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!



“Thank God for this site. My husband said he was done and had another woman. I learned to zip it, I forgave myself for wrongs, forgave him, and started to do things God's way. Another stander called me and prayed with me over my marriage. My husband and I are dating and it is great. I praise the Lord for the mighty work He is doing. My husband still needs salvation so that is my main prayer focus for now. I'll see that happening soon too. With God all things are possible.”  (Ohio)
“The day before his holidays with the other woman, my husband announced that he wanted to gain some distance from me.  A few days later he called from another country to ask me how I was doing and to tell me that he would visit me and my son immediately after his return, so we could go together to the grave of our daughter. It was a wonderful afternoon. At the cemetery, my husband held me in his arms. We went out to eat and swam together. In the evening, he thanked me for the beautiful day.”  (Germany)
"My husband recently lost his job. That very day, I received an unexpected refund check in the mail from my insurance company. God is my source and always takes care of me." (Florida)

"My husband has been home 7.5 months now and it's been a glorious time. God not only removed my husband from darkness and sin but he removed me it, too. I was a bitter wife and didn't respect my husband the way God calls me to. To all standers, never give up on what God calls you to do. Your true unconditional love will knit your spouse's heart to you again. The other day I told the same story about how I knew my husband was the one and I expected my husband to tell the same story from 17 yrs ago but instead he said "when you showed me unconditional love." God will complete His good work." (Georgia)

"I asked God to show me if anything I was praying was working on the other woman's heart. Next week my kids came home saying that she (not my husband) took my youngest to church and also that she is a fan of a Christian radio station. Thank You God, for showing me that You are indeed working." (Pennsylvania)
“I want to thank God. My husband and I have been separated for many years and he was engaged to the OW. But he recently told me that he won’t marry another woman and almost every day he keeps on telling me that one day we will be reunited as a family again. I thank God because I know that what He started he will bring to completion.” (South Africa)
"My husband filed for divorce. I had been praying for our marriage to be restored. I found a Christian lawyer and told him I was standing for my marriage and my husband’s salvation. Our first court date was set and God was good. My lawyer convinced my husband's lawyer and the judge to vacate the date. They advised us to seek counseling. Prayers were answered and it showed me God is working." (Colorado)
"I was growing tired of standing and was asking God what to do. When I read Charlyne Cares for September 8th, it contained every Bible passage I read for my husband and myself each day. This was confirmation that I am doing the right thing." (Maryland)
“My husband came and told me he wasn’t sure of his love for me after many years of a good marriage. I was completely blind-sided by his confession. I began to claim Jesus’ authority over our marriage and home. I pleaded with God to remove the pain. Instead God began a hard/ beautiful work in me. My husband left for months. I kept praying, had others interceding, and stood. He is home now for several months. We are very slowly healing. Has it been easy? No, but God has been so amazing and is becoming my everything! God is so faithful. When all seems lost, He never disappoints, leaves or quits loving. I believe God is going to use what Satan meant for evil for His glory in us!”  (Alabama)
“At first I was the prodigal. I left home believing that because I had suffered my husband’s infidelity I was free to leave my marriage. One night I prayed that I would be able to see my husband the way the Lord sees him. I wanted to be friends because we have two children and many years together. One day I suddenly woke up understanding that my place was to be home with my family. I decided through the help of friends and God pulling at my heart to take a stand for my marriage. My husband did not accept my stand right away and had already entered into another relationship. He expressed many times that he no longer desired the marriage or a relationship with me. I zipped the lips and prayed scripture over my family every day. I separated myself in prayer and began to announce by faith the restoration of our marriage. To God be the glory, my marriage is restored! Thank you RMM, you played a big role in my testimony.”  (New Jersey) 
“I was in the grocery store and was talking with a lady. She and I were sharing our faith. I told her, ‘I have a story to tell.’ I didn't know I would be here sharing my story. Reading the testimonies here today, I heard a small still voice say, ‘Share your story.’ I've been a stander for many years. I'll be the first to admit, it hasn't been easy but God is faithful! For several years I didn’t hear anything from my husband. Then my suddenly came. There were phone calls. He is not the same man, God is changing him. Next thing I know, he came home this past Christmas Eve to give gifts. To God be the glory! Never give up hope. Keep trusting and believing God!”  (Ohio) 
For God does speak—now one way, now another— though man may not perceive it.  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds,  he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,  to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,  to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.” Job 33:14-18 
