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!



"My spouse has came home broken, wounded, and very ashamed. He is going to church frequently, so I know he will surrender his all to God soon. To God be the glory." (Oklahoma)

(posted 5/26/2006)
“I just want to take the time out to praise God for what He is doing in myself and my husband. This past week has been amazing. The Lord is using a current situation to bring my husband to the house more. I have been blessed to see my husband three days in a row this week! The first day he came over I asked the Lord to soften his heart and bless the visit. The Lord is so faithful! My husband was so kind and loving and caring toward me. He told me how proud he was of me for taking care of everything, including myself. He said that all this change is going to make him want to come back. Then he said he was just kidding, but I knew there was some truth to it. When he was leaving, he gave me a great squeeze. Then the Lord put it in his heart to come back the next day, and then the next day! We have spoken every day this week! I praise God for what He is doing! Thank You Lord”  (Georgia) (posted 2/17/2014)
"As I awoke this morning. I commanded all the angels that are assigned to my family and me to show up. As I was looking out the window my husband and the OW pulled up. I invited my husband up to get the bags and as he entered in he was able to see our family photos. He said that the house looked nice. I walked my family to the car and the OW got out and she reached to shake my hand but I gave her a hug instead. I informed her that I was praying for her and that I was not letting go of my husband. I told her that as a sister in Christ that I love her. I felt a burden lifted off of me. The battle is already won.”  (Texas)  (posted 6/5/2013)
"Last weekend my husband asked me to move in with him. This request was on the 12th anniversary of our first date, which we never discussed, but God knew. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness. I am trusting and believing God's promises to me. I am so much closer to the Lord than when we first separated. I don't know if I would have made it without learning to trust in the Lord." (Nevada) (posted 1/21/2005)
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the Lord. Proverbs 21:31 (HCSB) I give this testimony of praise to God through tears of joy!  God gave me a victory in divorce court. Prior to this date, I have been praying, fasting, standing and doing everything the Holy Spirit instructed me to do for my husband. He came to court today expecting to leave a single man. He had his papers ready and organized. I had the Word of God and God’s peace. I didn’t know how, but I knew God would move! The judge gave us a continuance. I needed more time and God gave it to me! Afterwards, I went to my husband lovingly and asked for his forgiveness and marriage restoration. I shared with him God’s Word and principles as taught at RMM. His attitude and heart softened. As he left he said, ‘I will get back with you.’ We will not divorce because I believe in miracles.”  (North Carolina) (posted 5/8/2015)

"The Lord unfolded a series of events which led to our restoration. We didn't plan on marrying in December this year, but God did. It was not by coincidence that we wore green and white just days before Christmas. Just as white symbolizes the grace and forgiveness of God, so green symbolizes new life, new beginnings, and growth. During our years apart, I attended Christmas Eve services. Each year their candlelight service had a theme. This year the theme was 'Promise Fulfilled.'" (California)

(posted 12/28/2007)
"It has been one and a half years since God restored our marriage. Married less than a year we were on the brink of divorce with my husband moving to another country leaving me and my newborn with no support. Today we are a praying, spirit filled family leaning on God for love and provision. We love each other, God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Don't ever give up. The Lord wills your marriage be restored. You don't need anyone in life but the Lord. He is your Spouse. He will lead your earthly-spouse back home. PTL!"  (Singapore)  (posted 6/13/2011)
“This week our children had their Advent celebration at the school. My husband and I went together as a family to dinner first. We exchanged fond memories, etc...then watched the show. I remember praying for him in the church, hoping there would be some glimpse of hope. I have to praise God for this night to share with my husband and our kids together."  (Florida)  (posted 12/20/2011)
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11 (posted 10/4/2011)
