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!



"Praise the Lord my husband returned home a few days ago. He has left the other woman who was pregnant." (North Carolina)

"My prodigal wife of showed up at my parents for Thanksgiving today. She spent two hours visiting with my parents, children and me before leaving. God does take the heart of stone and turn it into a heart of flesh." (Washington)

"My husband and I live in the same house but on two different floors. On his usual night out with the other person, I went out to dinner with my daughter and when we returned my husband's car was still in the driveway. As I went into the house I could hear him singing 'The Old Rugged Cross.' Praise God that He is working in my husband's life." (Massachusetts)
"My husband takes his case before a judge in a few days. Despite the movement toward finalization, he asked me to join he and the kids for a movie last night. The Father gave us a glorious evening as a family. God will receive glory from all this." (Texas)
"For with God nothing will be impossible." Luke 1:37
"Thanks be to the Lord, my husband called me twice this month. Once to apologize and the other time to tell me about a restaurant. Prayer works." (New York)
"I thank God this week for hearing from my husband. The car insurance hadn't been paid and I needed to know if he was going to pay it." (Illinois)
“Last summer, I was watering a seemingly dead rose bush. It had died all the way back, with no sign of life. As I watered it anyway, I sensed God telling me that sometimes people are like that too. They look dead from the top, but down below, there is life. I understood that He meant spiritually. I thought about my prodigal husband, as God spoke to me. I understood that I should water the bush, and also that I should continue to communicate in love and speak of God to my husband. Later, God called me to stand for our dead marriage. Yesterday, I watered that bush as usual, and amongst the teeny tiny leaves that it's been developing, bloomed a beautiful white rose! The flower is also very tiny, so very much smaller than it should be, but so precious. This does not a rose bush make, but I enjoy the signs of growth. It's a reminder that God is always working in the unseen. PTL! He reassures and encourages in wonderful ways!”  (Washington)
“Last Sunday my prodigal and I had a huge misunderstanding. We had a big blow-out and things looked quite grim. I prayed and cried out to the Lord. Within 36 hours my prodigal called to say he wanted to meet. We met for dinner and he told me that he had broken off his other relationship and that he wanted (us) to start dating again, but take things very slowly. I waited years for my prodigal and now that we have started a journey back to restoration, those years seem like nothing.” (Canada)
“I vaguely recall Swift trucks around my area. I travel the interstate a lot for work but haven't noticed. Yesterday morning there was a traffic jam going to work. Something got my attention and I looked to see a Swift truck, then another, then another. I saw four total on the way to work. On the way home I asked God if this was a sign that He is working on my wife and marriage. Then I saw two more Swift trucks. It doesn't stop there. My daughter and I were going grocery shopping. I asked her if she believed that God will bring her mommy home to us. She said sort of. I told her about the Swift trucks. She told me she sees them all the time. I told her if we ever see a Covenant Transport truck it would be a miracle because they aren't around here. Neither one of us has ever seen one. On the way out of the parking lot after shopping, a Covenant truck was parked right in front of us. I screamed "LOOK!!!" I cried and praised God. This was for my little girl.”  (North Carolina) 
“Praise God! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am an ex-prodigal turned stander (this alone is worthy of my praise). God, in His infinite grace, has brought me out of my wilderness. I was lost for the past seven years but now I am a new creature in the Lord. God placed a new heart and spirit in me. If He can do that with a person who was in a relationship with an OP and on the brink of marrying the OP, imagine what God can do for you and your spouse. My love for Him grows more and more every day as I get to know more about Him. He is so amazing and during this season of my life I am so honored to know that he is my Husband and I his wife. Isaiah 54:5. Praise God, He is worthy!”  (Florida)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 
"My birthday is coming up and my prodigal wife sent me a note asking if she could join me and our kids for dinner. Praise the Lord as I know He is working on the other side of the mountain. This is the first invitation she has extended to me since she left months ago." (Illinois)
"The courts granted my husband a divorce a few days ago. I was devastated and wasn't sure if I should keep standing. A few days later my husband surprised me at work with lunch and told me that he loved me. God showed me that it's not what the courts say, but what He says that matters." (Georgia)
“My husband left me some years ago. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries in searching for some help. I have been praying since then. The glory is for my Jesus! I always pray for God to break each of my husband’s wrong relationships and every time God answers and does miracles. God is in control of my marriage restoration and I know it will happen in His perfect time. Thank You my Lord, only You can save my home.”  (Puerto Rico)  
"I was invited to a meeting of Christian women encouraging other women. I left the meeting feeling very discouraged and doubting my stand. The following day I attended a prayer and counseling session. As we prayed and worshiped I asked God to confirm my stand. The person who prayed for me used the word restoration three times and prayed that what the locusts have eaten will be restored to me. The good to come out of that first meeting was that I met and now encourage a girl whose husband had just left." (Trinidad and Tobago)
“Praise God! I have been standing for several years and through divorce. Every day I pray for God to put me on my husband’s mind 24/7. Well last night I got a phone call from him (very rare) at 3:30 a.m. and he said he was having a panic attack. I told him I would be there to take him to the hospital. I got dressed and ready to go. He called me back and said he was OK. I told him I will always be there for him and love him. He said he knows. Thank You Lord that You are working in his heart.”  (Texas)
"Six years ago my husband came home with a hardened heart. I thank God for all He has done for us and that we read the Bible together. I thought I could not trust nor love my husband again, but 'All things are possible with God.' Mark 10:27" (California)
"What a week it has been. A pay raise, bills altered, cash pushed through the door with my name, contact with husband and a promise from God that He will remove what needs removing." (United Kingdom)
“After feeling a little discouraged this past weekend, I turned to Christian television programs to help me cope. To my surprise, there were two separate lessons being taught and they both were on the prodigal son. Praise the Lord.”  (Florida)
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.  Psalm 25:14 
"Praise God my husband has finally come home after nine months of being separated. While we've been apart God has done so much in my life. I went to church and sure enough God was there for me. I realized the whole situation of my marriage was not about my marriage, but about me. God wanted me to change and I have, my thinking is different and especially my attitude. I found your web site during one of the weeks that I felt like giving up on my marriage. I praise the Lord I found it. Thank you for being there." (Alaska)
“I just found out the divorce filing was finalized in May. For four and a half months, I had no clue. I was confused, asking God if He had instructed me to stand. I was all over the place with my emotions. I asked God how do I stand for a marriage that has been divorced. God said, 'You stand the same way you had been standing before you knew you were divorced.' Prior to all of this, I had several days where I was in the dumps and right on time God sent a Covenant Transport truck on two separate days. The very next day after I found out about the divorce, I was crying and driving home, and God showed me a Swift truck. I have never looked for any as I was not sure of the confirmation. However, they ministered to my hurting spirit right on time and in the right way. I await my beloved covenant husband’s swift return home to his new creation of a wife.”  (Maryland) 

