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!



Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40 
“My marriage was dead. I know, because I killed it. I was a horrible husband. I neglected my wife for years. The separation/custody papers were executed. We got our own apartments and separation towards ultimate divorce began. First, God changed my heart seven weeks after separation. He gave me love for my wife that I never had. But she moved on. She would not even consider reconciliation. She started a new relationship and was seeking permanence in it. I began standing for our marriage. For three months, God did miracles in me. He gave me the strength and promises I needed to persevere, and to understand how important my marriage was to Him. And then, suddenly, in the face of mountainous circumstances, my wife ended the other relationship and let me back into her life. Oh, the absolute glory of our God! His promises to heal our marriage were bigger than any circumstances. As we walk towards healing, I praise God for the miracle of moving the mountains of our two hearts. Holy, holy, holy is He.”  (North Carolina)
"After years of separation, my husband living with the other woman and a lot of struggles, my husband came home last week with all his belongings. God makes things beautiful. My husband said that he made the decision on Resurrection day at mass when the priest talked about starting a whole new life with God. I praise the Lord with all my heart." (Ecuador)
“I was giving up. I told God that I had no more to give and that I had to stop. I said, ‘God, you know where I am if You want to reach me.’ I stood up from there and got in my car to drive to work. My phone chirped and I looked to see an email from RMM telling me that I had been randomly chosen by the computer to be a stander they specifically pray for that day. The email told me they were praying for me and my wife and asked if there was anything I wanted to pray in agreement for. Praise God. Every time I really need it, God speaks to me  - not every time I demand it, but only when He knows it's best. This little message from God touched my heart and restored my faith.”  (Arkansas) 
“I just witnessed and participated in the miracle of a restored marriage. God sent a person to me who was at the end of her rope. She was being told to move on with her life and from what I heard, there seemed to be no hope. This person was crying out for help, literally. God dropped her right in my lap knowing that I had learned so much while I am standing and waiting for my spouse. I was able to share with this person Biblical advice I had learned over many months. Zip the lips, show love, realize there are things you need to change and most importantly give it over to God. I am amazed, because within just a few weeks of our first talk - when things looked IMPOSSIBLE - they are now talking kindly and the prodigal wants to work on the marriage! This couldn't have come at a better time for me and I hope it encourages others. God is taking our horrible situations and using them to not only save other marriages, but to also bring people into a relationship with Him!”  (Illinois) 
"Today my absent husband told me whether I believe him or not he thinks about home every day. I believe him because I believe God's promises to me. My God is faithful to those who seek Him. Every day is a miracle and I thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for reminding me where to look for them. Jesus is the only answer." (Louisiana)
"Last week I was on retreat in the Scottish Hebrides. I did a prayer fast in preparation, that God would prepare the way and that He would be glorified through me. While there, God gave me 13 opportunities to witness of my faith and my stand for our marriage. I praise God for allowing me to tell of Him and His forthcoming restoration of our marriage. He is a Mighty God." (United Kingdom)

"After a long separation and many false attempts, my husband has finally come home. Though many encouraged me to go on with my life, I stood and prayed that my husband would love me. The Lord began to put love in my husband’s heart months ago. The more I prayed, the worse it was getting, then the Lord stepped in. My husband returned suddenly. We have a long road ahead, but God will do what He said He will do. Prayer changes things. I realized that no matter what others may say, God has the last say." (Maryland)

