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 have been asking the Lord for a sign that I am doing the right thing still standing. I have been having doubts that my prodigal will ever want to come home to us. But, PTL!!! Out of the blue this morning, as I was coming under an overpass of the interstate, there sat a Covenant Transport truck waiting to pull out! I normally would not have even noticed a truck, but the Lord made me look and read the side! I cried out to God in praises for answering me! I know now that this is the first day of the rest of my life and one day, in His perfect timing, my husband will be back home with me and our son! God is so good! He knows what we need and gives it when it is least expected.”  (Alabama)  (posted 2/4/2012)
“My spouse called me early one morning last week and wanted to come over to talk. I had a sick feeling that he'd changed his mind about trying to reconcile, but I was totally wrong! He wants to go ahead and end the separation and come home! He followed through with that so I can see he is serious. Praise Jesus May miracles never cease.” (Florida)  (posted 3/11/2012)
"My husband had an affair, but remained in our home. A month ago he came to me and asked for forgiveness. I kept my faith in God." (North Carolina) (posted 10/16/2009)
“The Lord heard and answered my prayers in healing our broken family and dead marriage. My faith was really strengthened. With God all things are possible. Keep on praying, God will answer all our prayers in His perfect timing.”  (United Arab Emirates) (posted 1/27/2015)
“Some time after my marriage fell apart and I began my stand, God put a colleague in my path who was days away from walking away from a 29 year marriage. I had prayed for God to send someone I could help. Armed with all the teaching here, I walked alongside her as she learned this new way of looking at what was happening in her marriage. I am happy to report that her husband, who had turned to an OW and was declaring their marriage dead, has now recommitted to her and their marriage and has a softer and more loving heart. Hallelujah and thank You Lord! And even though my marriage is still a dead zone, I am so in awe of how mighty and awesome He is and how He has done this beautiful thing for my friend. I thank Him that I could be a small part of this beautiful restoration story. I know that He is working on me and my husband and I will see the glory of the Lord shine in my marriage when His time is right.”  (Australia) (posted 2/16/2015)
“Praise God! Our divorce hearing that I have submitted on the court room page is not going through. I thank everyone for their prayers! I decided to tell my prodigal that I was not giving up and that God promised me that He was going to heal our marriage and restore and rebuild it with God as the foundation. I told him that I was not going to submit the paperwork and that this is not what I want. So we did not submit the paperwork and we are not going to the hearing. In addition, I have been praying for his relationship with our daughter to be healed since there were many issues that arose with them that started Satan’s attack on our family. God has arranged that instead of being here for the court hearing, they are going on a camping trip, just the two of them. There is still a long way to go, but God has answered my prayers to stop the divorce and is starting the reconciliation between my daughter and my husband.” (Wisconsin) (posted 4/21/2014)
“PTL! I have been standing for my marriage for some time now, living with my in-house prodigal husband. I can’t tell you how hard this stand has been especially seeing my husband doing things that constantly hurt and frustrate me… but GOD. He told me to be patient and wait on Him and I have been seeing my prayers answered one by one. I witnessed my husband read the Bible for the first time in many years and this weekend, at my brother’s wedding, my husband was wearing his wedding band, something he hasn’t done in a long time. He was very loving, caring and affectionate towards me. He even embraced me and kissed me while taking pictures. I know that God is softening my husband’s heart and working it out and all I have to do is be still.”  (Florida) (posted 4/14/2015)
“Though we are in the midst of this restoration journey, I have felt led to post my testimony. Thank the Lord, He has hedged my husband in at our home and not allowed him to leave. It has been several years since I started my stand for him and our marriage. The Lord has changed me so much and built my faith beyond what I could have imagined. I have told my husband I am not giving up on him or us and that I would be whatever he needs me to be. Right now he needs me to be his friend. God is building our friendship, something we never really had before. PTL! I believe my suddenly is coming soon!”  (Indiana) (posted 8/31/2014)

The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people. As you have been an object of cursing among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong. Zechariah 8:12-13 