"My son and daughter-in-law asked me for Thanksgiving dinner. My son called back and said that he forgot to tell me that he had asked 'Dad' to join us. My husband was there on Thanksgiving along with the rest of the family. It was beautiful. My husband asked me to pray before we ate. What a God we serve. This is the first time in years that we have all been together. God is repairing more than our marriage. He is working on the relationship between my son and his father. (Texas)

“I divorced my husband and listened to friends who said I deserved better. Immediately, I felt so overwhelmed with guilt. But he was very angry and didn’t want to reconcile with me. He eventually found someone else. During this time I came across this website and started praying for my husband. My husband returned to me this Christmas. We are getting remarried next month. What an awesome God we serve. So don't give up. God is in control.”  (Florida) 
“My husband and I had been married many years, and we began to face some really hard times. I started having an affair and we never really recovered after that. I eventually filed for divorce. I began a relationship with the other man, and I still didn't have any peace in my spirit. I constantly thought about my husband. I felt like God was calling me to stand for my marriage because my spirit was restless. I began to pray about it and my husband eventually texted me one night, asking if we and the kids could go to counseling. I thank God that He didn't give up on us and we are now in the process of restoring our marriage.”  (Alabama)
"I prayed the other day asking God to show me a glimpse of the other side of the mountain. I prayed about inviting my prodigal to Christmas Eve dinner and the candlelight service at my church. I made the invite and praise to God alone, my prodigal will be having dinner and going to service with me and our son. God is in control and I know He is working in both our hearts to bring us to where He wants us to be." (Colorado)
“My husband left some months ago and I have been standing with the help of the Lord ever since. I finally, truly put it in God’s hands this week- realizing only God could save my husband. That day, the Priest who married us returned my call from the week before and asked for my husband’s phone number. They spoke at length, but my husband doesn’t sound ready. PTL for showing me that He is trying! I believe He will continue to work on my husband and in His time our marriage will be restored. Thank You Jesus for this journey and being by my side.”  (New Jersey)
“My husband came home suddenly. This was unexpected. I want to thank you both for your words from our Lord that kept me and is still keeping me on the path. I am continuing to pray for my husband's ededication to God. Ephesians 1:16-23 is a favorite scripture that I prayed for my husband. Our Lord is so good and awesome. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or even think according to the power that works in us. Praise the Lord for His goodness. Prodigals do come home-suddenly!” (Oklahoma)
“After several years of standing for my wife to come home, two weeks ago she texted me saying she couldn't do it anymore by herself. My suddenly has happened. We are now planning on getting remarried in February of next year. I am still in awe at God's power. I had given up towards the end and started to try to move on with another woman but God wouldn't allow it. I tried but God told me, ‘What makes you think I'm going to give you more or less than what I already promised you.’ Now we are doing great and there is blessing every step of the way. We have a long ways to go and, as she said, a lot of catching up to do. God is so wonderful and gracious. Please never give up standers. You never know when your suddenly will come. Stay faithful and wait on God. Make Him your spouse as you await the arrival of your broken spouse. God will restore if you just wait on Him. Thank you RMM for all your support and help. May God continue to use you in a mighty way like He has in my life. God bless!”  (Louisiana) 
"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement during my trial." (Tennessee)
At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes," says the LORD. Zephaniah 3:20
“I want to praise God that my husband called me two days after my birthday to wish me a happy belated birthday for the first time in four years! I was encouraged that day in prayer after reading an RMM devotional on praying for God to remove the ‘no communication’ between you and your spouse. I prayed and spoke to my mountain of no communication between my husband and me to be removed immediately and five minutes later my husband called me. Trust God and stand on ALL of His Word! Anything outside of His Word is a lie and it must bow down to Jesus. Stay encouraged standers! We will reap a mighty harvest if we do not give up!”  (Washington)