“My husband had left, saying he wanted a divorce. Initially I went along with the idea of divorce, but one day God changed my heart and told me to stand against divorce. I felt crazy, like why would I stand against divorce when my husband does not want to be married anymore? Whenever I spoke of divorce, I was not at peace. Long story short, I stood against the divorce. I prayed long and hard for my marriage and for my husband. I stood for several years until my husband finally filed for divorce. But my husband came to me about a month after the divorce and stated he had made a mistake by leaving in the first place and getting a divorce. I am happy to say we were remarried less than a year after our divorce!” (New Jersey) (posted 10/13/2014)
"My husband asked me to go to a benefit concert with him last weekend for a mutual friend. That is the first time he has asked me to anything in over a year. I can see his heart softening. God has given me rainbows as a sign to keep standing. The signs bringing us to the town of the benefit had rainbows on them. How awesome is our God." (Minnesota) (posted 11/21/2008)
“I just got home from a Mother’s Day dinner with my husband. I know it is just a start but I am so thankful to God for tonight.”  (New York) (posted 5/24/2012)
“I have been standing a long time after my divorce. I spoke to the pastor and he believes God would start the restoration process once my husband is saved. He recently reached out to me for the first time by phone instead of text. God is softening his heart. He let me know he gets lonely. He called for me to help him when his car broke down. He and I love music and he is adding the ability to do songs I can do. I know the most important thing is for his salvation. I need to give him unconditional love and pray for his salvation. First the miracle of salvation, then the restoration. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”  (Illinois) (posted 10/30/2014)
“I have been fasting and crying out to Jesus. I gave it all to Him, but asked, ‘Lord I don’t want anything that is not in your time, but Father have mercy on my broken heart. If it is Your will and time, O Lord please bring my bride back. If it’s not Your time then I'll deal with it, just have mercy, O Father, on my heart.’ That night I must have woken up ten times frantically looking for my phone, and I didn’t even know why, but I never found it. I woke up in the morning and I felt God telling me to go get my phone right now, so I did. When I looked at it I saw that I had a text from my wife. She said that she didn’t know what to do anymore. She knew what she was doing was wrong and that I am her husband and she loves me with all of her heart. She said that she wanted me to come home! I immediately broke down and began to cry and praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for all of His power and majesty, as well as His mercy and grace. I know we still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery, but the Lord will get us through! Thank You my Lord and Savior, my rock and my refuge, I love You Jesus!”  (California) (posted 9/30/2012)
"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (posted 9/5/2008)
Praise His Holy name! After feeling completely lost and devastated when my husband told me not to go home and that he wanted a divorce, I turned to our Lord Jesus Christ for comfort. I made Him my rock and decided I need to walk in His path. A couple days ago my husband called me and told me he loved me and misses our family! He was so shut off to the idea of us working on our marriage. He told me he is confused, but I know that this is God's work deep in his hardened heart! He text me now saying good morning and asking about my day. I will continue to pray and keep on His path because I know our Lord Jesus Christ has great plans for us ahead in His perfect timing! "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.  (Arizona) (posted 11/5/2012)
"I have been standing for my marriage for a few years. In the beginning I contacted my wife to convince her to return. God lead me to be still and wait for Him and seek first His Kingdom. Yesterday I was frustrated and cried out to God asking what He wanted me to do. I started to read my One Year Bible. I felt lead by God to read the scriptures on the date of my wife's birthday and these words leaped off the page, 'Be still, wait and trust on the Lord.' God will restore our marriage in His timing." (Norway) (posted 2/12/2010)
“Praise, glory and honor to God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I filed for divorce due to many circumstances. This weekend, I discovered the prayers here on this website and prayed them for three nights over the weekend. Last night, my husband called me, with a convicted heart, asking me to withdraw the divorce petition and to reconcile. Glory to God!” (Georgia)  (posted 12/3/2012)
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:16-18 (posted 10/3/2009)
"My husband's affair partner kicked him out of her house. God is working to bring him home again." (Indiana) (posted 4/30/2010)

"My husband spent every day of Thanksgiving week at home. He recently lost his job and he and the other person should be evicted this weekend. I think God is using these three circumstances together to bring my prodigal back home soon. God is working. Praise Him." (California)

