me. Did God ever come through. This week the Lord got ahold of my husband’s heart and he began to break down, revealing everything that was going on with him. He let me know that through it all he still loved me and wanted to come home. He asked for my forgiveness and I gave it to him. The Lord gave me a peace that is so indescribable. There is a lot of hurt but God can mend that. He is home and loving our family and saying I love you again. The Lord is awesome! I had doubt, but God told me to keep on pressing on and look what happened when I didn't even see it coming.”  (Arkansas) 
“I am always looking for encouragement from God regarding my stand for my wife. I attended a camp meeting and a missionary spoke about a woman who was the single mother of seven children. Her husband had left her. She found the Lord, and five years later, her husband returned. They began attending church together. One time, his cell phone went off in church. He answered the call to find that it was his mother whom he had not seen in more than 20 years! That’s two remarkable stories about God’s restoration between his people! That was a God-timing, I believe. Why did I hear this encouragement? God may have brought me there just to hear that message.”  (Indiana)
"I am now talking to my husband more and he wants to move away from the other person and get his own place. In our old marriage, I ran up one of his credit cards and as the newly created wife I've become I offered to pay on it. I asked God when this would end. I was reading Isaiah 62 and verse 8 said, 'Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine, for which you have toiled.' I thank God for His continuous promise of restoration." (Georgia)
"When the enemy’s arrows were flying in every direction, I got discouraged and confused. Jesus is the answer, but I was afraid to ask Him for another sign. I read Charlyne's devotional that there is nothing wrong in asking Jesus for yet another sign that I am in His will by standing for my marriage restoration. Praise the Lord, He spoke to me through His Word." (Florida)

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.  Psalm 31:24 

“A few weeks ago, my prodigal husband told me he would take me to the fair coming to town. This was a big deal.  In its last days, he picked the only day that I had to work. I used all God has taught me (God is my counselor), and didn't fall back into old habits, as I was told we wouldn't be going. The things that my husband said tested me, but I trusted God however it worked out, and knew I wasn't to ‘fix’ this. So disappointed, I grabbed my Bible and the Lord took me to Isaiah 25:8b The Lord God will wipe away all tears and take away all insults and mockery against his land and peopleand Psalm 52:8But I am like a sheltered olive tree protected by the Lord himself. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. (TLB) I prayed hard for my husband. That afternoon, he invited me to the fair on my day off. PTL I am so thankful! We had a great time, and my husband took many pictures of us together!”  (Washington)
"My wife and I have started talking and seeing each other again. She stays in another state with the kids, but God used the kids to keep telling her to come home. We are now working on our marriage and we even went to her reunion last weekend together and enjoyed ourselves. Praise the Lord." (North Carolina)
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. Psalm 25:14
"My husband apologized to me and we are now spending time together. He does not want a divorce. God is working on our marriage and bringing us back together." (Oklahoma)
“I wanted to stop by and encourage someone going through difficulty. I've had a restored marriage now over two years. The circumstances seemed impossible. My husband seemed so much in love with the other person but she's been gone from his mind, heart and life completely. I almost gave up because the storm was its biggest right before it was completely calmed by my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. My husband is closer to the LORD, which I never pictured happening, and the Lord has placed other men in the same situation he was in so that he may help them not make the same mistakes. Praise our Lord for not giving up on us when we try to give up, and bless Charlyne and her ministry to continue what they do best. When I was about to give up, I would remind myself… if I cannot trust God to get me out of this situation then how could I trust him in other situations?”  (California) 
"I saw my spouse today at church. It was good to see him. During the meet and greet he hugged the kids and me. I am being still and waiting on God. I thank God for what I can't see Him doing as He renews my husband and I prior to reuniting us."  (Tennessee) 
"...But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:9-10

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal has come home. It was just like Charlyne said it would be; unexpectedly." (Florida)

“Thanks for the courtroom prayers. There were many miracles and prayers answered! After 10 court dates, nothing settled (except a divorce granted), and now going to trial, God has always sent much protection, even an escort to court yesterday. I was completely calm and centered. I covered everyone in the Armor of God and prayed to break all strongholds of Satan on our family and ancestors. My husband is on a crooked road - sad to see - but I'm pushed closer to God. He provided for my every need. God promised HE is battling and it will be over soon. Suspend fear. Trust the plan only He can see.  (California) 

