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!
"My husband moved back to our city." (Ohio)
“Praise God, my wife is home! Through many months I heard all the things read about on this site. I saw the ugly emotions and heard the ugly way prodigals talk to standers. I was told there was no chance, she had her free will. There was no sign in the natural that she was close; circumstances did not point to her coming back. But God! My suddenly happened, out of the blue. Now she is invested in me, the kids, and the future. God's ways are higher than our ways and it will come to pass in His timing! I read the Saturday testimonies and never thought I would be able to post. Hold tight standers. God cannot lie. There will be a day where God will move and all your reality will change for his Glory." (Arizona)
"Saturday before Mother's Day I saw a woman that I have not seen in awhile. She looked at my ring finger and told me it was time to take those off. I told her I was still married. It was my husband's weekend to have the kids but he let me come and get them on Mother’s Day before church. When I did he gave me a bowl of chocolate dipped strawberries he had made for the kids to give me. I thanked him for making me a mom. It was wonderful and I got to be with my kids on Mother's Day." (Michigan)
"My husband agreed to go to counseling. During our second
session he said he wants to recommit to work out our issues. God
answers every prayer in His perfect timing." (New York)
"My husband came home this past September in obedience to God. God still has a lot of healing to do in our relationship and I am still standing for the restoration of our marriage. (At Christmas) all four of us were in church together in over 18 months. God does answer prayer!"
“My suddenly happened on Saturday. And it came totally different from what I ‘dreamt’ and ‘hoped’ for. After many months of separation and hardly any communication, the OW broke off the relationship with my husband so he had nowhere to go. She phoned me to come to her house to basically come and get him and his stuff. Oh dear, everything just went so horribly wrong when he saw me.... I just kept praying and praying for strength and to zip the lips. He eventually came home hours later, moved into the spare bedroom downstairs, and he is a ‘stranger’ to me. I will keep on praying for the divine work of the Lord in our marriage and for His breath of life and the salvation of my husband. PTL for bringing my prodigal ‘home.’ He is under the same roof now and the rest will come in God’s perfect timing.” (New Zealand)
"Today my prodigal called me at work twice. He wanted to help
pay the children's medical bills. Some of these bills date back
without him previously offering to help. He had even called the
hospital to find out about financial assistance for me."
"After years of no contact my wife and I met at our son's
wedding. I dreaded the day but my wife greeted me with a hug.
We sat next to each other and spent most of the day together,
remembering the times when our son was little. She said she was
glad to see me." (United Kingdom)
"I was feeling hopeful about the restoration of my family. Something happened where I found out my prodigal was back in contact with the other women and I felt like I was about to crumble. Before I went to read the Charlyne Cares devotional I said a little prayer that it be something that I would know was "just for me" as I needed a special dose of encouragement. The title was God's Perfect Peace. Just reading the title let me know that my prayer was answered. Thank you, Charlyne for your willingness and obedience to be used by God. I was truly blessed by your devotional today." (New Jersey)
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and
live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself
up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
“I have been standing some years now and God is FAITHFUL! He has done great things in my life that I can't even imagine. In the beginning of my marriage falling apart, I always said to myself, ‘I'm not going back to the town where my spouse and I met,’ because all his family and our friends are in that town and I'm so ashamed of what my husband has done. But, GOD IS IN CONTROL, I should have known that. I took a job that didn't work well. Suddenly, the director of the company called me, offered me the job in my husband's hometown and God confirmed it with scripture in Ezekiel 36. I didn't have a choice but to accept the job and be obedient. I felt so much peace. I emailed my husband needing his signature, and he answered and said, ‘Sure.’ I was in awe because only God! I'm seeing God working, changing my husband's heart. PTL! Don't give up! God is moving! To God be the glory!” (Missouri)
“I recently found out that my husband is no longer talking to the other woman. PTL! I'm still believing God will put love and forgiveness in his heart for me, cancel the divorce and restore our marriage. God is working. Thanks for your prayers.” (Tennessee)
“A few weeks ago, my husband contacted me via email after not communicating for several months. I had changed my number because he was verbally abusive on the phone. He sent an email to state that he was wondering if I was OK, that he thinks about me all the time and that he loves and appreciates all that I have done for him. Then a few weeks later another hurtful email came. I know that the devil is busy and God is working behind the scenes. My husband is in a tug of war with his soul. I felt discouraged for a short time but I realized what was going on. I know that the enemy is using him to discourage my stand by keeping me on an emotional roller coaster. I will not let him deter my stand. Amen!” (New York)
"We just passed the one year anniversary of the remarriage to my husband. The relationship could not have been any deader, with my husband's announcement to marry the other woman. Suddenly, the Lord breathed life into the dead situation. As a stander, I would read the Saturday Testimonies and cry out to the Lord, with the hope of one day being on the other side, reconciled and restored. God kept His promise. I am grateful to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for helping me to stand through biblical based principles and encouragement." (Illinois)
“I left my spouse years ago. I was the prodigal but many months ago I became the stander. My situation seemed hopeless. My husband’s life was out of control. I was devastated. I prayed unceasingly. I gave up many times and just when I started to think there was no hope, my suddenly came completely unexpected. My husband came to me and told me he loved me and wanted to reconcile our marriage. I see now that if I had just been still and let God be in control it could have happened much sooner. PTL! God is faithful.” (Canada)
"I saw a church sign that jumped out at me. We read and
hear 'Nothing is too hard for God.' This sign said 'Nothing is
hard for God.' It struck me immediately." (Tennessee)
"I am standing with faith for my marriage. My court date was in
January but they postponed the date. I believe it is the work of
God. After praying for my husband I received a Word from God
which clearly says that God is at work for my family restoration.