(posted 11/14/2012)
“God brought me to your ministry when my husband left six years ago. It was a long, hard, battle, but he came back home three years later. Three years ago, on New Year's eve, we renewed our marriage vows. Our marriage was dead, but Jesus is the God of the resurrection. Praise God.” (Kentucky) (posted 1/6/2006)
“Praise the Lord. These past weeks have been really tough but God is faithful even though things look worse than ever. I decided to fast for 21 days and since the first day the enemy began his attack, my husband told me the OW is pregnant. Well I didn't get discouraged and continued with my fasting. I keep trusting my God and I believe my victory is near because of all these events and the enemy is trying to make me give up . The battle is not mine but my Lord's and His timing is perfect. Circumstances are nothing to my God.” (Honduras) (posted 9/11/2014)
"My wife told me how she has been sad and confused. I offered to call her and pray with her, which she accepted. This came after her recently telling me to be careful not to do anything that would upset the other person. I am praying this could mean my miracle is coming soon." (North Carolina) (posted 4/24/2009)
“My husband has been back in our home living for over a year but we are still not officially back together. On Christmas Eve he said Merry Christmas to me and also said he loved me. We had a meal together with our four sons. Before dinner each of us said a prayer of thanks and asked God to help us as a family in the new year. My sons were very moved as they each read a special card their dad picked out for them. After we opened our gifts my husband had tears in his eyes. He told us this was the best Christmas Eve he has ever had. In God’s time I know my marriage will be fully restored. Please keep the faith.”  (Pennsylvania)   (posted 1/4/2013)
“I just want to publicly thank God for what He has done for my family this week. God has orchestrated circumstances to separate my husband from the non-covenant person! My husband had to leave for a deployment to the Middle East this past weekend. God arranged it so that my husband would have to leave from the very same base where we met! Although I was discouraged because it has been so long since I've seen my husband. I wanted to be able to tell him that I loved him, but was unable to do so. God allowed me to see this situation for what it was. He showed me that this was the parting of the Red Sea! I KNOW that God is going to use this time to speak to my husband and I believe that He IS going to meet with my husband ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS!” (Virginia)  (posted 5/27/2013)
"My husband recently moved to a new city and a new job. He called to give me new contact info. His address ends with 51. His home phone ends with 51 and his work phone also ends with 51. That same day I read to Charlyne's devotional on daily praying Psalm 51 for your spouse. I had to laugh. There are no coincidences with God. I know He is working." (California) (posted 3/13/2009)
"I had been utilizing tough love with my husband. I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to humble myself before my husband. I gave up the tough love stance and broke down in front of my husband. I cried a confession of my love for him and the sorrow in my heart. That is when he began to show me love in return. Our communication has been better ever since. God is working a miracle in my heart and I trust Him for the restoration of my marriage." (Texas) (posted 2/12/2010)
"My spouse left me. I surrendered my heart again to the Lord and He began to speak to me again. He led me to read Hosea 2 and told me to fast and pray for my spouse to return to Jesus and to me. I see through faith my prodigal returning home, even while she shows no signs of wanting to return. 'Charlyne Cares' has been a great encouragement for me daily." (Finland) (posted 1/21/2011)
“My suddenly happened on Christmas Eve. My spouse invited me to attend the annual Christmas Eve gathering at his mother’s house. When I left to go home, my spouse joined me and has been home ever since. There has been a little difficulty adjusting and getting over hurts caused by our separation, but we are doing well. With God, our marriage will successfully be restored and made better than we could ever have imagined. Standers, don’t give up. When your stand seems to be going nowhere, and you begin to get tired and weary, the miracle of restoration will happen. It all happens suddenly as Charlyne describes.”  (Maryland) (posted 1/19/2015)
"I started as a stander, but fell somewhere along the path. I was tired of all the attacks the enemy kept throwing at me, I felt defeated. I kept hearing a voice tell me to get up and finish. I repented and asked the Lord to show me if I was to continue to stand for my husband or if I missed it already. I opened up yesterday's devotional and it was titled 'Never Give Up.' I told the Lord I will continue to stand. A few hours later my husband called after months of no contact. That was my confirmation to continue to stand for my spouse. I feel that I can do all things with Christ Jesus." (California) (posted 5/22/2009)
