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 wife and I have been separated for a while now. She is continuing to talk to me and has not decided to pursue divorce. We prayed together last night. Thank you so much for your daily devotional. It is an inspiration to me and I will stand as long as it takes to renew my marriage with my wife with the power of the Lord." (Nebraska)
“When my prodigal called telling me he was visiting, I prayed over that visit. That evening He began playing a love song he liked and explained the lyrics to me; that the singer was finding different ways to express his love interest. We enjoyed our outing together. He said he had moved back to our home town. PTL! Our Lord is a mighty God, He turns the heart of stone into the heart of flesh. Restoration is there; keep on believing, keep on trusting the Lord!”  (United Kingdom) 
"The Lord blessed me by allowing me to go on a mission trip to Brazil for medical care and evangelism. Many people accepted Christ. My heart was touched with love for the people of the world. My heart still cries out for my prodigal to return to the Lord and me." (Colorado)

“My husband has returned home after many months. No one thought that there was hope. My friends and family urged me to move on and get a divorce. Every time I was close to giving up, I did not feel God releasing me from my marriage. God made the impossible possible. Anytime I feel myself getting frustrated and offended I remember what God says about showing love. It is no longer about me but what God says. My husband has even started to do a devotional with me at night. When your spouse returns don't go back to the same attitude that you had before he left. Be the new you in Christ alone.”  (Tennessee)

