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!



"Today is our silver wedding anniversary. Although my prodigal is still in the far country I believe the Lord is working and bringing about conviction in my husband. I celebrate with the Lord knowing that He is upholding our wedding covenant made so many years ago. To God be the glory for the things He is doing. This week the Lord reminded me of the parable of the persistent widow he gave me years ago, reminding me to not give up. I thank God for the return of one of our prodigal sons. One to go and then my husband." (Pennsylvania)
"My wife and I are divorced. A year ago I passed a van on the side of the road. It was my wife. I stopped to help her out even though we hadn't spoken in months. Today I received my first phone call in a year from her. She asked if I could help her because her van broke down again. She was able to coast into my driveway. Both chance events give me hope for the future. Thanks, God." (Pennsylvania)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:4-6         
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.  Psalm 37:23-24 
"I am praising the Lord that my God brought my husband home this past weekend. It was very suddenly. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your wisdom and direction on how to stand. I thank God for you both. There is much to continue to stand for, but God can do anything." (Arizona)

“Praise be to God! After several years of being separated and standing all this time believing God for a miracle, glory to God, my miracle is done. He wants to come home. Thank you, Holy Spirit for speaking through this ministry. I open my arms in praise because I know this was a miracle.”  (Dominican Republic) 

"My parents have been divorced for many years. I am happy to say that my dad moved back into my mom's house this past week, just as friends. I know God is going to restore their marriage. This is great encouragement to me in my stand for my own marriage. Thank You, Jesus." (Michigan)
"My suddenly hasn’t happened yet, but glory to God, it will very soon. Throughout this stand, I have cried out to my Father for grace and mercy during this holiday season. If it wasn’t in His will for my husband to return by Christmas, then please allow us to spend Christmas as a family. Well, PTL, He did just that! The children played together while my husband and I had a conversation that has been long overdue. It seemed to be our ‘make it or break it’ moment. He saw my half-empty closet, half-empty dresser and empty nightstand on his side of the bed as I explained to him that this is all prepared for his return. Unlike our former home, this house is built on a foundation of rock! I thank Him for continuing to build me into the woman, wife and mother He designed me to be. I pray unceasingly for my husband’s salvation. I see the hand of God at work in his heart. I praise You, Lord. Thank you for restoring us to You, and thank You for restoring this family…in Jesus’ name!”  (Texas)
"When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, 'I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.' And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised." Hebrews 6:13-15
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm-my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed." Joel 2:25-26
"I have had a good couple of weeks with my wife. The ice was definitely melting. This is a long way from a couple of weeks ago when she was adamant about getting a divorce." (Texas)
"I have just started my stand and have doubts about whether I'm really doing the right thing. However, as I prayed one morning God managed to send me a confirmation through a friend. It was God speaking directly to me I know. Hebrews 10:35-36: 'So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.' It couldn't have been any clearer to me then." (Georgia)
"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

"My spouse sent me a surprise plant arrangement for Valentine's Day from halfway around the world." (North Carolina)

"My husband has started talking to me that he wants to migrate to Canada. I believe God is moving mountains and will heal my hurting marriage in His own time. I continue to pray to God for softening my husband's heart." (India)
"God is great and worthy to be praised. My prodigal is not home yet, but I can see God's hand working in his life. It is the little things that are changing in both of us. God always keeps His promises." (Connecticut)
"Praise God my husband has finally come home after nine months of being separated. While we've been apart God has done so much in my life. I went to church and sure enough God was there for me. I realized the whole situation of my marriage was not about my marriage, but about me. God wanted me to change and I have, my thinking is different and especially my attitude. I found your web site during one of the weeks that I felt like giving up on my marriage. I praise the Lord I found it. Thank you for being there." (Alaska)
"Praise the Lord, I have seen God move on the other side of the mountain. The other man has moved out of my wife's home. This is an answer to prayer that my sons no longer have to live in that situation when they are with their mother. I pray God will now soften my wife's heart toward Jesus Christ and me." (Indiana)
“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)
“I have been discouraged lately because my husband hasn't shown any signs that God is softening his heart. He keeps telling me that I'm selfish for wanting our family back together and that if it happens it will be on his terms. So I prayed that God would show me a Covenant Transport truck before the year was over if I am to keep standing. I didn’t see my truck but I did see the movie, Fireproof. I trust this as God's sign to keep standing. God bless RMM and other standers in 2012.”  (Illinois) 
"I praise the Lord, because He has encouraged me today. I was cleaning my summer vacation email, and found some 'Charlyne Cares' I had not read. When I opened it, the message was right timing. I am so thankful that God sees me on a day to day basis, and gives exactly what I need every day to walk this hard and unknown road. I thank You and I love You Jesus." (Norway)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16 

