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!



"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 (posted 8/6/2010)
"Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Psalm 29:2 (posted 7/4/2008)
“I thank God for keeping me through my tough marriage. With many times and attempts of giving, up God spoke to me to stand for the restoration of my marriage. He made a way for us to know our in-laws since we got married here without their knowledge. My husband has started to support my baby and visits us regularly since last month. He was with us during Father's Day and on his birthday. God started a Bible study group in our house. I woke up early today and the Lord spoke to me in Isaiah 54. I praised God that truly His love endures forever. I pray that many hurting marriages will be restored soon. God bless.”  (Arab Emirates) (posted 8/8/2012)
"I asked God for a sign that standing for my marriage is the correct thing for me to be doing. I was on a two-day hike with friends and one of the girls was wearing the exact same engagement ring as mine. God certainly comes through for us in amazing ways." (South Africa) (posted 3/19/2010)
“I want to praise the Lord today and thank Him. I have never been very good at talking to people about my stand for my marriage. I was privileged on Sunday to speak to another lady who is also standing for her marriage. I was able to give her some encouragement she needed. I prayed for the Lord to help me know what to say. Thank You Lord. He will give you the words when you ask.”  (Illinois)  (posted 5/12/2012)
"I would like to thank the Lord for all He has done for me. There is increased communication between my husband with deep sharing from His heart to mine, though He is still in the far country, He has confessed that He is very unhappy. The Lord also miraculously touched my car of a mechanical problem that had not been able to be fixed for a year. After crying out to the Lord in prayer the condition totally disappeared." (Tanzania) (posted 3/12/2010)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

(posted 6/7/2007)

"My husband apologized for all the hurt he caused. This week he called his attorney and is dismissing the divorce. The next day he drove hours to my home. We talked and then went over to our pastor and talked for another hour. My husband is making the restoration to his Lord. Before he left I gave him Bob's book 'Finding The Way Home.' I had it ready here for him for just that perfect time." (California)

(posted 9/12/2008)

"A week ago I was in Florida. God told me it's time to come home from my trip and go to my wife. I called her to tell her and she told me first that she'd like to try working on us. I have learned to hear God’s voice and it's a beautiful sound." (Canada)

(posted 9/7/2007)
"I give God praise because He is good. No matter how low some days may be, He always pulls me out of the pit of despair and gives me hope when I need it. Praise God we are never alone." (Virginia) (posted 10/16/2009)
"My husband filed for divorce about two weeks ago and prepared to move out. Thanks for him listening to a 19 year old son, on the same day, he canceled the filing and never moved out of our home. I praise God for this. He has told me the truth of his life, becoming an honest man again. God is working in him and in me every day." (Louisiana) (posted 11/20/2004)
"Even though we are divorced, my husband still contacts me and visits. Yesterday was our anniversary. I prayed that he would think about the fact that it was our anniversary. I was surprised when he called me late in the evening and came by to visit. He didn't mention our anniversary, but I'm sure he knew. Praise God for doing more than I could ask." (Nebraska) (posted 6/4/2010)
“I am so glad that you shared what Bob wrote about the Foolishness of Gossip.’ I did not really think I was gossiping until I read Bob’s article and the Holy Spirit convicted me. Now I know why God allowed it that not many people were asking about our marriage problems/ separation - He wanted the matter and the details covered. I need to constantly listen to God and not seek the comments of other people. Thank you RMM for pointing out the truth and praying for us all, who need to be renewed in our heart and mind. May GOD forgive me for the pride in my heart and help me to cover the nakedness of my husband (and everybody else involved)! Humbly standing.”  (Germany)  (posted 1/29/2012)
“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)  (posted 11/27/2011)
“PTL! After months of prayer my marriage is being restored! I am so thankful to God for the changes that I am seeing in my husband, our family, and myself. With God anything is possible no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. Let God take control of all areas of your life and you will receive blessings that are better than what you could imagine in His perfect timing!”  (Georgia)  (posted 5/22/2013)
“God has heard my prayers! I have poured my heart out in prayer day and night for several months and my suddenly happened! God moved in my husband’s heart and he called me, revealing he wants to come home. That same night I also found out the OW is pregnant. So while things are very complicated, at least I can praise God we’re headed in the right direction. He’s not home yet, but I trust that He has gotten us this far and will take us the rest of the way through. Praise God that He answers prayers. Don’t give up!”  (South Carolina) (posted 3/18/2015)
"I had the opportunity to come to Fort Lauderdale for vacation and while there get to meet with Bob and Charlyne. That in itself was a blessing. On top of that, I have seen two rainbows since being here. This morning was the best. There was a perfect rainbow right in front of the balcony where we are staying and for a few moments even a glimpse of a double rainbow present. God goes wherever we are no matter how far away from home we are. He is right where my spouse is as well." (North Carolina) (posted 7/3/2009)
“I wanted to buy a birthday gift for my husband. I could not find anything, so I prayed to God to help me. I went to a shop and thought about an a e-book reader. I had never thought of such a gift and my husband had never talked about it. Besides, it was too expensive. But I bought it and my husband felt very honored that I appreciated his work that way. In the afternoon my mother came and gave me exactly as much money as the gift had cost.”  (Germany)  (posted 5/22/2013)
“‘Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”  Luke 15:23-24  (posted 8/24/2012)
"My spouse and I have reconciled and he spends lots of time here at the house and we have traveled together to see our grand babies. God has been good to all of us, as my spouse realizes that had it not been 'for people like us' who believe in the one spouse, one marriage, one family for life/eternity; he might not had been able to meet/see his grand babies. (two little boys) Thank you for the prayers and for standing and showing some of us to stand; may our Lord Jesus Christ receive all of the glory." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My prodigal is home today. During the court session his lawyer told me, my husband wanted to see the children. Saturday we all went out to eat and he is home. We are both very emotional right now. Everything happened so fast it is still hard for me to believe. Praise God." (Oklahoma)