(posted 5/5/2011)
“My husband’s plan was to divorce and move away. I found this website through an Internet search and availed myself of Charlyne's godly advice. I prayed, fasted, and stood. I let my husband know that I was never giving up on our covenant before God. Suddenly he expressed that he wanted to try again. He had noticed a difference in me and everywhere he went he thought of me. We are aware that our marriage needs repair, but we know that God has great plans for us together. Stand firm and get as close to God as you possibly can. My stand will continue for my marriage as long as we have breath. Now we are standing as one.”  (New York)  (posted 2/5/2013)
“After nearly a year and a half of no contact, my husband messaged me about a bill. During our messaging he alluded to the fact that he didn't have any peace in his life. I told him he is welcome to come home anytime he wanted and that our son and I still love him regardless of the situation. I invited him for Christmas since it will be just our son and me. I apologized for being so forward but it has been several years since I last told him these things and wanted him to know nothing has changed. A few days later he messaged me and said he didn't think he was coming down for Christmas but he would to come by the next time he is in the area. Please pray that his plans will change and he will spend Christmas with us. I am so thankful he didn't say a flat out no to any of the things I said. I had prayed for a sign that he wasn't mad at what I said. So thankful!”  (Louisiana) (posted 12/16/2013)
  “I have been standing for some years now, and circumstances have gotten a bit worse, yet over the past few months I have been given a deep joy that passes all understanding! In my early stand, people who had already traveled this road told me this would happen, yet I could not believe it would for me. Keep standing close to Him and He will fill your heart in all the empty places. Yesterday as I was walking out of church I asked the Lord to stay close to me- and then I checked my cell phone. There was a photo of a beautiful angel! I sent a thank you text to my sister who sent it, and she replied she had tried to send it the day before and it wouldn't send - God's timing is impeccable! I would not trade this joy I have for anything, and now pray only that someday my husband may know it too. When that happens, all else will fall into place- ‘I am confident and unafraid for He has been my Savior!’"  (Rhode Island)  (posted 12/17/2012)

“I was about to give up. My husband and I have been separated for months with little contact. We got together to sign tax returns. He told me how much I had changed and said that he wanted my counselor's number so he could be happy too. I told him the Lord has changed me. He also said he wanted to go to church on Easter Sunday with me and said that he has told everyone that he believes our marriage will work out. I am so in shock. Praise God. Every time I've seen my husband I've fasted and prayed all day the day before. The Lord keeps His promises.” (California)

(posted 3/8/2012)
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.  Psalm 13:5-6 (posted 5/12/2011)

"My prodigal and I have maintained a friendship after an emotional forgiveness letter I wrote to him. I have been praying and growing weary in my stand. We have started dating and getting to know each other again. The good thing is that we are learning trust and honesty during the process. We have agreed that this new start is a good start. God is so good and I know He is working." (Texas)

(posted 3/24/2006)
“I wanted to share a song with you. I was listening to Stop Divorce Radio on ‘Lord, Resurrect My Marriage.’ I have been studying Ezekiel and found a song by Lauren Diagle, ‘Come Alive Dry Bones’. You can find it on YouTube.” (Missouri) (posted 12/11/2014)
“Thank you Rejoice Ministries for encouraging us to stand. Since I subscribed to this site, my decision to stand is yielding positive results. I receive daily confirmation from God that I made the best decision for my marriage. I want to praise and thank God for the Christmas gift I asked for. A few days after Christmas I texted my husband to make arrangements for our kids and he surprised me by wishing me a belated Christmas message and a blessed new year. He has never acknowledged any important days since the separation. I know the devil is saying this means nothing, but I know that this is God's assurance that He is still working on our marriage and the pending divorce is canceled forever in the mighty name of Jesus and the restoration is imminent. Glory be to God.”  (South Africa)  (posted 4/23/2012)
"I have heard God’s voice through the Bible. This time He spoke to me through Bob’s book, 'Pulpits in the Marketplace.' One of the characters said, 'Don't worry, if that is God's will, He will make a way.' Where God spoke was that this sentence was divided between pages. Right on the top of page 81 it reads, 'is God's will, He will make a way.' It came to me. Marriage reconciliation is His will." (Maryland) (posted 5/22/2009)