"God is healing my wounded heart. It is by God's grace that I can zip my lips. After making so many mistakes as a stander, I have given it to God. I say nothing of what I see unless it is directly affecting my children and then I say it in love and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Although it is not received in love, God rectifies the situation. I pray for myself as well as my husband. On this journey, I found out that it is nothing that my husband is doing, it is what God wants to do in me. Praise God." (Texas) (posted 8/15/2008)
 "God has allowed me to impact a Kenya slum. I saw the children and it broke my heart. I am supporting the free daycare sponsored by a church. This was my third mission trip during my stand. God has richly shown His favor by allowing me to serve Him through serving others." (Colorado)  (posted 6/18/2010)
“I woke up this morning with the parable of the persistent widow on my mind (Luke 18:2-8). I have read it before but this time I felt the Holy Spirit wanted me to 'study' it. What an awesome verse to be given by our Heavenly Father! I feel the Lord is saying be more like the widow; against all odds never give up fighting for what is right. Never accept defeat as the answer! My case has been presented to the most high judge; He is dealing with it in the best possible way. It says that God will bring about justice 'speedily' if we don't give up and pray persistently. I know my husband is on the way home at great speed because I have left God in charge of my case!”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 6/25/2012)
I am not a stander, rather my husband and I are helping couples with their marriages and I find a lot of scriptural help in your ministry. I have forwarded many of your articles to couples who needed specific help in that area Thank you so much. Your articles also help me in my relationship with my spouse as we go along on our journey in life.  (India)
(posted 2/18/2013)
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.  Psalm 73:28 (posted 5/12/2011)
“I have so much to thank God for. During the days of Lent, I followed Charlyne’s advice and fasted. Wow! My husband called/texted me every day during that time. I didn’t fast for anything specific. I just asked God to let His will be done. Be encouraged. There is no thing He cannot do. I like the space between the word no and thing. It means more to me that way than nothing.”  (Florida) (posted 5/8/2015)
"My prodigal husband and I have not spoken in weeks. He and our son attended a birthday party. He signed a beautiful card with our son's name and our names together. I believe he still sees a future for us. Praise you, God, for the work You have begun in us." (California) (posted 8/8/2008)
“I was called to stand a few years ago. In these last few years I have seen the Lord constantly at work at my spouse's heart, especially in this past year. We are divorced in the eyes of the court, and my spousal support is due to run out soon. I am not able to work outside the home because of our children’s' needs, and the spousal support is how I pay the house payment and a lot of our bills. This week out of the blue, he said that he was going to petition the court and extend the spousal support because he doesn't want us to have to move. This is the second time this year that he has been moved to help us in a big way. Several months ago he asked the court to raise the child support amount. The judge was very surprised, and told us she doesn’t remember that ever happening in her court before.”  (Michigan)  (posted 4/23/2012)
"A few years ago when God led me to your site, I was amazed and encouraged by the faith of others who had been standing for years. More than a few months seemed like forever then. But God is so faithful, loving and encouraging in many ways and through many people. My spouse has been through so much and is so far away that it looks impossible, but I know God is able to do the impossible. I wait, pray and rejoice over the resurrection and restoration of deader than dead marriages." (Florida) (posted 2/13/2009)
There has been little communication from my spouse since I told him I was standing for our marriage. Today, as I was finishing a fast for a breakthrough, he responded to an email I sent him earlier today and thanked me for the thought I had expressed to him. I have greater peace than I have had in weeks. God is moving!”  (Idaho)  (posted 1/22/2013)