(posted 12/8/2007)
"I have asked God several times if I should stand, and God tells me again and again to stand firm. He has been my husband this season. Despite all my problems, I am still rejoicing in the God of my salvation. My faith has grown and I believe God is working on the other side of the mountain." (Colorado) (posted 11/28/2008)

“I wanted to follow up on our restored marriage. It's been two months since my spouse has returned and I continue to stand and praise God. I have a blessing that my spouse has accepted Christ back into her life and understands the spiritual warfare that was bound to come. And it has. But by keeping our eyes up and not out and focused on Him, we press on. We're happier than we were before and are growing daily through the trials. Keep in mind that the standing does not stop once your spouse returns. It intensifies and the enemy does everything in every fashion to try and break it again. Trust in God. He is faithful and continues to pull us through all of the trials. We're praying together for all standers and prodigals to grow close to God or turn their hearts to Him...soon.”  (Kansas)

(posted 12/16/2013)
“I have been a stander for a number of years, partly I am sure because of many times in the past being in the flesh in my stand. This past weekend we lost our family pet. It was my prodigal who came over to our home which he has not done in a very long time. It was my prodigal who called me and we had an hour long conversation. It was my prodigal who sat in our living room and at the end of the day had taken it upon himself looking for some picture we had. It was my prodigal who then proceeded to take out all our family photo albums and look at them with our adult children and me. It was bittersweet to have to put our family pet down, but it was purely just God orchestrating my family together on this occasion. Father God, Your ways I can see are not our ways, but I just thank You for every opportunity this family can have together. For I and my household shall serve the Lord.”  (Canada) (posted 10/21/2013)
“PTL! Christmas was filled with miracles! For the past week I have been asking God to see that He was working on the other side of my mountain as it didn't look like anything was happening. A month ago my husband said he would come over only for presents on Christmas, but would not stay for dinner or a simple meal. Then my parents decided to brave the snow to come visit for Christmas- a miracle. I kept praying for God to separate the OW and open both of their eyes. Two days before Christmas they broke up. They were supposed to go away with my kids for a weekend holiday celebration that never happened. God intervened! Second miracle. I asked again that he come for a meal and he agreed- third miracle. He spent several hours with us and even gave me perfume, another miracle. I prayed for a family picture. My mom asked him if she could take a picture of all of us and he agreed – another miracle. And that is only the miracles that I could see. He is the God who does more than we ask or imagine! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Wisconsin) (posted 1/6/2014)
"From a prodigal turned stander, God has blessed me through this difficult time of pending divorce. The divorce becomes final tomorrow, but God has no watch or calendar. I thank God for Rejoice Ministries, Bob, Charlyne and all of the standers. As the song goes, 'Lord send a revival and let it begin in me.'" (Tennessee) (posted 9/18/2009)
“Usually when I am driving I am always talking to God. On my way to work, I was asking God to put someone in my life to help me forget about my husband, if this is how He wants my life to be because it hurts too much. I wasn't expecting anything; then I saw a Covenant Transport truck parked at a rest stop. I didn't believe that this was God as I was hunting for these trucks and couldn't find any. A couple of weeks passed and I was pleading with God, telling Him I don't know what to do, asking Him to please tell me what He wants me to do. As I am merging onto the road I looked to my left and there is a Covenant Transport truck passing me. God is showing me that it will be OK .It will work out.”  (Florida)  (posted 10/15/2012)