"Mother's Day began with breakfast in bed prepared by my daughter. I prayed to God that I would like to have my husband go to Mass with me. Twenty minutes later, the phone rang and my husband asked to go to Mass with me. He also took us to lunch. God does listen and answers prayer." (California)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“PTL for encouraging news, however small! I have been praying and spending many hours in His Word. Today I received news that my prodigal inquired about certain costs associated with our baby. This is great news because I live in another state and he would only need to know this information if we were living together. My prodigal tells me that he thinks about our reconciliation daily. Praise God as I pray that He continues to soften my prodigal's heart. The Lord spoke to my heart that our restoration is near!”  (Arizona)  (posted 1/18/2012)
“I have been following RMM for almost a year now and I am glad to say it’s really been a source of strength for me in trying times. I have gained so many prayer points through the teachings and God has done so many wonderful things for me through some of the Bible verses shared here. While I am still not out of the woods, I have complete faith that God is moving mightily in my marriage. Keep standing standers, our God never sleeps or slumbers. Stay in faith. I’m praying for us all.” (United Kingdom) (posted 10/13/2014)
“I want to thank Kristy and God for today’s devotional. It is exactly what I needed to hear. I have been definitely feeling like I’m caught between the Red Sea and the Egyptians – years of standing, a divorce and many health issues including several surgeries and future cancer treatments. But God…He has given me amazing and complete peace over all of the health issues. I can totally see myself in this devotional and I am grateful for this encouragement as I woke up this morning in desperate need of exactly this message. I do believe God will deliver me out of this wilderness and I am looking forward to seeing the amazing way He chooses to do just that. I thank God for His always perfect timing!”  (New York) (posted 4/14/2015)
I praise the Lord for He is my rock. From day one I knew that divorce is not an option and I continually asked, ‘Why me?’ Today I met a young woman who applied for a divorce this past week. Suddenly I told her God does not want her to go ahead with the divorce. She looked at me strangely and said her lawyer had said the same to her. If my walk has been just to help one less divorce, then all glory to God. The Lord will fulfill all that He promises. NEVER give up and persist in prayer.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/4/2015)
“I would like to thank the Lord for showing me that marriage restoration is possible. My husband left a few months ago, came home for a few weeks, but then left again. While at home we spoke a little bit about what happened. God is good since we are still in contact and he still visits our daughter. He sometimes also comes to church. I will not give up on my spouse. My walk with God has become much stronger than it was. I am grateful for what I have been through for it has made me a better person. I can’t wait for my husband to come back home in God’s timing.”  (South Africa) (posted 8/31/2014)
"Praise The Lord, my prodigal husband called to ask to pick up our daughter and keep her for the weekend and take her shopping for her birthday. My husband has not called me in months, but called several times yesterday. I will continue to fast and pray. Our children and our future grandchildren are depending on my stand for righteousness." (Oklahoma) (posted 11/13/2009)
"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." Psalm 29:1-2 (posted 1/10/2011)
“Hopeless is the only way I could describe my situation. My husband left, told me he loved the OW, and said he was never coming home. It was difficult to do, but I did not listen to my husband. I listened to and believed God and His Word. I blocked out the advice of friends and loved ones and only obeyed God. My husband came home and it was still a fight. I tolerated things from him that I thought I never would tolerate out of obedience to God. No matter how messed up I thought my husband was, I continued to allow God to lead, guide, and work on me. God told me to relocate with my husband. My husband was still saying he didn't think we would be together. I was so afraid, but I chose to obey God in spite of my fears. We moved and PTL so did God in such a mighty way! My husband is loving, affectionate, and apologetic for the role he played in our trial. I have grown so much spiritually and will forever stand for my marriage and yours! God is able! Pray and have faith! Victory is yours!” (Louisiana) (posted 2/26/2014)
