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 that I'm able to submit another testimony about the work that God is doing for my marriage. The Lord asked me to send a message to my husband and ask him to update me about our son's progress at his new school. Today he responded and included our son's picture, praise the Lord. I know this might not seem like a major progress in the eyes of the world, but I choose to believe what God has told me about a total restoration of our marriage and cancelling the divorce hearing for good.‘I'm still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.’ Psalm 27:13-14.”  (South Africa)  (posted 1/24/2012)

"My prodigal husband came to visit over the festive season. We decided on trying to sort things out, taking things one day at a time. I just love having him home. I thank God for what He has done. Thanks for your help. You encouraged me more than you will ever know." (South Africa)

(posted 1/4/2008)
“I just want to say thank You Jesus! I was not expecting to hear from my husband on my birthday. But he texted my daughter and told her to go to the Western Union and pick up the money he sent for my birthday. My husband told my daughter he loved all of us. God is good!”  (Georgia) (posted 1/27/2015)
“I have been standing for only a few months now but have seen amazing work by the Lord. Both of our children have given their lives to the Lord. When the children come back to me, my spouse and the kids all stand and pray together! I praise the Lord that I have been able to testify to friends and find a supportive Bible study group. GOD IS IN CONTROL. I know God is good and wants my spouse’s heart.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 6/19/2012)
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him." Psalm 91:14-15 (posted 7/24/2009)
“After attending Rejoice on the Road in LA, my faith, resolve, and trust in God went sky high! I felt the direct Presence of God and the finished work of the cross was downloaded in my heart and mind so that I knew without a shadow of doubt that God's promise of restoration of my dead marriage was assured and the evidence was on its way. My husband called me for the first time without an agenda; just to talk and amazingly to share his feelings. This was God's breakthrough! God has fulfilled His promise that my marriage is saved. The old wine is gone. The new wine is entering the new wineskin of our marriage and new life together with Christ as the head, root, and center!”  (California)   (posted 11/18/2013)
“I have been standing off and on since my wife left me. I have not seen her at all for quite some time. I would send texts for holidays to which I would not even get a reply. This past Thanksgiving was different. She said I was crazy for waiting for her but she liked it. She texted me (suddenly) and out of the blue to tell me she was going to go to a church. Over the last several days we have been talking every night and the Lord has opened this door. The healing is beginning. Thank You Jesus. My stand is not perfect. I have fallen and gotten skinned up. I threw in the towel a couple times, yet leaped to catch that towel in mid-flight. Thank You to the strong brothers and sisters encouraging me and praying for us. This is the strength of the Lord, not mine. Thank You Lord.”  (California)  (posted 12/17/2012)
To God be The Glory. My husband and I were remarried on Wednesday, June 19. We were divorced in 1998. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart in 2000 that my husband and I would be remarried. I said to myself how can this be since he does not know the Lord, but I carried that promise in my heart. My husband then became a believer. We were then in each other’s lives, however I did not officially start standing until November 2003 when I received deep conviction in the middle of the night from The Holy Spirit as to my mistakes in not treating my husband properly from my heart. In the summer of 2004, I was led to Rejoice Marriage Ministries where I first heard the word “standing” and understood what I was already doing. He came home in February 2011, after two other relationships, and he came home very broken. Here we are, husband and wife, again after 13 years. My husband had no intentions of ever coming home, but God!  (Florida) (posted 7/4/2013)
“God is on my side. For the past three months, I have not been able to pay my rent as per agreement because of a delay in my pay. This has resulted in my being behind on my financial obligations. However, my landlord has not 'harassed' me as is usually the case. I thank God, that this is a major relief for me, as I haven't paid not because I did not want to, but because of my employer paying me late. I know that God is on my side taking care of me.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 12/24/2013)
PTL! Hallelujah Jehovah Jesus! My husband has called and said he wishes he had stayed and worked things out with us. Things are so bad for him. We are getting together tomorrow because he wants to discuss him coming home. Please pray for us as he is being told by the enemy that if he comes home I will retaliate because of what he has done to me. That’s not the case at all. He has no idea I have been laboring and being faithful to God and him. The devil is a liar! Our children have been counting down his arrival home since God told our oldest 23 days ago he'd be home within 30 days! God speaks. I believe and look forward to letting you all know it’s done. El Shaddai! I believe. Stand firm and strong in the Lord. All is well with our marriages, health, finances, family, everything. I declare and decree in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. HALLELUJAH!” (Illinois) (posted 3/3/2014)
“Because of some unforeseen events, I went to Watch Night service at a church I had visited only once before. The theme was, ‘2014 - The Year of Restoration,’ and the verse was Joel 2:25. In the middle of the message, the pastor turned to me, called my name and said, ‘God said that He will restore your marriage.’ I talked with the pastor later and he told me how God had put that on his heart even before he left his home that evening and how he was ‘surprised’ to see me walk in that night considering I had been there only one time before. He said that God clearly spoke to him and told him to pronounce that at that moment. Later, I got some upsetting information, however, I still have to BELIEVE and hold on to God's promise. It isn't easy and sometimes I get discouraged. However I know that God is not a liar and it will come to pass in its appointed time. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight. Keep praying, keep believing and keep trusting Him alone.”  (Georgia) (posted 2/11/2014)
"God has gently pulled me back into my stand. I was able to tell my prodigal of my stand for the first time last night, even though he has married the other woman. He was very receptive, and let me know that it was OK for me to pray for him to come home. Thank You, God for not letting me go when I turned from You." (Florida) (posted 4/24/2009)