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

(posted 3/19/2010)
“The Lord was asking me to submit to/honor my husband in a way I didn’t want to. Was I really ready to trust that the Lord would take care of me like he took care of Sarah when she called Abraham her Master? God then told me if HE was asking, HE would also provide! So I did. The next day I impulsively had my car’s oil changed. On my way, I asked the Lord to send me a marriage restoration testimony. Not thinking about it again, and as I was waiting for my car, the Lord also asked me to say the name Jesus. He said there is power in His name! I was afraid but knew if God was asking, He would provide! I am friendly, but don’t solicit chats in public. A devastating news story came on TV and two women started talking. I was able to share about how Jesus alone gives us strength and power. We began talking about faith and one woman shared how 10 years earlier her husband had left her, and after God teaching her to pray and honor her husband, he came home a changed man by Jesus! WOW! Thank You God!”  (Wisconsin)  (posted 8/28/2012)
"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)
“Praise our Lord, my daughter and grandchildren came to the hospital to pick me up after surgery. No cancer thank our dearest Lord, a miracle. I felt our Lord said I shall live and not die to declare His mighty works. The promises He has given me and confirmed by many will be done as He promised. I know my covenant one flesh husband will know His Lord and live to obey Him soon for His glory. Praise His Holy Name.” (Australia)  (posted 4/28/2013)
“When my wife left with our children I felt the call of God to stand in the gap for her salvation and the restoration of our marriage and family. I wanted to know how many marriages are had been restored (I like statistics, facts). The only answer the Spirit led me to believe was Bob Steinkamp's: ‘No one can give an accurate statistic because not everyone reports back when the marriage is restored.’ I've got the answer that I needed: God defies human statistics He keeps no record of wrongs!” (Maryland) (posted 9/19/2014)
“God is awesome! We need to believe no matter what we see. God gave me a promise a few years ago. He said as quick as this has begun, is as quick as it’s going to end. Hallelujah, He is faithful! Just as He promised, suddenly the OW is gone. Keep believing for your miracle. For nothing is too hard for God. Don’t look at the circumstances that are going on around you, keep your eyes on Jesus. Thank You Jesus.”  (Connecticut)
(posted 7/24/2014)
"Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her." Proverbs 8:10-11 (posted 10/3/2009)
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”  Isaiah 58:6  (posted 9/4/2011)

"My husband and I are entering our ninth month of restoration. Three years ago he began an affair. Thus began my schooling from the Lord of how and why to stand for our marriage. At one point we were within hours of being divorced. All the while the Lord kept encouraging me that this was only the shadow of death not the real death of our marriage. At times the grief was almost unbearable, but the Lord faithfully walked me through each hard day and always provided everything me and our three children needed. Three years and two false starts for home later, I can say the Lord has healed, strengthened, and set our 19 year marriage on a strong foundation. He used Rejoice Marriage Ministries so powerfully to help us. Thank you  forever." (Arizona)

