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 husband was unexpectedly in Florida for a couple of days over the holidays. He came to the house for an hour. He hugged me before leaving and I told him I was here and was praying. God continues to work." (Florida)
"I woke up on my birthday not knowing what to expect. I wasn't sure if I would see my husband because his car isn't running. While praying I heard a car pull up in my driveway. It was my husband. He came to wish me a happy birthday. He gave me a kiss and told me he loved me. But to my surprise he returned on his lunch break to bring me a gift bag full of all the things I have been saying I wanted but didn't have the money. I am always amazed at how good my God is to me. To God be all the glory." (Georgia)
“In the midst of standing for my one flesh covenant, I've received a miracle. Over 20 years ago my father had a disagreement with two members of the family. I was called over the weekend that my father was severely ill and the outcome was looking weary. BUT GOD, had not only healed my dad, but has also provided forgiveness with the two members of the family. In addition to the blessings, my prodigal called to speak to my dad. I was calm because I received reassurance from the Lord. Psalm 103:3-5.”  (Florida)

“PTL!! My Father is the God of restoration and love. My husband had a false start home last year, left and returned for good six months ago, completely wanting God to change everything we have done wrong. I see God changing him every day. It’s not always easy once God brings the prodigal home, but with God standing by your side He makes it easy. I see my husband’s craving for the love of God, how he wants God to change me. And He has changed me. God makes everything new. Please pass on to all standers that prodigals do return home when we are firm in our stand with God. Also, to standers with restored marriages, it’s not always a cake walk but pray unceasingly even after the return of your spouse as God has begun something great in our marriages. Thank You Jesus, I will serve You and love You all my life.”  (Sri Lanka)

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“I just want to thank God for this website and the people who run it. It is an inspiration and it has been a long and hard road to get where I finally need to be. Due to me continuing to focus on God, His word and visiting this site, I am finally ready to let go completely and let God have this situation. Ever since then I have felt more peace than I ever felt in my life. I know God is holding me tight and will be working on me as well as on my husband. I have never had patience but God is teaching me that. I have accepted that my suddenly will be in God's time not mine and that His glory will shine through it. I am praying for all of us and want you all to know that if we truly let go and let God, we will have the peace we need.”  (Mississippi) 

“The Thursday before Easter, (husband) came to me and begged for my forgiveness. He said that he had been so wrong and he would do anything to have me and our daughters back. He had to reach his own rock bottom before he looked to the Lord and begged for help. The Lord has truly answered my prayers. Your daily Charlyne Cares have been a life saver. You have helped me change my life.” (North Carolina)