"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 duringmy trial." (Tennessee)
"Every morning I ask God for a word to get through the day. When I open my Bible, He shows me and I write it down. Today I read a scripture God gave me years ago. I still believe Nehemiah, chapter four is what I am supposed to do. This is what we are all doing. I appreciate the honesty in every Charlyne Cares message, because it is the truth. We get too much advice from others, only sitting in the boat and looking at circumstances, saying this is all impossible. Thank you for helping us to focus right in this dark time of the year." (Norway)
"My husband's heart is finally softened and we are working on rebuilding our marriage. I am still praying for our protection." (Florida)
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19a
"My sister encouraged me to go to a quiet place to pray. I went to a bluff overlooking the ocean, the place of my first kiss with my husband. I prayed and read but felt dry. I asked God for a word and dozed off. I happened to glance to the right and there was a public notice about work being done in the area. The three words that stood out were ‘Restoration in Progress.’ I couldn't believe my eyes. Our God is faithful in the midst of our seeing no evidence He is at work in the restoration." (California)
"I thank the Lord for enabling me to resume my stand. I was a stander for a year before my prodigal came home. He left after an year and was soon telling me He was in love with someone else. I had enough and gave up my stand and found someone else also. I was not in peace and the Holy Spirit was speaking to me every minute. God enabled me to leave this relationship after several months and now I have resumed my stand. My husband has started coming around more and has asked me out on a couple of dates." (Tanzania) (PS from Pompano - This is one of the "detour roads" Charlyne warns about in her teaching.)
“After a long time of little contact, my thousands-of-miles-away prodigal phoned me the first time in some years. She was very broken and crying most of the time and at the end of our conversation, she gave her life new to the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty. I have done nothing about it nor pushed her in this; it was all her decision and her own free will. Please don't give up on your spouse, even when you think the Lord has forgotten you, as I more than once thought. Never give up praying, don't lose hope. Our God is greater and He never forgets. To the Lord be all the glory.”  (Germany)
"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:16-17
“I have been most encouraged to read in Restored Marriages of a couple remarried after nine years of separation and divorce. It has re-affirmed my resolve that no matter how I'm feeling, no matter what my spouse does, says or does not say, I am and will be living within the covenant of our marriage. To God be the glory, great things He has done. The ransomed of the Lord will return... Isaiah 51:11.”  (England)
“My phone has been off for the last two weeks, and the last thing I heard from my bride was something pretty mean and the only thing she wanted to talk about was the divorce. The Lord blessed me with the money to be able to pay my phone bill. I sent her a text asking how our son was and she sent me a bunch of texts about wanting me to move back to the area and help her. She was actually being very nice. She didn’t even mention the divorce once. I know it’s not my ‘suddenly’ yet, but my heart jumped for joy and I know the Lord is working on both of us. I know my ‘suddenly’ is right around the corner in His time.”  (California) 
“My husband is an in-house prodigal. He had said he would never come back, that God couldn't make him come back home, yet here he is. I see God softening his heart towards me as well. I know that in God's perfect timing our marriage will be restored. God brought my husband home when my faith and heart was ready. I know that as long as I continue to trust God and lean into Him, that I'll soon be giving a testimony of a restored marriage. Praising God for all I can and can't see.” (Georgia)
"I want to praise and thank our faithful God for all those standers who spent this Christmas day with their beloved prodigals. Those standers who would have been filled with joy yet trepidation and walking on egg-shells out of fear of saying or doing something that would upset their prodigal. To all you precious people know that I, and many, many other standers, who spent this day alone, were with you in prayer and spirit, cheering you on, praying for you and your prodigal and praising God for the precious gift He gave you of this precious day spent with your precious husband or wife. I hope and pray that today your marriage started the road to restoration. How you deserve it!"  (United Kingdom)
“Thank God for His faithfulness. My prodigal moved out of our house last week to be with the OW, but while he was there he kept on sending me messages that he misses me and the kids. Today I met with him and he told me how much he loves me and wants us to fix things. I know God is just and He is working behind the scenes on my behalf.  I’m not moved by the tricks of the evil one. He is already defeated and my husband is coming back home for good. God is restoring us and strengthening our love for each other, it is only a matter of time. God is opening his eyes to the truth and working in him a soft heart, teaching him to be honest, reliable and responsible.”  (South Africa)
"My husband and I separated several years ago. I didn't know what to do. That's when God led me to your website. I was very encouraged We are back together living in our home for several months. My husband is a preacher and God has restored our ministry and our marriage. God is great. Never give up. If God said it He will do it." (Canada)
“My mom and I have been praying for her marriage to my dad for years. He lived in another state for five years, but last week he came home and got a job. They are not back together yet but God is working. My dad said he would never come home. Thank You GOD! Do not give up on God. P.U.S.H. - Pray until something happens!”  (Tennessee) 
“Tonight my out-of-town friend was spending the night and while wrapping Christmas presents, we were discussing restoration of our covenant marriages. I was talking about calling my absent husband about what he wanted me to write on the Christmas presents for the children. At that very moment the phone rang and he told me he had put the amount of money I had spent on presents in my bank account and please look after everything. My friend commented how much that incident had built up her faith...it was truly a God moment.” (Canada) 
“PTL! This Saturday was beautiful! Early this past week I learned that one of my favorite prayer scriptures was going to be read at my church, Colossians 3:5-10, and I knew that I had to read it out loud! But I woke up feeling so bad and sick. I prayed to the Lord and offered all my pain to Him for my husband and when the evening came I decided to go to my church. PTL, I was chosen to read the scripture in front of the crowd. Yes! I did that having my ‘in-house prodigal’ in my mind and my heart wide open! Thank You, God for letting me be there and worship Your Word! Keep standing strong!”  (Costa Rica)
“My husband and I were separated for over a year because of circumstances. I couldn’t handle it anymore so I decided to leave and get my own place. Shortly after, my heart kept being pulled toward my husband I started praying hard for him. Then I asked for signs. A few months into it I found this site. What a blessing. I can’t tell you how many signs the Lord gave me. Finally after a year of me praying for deliverance for my husband, he went to jail. Praise the Lord because after he got home my husband completely turned his life around. He has asked the Lord to come into his heart and we now read the Bible and pray together with just us and our children. We even go to church every Sunday. All I can say is get on your knees and cry out to the Lord because He will restore." (Kansas)
“My husband came to see me for the first time in months! After spending the entire day in fasting and prayer, I went to bed believing for a miracle, and knowing that whatever I ask God pertaining to His will, He hears and if He hears He will answer. Before I went to bed I thanked God for restoring my husband to my arms. I awoke to my husband knocking on my bedroom window. I was in awe of God's work. My phone was even dead, and my husband almost didn't stop by because off that. We hugged and talked, and it was amazing. He left and ended up coming back shortly after to give me a kiss. God then showed me my story written in Song of Solomon 5:2-6. For the next week, my husband was calling me every day. I know God is showing him where he belongs. I haven't heard from him in weeks now, but I know after all this God is still working on the other side of this mountain. Restoration is coming, and God will restore all the years the locusts ate away!”  (South Carolina)
"For our wedding gift, my sister painted a picture and put Isaiah 40:8 in the bottom corner. I didn't understand it at that time and thought a love verse would be better. God revealed to me recently that He was preparing for this trial even from our wedding years ago. He had her use that verse to encourage me today." (Pennsylvania)
“My spouse asked to reconcile after I had been praying for awhile but has not left ‘the far country’ completely. I cried out to God one day after standing for a few more months. I said, ‘God I can do this if this is what You want but please give me a sign that I'm doing the right thing.’ I looked up from my Bible on the ride home from work and saw a license plate that read ‘FUNBUS.’ God reminded me that my spouse was on 'the fun bus' and that Jesus would rescue him in due time. Thank you for your wonderful ministry!”  (Texas) 
"We hadn't spoken in weeks and I had not attended worship in our church since the separation. I returned on Sunday, my spouse showed up and we were wearing the same colors. We talked for awhile and he called me later that evening just to check on me." (Illinois)
“A few days ago was my husband's birthday and God placed in my heart to celebrate his birthday at home with our two children. During the months of separation, he had done different activities with the children which I put in a photo book and we gave it to him as a birthday present. I saw tears in his eyes when he was looking through it. The next day he called to say thank you for his birthday and asked me to send him the birthday pictures. That night I cried to God and he gave me Luke 18:1-8. I believe that God has already healed our dead marriage. Glory to God.”  (Louisiana)
"After having a protective order and having to talk to my wife through a third party, making mistakes as a husband and going through a painful separation, God is moving to turn the whole situation around. I talk to my wife directly. I know God is moving in big ways." (North Carolina)
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Matthew 19:4-6
“Some months ago, I lost my wedding rings outside in a location that I am not even aware of. Yesterday, God restored them to me in an unbelievable set of circumstances! The marriage is a covenant between three and even though my spouse and I may have walked away from and even broken it, God has not! God returning my rings reminded me that He is faithful to keep His covenant promises!  For nothing is impossible with God.  Luke 1:37.”  (Florida) 
"My husband and I divorced years ago. I hadn't seen him or heard from him for over a year. Our daughter asked him to attend a family party alone and he did. He was sweet to me. My pastor had just prayed for my husband to really know our Lord. Our Lord is working behind those mountains. Praise Him." (Australia)
“Oh how awesome God is! I have been standing for several years. My daughter celebrated her birthday, and her desire was for the entire family, including her father, to go to a wilderness resort. When my daughter told my husband about her desire, his initial response to her was that he would provide the money to me so that I could take her, but that he would not go to the resort. I told my daughter to pray to God that the entire family, including her father, could go to the wilderness resort for her birthday. We prayed for two weeks. Two days before my daughter’s birthday I texted my husband and, much to my surprise, he said that he would JOIN us . We had so much fun as a family. It was an amazing weekend. My husband even took a picture with us. I have no words to say thank You to our Heavenly Father for that great gift. I want to tell you all don't give up! God does listen and He does answer prayers. Let us keep praying! Don't ever give up!” (Tennessee)
"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)