“After a long weekend of praying nonstop, it felt like, God remained faithful to me. My prodigal contacted me wanting to come over. Of course I insisted generously showing love and kindness. He told me when he arrived that he was thinking about me and could not stop. He said that he kept telling himself. ‘GOD, I have to see her.' In my eyes all I could hear him saying and nothing else was ‘GOD!’ He called to ‘GOD!’ What a blessing and praise to our God.  Remember Matthew 21:22, ‘If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’ Praise God for all things He is doing. Don't give up. He is never late but always on time.”  (Texas) 
"My divorce was finalized and I cried out to Lord asking when would I see my wife again. That Sunday I sat down at church and there she was in front. The pastor brought us together a few times and she committed to counseling for herself. I am going to counseling myself. I am hoping and praying we will start counseling together very soon. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!" (Florida)
“God is so good and continues to provide abundantly! Recently, I was disappointed as my bonus from work was a lot less than it should have been. I prayed about it, as His Word tells us that He wants to bless us abundantly (which God has done throughout this period of standing for the miracle of marriage restoration) and so I claimed the promises in the Bible. ‘Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision.’ (Psalm 144:13). I gave it to God for He ‘owns the cattle on a thousand hills’ and believed Him for the outcome. Today, I learned a monthly allowance I am due is more than I thought and the difference adds up to more than what my bonus should have been! Standers, do not allow the enemy to steal from you (financially or otherwise) and believe God's promises as His Word does not return void. He loves us and wants to bless each of us more than we imagine.” (United Kingdom)
“I have been discouraged lately because my husband hasn't shown any signs that God is softening his heart. He keeps telling me that I'm selfish for wanting our family back together and that if it happens it will be on his terms. So I prayed that God would show me a Covenant Transport truck before the year was over if I am to keep standing. I didn’t see my truck but I did see the movie, Fireproof. I trust this as God's sign to keep standing. God bless RMM and other standers in 2012.”  (Illinois) 
“It is not uncommon for me to see Swift Trucks periodically on the expressway in the city where I live. And each time I see one, I smile because I receive seeing them as communication from my Lord. One day this week was exceptional as there was a Swift Truck on a side road driving very slowly in front of me on my way home from work. The truck remained in front of me for quite a few blocks. Eventually, I had to drive around it because it was moving so slowly. As I turned left onto another side street, I looked in my rear view mirror and the Swift Truck also turned left! It continued the same route I drove until it passed the intersection and the location of my residence. I receive this as a sign from my Lord that my miracle is on the way to my home very soon! Amen! Thank You Lord. God does speak!” (Texas)
“My journey continues but with each setback my learning experience is enriched. I wanted to reach out to tell others whose spouse is in adultery what God told me recently. I live in the UK so am unable to ask for a Covenant Transport truck but closed my eyes while parked and gave God what appeared to be a crazy, impossible challenge – that when I opened my eyes I would receive a direct answer to my request, ‘Please show me that You are working on destroying this adultery.’ I have no idea what I expected but WOW…what an AMAZING God we serve! I opened my eyes and directly in front of me, written in huge letters on the side of a van was, ‘Ultimate Foiling Solutions.’ I laughed, I cried and I praised. Please know that nothing is impossible with God. Stay strong. God is working. “ (United Kingdom)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
“Praise God. I have been listening and reading everything I could in this ministry since my husband left several years  ago. I have been very weary lately and asking God again for His plans for me and my husband. This morning I sat before the Lord and asked Him to give me His Word for my spirit. I heard Ephesians 5:20:  Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Then Job 33:26-30. What an awesome God we serve. He gives to us who wait upon the Lord’s strength and He renews our spirit. May God strengthen all who are waiting and seeking Him.”  (Texas) 
“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)
“I’m thankful for God's grace. I've been standing for a few years. It has not been easy, but God has been faithful. I received a call from my beloved that he is engaged. God gave me many signs of encouragement and even placed a rainbow in the sky. My heart is aching but my spirit is encouraged. No matter what, I trust God to restore my family. God placed a song on my heart by Ricardo Sanchez, ‘It's Not Over.’ The chorus says, ‘When God is in it there is no limit. It's not over." Thank You Jesus!”  (Florida)
“A little while ago, I was crying out to God and telling Him how tired I was of waiting. I even started to imagine moving on. Later that day, as I was driving to Bible study, I looked at the car in front of me and the license plate read ‘Wait4him.’ I knew He was speaking to me. That car stayed in front of me all the way to the street where I was going. I couldn't help but laugh. God does speak, in a thousand different ways! PTL!”  (Ohio) 