... He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.  Romans 4:17 
“Ever since I began standing for my marriage I have been blessed in many big and small ways!!! I prayed early this morning because I was worried that I wouldn't have enough time to pack our moving truck on Tuesday. I said, ‘Lord, I know I'm not supposed to worry, but please help, because I'm worried about the moving truck.’ On Saturday, and my but out of nowhere, the man working at U-Haul asked if we wanted to take the truck right then and have three free days! Not only did God take care of it, He gave us three extra days so we wouldn't even have to drive back to get it on Tuesday. Praise God! When you stand for your marriage and obey God, you will see ALL KINDS of miracles, big and small! Thank you, Lord, for providing for me and for all of the precious people on Rejoice Marriage Ministries!”  (Arizona) 
"My husband and I attended a funeral for a family member who had been married for many years. The minister chose to focus on that as he remembered her life, speaking of the responsibility couples have caring for one another as well as for helping each other get to Heaven. As he spoke, our son told me he caught his father looking over at me. God powerfully reminded me I am on the right road." (Minnesota)
"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His word will not return to him void. Thank you Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory."  (Michigan)
“After standing for a while, this last Sunday was the first time our preacher was speaking on marriage, its trials, its opportunities and the solution. He used Abraham and Sarah as a very vivid example of failing, repenting, and restoring. I was so pleased to finally hear someone in our church preach on this issue. And I thank God that I could attend this service (which is not always possible due to work) and be encouraged. Thank you RRM for reminding us to pray for our spiritual leaders!”  (Germany) 
Monday's guest devotional truly spoke to my heart. I began my stand in similar circumstances. It took three and a half years with several false starts, and my husband has been home almost six months. He still travels for work, yet there have been many opportunities to go with him. God is truly faithful. It was a painful process, and many times I prayed to be released from my stand, God said keep going. God is rebuilding our marriage and I am truly thankful. God bless you all. Keep standing, keep praying, the LORD keeps all His promises.”  (Illinois)
“PTL! My husband called me a week ago out of the blue telling me he was having problems at work. I wondered why he would be telling me but the Holy Spirit told me to zip my mouth. So I listened to his story and I told him the only way I could help him was to put his problem to God. I asked him to ring me in a week and tell me if there had been any changes in his workplace. I prayed to God all week asking Him to show my husband His power. When he came to drop off the kids a week later he asked for me to come out and talk to him. He has never done this in the years we have been separated. He said he wanted to thank me for my prayers because the work situation was taken care of! We didn't talk about ‘us’ but I know God is working.” (Australia)
“Praises to God, I returned home to my wife after being a prodigal. I thank God that she was a stander and had faith that God was the redeemer of our marriage. I knew who God is, but on my own accord, I decided to live the lifestyle that I wanted to live. I was being led by Satan to believe that God would forgive me for leaving my spouse, and bless me with the other woman. How mistaken I was. God placed all kind of obstacle in the path of my defying His word. Thank You, God, for my wife and thank You for giving me another chance.” (Louisiana)

"The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." Proverbs 15:29-30

“When my husband left, it was devastating to myself and our children. For nearly two years I barely saw or heard from him. Three weeks before our daughter's graduation, he came home but not with the intention of reconciling. It was during this time that I found out there was another woman involved. After the graduation he left as quickly as he came. Words cannot express how hurt I was. I came across RMM while looking for scriptures on healing. I prayed, fasted, read God's Word and I let go and I let God. Almost two years to the day my husband left, he called me and said he needed to see me immediately. When we met, I could not believe what he had to say. Charlyne said it would happen suddenly and it did. We have a lot of work ahead of us but God is true to His Word. Trust and believe!”  (Florida)

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”  Luke 15:3-7  
“It has been several years since my covenant wife left. I thought she was the main problem and I would wait for her to come to her senses. I divorced her several years later. I wasn’t regularly committed to Rejoice Ministries or other standers and re-married. About one year later, I told her (non-covenant wife) that I believed God was going to restore my marriage to my first wife. I am waiting for the court to grant the divorce. John 14:23, ‘Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.’ God will change the circumstances. He has more power than any circumstance! The devil will try to speak to us; he is a liar. We have authority over the devil. Charlyne tells us to daily speak the full armor over us (audibly). Believe God and His Word, and stay connected to Rejoice Ministries and standers.”  (Tennessee) 
“One day, discouraged, and crying out to God, I flipped open my Bible and highlighted was, Jesus said to her, 'Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?'John 11:40. Now reading the scripture before it, it says, Jesus said,"Take away the stone," reminding me that Jesus will remove the stone in my husband's heart, and resurrect new life in my husband's heart. Amen! Praise the Lord.”  (Florida) 
“God's timing is always perfect. God has done many wonderful things in my life during 2013. He conquered cancer in my life. I have been standing many years and often struggle with, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ God always helps me remember that He is in control. Covenant Transport trucks are rare in our area, yet I always see one when I have asked for confirmation or am about to give in. This past week, after my fifth surgery this year I was feeling defeated, BUT GOD! On the way home there was my truck and we discussed the power of prayer at Church Night supper. God is good to lift me when I need it. Although I see nothing happening, I trust that God loves my spouse more than I and that He hears my prayers. I pray for God to be glorifiedin the restoration of marriages. I pray for prodigals to hear the Savior’s voice. Let us remember Luke 19:10 this season. I pray for many Christmas miracles!”  (Georgia)
“Praise to my God Almighty! Usually when I speak to my husband, I feel so much anger in me and we end up fighting. Thank You Lord that we have recently had good, peaceful conversations. I can’t wait to share the complete restoration of my marriage. Standers, let’s fix our eyes on God.” (South Africa)
"My prodigal divorced me and left town with her new husband and my stepsons. Sunday while at the altar, I prayed they would contact me since I haven't heard from them in months. Sunday night I got a text message from the youngest telling me he loved me and missed me. God is so good." (Colorado)
“Praise to the Lord God Almighty! My husband is home! The events leading up to him coming home were not the best but through that God had a plan and brought him home. He has not completely given his heart back to the Lord but I know that it will come and we will be attending church together very soon. Through this trial in my life, I have obtained such a wonderful relationship with my Savior, I just can't explain it. Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries, you have truly been a blessing in my stand for my marriage restoration."  (North Carolina) 