"The principles I've learned from the beginning of my stand are foundations for faith in my walk with God, even after my husband's return home. His time away was spiritual boot camp for me. I praise Him for the time of teaching before my husband came home. I've learned that my stand didn't end when he came home; it just grew to a new level, praise God." (Ohio)

"Today is my birthday and several things this week have tested my faith. I was praying last night and asking God if I was doing the right thing by standing for our marriage. Today I got word that the judge dismissed our case. Praise the Lord, He is still working." (New Hampshire)
"I called out to God two days ago and asked for His sign to confirm my stand. My husband called me to get a ride somewhere the other woman did not want to take him. As I was driving with him I saw a Covenant Transport truck parked at a gas station." (Georgia) What’s a Covenant Transport truck? Read what these over the road semis mean to some standers by visiting - http://rejoiceministries.org/covenant_transport.php
“I just want to praise Jesus for what He is doing for my prodigal husband and me. I thank Him for moving the barriers of communication between my husband and me. Slowly, but surely, my husband is starting to trust me again and we are rebuilding our friendship. God is definitely answering my prayers about ministering to my husband without even saying a word. God is so amazing.”  (Florida) 
"I asked God for a sign. A few minutes later I stopped at a fast food restaurant. While waiting in the drive-thru my husband pulled into the parking lot. We've never run into each other while out. He greeted me dryly and went inside. A minute later he sent a text message that I could join him inside to eat so I did. He gave me money for my meal. I'm thanking the Lord for this sign." (Michigan)
"Praise God for restoration. I've been praying and fasting for months for my marriage to be restored. God told me to 'Be still and know that I am God.' I stood firm on God's Word and said I wasn't giving up. I began to see things turn around. My spouse never mentioned restoration, but actions speak louder than words. We're now going to church and serving God together as a family. I'm still praying and fasting. I know God has great things in store for our family." (Virginia)