All the glory to God and I am waiting to come with a great
restoration testimony soon." (United Arab Emirates)
"My husband’s been home for a month. God gave me Psalm 107:28-31, revealing that our storm has been stilled, that our marriage is being restored. I know it's because God has finally gotten through to me and I am putting Him first. This past weekend we attended a marriage conference. My husband told me he is committed to me and mostly to our Lord. We've had some great moments. I thank God for this season. I know He needed to straighten me out, and now I know how to be a better companion. I give God the glory." (Texas)
“Our God is faithful. After many months of effort, my book of devotionals is finally out. Yesterday at church, I approached my wife (we are divorced and I have been standing for a number of years). She had previously been made aware that I was publishing a book. She asked at that time if I had changed, if I had found Jesus. I reassured her that I had. She expressed an interest in my book when it was available. Well, yesterday, I gave her a book. She seemed pleased and said she would read it. I asked her for feedback and she smiled and seemed comfortable with that request. This book, I feel, is the doorway that God has opened for both of us to start our dialogue toward reconciliation. God truly is faithful.” (Texas)
“My husband has made my complete move and paid all costs. He also informed us that he will be here for Easter with us, despite the trouble it might cause him with the OW.” (Germany)
I prayed about my first meeting with the attorney and on my way to her office I saw a Covenant Transport truck! It's strange because I had never seen one downtown before...I know it's God working on the other side.” (Texas)
“Praise God, miracles are happening this Resurrection week. We are going, with my prodigal husband, to my mother’s for Easter, to her church and to spend the day with all my family. My husband wants to stay and go to the evening services. We are expecting God for his deliverance this Easter Weekend. This is the first extended family get together in years.” (Oklahoma)
"God is faithful to His word. My husband had a court date. I
and others fasted and prayed. Praise the Lord, the lawyer called
to set a new court date. I know God is working in both our
hearts for the restoration of our marriage." (Tennessee)
For all those out there -- please wait and trust God. Stop the fighting, the arguing, the accusations. Pray and let the fragrance of God's love fill your homes. I thought that I was going to begin the new year with the fear of getting divorce, but now I am entering the new year with him at my side and at home.
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My wife filed for divorce. One year later, after court dates and mediation, she asked if I would have dinner with her and the kids. I accepted. I had not heard anything from her except business concerning the kids and the divorce. She called and asked me to lunch at a local park. I ccepted. As of today, my wife has dismissed the divorce and we start marriage counseling this Saturday morning. Thank You Lord. We have a long way to go, but I know He is right beside us through this new journey." (Missouri)
“I felt that the Lord wanted me to share the words, 'there is power in the name of Jesus' from the song 'Break Every Chain' with a new friend who turned out to be a stander. I hurt my back very badly and the words, 'there is POWER in the name of Jesus' became my mantra. During the week, God challenged me: if I could be so certain that He had healed my back, then why not my marriage? Wow! I have been standing for years and it has been hard going, but it took an accident to open my spiritual eyes and ears and restore my hope. Instead of 'please,’ I will be saying 'thank you' to God for my healed marriage. By the grace of God I am mainly pain free and increasingly mobile but, more importantly, the faith level in my house has improved and my son is now tackling his own challenge because he knows that there is power in the name of Jesus and that it is available to him, too. Amen.” (United Kingdom)
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. Psalm 25:14
“I want to praise the Lord even though my marriage has not been restored. In this time of year, when it is hardest to stand, I praise Him. This morning I asked God to open my eyes to see all His blessings for me. God is so good! He started out by opening up a beautiful relationship between me and my niece. I got several other signs driving to work and He healed me from a bad cold. Can you say God is good?! In my spirit I heard God telling me that if I don't praise Him the rocks will cry out. This lead me to Luke 19:37-40! I'm praising You Lord because I don't want the rocks to cry out. Praise the Lord!” (Florida)
“My situation is atypical, nevertheless the Lord brought RMM into my life when I needed help learning how to forgive, trust, have hope. One day I'll get past the memories. Just this week I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the Lord's desires and my desires being the same. I prayed that the Lord would allow contact with my prodigal after a long time with none. After contemplating my readiness, I added, ‘Email would be best.’ I still can hardly believe it, but the NEXT DAY I received an email from my prodigal, who for years refused to communicate by email. Now I simply cannot deny God is working; something pretty huge had to happen to make him reach out!” (Florida)
"PTL! My father had encouraged me to ask (more like demand) for money from my prodigal for a specific medical need. I prayed about it instead and God answered, through my husband! He blessed me financially and when I asked why, he just said because he wanted to and it was overdue. I just thanked him and praised the Lord for his perfect timing, and allowing me to see again He is in control of the situation 100%, not my prodigal or even me, Amen!" (Texas)
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion
endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all
his promises and loving toward all he has made. The LORD
upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed
down. Psalm 15:13-14
"What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is
possible if a person believes." The father instantly cried
out, "I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"
Mark 9:23-24 (NLT)
"Last Sunday I was on my way home to Florida. I listened to the
Rejoice Marriage Ministries conference call and it filled my
spirit with faith and confirmation of my stand, when all of a
sudden I looked out the window and I saw a Covenant Transport
truck. This was God confirming once again my stand for my
husband. I look forward to his return home. Thank You, Jesus."