"We serve a mighty God. Suddenly my beloved husband stated he wanted to move back in together. We found a home that made my spouse say it was going to be our new home. We decided to apply for it, got approved and received the keys all within one week. We are spending this weekend moving our things into our new home. God has answered many prayers and brought my beloved spouse home. He is faithful to His promises. Praise the Lord." (Connecticut)
“Praise the Lord, who is almighty. My husband suddenly texted me 20 minutes before church asking for the time, so that he can attend with us. Hallelujah! We then spent the day at a local fair. The Lord is so faithful, full of mercy and unconditional love. I felt lonely, tired, doubtful and had a hardened heart that morning. BUT GOD. I informed all my friends of the grace of God. Thank the Lord and be ready. Isaiah 12:4,5.”  (Florida)
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14 
“Heartbroken that my son wanted to wake up with his dad on Christmas morning for the first time since my prodigal left, I was crying out to the Lord for His peace. When I finally calmed down, Psalm 46:10 popped into my head (Be still and know I am God!)  After that I felt led to accept my son’s request, which in turn led me to let my prodigal know he was welcome to stay and watch our son open presents when he brought him home Christmas morning. He has accepted. Oh what a glorious God we serve.”  (Florida)  
"My husband called me just to say good morning. The next day he came to see our daughters and I caught him staring at me. I thank God for allowing me to see that He is working on my husband. Thank You, Jesus." (Georgia)
“My wife has been gone over a year and is practically out of our son’s life. I’ve been praying for her to want to change things and to forgive me for past mistakes. She called me last night crying and saying how much she missed our son and me and that she loves us and she’s trying to get better. I can tell God is working in her to bring her home and to change me so I’ll be ready when it happens. I’m continuing to believe for financial provision for my family and for my beautiful wife’s Damascus Road moment.” (Oklahoma)
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"God has worked mightily in my life since my stand for marriage restoration. There has been much healing in my life and relationship with my absent spouse. I received an email from husband telling me how he believes the Holy Spirit is working in our lives." (North Carolina)
“PTL! HE is truly answering mine and my children’s prayers. My husband and I have been communicating a lot. He has been coming ‘home’ to visit often. He and the OW lost the house they were in and he is leaning towards coming home. He comes and stays a few hours three to four times a week. He also provides financial assistance every week. Our court date was rescheduled until the end of January. Restoration is here, in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah.”  (Illinois)
"It is now over two years since I took my stand and I am more hopeful than ever that my marriage is being restored. I am doing so much more than waiting as God has been working in me, my life, my prodigal and our marriage. With God's grace we are going to see fireworks together tonight (July 4). In God there is hope. Thanks be to God." (Vermont)
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you   and your children and for all who are far off - for all whom the Lord our God will call."  Acts 2:38-39  
“My spouse left and has filed for divorce. I finally went to see a lawyer and she said she's a Christian and doesn’t encourage divorce. She also said that God can heal anything and she'll be praying for me. My prayers were answered in finding a Christian attorney who isn't pushy about divorce.”  (Kentucky)  
"I want to thank God for leading me to your ministry when I thought all had failed and there was no hope. I have been standing for my marriage and trusting God for healing and restoration. My wife visited last week and, although she comes and goes, I will be standing and waiting on God's perfect timing and promise."  (South Africa) 
"Nine months before our 25th anniversary, my husband demanded a divorce. I thought my life was over. God intervened after my constant cries of defeat and regret. I called and asked him to the movies and when he saw me, that was the turning point. God spoke to him and told him that it had been a mistake. Five months after that turning point, we were remarried in St. Thomas. There is always hope, no matter what. God is the hope. We give Him all the glory, honor and praise." (Ohio)
"My husband filed my divorce. A week before our first court date, the hearing was postponed for a month. Before the second court date, my spouse's attorney failed to file the correct papers. Now it's again pushed back another month. I have been praying against every hearing and will continue to pray for the third court attempt. God hears our prayers." (California)
"Yesterday my wife came to pick up all she wanted for her new place. My blessing was that she allowed me to be home to help her pack. We have a little box where we put old business cards with our family prayers and testimonies on the back. I had printed out a few hundred short scriptures onto cards, to read daily, for the box. She wanted to take the box and the scriptures." (Thailand)
"I offer my praise and thanks to God. My husband is pursuing a divorce, but he surprised me with a request that showed me that he is also testing the waters to see if he is still welcome in our home. (I happily said yes to his request.) I don't pretend to know God's timing for us, but I thank Him and praise Him for this glimpse into the work He is doing on the other side of our mountain." (Washington)