“The devotional ‘Lord, Answer Me When I Pray’ talked about giving God praise for small and big answers and I knew that was specifically for me. After about a full year of no communication, a divorce, many tears and many prayers, my beloved and I met to have coffee. That in itself was a miracle. We had a deep, honest conversation where I saw and heard straight from his mouth a number of answered prayers! All those times that I questioned whether God heard my prayers and wondered if anything was happening on the other side of the mountain were dispelled. He even talked about possibly reconciling! This coming from a man who told me to get over him because it was done between us forever. Praise God because only He can change a hardened heart! I know we have a long way to go, but I am confident that God has given us the victory.”  (Texas)
"My spouse spent Christmas day with our kids and me. I was thrilled to see that when we woke up Christmas morning, he was on the couch sleeping. He even sat down at the table with us for dinner. He hasn't done that in over a year. I know that even when I don't see it, the Lord is working on our behalf. I will bless the Lord." (Michigan)
"I have been standing for my marriage for a few years. In the beginning I contacted my wife to convince her to return. God lead me to be still and wait for Him and seek first His Kingdom. Yesterday I was frustrated and cried out to God asking what He wanted me to do. I started to read my One Year Bible. I felt lead by God to read the scriptures on the date of my wife's birthday and these words leaped off the page, 'Be still, wait and trust on the Lord.' God will restore our marriage in His timing." (Norway)
“We considered ourselves ‘Christians’ but didn’t invite God into our marriage. We claimed to know God but by our actions we denied Him (Titus 1:16). My husband was unhappy for a while in our marriage, completely hardened his heart, and wanted a divorce. I hit rock bottom and ran back to the shelter I knew I always had in Christ. God led me to RMM and immediately told me to stand for the restoration of my marriage. RMM was a lighthouse in my darkest hour, showing me that the Word was a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path(Psalm 119:105). I’ve come to know God like I’ve never known Him in my life. All God required of me was to trust and believe, take my hands off the situation and get out of His way. I surrendered all to God’s perfect will– my life, my husband, and my family. Then God touched my husband, telling him to cancel the divorce! God is rebuilding our marriage His way. Standers, God has the final say (1 John 5:14). The impossible is God’s opportunity to work a miracle.”  (Illinois) 
“PTL! I had surgery on my foot in April. Although my husband moved out a few weeks before that, he stayed with me at the hospital, stopped by our family home every day to cook meals for me, and also took our two young children with him, so that I could rest and recover. He attended Easter services with us, and our pastor kept speaking on marriage restoration and fleeing from adultery! God is awesome because my daughter and I have been praying for him to attend church.”  (Arizona) 
"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)
"Three weeks ago my wife came back. Before that I started loving her unconditionally through God's grace and prompting. The relationship went from one where my wife refused to speak or communicate with me, to a point where she started coming by the house daily. Thursday before she came back, God sent me to Isaiah 7:7-9. Charlyne's topic that day was 'What To Do When Your Spouse Comes Back.' Friday God sent signs telling me she was coming back. On Saturday my wife came back. What God started He will finish." (California)
"I was diagnosed around this time last year with a disease and since the medicine is no longer working my dotor thought a brain tumor might be the cause. After praying healing scriptures, I received the Lord's peace and no longer worried about the outcome because He showed me I was safely nestled in His arms. Praise Jesus because the MRI came back clear, my doctor discovered an alternate treatment, and the best part is my husband has been going with me to my doctor appointments! A year ago my husband showed little concern when I was diagnosed… BUT GOD! Jesus is removing his heart of stone and giving him a heart of flesh! I praise You Jehovah Rapha!”  (Georgia) 
"I have been praying for my husband to come back home. Today I received an answer from my Lord. I felt my Lord's love for me and the love was so amazing that I cried. I know this is the love that I have been searching for and ignored for so long. I am praying for my husband to feel that same love. Praise the Lord." (Canada)

"God is answering my prayers. My husband is back home and now my children can have the joy of having mom and dad together. Thank you Jesus." (California)

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:20-21 
"More than 4 years ago my prodigal spouse came home. He left our home to pursue a life with another woman, but God had other plans. My prayer through our storm was, of course, that God would restore our marriage on the Solid Rock of Jesus, but also that He would one day use us both to help others in hurting marriages. About 3 weeks ago that prayer was answered. I now work at my church and my husband and I have been given the trust and opportunity to counsel with couples. Please pray that God would show us what He wants in starting this ministry at our church. Never give up!!" (Texas)
"My precious husband called to see if he could come by and wash his clothes. I praise God for the beautiful time I had with my beloved. God is faithful. He does soften hearts of stone." (Georgia)

"My husband decided the marriage was over when I was pregnant. The devotional about having the faith to move mountains inspired me to pray. When the baby was a few weeks old, he asked if we could give it another go and broke contact with the other person. Last Sunday I asked my husband to renew the marriage vows. He said yes. I had written and recorded a song for him as a surprise, and gave it to him at a restaurant, where it was played loudly. Then I 'proposed' to him. I cannot express how much of a miracle this is. God told me that we would be renewing our vows, at the same time as our baby's dedication. It seemed impossible, but now it is happening. If it weren't for Charlyne Cares I couldn't have held on. I nearly gave up, but thank God I didn't." (Wales)

"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)