"Thank you Steinkamps for being with me all those midnight hours when I cried all night. Listening to your encouraging tapes that told me to never give up and keep praying. After years my husband is home." (Ohio)

“After just over a year of standing, fasting, praying, and confessing the Word, I got my first breakthrough. My husband filed for divorce but I couldn’t sign. So he rang me to talk and has rung me nearly every day, after months of no contact. We have talked through loads of issues and problems in a much more healthy way than we ever have previously and he hinted that the OW has moved out. He has decided to withdraw the divorce petition. Just for now he says, as he believes our marriage is irreparable. I told him that's right, let’s not repair it, let’s start all over again and do it differently. I know and God knows that my suddenly is on the way!” (United Kingdom)
"PTL! God´s so faithful! After two days of no communication with my husband as he was moving with his parents, he texted me to say they were in the new house already. He asked me to come over. I can´t express how grateful I am to God for allowing this softening in my husband's heart as one year ago he told me, very harshly, that I can't have anything to do with his parents'. I almost cried as their dog, which I haven't seen for two years, remembered me and jumped all over me. God had told me to be still these days and obedience resulted in all this. Keep believing and praying!” (Argentina)
"I went into ‘Fireproof” knowing the theme of the movie with the star and his wife and their decaying marriage. What I was not prepared for was the star's parents, who had their own serious marriage problems years prior. The wonderful advice the father gave him had me in tears. I prayed on the way home for God to give my spouse the desire to see this movie. There's no doubt, it would touch his heart too in a profound way. " (Texas)
"I want to praise God for the healing that is taking place in my husband’s heart. He helped with our child’s birthday party." (California)
"I was becoming discouraged about standing. I read Saturday Testimonies and how many had been asking for signs. I felt guilty for asking for another one. I was led to read Judges 6 and Isaiah 45:3. Suddenly, I realized the Holy Spirit was encouraging me and reminding me to pay attention to and look for another sign. A year ago, He gave me one scripture that leaped right off the page. On the same date, one year later I saw a double rainbow for the first time. I have no doubt that was my confirmation. God is faithful." (Maryland)
“Standing has been tough but I have learned a lot from RMM. About two months ago I felt convicted to place my wedding ring on after reading a devotional about it and so I did it. My prodigal has noticed it as well as my kids. I then also got together with a prayer partner to agree with me for things to begin to change on the other side of the mountain. This week I have had a couple of conversations with my prodigal that have answered many of my questions on what was happening on the other side of this mountain. I had the chance to pray with him and through God's grace was able to speak with love. I continue to pray and believe for God to bring all prodigals to Him first then home to us.” (California)
“Praise God for speaking to us! Through much prayer and meditation, the Lord gave me rhema words that I know can touch other standers:Look up, look around and watch. All of your people assemble and come to you. Your sons come from far away. Your daughters are carried in their arms. Then you will see this and rejoice. Your heart will be filled with joy, because the riches of the sea will be brought to you. The wealth of the nations will come to you.’Isaiah 60:4-5. He will bring our prodigals home from far away and we will be filled with joy as our blessings reach us! The LORD has been healing mine and my prodigal's pasts through this time of separation, and He gave me this Word:Godless and evil people will no longer come to you. Shake the dust from yourselves. Get up! Free yourself from the chains around your neck.’ Isaiah 52:2 Let us stand together for the spiritual deliverance and return of our lost sheep until God brings them home. In Jesus' Name, Amen.”  (Arizona)
“Standing is a hard, long road filled with selfless loving and endless forgiving, but God is there. Tonight I asked for a sign that I'm doing the right thing by praying for my prodigal and about 10 minutes later I saw a license plate with the numbers of our anniversary on it! I recently signed up for Pray 24and Fast 24, and I recommend it to all standers. Since I started devoting specific times to pray for other marriages, it has helped me focus outward. Praise God, He transforms us in all different ways! Stand strong, standers! I'm cheering you along.”  (Arizona) 
“I have been standing for years. I regularly read the testimonies and about Covenant Transport trucks, but I have never seen one. My mother had a doctor's appointment in a city almost three hours away and wanted me to go with her. I did not really want to go and made up some excuses not to go. I reluctantly went. Not only did I see one, but four Covenant Transport trucks during the trip and, as I was preparing this testimony, I saw my fifth one in two days. PTL! God is good!”  (Mississippi) 
“I am so excited with what the Lord is doing for my marriage. I saw my husband on Christmas Day. The Lord actually opened up the door for us to communicate. He also called a few weeks later wanting to talk. I prayed for the Lord to allow my husband and I to communicate before the year was up. He granted my prayer. God is so good. My doors are open and I am walking in with God’s hand in it.  In the Name of Jesus, I say thank You and I love You."  (Georgia)
“My husband filed for divorce. We had moved out-of-state for his job and bought a house. Since neither of us have any family close by, we are still sharing our house. It's nice because we have an eight month old that we are still raising together. We had court today but it was continued for another month. Thank You Lord for giving me and my son another month to live as a family and pray for my husband to reconcile. Last week I was feeling discouraged. I started watching TV and heard a man say, ‘God works in mysterious ways. Keep believing and don't lose faith and God can send you a miracle.’”  (New York)