“God is moving in a mighty way in my family. Many years have passed with no signs of change or softening of my spouse’s heart. But God! My husband has been given a bad report from the doctors. God sent a pastor to pray for him. My husband prayed to get his life right with God. Hallelujah! I am trusting God to complete the work he has started in him. God has given me and our children perfect peace and has given me Isaiah 57:17-18 as a promise for my husband concerning his diagnosis. I know God is working to break every stronghold in his heart and mind as he has turned his life back over to God. His non-covenant wife is still hanging on, but I know what my God has promised me! Are you praying for God to do whatever it takes to bring your spouse back to a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ? That’s what I prayed, and I’m beginning to see those prayers manifested. God is so good! I praise Him for His great love today!”  (West Virginia) (posted 8/31/2014)
“My husband came home. He still has not repented to Jesus and is still trying to ‘fix’ himself by his own strength. I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue His work in both of us. I know that God brought him back home. I give Jesus all the glory.”  (Florida) (posted 7/15/2013)
"It has been a year since my husband confessed to a pornography addiction which led to immorality. I was more afraid to live than to die. God led us to many resources; counseling, a support group for sexual sin, Bible studies, and daily email from Charlyne. I needed it all, but mostly I needed God's Word ingrained in me. My husband and I are together and God is working a mighty miracle in our marriage, above and beyond what I could ask or think." (North Carolina) (posted 6/2/2006)
"My young daughter had a sudden seizure, followed by paralysis on her right side and bulging of her brain. The doctors were testing her. A prayer chain was started and my daughter was completely healed in just a few hours. The doctors admit they didn't do anything to reverse her condition. I want to give God all the praise and glory, and thank Him for His continued protection over my children, and for using this in my prodigal husband's life, who also agrees that God answers prayer." (Minnesota) (posted 4/3/2009)
“The Lord shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory. Last week I received a bill from my attorney to replenish my retainer money. I had no idea where I was going to get that kind of money. I placed the bill underneath my bible and prayed over it. On Saturday I went to visit my great aunt and showed her the bill. She ended up writing me a check for the amount. But that's not the end of the story. While writing the check she kept repeating that God was on my side. She finally explained that the week before she had just enough money to cover her monthly bills in her checking account. Something kept pushing her to cash in a mutual fund account. She didn't need the money, but kept thinking ‘just in case of emergency.’ Even the mutual funds administrator tried to persuade her to take money as needed. But she said something kept pushing her to take the money. I know it was God! Even my great aunt admitted it has to be God's work. My Jehovah Jireh is always dependable.” (New York) (posted 4/7/2014)
“This Valentine’s Day I asked the Lord to prepare me in case my covenant husband didn’t give me anything. I took him and my son’s cards and chocolates. He was taken aback when he saw I had brought him something. I was a little sad I didn’t get anything but he then told me I was more than welcome to come with him, his mom and a few other family members to dinner. Thank You Jesus. Even if it was a guilt felt offer, he could have not offered at all. God is good. No matter what, I will continue to keep my eyes on my Lord. Keep standing, keep praying, and keep fighting. Our prodigals’ souls are well worth it. After all, the victory is already ours, declares the Lord!”  (Virginia) (posted 2/23/2015)
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.  James 4:7-8a  (posted 2/16/2012)
“Thank you RMM for all you do. I’ve been standing a few years and have so much peace because my life is now God centered. Though often lonely and missing my husband, standing, loving and praying for him, drawing close to God is better than moving on. I’ve seen many people who have heard my story brought to tears because they left their covenant/first spouse. People now remarried to some OP, crying even 10,15,30 years after leaving their first spouse saying to me with tears, ‘I didn't have your strength’. Moving on doesn't work. The pain doesn't go away. Praying for restoration is God's right and only way.”  (Wisconsin)  (posted 1/18/2012)
“My prodigal had been very angry with me and had not contacted me in a long time. Recently he contacted me, and left me a voicemail on my birthday and called me by my nickname. I called him back and our conversation was so sweet and pleasant and we had many laughs. Every time I ask God for a sign that he is thinking of me, God shows me the name of the company where he works, which is not a common name, so I know, when I see it that it is God reminding me that He is working on the restoration of my marriage. With God, all thing are possible for him who believes. I will NEVER GIVE UP!”  (Michigan)  (posted 8/28/2012)

