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 want to give God praise. My court hearing was canceled. My furnace also broke down, and they were unable to fix it until it was paid in full. God provided every cent needed and we have heat." (Illinois) (posted 11/28/2008)
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27 (posted 12/5/2008)
"I have just started my stand and have doubts about whether I'm really doing the right thing. However, as I prayed one morning God managed to send me a confirmation through a friend. It was God speaking directly to me I know. Hebrews 10:35-36: 'So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.' It couldn't have been any clearer to me then." (Georgia) (posted 8/28/2010)
"PLT! My God is so precious. He answered my prayer to continue to break the walls of silence. My best friend called to see if I talked to my husband because both of them had a mutual friend who had passed away. She said that I should call him right away and I did. He was happy to hear from me and we have been talking ever since!"  (Oklahoma) 
(posted 4/15/2011)
“I want to thank God for taking care of my family. During my stand the Lord has provided for all of our needs as He has promised. A year ago I was reading Psalm 34:19 and right next to it I wrote, ‘Lord these are my afflictions,’ and I listed five issues where I needed His intervention. Last week as I opened my Bible to the same place, I praised God that He answered four of them already. The divorce issue is the only one left in the list. I have an upcoming court date in a month and a half. My hope is in the Lord. God is good. To Him be the glory. Thank You Jesus!”  (California) (posted 8/1/2013)
“A marriage restored many wonderful years now, Praise God! Our marriage is better than when we first fell in love, and each year God has been faithful to deepen our love and intimacy. He transformed not only our marriage, but our Christian walk as well. This is what the LORD says: ‘I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.’ Isaiah 45:2 (NLT) The battle is God’s. All we have to do is stand faithfully, waiting for Him to act. Even now, when I see a rainbow, I am moved; it reminds me that God heard my prayers and answered them. Thank you, Jesus for Your love and mercies and restoring our marriage.”  (North Carolina) (posted 9/3/2013)
“I have been told that my job has been extended for an additional month. This is a praise report because despite my 'strained' financial situation, I was determined I will trust God and not put my hope in 'man.' A few months before, my colleagues were preparing for my departure, but God has other plans.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 2/24/2013)
“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)  (posted 8/13/2012)
"Glory to God I can see the Lord moving in my marriage. God is restoring and transforming my husband and me." (New York) (posted 11/28/2008)
“Our marriage has been on the rocks since we moved to a new country. I felt alone and hopeless and fell into depression. Every opportunity to leave this new life and go visit my family and friends in my native country, I would take. I didn't realize that I was allowing Satan to attack my husband. During this time, my husband felt lonely and unhappy and isolated himself from the relationship completely. I felt hopeless and sick in every way. However, God brought forward to life His promise. My husband wanted us to move to separate places but thanks to God 's promise and grace, my husband not only invited me out to dinner but we also checked out a potential apartment. God hears our prayers and with His timing God will restore. I'm not sure what will happen when our lease is over, but I know our God is working on a miracle. Amen.”  (Columbia) (posted 11/18/2013)
"The scripture passage from last Sunday's 'Charlyne Cares', Ephesians 2:13-18, was the same passage my pastor preached about that morning. My beloved prodigal husband was in church that day for the first time in months." (New Jersey) (posted 7/17/2009)
“I give my Lord all the glory for this Christmas. I had my entire family together. Even though my husband and I are not back together, we spent the holidays together. The Lord has done so much I don't even know where to start. My marriage has not been restored yet but I believe it’s on the way. Don't give up on your dreams. Hold on because God answers in His time. Thank You Jesus for all You have done and everything You are going to do.”  (Virginia) (posted 1/6/2014)
“I invited my prodigal to a family event; he agreed to come but changed his mind. He finally said that he did not want to take off work to be with the family. For the first time, I did not get upset or discouraged, ( all glory to God ). We attended the event and had a great time. I thanked God for the small step of him at least considering the event. The next morning, my husband texted me saying that he was coming to the house to exchange gifts. He has not been to the house in four months. My prayer to God was that this event would be the new start we were waiting for. The God that we serve is well able! He may not come when we want Him, but He is always right on time! Thanks for all the standers' prayers and I keep all of you in my prayers! Keep standing!”  (Louisiana)  (posted 1/7/2013)
“‘Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord as said to her will be accomplished.’ Luke 1:45. I am a newbie stander. My husband asked for a divorce and I started standing. Since then he hasn’t mentioned it and now feels it would be a mistake to divorce. We haven’t lived together for a couple of years but the next time I testify it will be because my ‘suddenly’ has happened. Stay standing, don’t give up no matter what our human eyes see.” (Florida) (posted 8/19/2014)
“I got an anniversary card from the ministry on Sunday and then suddenly, the next week, my husband packed his bags and came home. SUDDENLY! I really want to share this testimony here because all the devotions sent to me every day have done a great job in me. Keep praying because God is faithful.”  (Uganda) (posted 5/14/2014)
"After months of no contact, my wife was in a car accident and called me to help her. Over time, it almost seemed as if she was looking for excuses for me to come over and help her with something. The Lord has given me the strength I need to help her, love her and care for her without seeking anything in return. She's still not home, but the Lord has shown me how He can change things. All it took was one crazy driver." (Pennsylvania) (posted 4/10/2009)
"God is good and answers prayers. My once prodigal, now living at home, told me to move out and that he didn't love me. He is now smiling and joking as if he is happy. I will not let my guard down again. I relaxed on praying for my family once, but I will never do that again." (Florida) (posted 11/14/2008)