"My wife has been gone several years now and I know how hard it is for many to even hear those words. But God used these trials for His glory, turning me from a carnal Christian who never opened his Bible to a man who never closes it and prays without ceasing. All of us will be tested to see if our faith is real. What my wife may have used for evil, God has used it for good and now my life is His and my wife and children see a change in me where God has changed my heart. In His time, He will change my wife's heart and restore us. Use this time alone for God to change you as He has changed me." (Idaho)

"Praise God for His faithfulness. After standing for my marriage, God restored it and brought my husband home last year. The pain of our marriage trial has been covered over and is being blessed through our obedience to doing it God's way." (New Hampshire)

“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida)

“For the last several days in the German newspapers I read that the divorce rate in Germany in 2013 was lower by 4% than the previous year. Thank You Jesus!”  (Germany)
"I have been praying for the marriages of my daughters. There has been no contact with my sons-in-law for a long time. Recently our family was on an outing together. We ran into our son-in-law three times in one day." (Canada)

"My husband left in a rage threatening me and declaring he wanted a divorce. I had no idea where he was. I called for a day of prayer for him yesterday and prayed that I would hear from him. He called me this morning and told me he was with a family member and that he and God were talking and he was sorry for all he had done and said. Love never fails." (Maine)

“Praise the Lord! My beloved husband came by our home to say that he wanted our marriage to work! Isn't the Lord faithful? Three years ago, the Lord gave me Isaiah 58 to read and led me to this website. To all my fellow standers, continue to love our Lord and walk closely with Him. He loves you, your spouse, and your children. He will get complete glory out of your story! Don't give up on God because He won't give up on you...He is able! Forever standing for marriage and families."  (Georgia)
"My wife called me. We talked for over an hour and it was wonderful. She told me that she is financially strapped and will not be able to file for divorce. I have been praying for God to block this. I praise God." (Louisiana)
“This last week, my husband, an in-home prodigal, not only said he was going to take me out but he sent me messages blowing hearts. Three months ago he wouldn't even TALK to me- now when he gets home he ONLY talks to me and he called me our sweet nick-name, wishing that I have a blessed day at work. What a blessing! I just cannot thank the Lord enough. I did nothing but stand, pray, speak the word of God and believe that the Lord will do it in His time. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t give up! 1 Peter 3:1. I am truly learning how to submit to and respect my husband by first respecting the Lord my God. God bless.” (Italy)
“Praise be to God Almighty, who is able to do the impossible. When men say it’s not possible, God says, ‘only believe and you will see the impossible become possible.’ My husband and I have been separated for some time. All I can say is that Jehovah has done it. We hadn’t communicated for so long, but just this week he sent a text. Thank You Jesus for opening up the communication gap. I am believing God for a total restoration and I know in His time, He makes all things beautiful. I have gotten closer to my God through this experience and I will not trade it for anything. Thank You Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Mark 5:35 36 – Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’”  (Virginia)

“Glory and Honor to my God. My husband returned home after several months of living in sin. God fulfilled His promise.  I came to Your feet, sad and with great need of You. You opened your arms and comforted me.  Thank You my Lord. Forever I will worship You, because only in You I put my trust.  If You are for me who can be against me?”  (United States Minor Islands)

"My husband came home the evening before Thanksgiving. I give all the glory to our Lord because as soon as I "let go and let God" and began crying out to Him for the restoration of our marriage and for my husband's heart, my sweet husband began responding to me very differently and showed slow signs of questioning his decision to proceed with the divorce. I just focused my heart on deepening my relationship with Christ and allowed Him to do the rest! What a blessed Thanksgiving it was for our home!" (Georgia)

"I have never been as close to God as when I was standing. I saw no hope for my husband and me, but God is bigger. I am now back with my husband and life is good. At the brink of darkness, I asked God to give me a sign to show me if He really wanted me to stand. That same day I received a packet in the mail from Rejoice Marriage Ministries. It was my sign." (West Virginia)

"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)