"I read a testimony about a husband who wished his wife a happy anniversary for the first time in years. I prayed my husband would remember me on my upcoming birthday. A couple of hours later, my husband called and wished me a happy Mother's Day for the first time in years. God's timing is perfect. Praise the Lord." (Arkansas)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“God is good. This was in a recent email that my wife sent to me in reference to God working in our lives and our marriage. ‘I want to work on us,’ was in there and, ‘I'm coming home...(yes, the dot, dot, dot) soon.’ God is in the business of reconciliation and healing. All glory to God. Keep those prayers coming. ACT, do something to help others see God while you stand. Only when I truly ‘let go and let God’ did I experience joy in my circumstance. I found when I am helping others I no longer see ‘me’...I see God. Pray for me and my project I'm starting. Ask yourself, ‘What can I do to show others the love of our Savior?" And while you're figuring that out, God is doing what He does best...saving those who are lost. Like your spouse.”  (Tennessee) (posted 9/30/2013)

"I thank Almighty God for leading the way to restoration. My husband and I are dating again. He has invited me to church many times. God is faithful to His Word." (California)

(posted 4/25/2008)
“I am theLord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”  Jeremiah 32:27 (posted 7/2/2012)
“We overcome by the word of our testimony! I’ve been a stander for some time but lately I’ve been feeling a sense of urgency to get my closet cleaned out and remove my things from spouse’s dresser. God has been doing some amazing things in my life, family and marriage. My husband has been doing so much for me and he spent the weekend with me and my son, though not overnight. It was so comfortable and he got to see his new wife for the weekend. I know he wants to be home but he is so double-minded right now. But I know who is in control. I thank God because our relationship has come so far and it’s only by the grace of God. God is truly amazing and He does bless us when we are obedient. I wait in God’s timing for my suddenly and pray for every stander and your families.”  (Florida) (posted 2/16/2015)
"Suddenly is how Bob and Charlyne describe the homecoming of prodigals. After church, the wife of my youth sat us down and told us all that she is ready to get remarried. The joy that filled my heart, and continues to do so, is indescribable. After years of separation and divorce, I give God the glory. I can testify that the miracle of marriage restoration does happen when you are least expecting it. I will admit to having my rocky moments, but the Lord gave me the strength to keep standing even when I did not feel like it. Ask and you shall receive is yet another promise that the Lord, in his bountiful grace, keeps. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for your support, but most of all thanks be to God." (United Kingdom) (posted 8/16/2007)

