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!



"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)
"My husband and I have not been in communication for several months, so I was surprised to receive a text message from him on my birthday. I pray that God will continue to work in my husband’s heart and ultimately restore our marriage." (North Carolina)
"God led me to this ministry when I was at my lowest. It gave me the hope and encouragement I needed. It has been an instrument in leading me down a more peaceful path, secure in who I am in Christ and where He'll lead me, as long as I'm obedient. Praise God." (Texas)
"I have never asked the Lord for a sign, but last week I had just entered onto I-75, and asked the Lord for a sign if I was to continue in this stand. Not two minutes later a Covenant Transport truck passed me. I have never noticed these trucks before. Praise the Lord." (Florida)

"My husband returned to our marriage suddenly days before New Year's after having been away for years. I asked the Lord not to let me have another year of sadness and He gave me Isaiah 61 five times in a week from different sources. He is the God of miracles and His promises are absolutely true and certain." (South Africa)

"On the date of our court hearing, my husband and I came to an agreement and we pulled the divorce out of court for now. We prayed together for reconciliation. We are going to marriage counseling. Thanks to God for the miracle and hope I have been given so far, and pray I will behave true to Jesus to get us through the difficult moments to a truly healthy happy loving and peaceful marriage and family relationship in God." (California)
"Praise is a powerful weapon against our enemy. I just received an email from my estranged daughter thanking me for praying for her and asking me to continue. God is softening her heart and I just know He is at work in my whole family for His will to be done." (California)
"...But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"  Mark 9:22-24

"My husband of 25 years and I were separated for eight months, including the holidays last year. People, including my pastor, told me to file for divorce. I was devastated and asked God what he wanted me to do. I kept receiving the word "stay." I drew closer to God than I've ever been. My husband came home eight months ago. It hasn't been easy, but I thank God every day that my husband is home and that he will stay home. I stand on Hebrews 6:15; 'Then Abraham waited patiently, and received what God had promised." (California)

"This past week was tremendous. My husband sent me text messages and also asked me to send him family pictures taken a few weeks earlier. I had asked God for a sign in scripture twenty minutes prior to this and then I received this message." (Ohio)
“I placed my husband on the prayer list for healing of lung and liver disease. A biopsy had confirmed the liver disease. The doctor wanted to put him on an aggressive treatment plan that suppresses the immune system. I felt in my spirit he should not take this treatment as it was risky because of the lung disease. He went for his final visit to the doctor this week and the doctor told us that when doing the surgery, he examined the liver and found it healthy. What a mighty God to heal an incurable disease. Nothing is impossible with God.”  (California)
Shortly after my husband left, I lost my full-time job. For the past couple of years God continued to bless me with part-time jobs with just enough income to pay bills and tithe. It was a struggle for me, but I knew God was preparing me for something greater. I told God, if He blessed me with a salaried position again, I would be able to pay the tithes and also help with my church building fund. At the end of last year He answered my prayer. All glory to GOD! He did exceedingly abundantly above all I could ask or think. If He gave me the job of my dreams, I know He will bring my husband home to Him first and then back home to me. Nothing is impossible with God."  (Virginia) 
"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you, Bob and Charlyne, 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. I just wanted to encourage all who are standing to never give up. God is faithful." (Texas)
"I was struggling with my thoughts of my spouse with the other person. God brought Psalm 37:1 to me. I thanked God showing he will bring that relationship to an end." (New Jersey)
“My husband is still outwardly pursuing divorce but has said that he does not see himself going ahead and finalizing it in court. God has shown up with two job opportunities in my city for him and I could not be more full of hope. I am in need of a new place to live, but God will provide as He has done so much. God will roar like a lion, and my beloved will return from the West, and He will bring him home again. (Hosea 11:10) Praise the Lord for His provision, promises, and friendship! I've been able to lead more women toRejoiceand to standing for their husbands! Praise God for restoration and forgiveness!”  (Ohio) 
“I just want to send up praises to the LORD. My husband and I have been spending more and more time together lately. It's like we are getting to know each other all over again. God is in the midst and He is in complete and perfect control. I want to thank Him for bringing me to a place in my life where I learned to depend on Him and Him alone. I know that He is working ALL things together for my good; no matter what it looks like or what it feels like, it is ALL for my good and His glory.”  (North Carolina) 
"My mom went to be with Jesus a few weeks ago. It seemed so hard having her gone and my husband also. I cried out to God and asked Him to help me with loneliness. I opened the Bible and got the Prodigal Son. God will stand true to His Word and return my husband to me." (Rhode Island)
"When I become weary there are two songs that the Christian radio station plays that encourage me. On Sunday my pastor mentioned one of the songs in his sermon and then it was sung by our praise team. God is moving." (Maryland)
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
“My husband has been been married to the OW some years. When he was here visiting our children, he told me if he could go back and do it over, he would choose me. But he can't. Personally, I find it encouraging just that he's admitted he made a mistake. That's new, because he's always claimed he did the right thing. Now I have just a little more hope. Thank You God, for helping me stay strong while I wait, and for going to battle for me and my family when I can't fight on my own! To all those out there having doubts....just keep holding on to Jesus and don't give up! Our suddenly is coming IN HIS TIME!”  (Indiana)  
“Some years ago the Lord led me to your site. It is through your work in helping those of us who are walking through the dark valleys in our lives that you have encouraged me to continue this stand for my marriage. I just want to thank you and encourage others to stand firm and keep your eyes on our Lord, because through Him and those He brings into our lives, we will make it though and reach our mountain tops.”  (Ohio) 
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.  Psalm 59:16-17 
“I give my Father all the glory. My husband left me and I have been so crushed until I found this site. I began praying more. I also gave my life completely to my Father to take over, guide me and teach me. Things have started getting easier. Thank You so much Father.”  (Florida) 