“I had to find a place I could afford with a 30-day notice. My budget is stretched, so I was nervous as this meant a neighborhood with alarms and security bars. The Holy Spirit guided me to the newspaper in my search. I have found a good neighborhood and will be able to plant a fall garden. I plan on sharing with my new neighbors. I can use this as a chance to build His kingdom. I am not giving up! I have been praying big and God has been so wonderful to me. I am so thankful for my stand that took me having a Damascus road experience. Please do not give up! If God can change me He will and can change your prodigals.” (Virginia)
"God has touched the heart of my covenant spouse because he purchased the first Christmas gift for me in 9 years. The Lord is softening the heart of my prodigal and bringing him home." (Texas) 
“After many months of separation, disappointed about my stand because I didn't see any progress on my marriage restoration, and hearing about the lifestyle of my husband, I talked to him about divorce and asked him to bring me the documents to start the process the next day (not really what I wanted in my heart). He didn't come, so I started to fast and cried out to the Lord and asked Him to show me His will and soften our hearts. The next day I received some text messages from my husband asking for forgiveness. I know for sure that God is preparing the way for my marriage restoration and for my husband to go back to the Lord. I thank God for His tender love and know He always answers our prayers.”  (Dominican Republic) 
“I have been a stander for several months now. My husband has had one false return during that time. I have been praying for God to change me and my spouse. Praise God, my spouse has began to show signs of hope. He has been asking me out to dinner and spending more time with me. I know God is restoring and making my marriage a new one according to His Word. Don’t give up standers. Your prayers are not unheard.”  (South Carolina) 
"My husband thought he loved someone else and I gave birth to our son alone. I dedicated our son to God alone on his first birthday. This year my husband was with us from early in the morning until late at night to celebrate our son's birthday and he hates leaving our home. He visits us every day after work for a few hours. God has changed both of us. I can see that His victory will soon come in His perfect time." (California)
“Our God is such an awesome and amazing God. Just today God has started to answer my prayers and my husband and I are going to be moving back in together. I know that we will still have a bumpy road ahead of us, but with God's guidance I am confident that we will become stronger. I credit God for letting this happen and I will always praise Him and seek Him for guidance. Thank you RMM for being the stepping stone in my search for God and the restoration of my marriage!”  (Illinois) 
"My husband left suddenly and has been home now for a year and a half. So much has happened in that time. God has become Lord of my life, but even more important is that my husband surrendered his life to Christ. Now we have a Christian home. God has led us to buy our first home together. I've learned lessons in faith that will always help me. My husband's beginning to learn, knowing how God has led me. What an incredible blessing to hear him pray. It's worth it all." (Ohio)
"My husband put his wedding ring back on. I praise God that He is softening my husband’s heart. He runs to me in times of trouble. I have tried to be there for him, just like Jesus is for us." (Arizona)
“A few months ago I was ready to give up on my marriage. The divorce hearings were proceeding and everything just seemed hopeless. I was directed to this site and I found out that I was not wrong in thinking that God did not want me to move on. I told my husband this and it didn't have an immediate effect. But I just knew that I could not give up. I submitted my court date in December, which was supposed to be my final one, and it was rescheduled to January. The last week of December my husband called me to come talk. Last week he moved back in and today he filed papers to cancel the divorce. Praise God! Although there's work to be done, I know without a doubt that we will make it.”  (Wisconsin) 
"My husband and I had problems. I found your website and started standing. Through the pain and despair I stood, sometimes making mistakes but continuing to stand. The divorce was final but I still believed that God would turn things around. Giving all praise to God, my husband and I remarried last weekend. It was a 'suddenly' return. People have come forward now, telling me how they had watched me from a distance and had been encouraged by my stand. Jesus gets all the praise." (United Kingdom)
“Even though I did not see my prodigal for Christmas or New Year's, I just want to say that no matter what, we are to trust God. My husband was to take the kids for a few days before Christmas. On that day I got a call from a prayer partner telling me to pack my bags because I am going in Jesus' Name. I did so and I made ready the kids and myself. My husband arrived and packed his van with the kids' things. Then it was time for goodbyes. Suddenly the middle child started crying for me and then my husband told me to get my things. It was miraculous. While at his house for those days he paid me no attention but I was able to zip the lips and at times I caught him looking at me and smiling. I don't know yet why I was there but God will reveal all. Blessings.”  (Jamaica)
“I have been praying for a way for some positive communication with my prodigal. Yesterday, after having not seen or spoken to one another for many months, we spent two hours together. We spent the majority of that time laughing and joking like old times. I was also able to show her my commitment to us since I still wear my ring after separation and divorce. I don't know what God is doing but I will continue to stand.” (Indiana) 
“My stand has been weak lately. I read and prayed. The one thing God asked me in a big way was, ‘What are your motives? For you to have what you want or for My glory?’ I had lost sight of the real reason for my stand. Today I saw my husband after many months and I knew the answer to my doubts. I still love him. I still want my marriage restored for God's glory! Thank You God for meeting me when I needed You, even when I didn't feel worthy.”  (Texas) 
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