"Sunday our church had a potluck dinner after services. The menu was stew. I was serving in the kitchen, so I did not get to eat until later, and then I did not get much on my plate. The stew tasted so good to me. As I was driving home, I told the kids I wish we had more of that stew and that we should make some more. We came into the house smelling these awesome smells. Our returned prodigal had filled the crock pot with, you guessed it, stew, for supper. We serve a might God who makes us one with our spouses." (Wisconsin)

(posted 2/2/2007)
"On September 7 my spouse came home. I found out that he had been doing a lot of thinking and that he wanted to work on us getting back together. I prayed scriptures with (husband’s) name and my name in them, for us both to be changed. Praise God, He gave me a new home and my husband back! God is faithful to His word; it will not return back void." (Tennessee) (posted 11/20/2004)
“Here lately my sister who is my prayer partner and best friend has been having dreams of my prodigal and I in a restored relationship. She will text me in the middle of the night about these dreams and it's always when I feel doubt creeping in. This is God's way of saying trust and believe, it will happen soon. God is awesome and He will use whomever to let you know He is working on the other side of the mountain! PTL!!” (Washington) (posted 3/11/2012)
"God is touching my husband's hardened heart. After leaving and never asking if I needed a repair to our home, I asked if he could please help with something that needed to be repaired and when he dropped our daughter off after visitation he made the repair. He also told me he is back on his medication. He is listening." (Pennsylvania) (posted 10/30/2009)
Read more about the history of Covenant Transport trucks and standers. 
(posted 4/15/2011)

"We were separated for two years and have been back together for over a year. It has not always been easy, but the Lord never promised easy. He has allowed both of us to share what God has done in our marriage." (Indiana)

(posted 6/9/2006)
"The Lord blessed me by allowing me to go on a mission trip to Brazil for medical care and evangelism. Many people accepted Christ. My heart was touched with love for the people of the world. My heart still cries out for my prodigal to return to the Lord and me." (Colorado) (posted 3/6/2009)
“I've been standing for some time and have prayed for signs of restoration. This past week I asked the Lord how does my husband feel about me, and I wanted to hear it from my husband's mouth. A couple of days after that prayer, my husband called me out of the blue at work; he said he just called to tell me that he loves me. God is good!! What an awesome God we serve, his Word and promises are true."And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son my bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." (John 14:13-14). Fellow standers, don't stop praying for your prodigal and your marriage. Stand firm, believe and have faith. God does hear and answer our prayers.”  (California) (posted 8/8/2012)

"Mother's Day was a blessing. My husband came to church and sat with me and my children. We then celebrated the rest of the day together as a family. I have prayed for this day to come for a long time. God answers prayers when we make Him Lord of our lives. He gets all the glory and praise." (Florida)