(posted 11/21/2006)
“Seeing God work is so amazing, there are no coincidences with God. Charlyne asked once in a devotional how did you find RMM? When I think that I found a RMM tract tucked away in a drawer just when I needed it, all I can say is that God is amazing. Every time I try to give up on standing for my marriage I hear from the LORD through His Word, and when I see my small prayers answered I praise my LORD. I have committed to memorizing more of God's Word this year and I have started with Habakkuk 3:17-18, 'Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD,I will be joyful in God my Savior.'God is good always, in all ways God is good.”  (California)  (posted 1/18/2012)
“When my husband filed for divorce, I had to leave where my job was and move in with my parents while my husband stayed at our old home 1000 miles away. However, God is only an arm stretch away and we have to hold on to His promises and desire the change and purpose He has in mind for us. He removed me from the job that I put ahead of Him and my husband and placed me in a new occupation that will allow me to focus on my husband and his well-being. You cannot serve two masters and thanks to God's mercy, my new job is better than the one I sacrificed my marriage for. God is transforming this stander to submit herself to her husband, as to the Lord. Before a change can be made in your spouse, a change must first be made in you.”  (Missouri)  (posted 4/1/2013)
"My husband bought me a birthday card this month that said "When you have faith as small as a mustard seed nothing is impossible" and then he came on Christmas to exchange gifts with the kids and I. He was so excited about his gift to me he was helping me open the box. I do have faith and I do believe in miracles. (Maryland) (posted 12/30/2009)
“I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”  Jeremiah 32:27  (posted 10/23/2011)
"I am standing again. My husband came home for awhile as an at-home prodigal. I prayed every day and zipped my lips. I could see the battle raging within him. He has left again. I forgot to pay my car insurance and was greeted with a cancellation notice. I prayed. My insurance company of over 10 years told me they would reinstate me for three payments. I did not have the money. A word from the Holy Spirit popped in my mind and I checked out a new insurance company, was able to get insured that day at a substantial savings. Praise God. I thought He was not hearing my prayers. God is good. Bless His name. Jesus is Lord of my life.”   (Alabama) (posted 10/21/2013)
"Finally I heard something I've waited 9+ years for. My prodigal specifically asked me to pray for him! I said he had no idea of the many prayers being lifted up for him and he replied "Honestly, I think maybe the prayers should stop for a little bit." PRAISE GOD, He heard my cry! My heart rejoices that He moves on the other side of the mountain!! This was my suddenly for today. Never give up, God is faithful! Thank you LORD, and thank you Charlyne (and staff) for your constant prayers and encouragement for our families."  (Virginia) (posted 9/3/2012)
“I am giving my testimony as God wants me to share and give thank for the fruits of my first harvest in marriage restoration (Ezekiel 20:40, Tobit 1:6). God put RMM in my way even before I knew about the OW in my husband's life. God told me nothing is impossible for Him and that I have to have faith in him (Mark 11: 23-26). He encouraged me in so many ways when I was desperate, sad and doubting. I started to stand even more when I knew about the OW. God does speak! He does listen, talks to me with love and answers all my prayers. He will restore my marriage as He promised (Jeremiah 31:13, 33:10-11; Isaiah 54:6-8) and my marriage restoration is coming soon! (Isaiah 60:22, Habakkuk 2:3). My husband has stopped seeing the OW, repented, started to seek for me and he sees us together in the near future. PTL!” (Ontario) (posted 10/13/2014)
Writing God's Word in my heart has made the difference between walking in victory or cowering in defeat. When you know and remember what God has done and what He has promised how can you give up? I can smile at my wife when we exchange the kids, give a kind word even with court looming, bless her all because of Jesus and His Word. And do you want Godly offspring, despite your marriage circumstances? Then hear God's call and lead your children.  (California)
(posted 10/6/2013)
I have been praying for my husband’s salvation for many months. I am seeing the movement of the Holy Spirit in his life. We had a terrific conversation Thursday morning. I could feel God's hand on my shoulder as we spoke. Our Lord always goes before us and keeps His promises." (Indiana) (posted 10/3/2008)
"I prepared a letter for my wife from whom I am presently separated. I wanted to apologize for my sinful ways which brought us to this point as well as lay out my intentions to stand for our marriage. I am still standing and trusting God to continue to mold me as I seek to submit to His perfect plan and timing." (Tennessee) (posted 8/7/2009)
“I requested prayer a few months back over my back, hip, and leg. I would like to report that I am doing wonderfully. Other than some occasional numbness in my leg I am healed! Praise God! I just wanted to take some time to thank everyone for your prayers and praise God for my healing! Still standing for healing in my marriage and I know in God’s time it will happen! Thank You Jesus!”  (Missouri)  (posted 6/23/2012)
“After experiencing other relationships which did not flourish, finally, God lead me to stand for my covenant marriage for good. Some months ago, I found RMM and I was so thankful that I was not alone in my stance. After many years of divorce from my covenant husband who is remarried to OW and has children, my stand seems impossible but my faith tells me God will restore my marriage. To God be the glory.”  (Philippines) (posted 8/27/2011)
“Thank You Lord, my husband came over yesterday to show me the papers he received from the courthouse. They yet again rejected his filing. This has been the third time. I have not even seen the inside of the courtroom, PTL. My husband then proceeded to tell me he is no longer going to pursue it, that he does not want the divorce.”  (California)  (posted 4/1/2013)
“In response to the post last Sunday on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, I wanted to share as a nurse where my stand has been. I was attending nursing school when Roe v. Wade resulted in legalizing abortion in 1973. I am sorry to say that in my early days as a nurse, I was ‘on the fence’ about whether or not abortion was correct. I considered myself a Christian but was not really born again. When my marriage was attacked in the late 1970's, I was at my low point and gave my life and my marriage to the Lord. As a result, I began to really study the Bible for the first time in my life and I saw how God valued life and that we are created in His image. I could no longer be on the fence, trying to be politically correct. Fast forward to many years later. Now I have the privilege of being a nurse who does ultrasounds in a crisis pregnancy center. All glory to the Lord for what He redeems!”  (Minnesota) (posted 2/11/2014)
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