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:15-16

(posted 4/2/2011)
“I was having an unexpected severe financial crisis and had racked my brain on what to do to no avail. I heard a woman's story on the radio: she had no money and God provided by having her find un-cashed checks when she went through her paperwork. I prayed God would provide for me out of thin air too, but had a hard time believing such a thing could happen as I had reviewed my financial options over and over. Later that day, I happened to be getting some paperwork organized and found three un-cashed checks! They had come in during a crisis and I had been so stressed that I had not even registered that they had come in, let alone cashed them. But God knew they were there and led me to find them, waiting for months, until I desperately needed them. He provided me with the bridge I needed to pass over these stormy waters! I tithed to show I recognize God as my Source and show I trust He will continue to provide in every way as I continue through the storm. PTL!”  (California)  (posted 10/22/2012)
"A friend sent me a picture in the mail. She said she was praying for me and my husband and felt a nudging from God that I should receive it. It was an old black & white photo of a soldier (my husband is a soldier) with luggage to his side embracing his wife and kissing her. In the background of the photo there is a sign on the building that reads 'New Hope.' It was only after her thought to send me the photo that she noticed the sign. It was blessed confirmation in my stand. Praise God for new hope." (Canada) (posted 8/28/2010)
“'Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.’"  Philippians 4:6 NLT (posted 11/27/2011)
"We have moved together from California to Florida where my husband got his new job. We are better than ever. We are deciding on new furniture and shopping house stuff together. It's like newly wedded all over again. Your ministry helped us to restore our marriage. Thank you." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
“I just wanted to say thank you for posting the sermon aboutDon't Give Up.’ I've learned a lot on my journey. This journey has landed me in the arms of my Jesus so deeply but lately I have grown weary and yes, after all this time, confirmations, I still wanted to know if this standing thing was really what God wanted or am I wasting my time. Why wait and want someone who clearly doesn't want me? Is that fair to him either? I don't want to interfere with his life. I'll leave him be Lord if that's what you want. Then today still crying out to God, I click the devotional and the sermon says it all. All I could say was ‘God I am so sorry. Help me to trust when things seem like they are getting worse.’ So today I thank you for your obedience. I am crying a lot, but I am still standing. God Bless You.”  (New York) (posted 8/3/2013)
"God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?" Numbers 23:19 (posted 3/11/2011)
“I have been standing for my marriage for a few months. I have had days when I thought of giving up but get lots of encouragement from your messages and testimonies. I know my God is faithful and is restoring my marriage. I received a text message from my husband wishing me a happy birthday, after no communication from him from the day of breaking the news. My husband joined us for my birthday celebration meal out. We had a great time as a family. I give glory and honor to God who is able.”  (United Kingdom)   (posted 10/21/2013)
"Praise God for His goodness and mercy. My husband has taken it upon himself to call from another state for our house repair quotes, he has paid for my car repairs, and for our daughter's school clothes and supplies. The Lord is moving toward the healing and restoration of our marriage." (Florida) (posted 8/22/2008)
“I have been standing for my marriage for a few months and this last week has really shown God's faithfulness. After having a miscarriage, my husband decided to drive the long distance to come and comfort me. Even though he had to leave it was a beautiful time and we both told each other that we loved and missed each other. PTL!”  (West Virginia)  (posted 8/27/2011)
“I have been praying for God and the Holy Spirit to convict my husband who is in an adulterous affair with a very young woman. Yesterday I got a message from the mother of the young woman's best friend. She said they didn't approve of the relationship and were praying for God's will concerning all of us who were hurting on this side of the mountain. She told me to please pray harder than ever. I praise God for this message. God is working! I will continue to praise God while I wait!”  (Georgia) (posted 11/18/2013)
"Thank you so much to everyone at Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I have been feeling down and discouraged this past week and your email have given me renewed determination to persevere. My son and I read 'Charlyne Cares for Kids' together tonight which was an encouragement for us both. I pray that in God's perfect timing our 'suddenly' will come." (United Kingdom) (posted 3/12/2010)

“Although my husband has remained in the house, he told me two years ago that he wanted a divorce. I began my stand at that time and would not agree to filing a joint petition for divorce and I know over the next two years, the Lord protected me from my husband filing divorce papers. During my stand, the Lord has changed me into someone I never thought I could be - I love my husband more than I ever have before and I finally have a beautiful relationship with the Lord. A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, I received a text from my husband thanking me for all I have done for him and how much he really appreciated me. He then invited me out to dinner. The following week, we celebrated our wedding anniversary together and over the weekend he began sleeping in our bed. My husband hasn't verbalized his commitment to me and our marriage yet, but I know all things are possible through Christ Jesus!”  (Minnesota)

(posted 10/15/2012)