"My husband and I are restored and this past weekend we moved into the home we purchased together. Without God and your ministry encouraging me I don’t think I would have made it. God Bless you." (Oklahoma)

“Dear standers, do NOT give up no matter how bad your situation may be. God does hear your prayers and HE knows the pain you are in. HE is taking your mess and making a message to encourage others. Trust God that every prayer you lift to HIM for a restored marriage...will be answered. 'The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.' (James 5:16) God cannot lie! My prodigal just came home. (If you looked at the situation you would of said, there is no way this man will ever come back home to his wife or his children.) God’s timing is perfect so don't rush what God is doing. HE knows perfectly when to bring your covenant spouse home to you. Believe, believe, believe that God has you in HIS hands and wants this more than you. Keep praising the Lord and thanking HIM in advance for a marriage soon to be restored. Thank You Jesus for my Christmas present!”  (Connecticut)
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.   Psalm 34:17-18
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37

"Easter morning my husband called and wanted to go to church with me and the kids. At the end of the service, my husband and my son stood to rededicate their lives to Jesus. Later my husband invited us over to eat. When we got there he had his wedding ring on, and he said he wants to reconcile and come home! Glory to God, the answers to my prayers are manifesting." (Texas)

"My husband called to tell me about a dream he had. I was able to share with him my insight into his dream. He said I know him better than anyone else in the world. I was able to share that it was God. I know God is drawing my husband back to Himself and to me. God is faithful. To Him be the glory." (Canada)
“I praise my mighty God that I am able to submit a testimony of my restored marriage. My husband left a note and walked out on our marriage saying he would ‘never be happy.’ He filed for divorce not even a month later. He refused to see me or talk to me. I fell to my knees begging God for answers. The first thing He told me was that He would restore my marriage, but it would be a lot longer than I thought. He then began to show me how I failed my husband as a wife and that no matter what, I was to show him unconditional love. I did this in many ways, always prompted by the Holy Spirit. I had not seen my husband or spoken to him until our mitigation. I saw no hope as my husband demanded to be seated in two different rooms. But God! A few hours in, the mediator told me my husband wanted to speak with me. That was a few weeks ago. We are now together working on our marriage with God as our foundation. If God has promised you restoration, He will do it. Trust Him.” (Florida)
"Glory to God, my prodigal has come home after being away for years. He wants to take it slow. I am still standing for my spouse as I know the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion. Thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries. You have shown me how to grow in the Lord. We can't do it alone without the Lord Jesus Christ." (Kansas)
"I see my prodigal twice a week during church, however, there has been little communication. This past Wednesday after Bible Study we passed one another, to my surprise, he greeted me, which hasn’t happened during the months we have been separated. Praise God for continuing to soften my husband’s heart." (North Carolina)

“All glory and honor to God. He has restored and renewed our marriage. Not only do I see God’s hand working in our marriage but there are times when my husband has asked me to share our story with someone else who is hurting. God can and will move the mountain if we would just believe. The Lord gave me Amos 9:11 to hold onto and He has been faithful to His Word. Hold on standers, your breakthrough is on its way. He's going to come through.”  (Connecticut)