“Praise God my husband is home! When my husband left me I was devastated and lost. Everyone told me I needed to move on and I was crazy for holding on. Every Saturday I would read the testimonies and I would pray that one day I would be able to write one myself. You have to believe, have faith, and trust God, He holds true to His Word. Everything Bob says about what the prodigal is thinking is true. My husband is happy to be home and has wanted to come home, but was scared and ashamed. We are now expecting our second child and we couldn't be happier. He even told me that every time I told him I refused to let go he would smile inside, even though he said I needed to move on and it was pointless to hold on. Please, never give up. Galatians 6:9. You will all be in my prayers.”  (Florida)

"I divorced my husband and married someone else. I was recently told that he is not my covenant husband. I received this right away and knew this was why my non-covenant marriage wasn't working. I was not in the Lord's will but thought I was. I was the prodigal, and now I am the one standing for my covenant marriage and family restoration. Now my prodigal and I are friends, share jokes on email and text messages daily. Praise the Lord." (New York)
“After several years of standing and praying, things are beginning to happen in the natural. We started eating out together as a family again, and have done so several times in the past few months. The biggest blessing of all happened when we had to go back to court to extend support. My prodigal was the one who requested that he pay spousal support for a longer time. The first thing the judge said was he had never seen anything like that before. When my prodigal explained that our children needed me home, the judge commended him for wanting to take care of his family. He told us he wished he could see more parents working together like us in his court room. This was the same judge who signed the divorce papers. At the time we were just another case, but now he will always remember us because of the work the Lord is doing.”  (Michigan) 
“Praise God! My husband and I have been separated for many months and he has returned this week. God is restoring our marriage. Thank You Jesus and thank you Charlyne for your ministry.”  (Texas) 
"My spouse recently asked me to give up my stand. I was able to say that this would not be possible. I know that the days of my spouse's wrong relationship are numbered. I continue to pray for the day my spouse will walk through the door." (United Kingdom)

Thank you for your ministry resources and especially Charlyne Cares, which have sustained me on my darkest days. As a childless stander, I had a long summer of absolutely no communication with my husband. He returned to our home last week to get warmer clothes and asked me out for dinner. I praised God as I opened my Charlyne Cares on the morning of our dinner and read the title, "Lord, Rekindle and Reignite My Love". God is so good and He's doing just that. We're making plans to move him back home. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (North Carolina)

"I was driving to the lake for a baptism service. Along the way I passed several of the black and white billboards signed God. I was feeling very blessed and uplifted and then I saw a Covenant Transport truck. Within a few miles another Covenant truck passed by. I started praising my Lord out loud while driving down the Interstate. It was a blessed day of encouragement from my Lord." (Tennessee)
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