“All praises and glory to God. My husband came home. I was going to call it quits then, suddenly out of the blue, he came over. He said he waited all night to come and speak to me with flowers. He said the Lord spoke to him. He walked me to our class and I was touched. Thank You Lord. You are working on my husband.”  (Texas)

"I am praising God. My husband is wanting to come home. I thank God for this trial, for I have grown so close to Him during this time. We have a long road ahead of us, but with God as the center of our marriage, we cannot fail. I am so thankful for the many blessings God has given to me and my family." (Georgia)

"Months ago I found my prodigal's original wedding ring. The day after we married we bought a second one because of a skin reaction to the first. I have worn his ring on my thumb ever since I found it again. This last week I was sitting with my prodigal in the hospital, and he saw the ring on my thumb. He was amazed that I was wearing it. He took it off of my finger, and played with it through the rest of my visit. I realized that he had kept it. The next day when I visited, he was wearing the ring on his ring finger, and his skin was fine. God has done a mighty thing." (Texas)
“God is so good. Just when I think nothing is going on, the Lord makes a way to show me answered prayers. This week I was so discouraged, had thoughts of unbelief and was having a hard time praying, I felt I was under a big oppression from the enemy. A couple of days ago it seemed like the oppression lifted. My prodigal invited me and my mom to dinner where he works, which was so unexpected! Also, yesterday he revealed to me some things that have been going on with the OW. I felt so sad on the inside, but God told me to say nothing about it, so I zipped my lips. Today I´m so thankful that the Lord revealed those plans to me so I can keep standing. PTL, God is faithful and is moving every obstacle!”  (Dominican Republic) 
"I am speechless at seeing my suddenly happen just like that. After months of separation, my husband called my best friend and told her to tell me he loves me and is coming home. I thank God for His divine intervention. I stood in hopelessness and believed when it all looked impossible. A couple of days ago, God told me to be still and know He is God. I did not relate much to what He was saying as everything was just a huge mess. I understand now. And I thank Him for His grace. Hallelujah.” (South Africa)
“Praise be to God Almighty. A couple of weeks ago I asked for prayer after God told me that ‘It is finished.’ Instead of rejoicing, the pain of my stand came rushing over me and I couldn't believe that I had gone through such a tragic experience. I couldn't see how I could go back to my husband after everything. It took all these weeks to cry out the pain and get to a place of true and genuine forgiveness. I learned that forgiveness is not a one time event, but a process of repetition. Throughout this process I learned what the 1 Corinthians 13 love is all about and that's the love I will live by.”  (South Africa)
“Praise the Lord! I have started fasting and spending more prayer time recently, when my local prayer group at church decided to start fasting in dedication to all marriages to be restored. This was done after seeing my continued efforts to pray for my husband in order for him to return home suddenly. God is so great! When I opened my Bible, to my surprise, it opened up to Zechariah, Chapter 8. God loves us so much that he WILL restore. I know my ‘suddenly’ is near! My husband said, ‘Let's start things slowly.’ Praise the Lord! God can do all things, for nothing is impossible with God. I trust in You Jesus!”  (Florida)
For the first time in eight years my wife spent Mother's Day here at our home. Our four children and two grandsons were here. She said it was her best Mother's Day ever. This is a breakthrough that only the Lord could have done."  (New York
“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia)
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 
“I have been standing a couple of years now. God has been very good to continue to put off our divorce many times from a finalization. As well, He has been faithful to confirm over and over again that my prodigal will come home. I prayed and asked God to give my son a dream that we were all a family again and tell me about it. Two days later he woke up and told me ‘Mommy, I had a dream we were all a family again. Daddy, me and you were at Disneyland and we had a little sister!’ I know God will send my husband home, praying it be soon. Amen.” (Oregon) 
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