“God is awesome! My prodigal and I are separated but I am so encouraged regardless of the attitude of my spouse and my in-laws. Since I turned everything over to God and stopped responding to text messages and phone calls, God has truly blessed me and my kids. God is in the midst and deserves all the glory. I received a text from my spouse that he is moving back home. Although he says it's due to finances, I know beyond a doubt it's God. I know God is sending him home to a new woman. I pray that God will continue to work a miracle in our life. Hasten to me, oh Lord, for I am in need. I pray that all the prodigal spouses return home to new spouse so that they may see God in us and repent. I pray that all prodigals will accept the Lord.PTL! Healing is done.”  (Alabama) 
“This site was recommended by our marriage counselor. Even though my husband and I have no plans to separate or divorce, we live separate lives. Reading testimonies from other standers inspires me to not give up hope for our marriage. I pray every day for a marriage that is pleasing to God. I owe it to my God to work just as hard as He is in restoring our marriage. I am now focusing on Him rather than my circumstance. I now know He is working on my husband and I can let go. I can pray for my husband and let it go! I am no longer anxious about the results of my prayer, because I now know God will prevail! PTL!”  (Pennsylvania)
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3 
“Christmas the first year post separation was just pure devastation. Christmas the second year was rough but a little easier. Now Christmas the third year my prodigal came to help wrap gifts, spent Christmas Eve with us and was back very early in the morning to spend Christmas morning and most of the day with us. He said it was the best Christmas he has had in a very long time. He told me he is coming back and for me to continue doing what I am doing because it is working. He said he asked God about two months ago to restore the love for his wife and to remove any temptations for the OW. We have a ways to go but I am seeing the answers to prayers that were offered years ago in the darkest moments. Don't give up standers. My prayers are with you all daily.” (California)
"I went into ‘Fireproof” knowing the theme of the movie with the star and his wife and their decaying marriage. What I was not prepared for was the star's parents, who had their own serious marriage problems years prior. The wonderful advice the father gave him had me in tears. I prayed on the way home for God to give my spouse the desire to see this movie. There's no doubt, it would touch his heart too in a profound way. " (Texas)
“One morning I was praying and asked the Lord since I have not had any contact with my spouse at this time, then could He give me a dream of things to come. Around ten minutes later there was a knock on my door and it was my husband! I was shocked because there has not been any communication between us and the only time he has come by is to bring our kids home. He came in and talked to me for a while and before leaving he grabbed me suddenly and gave me a hug. This was nothing but the Lord's handiwork. I give God all the glory and praise because He is changing my husband's heart.”  (Oklahoma) 
“Praise God for He is good. My wife and I had breakfast yesterday and she hugged me and kissed me for the first time in three years. I have been standing for our marriage reconciliation since she left. Prayer does work, God has been with me and our children. She told me as she was hugging me that I should not be worried; soon we will be back together and when we do we will have to do a wedding. She told me she still has her wedding ring. I have never had such a happy day in my life. Jesus is King. I will praise HIM all days of my life.” (South Africa)
“For a week now, a lot of little things had been happening, all pointing to my spouse. - little souvenirs, past messages, pictures, conversations with old friends, strange questions from family, etc. I understood that God was trying to draw my attention to the fact that this was the noise of dead bones being gathered back together. This morning, while quickly glancing through Bob's devotional, my mind and my heart got caught by a sentence: ‘If the soldiers during World War II made a truce to honor Christmas, why not you and your prodigal spouse?’ The Holy Spirit used this message and an incident that happened this morning to convince me that it was time to risk contacting her again. Our earlier contacts were very poor. But I called her just now after many months of almost no contact and... it was unbelievably cordial. She was joyous, she thanked me twice for calling and asked questions about me. I know this is just the start and I thank God for what He is doing in the background. Hallelujah!"  (Western Australia)