“I went to church tonight and forgot something in my car. As I was walking outside, I saw a Covenant Transport truck driving by on the interstate. I have NEVER seen one drive by me in our town before. I had just prayed that tonight’s sermon would speak directly to me and be what I needed to hear at this time. It was. The pastor talked about God being with us even if we don’t think He is or can’t feel Him with us. Then to see the truck just confirms twice in the same night He IS HERE WITH US! Keep the FAITH fellow standers. God is near and He is GREAT.” (Missouri)
"Although my husband left and moved in with the other person, I sent my husband a text to wish him a Happy Valentine's Day and let him know he was loved and always welcomed home. He texted back. I praise the Lord for this sign of encouragement." (Colorado)
Read more about what these trucks mean to standers on our Covenant Transport truck page.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
"After years of being separated and divorced, my husband and I
were remarried in our pastor's office a few months ago. Earlier
this year things were really rough. But God was faithful to His
Word. He softened both our hearts and restored our marriage, our
home and our family. Our communication is better than it ever
was and it just keeps getting better. To God be the glory."
My husband of 14 years walked out on my son and I in August of 2012. I'm standing for my marriage and I'm praying for my prodigal to return to the Lord. His heart is selfish and hard at this point but my son and I pray everyday for him to return and for Satan to release his grip on my husbands heart and mind. I'm hiding God's Word in my heart as the enemy tries to bring me down and encourages me to stop my stand. God's Word lifts me up and He brings it to my mind when I need it most! I can also share with other people who are hurting and I see it going forth and producing fruit.It is a blessing in so many ways! (Idaho)
“My husband came home yesterday. His heart is still hardened but I will continuously pray for God to soften it. I will continuously pray for our marriage. I see God has been answering my prayers. Taking one step at a time. Through it all I feel a peace I have never felt before. Thank You Lord. Thank you Rejoice Ministries for being a blessing to me and my husband !” (Maryland)
“Why do you complain to him that he answers none of man’s words? For God does speak—now one way, now another— though man may not perceive it.” Job 33:13-14
"Even though my wife has filed for divorce, she has sent me some
nice cards and our relationship appears to be improving. Prayer,
your web site and 'Stop Divorce Radio' have caused me to be
patient and forgiving toward my wife. Thanks be to God."
"The Lord has been faithful to me and I am ever grateful. My
husband left me. God kept His promise that my marriage will be
saved. My husband told me that we need to take it one step at a
time without mentioning divorce, break up or negative comments.
I know God has already saved my marriage and will keep standing
for my husband to come home." (United Kingdom)
"Sunday morning, I was telling the Lord that I was not going to
go to church because I did not want to go alone. Then, I opened
up 'Charlyne Cares' and it was titled 'The Church Choice' and my
excuse was on the list. In a few minutes, I was able to find
another mass time close by and made it on time. The Lord always
knows how to answer right when we need Him." (Louisiana)
“From the start I heard God tell me to wait and trust. Off and on my wife and I have been doing things together and she is seeing the change and trusting more. Months ago I asked if I’m supposed to wait or move on. I clearly heard, ‘Do you want to fulfill a need or the plan?’ Need is missing the affection; the plan is God’s glory. We all have needs, but the short term fix is just that, short. Wait and trust. I’ve seen my wife go from loathsome anger to now a kiss on the cheek when I leave her.” (New Jersey)
"On Father's Day my husband came to our home and spent the day
with us. We had beautiful interaction as a family. He relaxed
in 'his' chair and we laughed and shared as if he had never left.
He had a difficult time leaving us. He pulled very slowly out of
our driveway. Praise the Lord for a wonderful day. He has
called several times since then. I know the Lord will be
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
"Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory
and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness."
“God is awesome! I started 2013 absolutely sure that my marriage was over. My husband had walked out and said he was NEVER coming back. God had different plans. Through prayer, fasting, and petitioning God for help over and over, by November of last year my husband was back. Not only had he returned home but he was more affectionate and loving than before. By January, 2014, we were packed up and moving to a new state as husband and wife. There is absolutely No-Thing too hard for God. Be encouraged!” (Texas)