(posted 5/7/2012)
"I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:1-2 (posted 1/10/2011)
“God told me from the beginning that I am to stand for my spouse and my marriage forever. I have been praying for God to move my mountains. Today I saw a glimmer of hope. My spouse texted me an early Happy Birthday and said he was sorry for everything and that he has a lot going on in his mind and heart. I can see God moving my mountain of circumstances. Praise be to the glory of God. He is faithful, a loving and just God.”  (Florida) (posted 8/11/2014)
“We have been separated a few years and my husband has had a few different jobs. He told me he will be losing his current job. Knowing this is the prodigal pattern, it was another opportunity to invited him to come home. He didn't answer either way. The same week at church, a couple was remarried after years apart and at work I was told about two marriages working toward reconciliation. I’ve been praying for these three marriages as well as mine. Thank you Rejoice for teaching me to stand and most of all for showing me Jesus is my life! I trust God's plan!!” (Wisconsin)  (posted 10/29/2011)
“My husband has been the prodigal within our marriage for many years. In my own strength I battled to save it when I found out about the OW three years ago. Though he ended it with her, his heart never returned to me. He became bitter and left. He came home for a false start which I forced, then left again. He has now filed for a divorce. God has really been working on me. I only really committed to standing in December. I found your website in January. Twice my husband has had plans to serve me and, PTL, twice God has stilled his hand. I'm learning the importance of prayer, fasting, tithing, scriptures, and zipping my lip. He still says he's never coming home and hasn't loved me and doesn't want me in his life, but God is really working at repairing relationships with our teen son, daughter, and now granddaughter. My husband even comes and watches the baby so our daughter can go to school. PTL...thank you for your prayers.” (Oregon) (posted 4/14/2014)
"Praise God for answer to prayer. Today on my way to work I saw my husband in many months, spoke with him and shared a kiss with him. We had a pleasant conversation and at the end I was able to say he is always welcome to come home! To God be all the glory for this wonderful blessing."  (United Kingdom) (posted 5/12/2011)
“We have been separated/divorced for several years and I have been standing. My prodigal and I have always maintained a good relationship and we saw each other every other week to exchange child support. We took our son to college orientation and we shared a hotel. I wondered if he would come by now that there was no more child support to be paid. Praise God, he still gives me money and still comes by to spend time with me. I feel love when he holds me and when we kiss. Praise Jesus our mountain is moving. The moment I let go and let God is the moment I saw changes. I'm sitting back and allowing our Lord to win this battle. His will be done. Luke 1:37.”  (Texas) (posted 9/30/2013)
“Praise God for He is awesome! It has been a very, very dark valley as of late. I have been crying out to God and fasting and it seemed God remained silent… but GOD! He has given me not just one sign of His promise, but several. Praise His glorious name! Standers, remember when God seems silent, He wants us to trust Him even more and HE will ANSWER! Keep standing and trusting God! Thank You Lord, for You are good and Your love never fails!”  (Florida)  (posted 5/6/2013)
"PTL!! My husband just got a substantial bonus at work. I would have never known about it if he did not tell me. He deposited the full amount to our joint account and paid my credit card debt in full. Though he has been in the far country for many months, I have faith God is working in his heart." (Florida) (posted 3/18/2011)
“Praise the Lord! After asking God for victory over the other woman, God said, ‘It is finished.’ My husband returned home; he left the other woman. Many times I wanted to give up. The more I prayed, the worse my husband got. Now I can say, despite opposition from Satan, Jesus had the last word. Now to all I will say if you are praying and your husband becomes worse, it’s a sign God is working and Satan is fighting hard. Don’t give up. Praise God my husband is home.”  (American Samoa) (posted 7/15/2013)
"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)  (posted 6/13/2011)
"I have stood for years and my husband remarried. I give God praise for all He is doing. My husband's aunt became ill. The last few days we have been together talking to each other and sharing what is happening on my side of the family. I notice how he looks at me when we are together. I know God is working. I will wait on God's perfect timing." (Virginia) (posted 7/31/2009)
“I’ve been standing for my marriage for several months. I had given up before but God brings me back. I had started praying that my husband have an experience as Saul did on Damascus Road. I pray it every day. Today I forgot to pray it and opened up Charlyne’s daily devotionals and I saw that was her topic for the day. Praise God! After I read that I drove past a truck that had on their back windshield 2 Corinthians 5:7  For we walk by faith, not by sight. I know the good Lord is helping me keep my faith and I know He will return my husband very soon.”  (Texas) (posted 10/13/2014)
What an awesome God we serve. I've been standing for many years for my marriage to be restored. We're not there yet, but our mighty God has been working on the other side of my mountain. This year, for the first time in many years, my husband spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas with us. He got down on the floor to play with our oldest grandchild and was tenderly holding our newest little angel. He has also been calling more to talk to me on a personal level. I have told him again that I am standing and will do so until they put me in the ground. He even said he was proud of me for being able to stand like I have. I told him it wasn't me, but God. Praise God, my beloved is coming around, slowly but surely. My God will prevail and restore.”  (Tennessee)  (posted 1/22/2013)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4  (posted 12/26/2011)
"My marriage was hopeless only months ago. I became a stander when I found your site and God did many miracles within me as I began to relate with Him and to obey His word. Thank you for all the love you share with people suffering separation and divorce. I love my husband more than ever before." (Mexico) (posted 2/26/2010)
"My wife said she is filing for divorce. We have not talked for weeks. A few weeks ago I received a letter from you with the Stander's Affirmation. I repeated that several times a day. My wife messaged me to come over and she said she is no longer filing for divorce. We are rebuilding our marriage. Thank You, God for hearing my prayers." (Illinois) (posted 5/21/2010)