"Praise God, my brother, his wife and children, were all baptized on Resurrection Sunday. Only one of their girls was scheduled to be baptized today, but the Holy Spirit moved so strongly that my brother and his wife were baptized in the clothes they wore to church. This brother was once a prodigal spouse, so wrapped up in sin that everyone gave up hope. He was separated from his wife and daughters for quite some time, but God saw fit to reunite them, bless them with their first home and lead their entire family to worship together and to grow in the Lord. Now the entire family was baptized together Easter Sunday. God gets all the glory and honor." (Maryland)

"God has given me great peace over the last few weeks concerning my marriage but finding the right job has been hard. My husband works out of town and there is no one to take care of my kids while I work so it has been really hard to find the right job. I have been praying about a job that I interviewed for a month ago. It would allow me to work from home, with benefits and excellent pay. I waited over a month since the interview and decided that this was another test of my faith; that if this was right for my family it would happen. Yesterday, they called and offered me the job. PTL!"  (North Carolina)
"My prodigal visited with our daughter for the holidays. They talked about his leaving. By the end, he asked if we could take pictures together as a family. It was a blessing to stand with him. I thank God for my miracle." (Delaware)
"My situation is dire and there are severe legal issues that exist as a mountain between me and my family. A crucial court date was set for the next week and my prayer warriors and I have been keeping it before God. My attorney had told me not to expect any more continuances...But God arranged it otherwise! This last continuance puts all of this in a very positive light and it is so unexpected that I know it is the direct hand of God Almighty. I cannot express the praise due our Lord God. Never, never lose hope. Never give up." (Arkansas)

"Praise God! My husband moved back home! We were separated for several months and God told me immediately to fight for my marriage. I have been praying and standing for my husband since the day after he left. I had seen God moving, but my husband still said he was going to get a divorce. We even went through the pretrial. About that time, I started asking my husband to slow things down. He asked me to dinner so we could talk and he surprised me by saying he still loves me and would like to make things work, but he still had some reservations. We talked for the next few days, and it became clear he wanted to make things work. He moved home right before Christmas. The best Christmas present that our boys and I could have asked for! Never give up on God! He is faithful! We still have work to do, but God is faithful.”  (Ohio)

"May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way." 2 Thessalonians 3:16
“My husband served me with divorce papers. My mom and I are in intercession for him. I had sincerely reached out to God and asked Him what should I do and as I picked up this book that deals with divorce and separation devotions, the page opened up to Reconciliation. At that and many other confirmations, I believe God wants me to keep standing for my prodigal. I just came across this site a week now and I've been standing even stronger due to the encouragement.”  (Florida) 
"When my young children asked their dad if he was coming home, he said maybe. What a change from saying no. Our young daughter also asked her daddy if he was going to sleep-over at our house because we still had his pillow. Out of the mouths of babes. God is moving. The other woman has moved back home with her family." (Florida)
"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you for your uplifting messages and insight into the prodigal mind. He is now home and leading our family in worship and God has turned him into a mighty man of God. God is faithful." (Texas)
"I told my daughter how God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want but answers the way that God intended and is best for us. Well God is meeting our finances as only He can. Today I got a raise, my neighbor is tossing extra shifts to my husband, my parents gave gas money, and my mom made lunches for me to take to work. I was able to memorize my first Bible verse, Psalm 37:5" (Oregon)
"But Joseph said to them, 'Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children..." Genesis 50:19-21
“Praise the Lord! While fasting and praying, God told me I wasn't ready yet for restoration. I was then delivered from a spirit of lust that I struggled with since childhood, and God is working to deliver me from fear. Many in my church family are also being delivered from fear! I was told my ‘Charlyne Cares’would have something for me one morning and it had many things for me (Do Not Be Afraid) and I was also told to read Psalm 91 every day to get through the holidays. My marriage trial is helping me minister to other women at work and be a witness on a daily basis. People are being prompted to intervene in my husband's life without my knowledge and God is using that to reach him. The Lord is doing much right now and I wanted to tell others turn ENTIRELY to the Lord. Trust and obey!” (Pennsylvania)  
“PTL! My prodigal has suddenly opened his thoughts and feelings to me and desires to rekindle our friendship! This did not happen until I finally gave up my efforts at control and gave it all to GOD! When I got out of His way, He was able to do His mighty work. Thank You Jesus! I am praying so hard for my prodigal to attend an upcoming men’s Great Banquet weekend so that he may refresh his spirit and love for God. We need to allow God into our marriage and lives!”  (Illinois)
“I have been so down for a couple months. I haven't heard from my husband in months but Sunday at church my pastor said, 'If you need restoration for your marriage and family raise your hand.'  I did. Then my pastor prayed and spoke life and begin to call those things that were not as though they were! Suddenly my phone started to vibrate and it was my father-in-law. He left a beautiful message. Praise Jesus!”  (Oklahoma) 
"I don't know if you will remember me from your early days. My husband(name) came to visit you after we reconciled. He and I are stilltogether and it has been ten years. My friend (name) and her husband are also still reconciled. We were talking today and saying that weare so grateful for the support this ministry gave us as we walked through that time in our life. I gave someone your web site addresstoday who is just starting to stand for her marriage. This is thefirst time I have been to the web site and did not know about it until(name) gave it to me today. I know God is blessing. Thank you for yourlove and faithfulness." (Texas)
“Praise God! My husband came home! God kept speaking to me for months telling me He would bring him home. A couple weeks ago a verse I never read before jumped off the page.Ezekiel 36:8 - 'but you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they will soon come home.'And a few days later he was here with all his belongings. The only thing I want to do right now is give all the glory to my Lord. He truly did it!” (Illinois)
“Praise God! After standing for many years, the Lord has suddenly ended the relationship with the OW. I live with my in-laws, his parents. Tonight, on Resurrection Eve, she broke it off, and we are under the same roof. He is not happy or speaking yet to me, but he will. Tonight I am covering him in prayer, and believing that this will be the beginning of our restoration. Never, ever give up. God will honor each promise He has made to you. Continue to stand on His Word, and speak out His promises. His Word will not come back void to you or your marriage.”  (Tennessee) 
"My husband moved out months ago and it looked like our marriage was over and divorce would become final. Under conviction of the Holy Spirit, I was called to stand for our marriage. The Lord restored our marriage a week after I was baptized by immersion at church. I asked the Lord to change me and He changed us both. We now understand unconditional love and dismissed the divorce this week." (Michigan)