“A few months ago I got a new job. I now drive up the interstate every day past the exit where my prodigal lives. Many days along a four-mile stretch, I get near his exit and see Covenant Transport trucks. I know God keeps sending me messages about continuing to stand. A few weeks ago, my husband was asked to move out and asked if he could store his stuff at our house. I told him yes, and also said he could move back here to stay if that would help him. PTL he said Yes! It’s been a week and it has been a little bit hard for him to adjust. I try hard not to put pressure on him. Please pray for my husband, my children and the reconciliation of our family. God is orchestrating a very wonderful story for my future testimony.” (Pennsylvania)
“My husband has been away for years. Lately I've been discouraged and longing for his salvation and return more than ever. It feels impossible for God to reach him. I stumbled across the movie ‘Amazing Love’ on Netflix. I had not known about it before and decided to watch it. Wow! A powerful visual of God's heart for His people through His prophet Hosea. Watching it played out in the movie gave me renewed steadfastness in my love for my husband. I highly recommend watching this. Then go back and re-read Hosea. I'll be praying for each of you who do this, that God will speak to you as strongly as He spoke to me. May your resolve be strengthened my fellow standers. God will do what He promises for us and our beloved prodigals!” (Florida)
“I received a call from my husband. He left the OW and drove all night. He is now home and yesterday spent time catching up on some sleep. I am so blessed and happy. My husband says he understands now, he loves me and has taken steps to stop contact with everyone who interfered before. He has cut all ties to the other woman, a step that has never happened before in previous attempts. He is happy and no longer has the dead look in his eyes. Thank you God for everything.”  (Nevada) 
“These past few weeks the adversity has increased. The divorce papers were filed by my husband, my house started to go into foreclosure, our daughter tried to take her life and I got in a terrible car accident. I praise our Lord God for His presence, provision, protection and peace through it all. Financial provision came through to stop the foreclosure, God intervened and saved our daughter’s life, I did not sustain any injury from the car accident. I praise the Lord for His goodness, grace, mercy, faithfulness and love. Before I could ask my husband to come for Thanksgiving, he asked me if he could come for Thanksgiving. To God be the glory.”  (New York) 
"God is moving in my husband. I was sitting at work and wondering whether I should keep standing for my marriage. Then my husband sent a text asking if we had gotten any snow. Out of the blue he does this, but it was God speaking to him and bringing thoughts of his family to mind. To me it is God Himself letting me know to keep standing. Praise be to Jesus." (Texas)
“I just left court; my husband filed for divorce. On the way to the courtroom I recited Psalm 23. My husband and I sat next to each other after the judge told us to be seated. I prayed and called on the mighty name of Jesus! We were given another court date. We left out of court together and he asked if I could drive him to the OW’s car so I did. He told me he will call me tomorrow and he may come by so we can talk. My God! We must not lose faith in God. He will fulfill His promise to restore our marriages.Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. Luke 1:45 I believe that our marriages are already restored. Welcome home prodigal!”  (Illinois)
“The testimonies are so encouraging. I like the devotions but I look forward to reading the testimonies. Every time I read them my faith is increased. I am still standing but more so I am on the potter's wheel. I have asked the Lord to do open heart surgery on me and change me. I know the Lord hates divorce. If the Lord can do it for other standers and for Charlyne and Bob, He can do it for me to.”  (Dominica) 
“I just want to encourage every stander to never give up no matter your situation. I was having my quiet time and was reading Daniel's prayer in Daniel 2:20-23, praying that God make known to him the King's dream. Daniel's prayer is short but full of praise and glory to God. After finishing my quiet time, I went back to bed and was wondering if my prayers have been working on my wife since I hadn't heard from her. I fell asleep and had a dream in which she and I started talking and she told me, ‘I don't know what to do…about us, would it work?’  I answered, ‘I'm exhausted too,’ and we hugged tight and it felt so real. Since then my wife has been texting me. PTL! The Lord does speak to his children, standers. He has shown me in so many ways to stand in the gap for my wife and as an inspiration of faith to my son and others. This is just another sign from Him. ‘..you made known to me what we asked of you.’ Daniel 2:23. God is with us!”  (Florida)
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