“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)

(posted 8/31/2012)
“God is always faithful. After several months of non-communication and my fasting and praying through that time period, my spouse began to communicate with me around Easter. After five days of him contacting me for one reason or another, I had to make a short trip on the interstate and God gave me an overload of signs - I saw an ‘On Time Every Time’ truck which I had never seen before along with many others right in a row. The next two days I didn't hear anything from my husband so I believe this was reassurance even though I didn't ask. I had to make another short interstate trip the next day and God gave me a Quick Way, On Time Every Time, Express, United, and two Covenant Transport trucks within ten minutes of getting on the road! I asked all winter long to see Covenant Transport trucks and I only saw two even though I traveled almost every weekend. Two in one day is incredible and again I didn't even ask! I believe my suddenly is right around the corner!”  (Indiana)  (posted 4/26/2012)
“After standing for a couple of years, my wife called to ask to meet with me. She began crying and asked me if I had given up on her. I told her that I would never give up on her. She told me that she wishes to be obedient to God and wants to come home. A week prior to this, I was discouraged and praying when God gave mePsalm 46:5. God is in the midst of her(my wife), she shall not be shaken, God shall help her, just at the turning of the morning. (NKJ). On Bob and Charlyne's anniversary, my wife met with our children to tell them that she is ready to come home. Thank You, Lord, for teaching me how to trust You. Thank you, Charlyne (and Bob) for showing me the way and teaching me how to pray. I am a ministry partner with you for life.” (Pennsylvania)  (posted 7/20/2012)
"I watched 7th Street Theater Sunday night and cried with joy the whole time. The show was about prayer and marriage restoration. The man in the skit was discouraged about God not answering his prayer and getting bitter against God. I know what that's like. He was encouraged by another Christian. He told his wife that he had forgiven her and still loved her. God had answered both their prayers." (Wisconsin) (posted 3/13/2009)
"Praise God! We got an offer on our house. Believing God will push short sale through. While I have been sad to lose our house since my husband and I still own it together, I know that God is in charge. And even though circumstances appear to be impossible, I am standing strong and believe that God is working out all the details so that my husband can come home to me and our children and truly have a fresh start in the suddenly, near future!"  (Florida) (posted 6/13/2011)
“My daughter and I went on a trip to visit my parents and we had decided to go on a mini-vacation. As we were driving, I thought about asking God to see a Covenant Transporttruck if He was still working on my marriage. But then I thought, God has given me my promises and I need to just stand on those and not test Him. As we were exiting to go to our hotel, I looked back and on the highway a Covenant Transport truck passed! How funny and loving our God is to allow me to see one even though I never actually asked Him for it! I was in a completely different state and we were in a little town that I never would have expected to see one! God is good and He hears us even when it's not in prayer! Thank You Papa!”  (California)  (posted 7/20/2012)
"Praise God, my daughter-in-law’s boyfriend moved out. She still is out-of-state but I am confident that God is working on the other side of the mountain." (Pennsylvania) (posted 8/14/2009)
"One of my prodigals has returned. My estranged son recently invited me to visit him and his new wife. I was warmly received and later he asked me to forgive him for all that he had done against me and especially for not allowing me to attend his wedding. My heart overflowed with love as I hugged and kissed him and told him all was forgiven. Praise the Lord." (United Kingdom) (posted 7/9/2010)
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