“A few months after my wife left, I was introduced to RMM by my sister who was going through the same thing with her husband. We fasted often and prayed everyday even though she lived on the other side of the country. After a few months of praying her husband had an ‘epiphany’ as he described it and decided he wanted the marriage. When my sister told me this I was a bit jealous, unfortunately. We continued to pray for my wife and, yes, a few months later she too returned home. PTL! Please keep praying and never give up!”  (Michigan) 

"Just when I felt like quitting, my husband called just to say hello. This really lifted my spirit. My mother-in-law called and offered to pay for my daughter's school uniform and books. Praise the Lord. Praise His wonderful name again." (Jamaica)
“After many years of standing, I see my prodigal follow all the patterns. Despite precautions, I've been tempted by other men since my husband filed for divorce. I came close to quitting my stand but, knowing these patterns too, with great difficulty I've resisted temptation. Our first hearing was delayed twice. Prior to the next hearing I came close to agreeing to the settlement my husband was forcing. I thought when the hearing came we would be divorced but my husband postponed the hearing saying he was to be on an airplane. Since he was to attend this hearing via speaker phone, the only thing to keep him from a phone was being on a plane. It’s been weeks and no hearing has been rescheduled. Christmas Eve I received several rare emails from my husband. He made no mention of his delaying the hearing. I continue to invite him home where he can live saving the expense of renting his apartment. Lord soften his heart.”  (Wisconsin)  
"Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!" Psalm 66:16-20
“Praise Jesus, my wife has returned home after many months of separation. Yes, it sometimes seemed hopeless, but I cried out to God. Jesus not only returned my wife home but has given me and our family a new life. Our life will now be built on the Rock. There is a lot to do but now we will be doing it with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Do not give up, cry out to the Lord. I will always remember with a smile Charlyne’s words when she says we shouldn't trust what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears when Jesus is our refuge: ‘.. it does not matter.’”  (Finland) 
"Last fall we had our first hearing, then more through the winter to reach a settlement agreement. Finally we were to go to a hearing in May. It required a postponement. Last week my husband came to talk and said he was putting the divorce on hold and is helping with financial issues." (Pennsylvania)
“I am still praising God since my husband returned home several months ago. The OW is still in the picture because his car is in her name. I am continuing to stand for my marriage. This morning while praying, I read the testimonies and was encouraged to see two from my state. One was from a fellow stander thanking God that the OW is being removed; the other was thanking God for a growth being removed. I recently discovered a growth for which I am seeking treatment. You never know who your testimonies may touch. I thank God for using two local standers to remind me of His promise that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I know His promises for my marriage are being fulfilled.”  (Maryland) 
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21 
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.”  Isaiah 55:12-13
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