“I am amazed once again at how my God and Father shows His love for me, even in my times of doubt. I am a stander for the second time with my one and only husband. This time around things have gone further, divorce papers have been filed, but things are moving very slowly. During both my times as a stander I had never seen a Covenant Transport truck, but on the day I needed it most, I not only saw a Covenant truck, but a Swift truck, and a Heartland truck. I had just received the settlement agreement from my husband. I felt heartbreaking pain once again, but God, in His special way, reminded me He is there. I didn't ask for any more signs; just His Presence, His forgiving love for my husband, and even the OW. I didn't contact my husband, but he contacted me, telling me he still cares for me, and will always take care of me, and our kids. This gave me the opportunity to confirm to him, one more time that I made a covenant with him, no matter what. Our God is faithful.”  (California)  (posted 10/22/2012)
“Indeed we serve a faithful God! My restoration is here. After living with an in-house prodigal for months, God turned things around and I actually went to church with my husband and children as a family. The greatest part of it was, he went forward when the pastor called all those who felt called by God into ministry to come forward to be prayed for. It was confirmation of what I’d heard from some of his friends who had seen his transformation. I know the battle is still on but praise God that when we call He hears us. I prayed on Job 33:14-18, 26-28 and also Hosea 2:6-7. Standers, don’t lose hope. The devil intensifies close to the end of the tunnel but we serve a bigger God who will see us through.”  (Ghana) (posted 4/7/2015)
“I spent last weekend with my prodigal at a destination wedding. Our first ‘public’ appearance together. So much of the wedding and events surrounding it were orchestrated by God to look so very much like our own wedding. We had a wonderful time together and I give all praise to my Lord for this awesome time of reconciliation with my one flesh. Believing restoration is imminent!”  (North Carolina)  (posted 7/2/2012)
“I divorced my husband when I found out he had an OW. But day in and day out I cried to the Lord asking for restoration of my marriage. We both live in the same small city but never got a chance to have our paths cross. As I was driving, I cried to the Lord and asked Him for a sign. ‘Just show me a sign Lord that You hear my pleas and cries. I don’t know what sign to ask for.’ As I waited for the traffic light, I saw my prodigal husband on a bicycle. You never delay Your Words, oh Lord. I claim to the Lord that my household will be saved. I know in God’s perfect timing He will restore our marriage. Ezekiel 36:25-30.” (Nevada) (posted 3/18/2015)
"I attended a funeral yesterday. This man was divorced and remarried and although the first wife was handled delicately, it was a painful reminder of why I am standing. I do not want my children to have to go through their father's funeral with the other woman as the focus. Praise God for strength to stand for the past years and for these godly reminders." (Colorado) (posted 5/21/2010)
Join the many standers and prayer warriors who pray for all the court dates on our Court page praying that they will be canceled.  (posted 11/27/2011)
“I'm amazed at how God answers the simplest of prayers. I prayed to God to place me and our child on my husband's heart - to speak to him about us and for there to be contact between us. That very day, when I had long forgotten about this prayer, my husband called to discuss upkeep for our baby. I was amazed at how God worked it out. I felt assured that God is taking care of the ‘bigger’ issues which I bring to Him daily as He had taken care of this little prayer. Praise the Lord. He is worthy to be praised.”  (Uganda)  (posted 4/10/2013)

"I did not read the Charlyne Cares February 7 issue until today when I went to read it at the end of a very trying day. The main attack I had suffered was an early Valentine's Day card to my husband from the other woman. What really hurt me was that she had signed it with her first name and our last name. When I opened my email and read the following I was amazed at God's power and Love for me. He works in so many ways we can't imagine. (Bob had written in Charlyne Cares: ‘... I opened the receipt to see "Mrs. Robert E. Steinkamp" signed on it. I had never before seen that name written in anyone's handwriting except Charlyne's. It just did not look right. I felt trapped. My indigestion that night did not come from Italian food, but from the thought there might soon be a "Mrs. Robert E. Steinkamp" who was not really "Mrs. Robert E. Steinkamp)." (Wisconsin)

(posted 2/12/2013)
"My family traveled to one of my children's college graduation in another state. My husband traveled with our family. This gave us a lot of time together to laugh and share memories. It was like old times. I thank God that when we returned home my husband called to tell me he enjoyed being with me. I praise God He let me see a change in my husband. God is working on restoring my marriage." (Mississippi) (posted 6/11/2010)
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