"As soon as I was able to let go and fully let God, my marriage was restored, thanks to the Lord. It all happened just like you said it would. God's time is perfect. My husband left the other woman suddenly, checked into the hospital to detox for alcoholism and came home broken and in need of love, first to God then to a praying, standing wife and our children. No questions asked. Zipping my lips, as you say, is what is making this all a joyful restoration. It is work in progress. He is now to God's glory the lead vocalist for our church choir. Watching him praise God with tearful eyes is what fills the holes that the Enemy tried to bore in me. Praise the Lord. What a mighty God we serve. I hope I can encourage every stander to never, never lose heart. Continue to hold on because just like Charlyne and Bob said, it was all worth what we have now. Thank you for being used by God to keep people like us shining the light for our lost prodigals to find their way home." (New York)

(posted 11/25/2006)
“I have been on your email list for some time. Last May we re-remarried after 3 years of separation and divorce. Then our youngest daughter became involved in an unhealthy/ungodly relationship and got pregnant. She clung to daily scriptures and devotions. We gave each day to God and in all His glory He took control and now she and our beautiful grandson are going back to college in two weeks. She is spiritually and emotionally stronger than ever. Thank You, Lord!”  (West Virginia) (posted 8/23/2011)

“In May, the Lord revealed to me through a dream that my husband would be back in my life after nine months. There was a false start in June, which was very painful, but it was not God's timing. Now, nine months later, our restoration is happening. There are still strongholds of lust, pride, idolatry, fear, and addiction, but God has brought us this far and I know He will continue to deliver us, according to His good purpose. To Christ be all the glory, we are nothing without Him.”  (Florida)

(posted 9/30/2013)
On Valentine's Day I sent a gift to my husband, the non-covenant child and, yes, to the OW. The Lord reminded me that when the non-covenant child opens up the box she'll ask, what did you get mommy? Just like my son used to. I was obedient and sent the gift. When I called my husband to wish him Happy Valentine's Day he must of said thank you three times over and he was the nicest he's been to me in months. We spoke more over the weekend than we had all year. No, he didn't talk about coming home, he didn't leave her, he didn't even tell me he loves me, but God reminded me: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.Matthew 5:9I don't know if I'll ever know totally what this gift did in the spiritual world but I know that it's something my teenage son won't soon forget and I know that it brought peace between my husband and me. To God be the glory who can give you strength to do the impossible! And above all else PTL I am a child of God!” (Arizona) (posted 3/3/2014)

“I saw Charlyne’s tweet today, a quote by Dr Gary Chapman. It prompted me to write this testimony. My prodigal husband bought me (us) a surprise Christmas gift. He bought us tickets to go to a marriage seminar done by Dr Gary Chapman! To God be the glory! He says he wants to make us new! Our marriage was dead, and I am seeing answers to prayers that I have prayed for years. He is turning into a new man slowly! 1 Samuel 10:6. God spoke to me and said he is seeking Him. PTL! He also said God is telling him to tell all our married friends about the seminar so they can attend too!”  (Illinois) 