"I want to praise God. We are celebrating our one year restored anniversary. My husband is better than ever. He has totally given up alcohol and has rededicated his life to our family and the Lord." (Colorado)

"I was having a down day, questioning God silently about my stand and eating cereal with my young daughter, when suddenly out of the blue she crossed her arms and declared, 'I'm waiting.' When I asked what for she responded, 'I'm waiting for Daddy.' Thank You Lord for your affirmation and encouragment." (New Jersey)
"My husband came home, thanks to many prayers. I, as well as others, had prayed for the Lord to send someone to speak with my husband and the Lord used several. One of my prayers has been for us to worship together again. When he returned to church with me, the front of the bulletin had a picture of a married couple with a scripture from Psalms." (Georgia)

In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. Psalm 18:6

"My prodigal came to church on Sunday with his family for the first time in over a year. He rededicated his life back to God. We hugged and got a chance to converse." (Louisiana)
"God is an awesome God. I have heard from my spouse after years of silence. He contacted me to ask for a favor, of course I said yes. He has come by a few more times. I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do or say during our last visit, and I felt God telling me to be still and listen. We have had some great conversations! I praise God in all things for all He has brought about." (California)
"Last Sunday I was on my way home to Florida. I listened to the Rejoice Marriage Ministries conference call and it filled my spirit with faith and confirmation of my stand, when all of a sudden I looked out the window and I saw a Covenant Transport truck. This was God confirming once again my stand for my husband. I look forward to his return home. Thank You, Jesus." (Florida)
“My wife is a live-in prodigal which can make things very difficult at times. We had been having an extremely challenging time just before Easter and I was very low on faith and hope. We were driving to her mother's house on our anniversary, which she hadn't acknowledged. As we pulled off the highway I looked off towards an abandoned building and right there in the lot was a Covenant Transport truck. She may not have thought much of our anniversary, but our God remembered and sent me His own card... praise God!” (Pennsylvania)

"Recently my husband called a meeting between our lawyers and us. I prayed all day the Lord would give me strength, courage, and the words to say. My lawyer started out the meeting by asking for reconciliation. My husband's eyes started to well up and he could not look at me. It took him a while to respond  but he said no, that he wanted to continue. I thanked God for letting me see his reaction though. He was not sure he was doing the right thing. When I stepped out into the parking lot I remembered to thank God. As I looked up I saw the back of an SUV that said 'Jesus did it.' PTL!"  (Illinois)

"My husband has returned. I trusted in the Lord and the Lord was true to His word. For the first time in my life I learned the Lord was my everything and I learned to trust Him." (California)

“All the glory and praise to God for upholding the marriage covenant. My prodigal wife, whom I had not heard from in several months, is now visiting with me many hours a day to work on restoring our marriage. She said that she wants to see that things have changed before she will move back. I praise the Holy Spirit for bringing the communication and laughter back into our relationship. Never give up on standing. All things are possible through Christ in you.”  (Texas)

“One of my favorite stories of Bob's is the Fun Bus. I've read it several times and even read it to my 13 year-old-son to help him understand what my husband, his dad, is going through right now. One day on my way home from work the Lord led me to go a different way, which He does from time to time, that takes me past a truck stop where I've seen Covenant Transport, Swift and United trucks. Once I even saw one with my husband's name on it. So this day I was excited, anticipating what He had in store for me. As usual, God always tops Himself and never ceases to amaze me! Before I even got to the truck stop, in the parking lot of an auto repair shop, was an old school bus repainted to be used for another purpose. But the purpose that day was to encourage me, because right on the side in huge letters was written ‘FUN BUS!’ The Lord told me that even though my husband is on the 'Fun Bus,' it's broken down and not so much fun after all! I praise God for the many ways He shows His love!”  (Florida) 
“’...to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’” Acts 26:18 
"I was praying and crying asking the Lord how much longer. Within a few minutes, my prodigal called. Two of his friends got married tonight. I know that my prodigal was thinking about our marriage while he was at his friend’s wedding. Thank You, Lord for helping us through everything." (Tennessee)
“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)
"As I was driving home, I could not stop crying. The song 'Stand' came on the radio, which made me cry even harder. I thought this was too much and I quit. As I went upstairs to my bedroom I opened my Bible and God gave me Job 42:12 basically stating that my latter days will be greater than my beginnings. He then gave me Psalms 42:11 stating God is my hope. I still said I was done standing. The next day I listened to a CD that said Jesus has a name above the rest because He did what the rest wouldn’t do. There is no way I am giving up standing now. Thank You, Father." (Missouri)
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