"I am praising God for all the little things that are happening with my beloved over the last four months. It started with a few texts a week and then each week God adds a phone call or a stop by to check in or an actual date to the movies. We now have contact every single day in one shape or another. The other person is still in the picture, but I choose to praise my Lord for what I get every day. I am not going to lie; it has been a struggle and I do hurt. But I continue to believe what my Lord has spoken to my heart and soon God will suddenly make him to run away from her." (Pennsylvania)
"Every year around the New Year my Lord gives me His Words for that year. This year His Words to me are: 'I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.'  Joel 2:25and ‘This is the year of the Lord's favor.’ I am seeing God working, bringing both my adult daughters back to Him and to each other. They have each traveled a long and difficult road and are still living with the consequences of their past decisions. Every day they are working to fill the void left by the removal of the negative things in their lives with the good things God provides. Praise God that I am able to help them, as they all are living with me, and see God's hand working in our family. Satan doesn’t like it but my Lord is faithful. His Word and promises are true. Return home, you wayward children,’ says the LORD, ‘for I am your master. I will bring you back to the land of Israel--one from this town and two from that family--from wherever you are scattered.’  Jeremiah 3:14.  (California) 
“I want to thank God for being able to submit a testimony and for seeing me through another year, as yesterday was my birthday. You cannot imagine how it warmed my heart to hear my dear wife and toddler son singing happy birthday to me! God is so GOOD. I have been pleading night and day with Him to show me just a glimpse of glory to strengthen my faith and He did. Hallelujah! I want to encourage standers with this thought: The only difference between the power of your prayers and those of Christ Himself are two main things – fasting and ABSOLUTE obedience to God in your personal walk. Ask Him for the Holy Spirit to conquer all sins in your life. As you overcome through Him, He will give you the desires of your heart. That is how you will win this fight.” (Georgia)
"I'm proud to give a praise report!! After  years of my husband saying he wanted out of our marriage, he has started attending church with me and our children! He wants to work on our marriage and has even set up marriage counseling with my Pastor!! During my stand the Lord keep telling me to hold on! God is so good and faithful I love him so much and am so glad I did not give up! Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries for being a lighthouse for the Lord.  Thank You, Jesus Lord.  I Love You."  (Florida) 
"I saw Fireproof with my little son. I was that husband to my wife in every way. My tears never ceased. It took my wife leaving with our son before I reached my low and cried out to my Savior, Jesus Christ. God has blessed me and I know His hand is in this movie." (Tennessee)

“Thank you RMM for encouraging me for three years. April of this year my husband came home...suddenly! He came home the week after our wedding anniversary. We are waiting for vow renewal now. I began to thank God for not letting me sleep through those early morning hours so I could be the one to intercede for my family. The attitude of thanksgiving planted joy in my life and I purposed that no matter what, I would honor the covenant I made before God to show Him I understand His covenant with me is forever, unbreakable. When I was faced with telling someone that my children and I were standing for restoration, I thought maybe this is the one who needs to see that we can trust Christ. People say, ‘You never gave up, you knew he d come back.’ I tell them I didn't know the outcome but God doesn't lie and we can pray His words and claim them. He is faithful!”  (Louisiana)

"My prodigal wrote me a wonderful letter saying that he thinks about me everyday and that I will always have his heart. We spent New Year's Day together. Thank You, Father for the signs. God spoke to me to bless my husband. God is faithful to His Word." (Colorado)
"Months ago I was searching the Internet for Christian marriage restoration and found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. I did not realize what would happen with my marriage, but God did and I know that's why He led me to this ministry. I am standing and keeping my eyes on the Lord. My husband has filed for divorce but the Lord has told me He will restore our marriage. Our first court date was postponed. I know God is working. Thank You, Jesus." (Connecticut)
“The enemy has been pulling out all the stops the past few days. But I kept praying, focused on God and danced in the rain! I just got off the phone with my beloved prodigal. We have a court date coming soon. He told me a few times in our phone conversation that he is not sure he is doing the right thing! He also told me he loved me! PTL! God has planted the seed! I got to tell my husband I was praying for him and would never give up on him. I am more sure than ever that God's promises He made are true! Our marriage will be saved!”  (Minnesota) 
“The past week I have been on an emotional roller coaster. I began to feel that my stand was in vain. I began to think about how David felt in Psalm 73 and how Habakkuk vented his feelings. On the way to work I began to vent my frustration to the Lord and out of nowhere a Covenant Transport truck drove right pass me. I began to cry and thank God for His faithfulness. I know now that that my stand is not in vain. Despite how it may seem, I know God is in control.” (Georgia)
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