(posted 12/17/2012)
"Discovering this ministry was so valuable to me. It was like finding a diamond in a dark, sinful world, where people are told that divorce is the only option for a wayward spouse. Thank God for your telling people the truth that marriage is for life." (Tennessee) (posted 1/10/2011)
“What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.”  Isaiah 46:11b  (posted 1/29/2012)
“Praise God for His faithfulness. After two hard years of standing, my wife and I are getting back together. We will be meeting with our pastor for marriage counseling. I thank God that I never gave up. My prodigal spouse is also glad that I stood in faith as this has been the turning point in her life. God is faithful.” (South Africa) (posted 11/18/2005)
“After some years of difficult marital life my wife and I separated. It has been several months without any contact other than some texts about business. During this time I have sought the Lord and tried to find out what His will was for me and my wife. From the beginning I have always heard ‘restore’ and ‘stand.’ So I committed to this. During this time God revealed to me that my marriage was my idol. My idol worship was a disconnect from the Lord. I honestly feel that because of this He ordained our separation (not divorce) to allow our focus to be on Him not each other. I have recently learned that that my wife is also seeking the Lord and His will. This is only the beginning of our restoration but nothing is better than knowing the Lord is working on both of us for His glory.”  (Florida) (posted 10/13/2013)
"I finished reading Bob's latest book 'The Saved Seat' which for me is a wonderful book. One of the main persons in the book is a tow truck driver. The next morning after reading the book I looked out my window at the road and there was a tow truck parked there. I live in the country so it was very unusual to see a tow truck parked by the road. Truly a blessing from God to send that sign to me." (California) (posted 2/20/2009)
“The Lord revealed to me that His Word would complete what it was set out to do. I prayed Hosea 2:6-7 over my beloved, over and over this weekend. When the enemy would give me thoughts of doubt, the Lord would remind me that He does not change His mind. He reminded me that my husband's body is not Satan’s but is the Lord's and mine. As instructed, I prayed with authority, and bound up the enemy. I poured the blood of Jesus over him. The Lord has allowed us to stay in the same home, although we sleep in separate beds. Today he returns from his trip. I know the Lord has been faithful, and that reconciliation is near, for He told me, ‘The days are coming.’ Amen, and praise the Lord.”  (Florida)  (posted 1/7/2013)
“It has been many years of separation and divorce. God called me to stand and took me into the desert for an extended period of time. My desert time has been a blessing for me as God has used that time to refine me and call me to be His own. I now regularly ask God if I am ready for my wife to return and for us to rebuild our relationship and friendship. He repeatedly says to me...'Be patient. Not yet!’ My wife is in my prayers daily. Several months after God called me to stand, He told me that my wife and I would be back together someday to teach our children and our families, our friends, and the world that divorce is not the answer for marriage problems. Only Jesus Christ is the answer. To God be the glory!” (Texas)  (posted 7/20/2012)
(posted 2/23/2015)
“My husband left us for an OW a few months ago. I wanted to give it up many times as everyone told me (even Christians) to move on and find ‘someone better,’ but God led me always in my prayers back to my husband. I understood that He hated divorce and that He was staying beside me in the spiritual battle. God told me he would bring my husband back home with a changed heart. So I pray and trust. Thank you, Jesus, for this trial as You are drawing me closer to You.” (Czech Republic) (posted 10/13/2014)
“My daughters and I have always eaten Christmas dinner with my in-laws without my spouse and the non-covenant, but for the past two Christmases, my spouse and the non-covenant were there. This year they gave me and my roommate (who is also a stander) some homemade gifts which were very thoughtful. I gave the non-covenant a hug and said I think we can be friends. I know it is God who is doing the transformation in my life. Keep praying and standing for the mighty breakthroughs that God is doing. Never give up. Great is thy faithfulness.”  (Georgia) (posted 1/19/2015)

“I came to your site searching for help when I found out how the devil was working out plans to destroy my marriage and family. Being a Christian, I did not know how to handle this but I am grateful to the Holy Spirit who guided me as I was encouraged, taught and strengthened to face the enemy. Despite a divorce some years ago, my marriage has been restored. We were remarried in February this year according to what our Great Lord had planned. 2013 is the year for change, new start and restoration. I have seen how God accomplished what He had started. To everyone in the same situations, please I beg you, don't lose hope. It was very difficult but great victory is assured in the mighty Name of Jesus.”  (Mauritius)

(posted 3/12/2013)
"The Lord told me to fast today and I spent all day with Him. I asked my kids if they wanted to drive and get some air. As I was driving I was thinking how the Lord could make it possible for my husband and me to fall in love again. I saw a fireworks display in the sky. The Lord was telling me that there could be fireworks again in my marriage. Thank You, Lord." (Virginia) (posted 7/16/2010)
“Driving to work this morning I saw a truck with the words ‘Clean Up & Total Restoration’ emblazoned on the side. While not a Covenant Transport truck, (we rarely see them in our area), this one spoke to me and I had to go around the block to take a picture.”  (Idaho) (posted 11/18/2013)
“PTL! I asked my in-home prodigal to join my daughter and I for Easter dinner prepared by me. As with almost all communication, she did not answer. On Sunday morning before leaving for church I told her 2:00 pm for dinner; still no word of acceptance. After church I started the meal. At 1:58 I got up to prepare the last part expecting it to be only my daughter and me. As I was standing at the stove, my beloved wife and our other daughter walked in the door. I looked at the clock on the stove....2:00. The four of us ate together as a family for the first time in nearly two years. PRAISE YOU LORD! She has given me no indication that she has any intention of trying to work on our marriage, BUT GOD! You, Oh Lord, are in control” (Florida) (posted 4/28/2014)
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