“I came across this website more than a year ago when my husband and I separated. I had no hope but somehow God never let me give up. We are now back home together and extremely happy. And it truly was suddenly. My husband and I had gone for mediation and were on the verge of divorce...but God! I wish I could share all that God has done during my stand, it was unbelievable! I always believed in God but only through this struggle have I came to really know Him. Standers, please don't give up. Keep standing, keep believing. My husband laughed when I told him before that we would end up together but now all I hear from him is how much he loves me. The road is long and there will be many tears but having your marriage restored...it's an incredible feeling. Even my relationship with my in-laws have improved tremendously. In my wildest dreams I never could have seen our story end this way but God never let me quit.”  (South Africa)

(posted 7/21/2013)
"My husband called one afternoon and by that night he was in the town where I am and we spent over a day together. We have plans to spend next weekend in our home together. He has been in the far country for several years and says he and the other person are splitting up." (State Removed) (posted 7/30/2010)
“God restored our marriage last fall after my husband had been gone nearly three years. Two days before Christmas he left again and returned after Christmas. No one outside the family knows he was gone for the holidays which is a wonderful blessing as we are able to carry on as usual without questions. I am learning not to react to situations and the ups and downs of my husband but to hold a steady course. God is changing me and I continue to pray for a Damascus Road experience for my husband. God is good. Do not give up but keep on keeping on!”  (Canada) (posted 1/22/2013)
"My husband and I have not been in communication for several months, so I was surprised to receive a text message from him on my birthday. I pray that God will continue to work in my husband’s heart and ultimately restore our marriage." (North Carolina) (posted 7/24/2009)
"Thursday I received a call from a creditor threatening to seize my appliance for the debt. I prayed and the Lord told me to call my prodigal and tell him about it. I did and my prodigal paid most of it. To God be the glory. My prodigal still cares." (Jamaica) (posted 3/12/2010)
“I would like to thank God for what He is doing in my life. Just a week ago my prodigal husband told me to move on with my life and that he didn’t want anything to do with our marriage. Seven days later the Lord spoke to him and sent him right to me. He showed up at the front door of our home SUDDENLY. He is now saying that he always wanted our marriage and is planning to move back home. Glory be to God for what He has done. If He did it for me, He CAN and WILL do it for you.”  (North Carolina) (posted 1/27/2015)
“Standers, we must continue to pray for our broken marriages. God is a God of the impossible. I had divorced my husband, regrettably after learning that God hates divorce. After standing for a while my husband phoned me to say that he wants to work on our relationship. Who can it be but God. Be encouraged.”  (Jamaica)   (posted 11/25/2013)
“PTL! I just saw my first Covenant Transport truck. Never in a million years did I think I would see one here, but God! The LORD gave me a scripture last night, Jeremiah 17:7-8. That scripture always brings my husband to my mind and the promise of what God has for his life and future in Christ. After prayer, I emailed my husband and told him I loved him and he responded and didn't shy away from me sharing the scripture on my heart and then God sends the truck. Keep trusting - last week was darker than dark, but Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Keep believing even when it takes everything you have.”  (Maryland)  (posted 7/20/2012)
“God is moving. My husband and I met to take care of some paperwork this weekend. I prayed during the night and morning before our visit that God would let me say the right things and that I would not be too nervous. While waiting for our appointment, we talked about the things we were doing lately. When he mentioned a trip he planned in the future, I mentioned that it would be nice if I could go. He said ‘you never know.’ I told him I was praying for him and he said he knew what I was praying for. We hugged as we left. I invited him to go to church and he said he would let me know. I thank God for the time He gave us to talk about the simple things, the hug and the softened heart. I will continue to pray for the restoration and healing of our marriage.  (USA)  (posted 7/11/2012)
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”  Numbers 23:19  (posted 12/3/2011)
“My husband left and filed for divorce on the same day; a few weeks after my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I have been praying fervently but the two situations have been overwhelming. Our first preliminary court date was canceled by the attorneys. The rescheduled date was four days from today. As the date got closer I became more anxious until today my prayers were just shouted sobs. I broke down and told God ‘I don't know what to do anymore, nothing is getting any better, are You still there?’ A few minutes later I received a phone call from my attorney telling me that she and my husband's attorney had both agreed to cancel our court date and request another reschedule because they felt I would not be able to handle court due to the additional stress of my dad's situation. God answered my shouted sobs and I know He is using the additional time to continue to work on my husband's heart. It doesn't matter if I know what to do because God knows exactly what He is doing.”  (Indiana) (posted 9/10/2012)
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”  Deuteronomy 31:8  (posted 3/15/2012)
“During my stand, the roller coaster of emotions can boggle me down. I know the promises of God are mine. The other day I was meditating on our covenant with God. Then the Lord spoke to my heart to say, ‘My Word is My promise/vow to you, My marriage covenant with you.’ He has been My husband during this time. He is SO FAITHFUL! He cancelled credit card debt. He has been my shield/protection and security and buckler/defense. I asked Him for signs the other day and a soliciting lawn man left his card on our front door that said ‘ABLE AND READY.’ The Word (promise) made flesh/birthed. Praise and ALL GLORY TO GOD!”  (Florida)  (posted 12/23/2012)
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. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.  Psalm 145:13-16   (posted 6/13/2011)
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