We have been divorced for several years. My husband found another woman and moved out of state. I stood for the marriage and then simply prayed for his salvation. Two weeks ago after sending a text for his birthday he responded and said he would be in the area. We had a long dinner and have had many dinners since. He is working out-of-state for up to a year but we see it as time to get to know each other again. He left the other woman a while back, and was resigned to being alone. At our first dinner I told him I had forgiven him and Christ was the answer. We are on a road to healing and recovery and he wants to spend the rest of his life loving me. It has been a long journey and it is not over but I wanted to send this as a word of encouragement. Christ has to be the center of it all. There is hope and I am still overwhelmed at what is happening after all this time. I give God the glory! I know it is just going to get better.”  (Washington)

“Praise God, my Lord gave me the opportunity to speak to the OW. I told her that I love my husband and will be waiting for him as long as it takes. I told her that I have forgiven her and am praying. I really struggled with the thoughts of her and my husband. But God not only did He renew my mind but He also allowed me to love her like my sister. The OW told me that she told my husband to go back home. I have not heard from him in several months but I know the Lord has moved my mountain already. If God can use the OW to tell my husband to go back home I know that nothing is impossible with God.”  (Canada)
“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)
“I stopped standing but would occasionally pray for my husband’s salvation. Last September, I contacted my prodigal after receiving news of his mother’s passing. We began to talk on Skype once a week and we became nicer to each other. I have started receiving Charlyne Cares again and Saturdays are very special because I get to read all that God is doing in other stander's lives. To all the wonderful women who have received a Word from God, I salute you and I pray your miracles will come. God bless you!”  (Malaysia) 
"Today I took my wedding band to the jeweler to get it resized and will begin wearing it again. This will be a testimony to my belief that although I am divorced, God can heal my marriage." (New Jersey)
"Case Dismissed. Praise God!" (Ohio)

"My wife and I were in divorce court the first of this year. Through your support and encouragement, we are back together and doing better than ever. God has made a way where there was no way. Thank you for all you have done for me in the last year. You may never know just how many times Charlyne Cares spoke to my heart."  (Washington State)

“Praise the Lord my husband is home. This was my word to the Lord that he will receive all the praise and Glory for my husband coming home, I will make my Lord’s name known to the world. The Lord has thought of me so much and I am just glad I can write my testimony so many others will learn to love and serve the Lord, Thank you very much for your prayers; please continue to pray for us. May my Lord receive all the Praise and Glory.”  (Dubai) 

"My husband recently lost his job. That very day, I received an unexpected refund check in the mail from my insurance company. God is my source and always takes care of me." (Florida)
"I thank God for showing me that He is working in my husband’s heart. I was not well this week and my husband kept calling to check on me. He even came into the house to see how I was doing. I have been praying for God to encourage me by giving me signs that he is working. God is faithful." (Canada)
This week Bob encouraged us to make amends, so that there is nothing blocking our relationship with the Lord. I had recently made amends with three key people who are intertwined with my prodigal and me. While I do not think of myself as having caused harm to them, it takes two to tango, so I simply discussed my role in the trouble, and did not ask for them to reciprocate. There was one last person I thought about apologizing to, but it was unrelated to my marriage, so I didn't do it. Today, when I read Bob's request, I grabbed a Christmas card, wrote an apology to that last person, and mailed it. It was the right thing to do, and I thank you, Charlyne and Bob, for your ministry. I adore my spouse, I forgive him, and I await his return.And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten.’  Joel 2:25a.” (Colorado) 
"My husband was living out of state, but is leaving today to move to be with me and our children. Although we are divorced, we will now be living in the same house. This is a huge step towards remarriage and I know God is working." (California)
"God is good because all of my needs are being met. When I do not see the when and how, He sends the answers to my questions. I know that God is able and His Word will not return void." (Georgia)
“I woke up this morning with the parable of the persistent widow on my mind (Luke 18:2-8). I have read it before but this time I felt the Holy Spirit wanted me to 'study' it. What an awesome verse to be given by our Heavenly Father! I feel the Lord is saying be more like the widow; against all odds never give up fighting for what is right. Never accept defeat as the answer! My case has been presented to the most high judge; He is dealing with it in the best possible way. It says that God will bring about justice 'speedily' if we don't give up and pray persistently. I know my husband is on the way home at great speed because I have left God in charge of my case!”  (United Kingdom) 
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
“My husband thinks he is homosexual. I am choosing to stand until God removes his blinders and brings him home. God has told me this will happen, and we will share our testimony and save others through what Jesus has done for us at the cross. I will walk by faith and not by sight. No matter how impossible it seems, God continues to give me confirmation that my miracle is on its way. I choose to love my husband unconditionally. He doesn't understand yet, why I continue to love him, but one day soon he will see how much Jesus loves him through my love. Be encouraged, if this is your story too. God will do this for you too. With God...all things are possible.”  (Texas) 
“I just want to thank God for being our provider. Since my prodigal has left, not a single day have we slept without food, not a single day have I not had fuel in my car. We always have enough for each day though we never know how we will get through tomorrow. I am grateful to the Lord that today I can say the Lord does provide I have seen it. I believe I will soon know Him as the restorer. Thank You Jesus for the provision.” (South Africa) 
“My husband and I have been divorced for several years now. After many years of prayer we are finally talking, dating, being friends again. Praise God! The Lord has been faithful to show me my part in the divorce and how I drove him away. Hallelujah! We have forgiven each other and on the road to restoration! Thank You Jesus!” (Texas) 
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania)
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:21 
“One night, I was talking to the Lord and praying, ‘Lord, I know that you are working but I would like to know that you are answering my specific prayers. I would like to have coffee or spend time with my wife tomorrow.’ I knew that it was almost impossible due to a variety of things. The next evening, my wife called my son to take her to the hospital, and for some reason he couldn't do it. I could hear half of the conversation and said I would take her. So, I got to spend seven hours with her and love her and take care of her as much as I could. After I dropped her off, the Lord reminded me of my prayer and that He answered it! Praise God! Thank You Jesus!”  (Washington) 
"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)
“While I was on my way to work, I drove by my prodigal husband who was driving as well and he proceeded to make an obscene gesture to me as I waved and we passed. As I saw once again not much has changed in His heart, I realized mine has. I did not get angry or mad. I told God just a few minutes later I forgave him. I didn't call and yell at him, I didn't call anyone to complain and tell them 'can you believe...' I simply forgave and gave it to God. An hour later I received a text apologizing for being so childish and out of line from him.”  (Nebraska)
“In a no-fault divorce state, there is nothing one can do to stop divorce... except to fast, pray, worship and trust our great big God who has ways and means we know not! Today after declining again my request to attend a crisis marriage workshop, my beloved said she was ready to walk out of the courthouse divorced to get on with her life. As we walked down the long, dark hall to check in with the clerk, I kept whispering under my breath, "Just say the word and my servant will be healed"(Matthew 8:8). When we checked in with the clerk moments before walking into the courtroom for the judge to grant the divorce petition, the clerk discovered that we had been assigned to the wrong division and would need to reschedule with another division, three months out. We were both stunned, me with delight, her with disbelief. My beloved then agreed to attend the workshop. I am confident that God is going to continue His work unto perfection and that we will see the day of Jesus Christ together!”  (Colorado)

“Glory be to God, another battle has been won. My husband and I were separated for many months under impossible circumstances. I believed God that He would restore my marriage, but my fears and questions were, when God? I practiced zipping my lip a lot. Anyway, I blew it big time yesterday because my hubby was being extremely selfish. Afterward, I felt hopeless and felt I had frustrated God’s efforts. Twenty-four hours later, and I tell you, it was the least thing I was expecting, my husband returned home! Thanks be to our Father, who is working even when we don't see. He is truly, truly working."  (Australia)

"Our divorce is gone. Thursday morning the same judge who pronounced our marriage dead years ago, signed papers to vacate the divorce. She happily announced it is as if the divorce never happened. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives us the victory. Thank You Lord for the grace to stand. Thank You Lord for restoring our family. Thank You Lord for the plans You have for us. Thank You Lord for creating Rejoice Marriage Ministries, providing Bob and Charlyne as Your hands, heart, and voice to care for us, love us, and mentor us as we stand for our marriages. May my husband and I be faithful and moldable in Your Hands as our marriage is restored."  (Oklahoma)

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