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!



“I have been standing for a couple of years. The Lord guided me to this site and I am so thankful each and every day that He did. I want to thank each of you who send in a testimony, because they help me when I am at my weakest. The person who suggested the movie Fireproof, I thank you so much. I have watched it repeatedly since. Though it hurts each day, we have to thank the Lord for allowing us to walk through this storm, because He is creating us to do great works for Him.”  (Ohio) 

"My husband called and asked if we could talk about getting back together. God is so great. He continues to work on both myself and my husband everyday. My husband got his Bible out for the first time in months and asked others to pray for him. 'Thank You, Precious God, that You never fail and that You can do anything.'" (Texas)

“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) 

“Praise the Lord. Thank You God. This has been a horrible week where I felt as though I was hitting a wall whenever I tried to pray. What I didn't know was that the Almighty Father was working on my spouse's heart. He arrived home suddenly with all of his belongings to move back in. Our son was so happy he was crying. We all went to church the next morning and our son could not stop hugging his dad. Thank You God for bringing my family all back together. I will never stop thanking the Lord or praying for my marriage and other standers’ marriages. Pray and trust.Do not fear, only believe.’ Mark 5:36.”  (Florida)

"I praise God for leading me to your web site. My husband and I have been married over four years and have a beautiful little boy. I am grateful that I did not proceed with divorcing my husband, nor did he. We, too, were listening to everyone but God. He led me to your web site and told me to go home, beg for forgiveness and seek reconciliation. We have a long way to go, but we are not fighting like we used to. My husband is more responsive to me and the baby and he has not disappeared at night like he used to. He even began calling me sweetheart and showing his love for me in different ways. Until this trial, I had never been on my face praying for anything. Now I am beginning to read the Bible more regularly and really seeking God's direction. Though not always easy, it has become an excellent opportunity to grow as a wife, mother, women and as a Christian. It is building my faith as I stand and wait on God. Thank you and God bless.” (Florida)
"The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires." Romans 6:10-12
"My pastor shared how Joseph was given a dream and the dream was fulfilled years later. Today God reassured me with Numbers 23:19; 'God is not a man, that He should like, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?'" (Wisconsin)
“Praise God! He is so amazing as it says in Ephesians 3:20! During my stand I have been tithing on my gross income and give offerings as the Holy Spirit directs me to. God will provide all your needs as He says in Philippians  4:19. I received an unexpected check in the mail and also a family member brought me a check to cover more than half of my child's college tuition for this upcoming year. I also received a mortgage modification and I am believing God that I will be able to keep my home. He has also brought laborers to help me to do work on my house. He is always right on time. He has provided so many other times in so many ways. Trust God, He will take care of you! He is so awesome! Thank You my Father God! I love You Lord! Hallelujah!”  (Connecticut) 
“I have been separated from my spouse for some time and in the last few weeks I have become more and more discouraged as it came to my knowledge that my spouse is with the OM. I prayed to God for a sign that I should continue my stand and as I was on my way to work guess what I saw? Not one but TWO Covenant Transport trucks!! Praise God, He does answer prayers!”  (Alabama)
"Our Lord has provided for me, upheld me and blessed me immeasurably more than I could have asked or imagined. I give God all the glory for what He has done and is continuing to do. Thank You, Lord." (United Kingdom)
“I was served with divorce papers three weeks ago. I waited the full 21 days to respond and headed to court today to file my ‘answer’ with the court. I had to write true or false next to each charge and could choose to write more if I wished. One charge (paraphrased) said that the marriage had deteriorated enough that no reasonable chance exists that it can be preserved. I was able to write: FALSE, followed by my favorite scriptures (Matthew 19:26, Malachi 2:16 and Mark 10:9). I will be able to ‘serve’ my answer directly to my husband this weekend. When I filed my answer with the court, the clerk (who had been very short and insensitive with me minutes before) gave me a smile and told me ‘Good luck to you.’ Even in one of my toughest days, God gave me the chance to witness. Praise the Lord! Standing firm! God bless!”  (Michigan) 
"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His Word will not return to Him void. Thank you, Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory." (Michigan)
“During my stand, the roller coaster of emotions can boggle me down. I know the promises of God are mine. The other day I was meditating on our covenant with God. Then the Lord spoke to my heart to say, ‘My Word is My promise/vow to you, My marriage covenant with you.’ He has been My husband during this time. He is SO FAITHFUL! He cancelled credit card debt. He has been my shield/protection and security and buckler/defense. I asked Him for signs the other day and a soliciting lawn man left his card on our front door that said ‘ABLE AND READY.’ The Word (promise) made flesh/birthed. Praise and ALL GLORY TO GOD!”  (Florida) 
“I have been standing for many years and I praise God that He has provided for me every step of the way. God is faithful. As soon as I understood tithing (at least 30 years ago) I started to tithe, whatever money I had. I was a stay at home mom so I could only tithe any money I personally would receive. My spouse does not understand tithing so I was not allowed to tithe money from our household. The day he left, God had him leave me most of his paycheck. I tithed my paycheck (I had started to work then). My spouse has given me most of his paycheck since he has been gone. God does provide for us. Trust God and try tithing, you will be blessed. God blesses obedience to Him.”  (Pennsylvania)  
"My prodigal came to our city to attend our child’s Christmas program. The children and I had on coordinating colors and my prodigal arrived in the same colors. Praise God. The Lord allowed him match us. My husband was wearing his wedding band, something I hadn't seen in a year. I am praising God in advance for the victory of reconciliation." (South Carolina)
"God has been so good to me and my children. Our journey is getting closer to that day of reconciliation. Don't know how God is going to do it, I just know He is. I am the wife. God chose me and I am thankful that I am learning to stand day by day. Praise God for His faithfulness." (Texas)
"Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us." I John 3:24
"I am rejoicing that even though my husband filed divorce papers weeks ago, I have not received them. Praise the Lord. I realize the spiritual battle is intense but my God has a plan and so it is as good as done. Because it is written that by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony the devil is defeated. I am rejoicing in the work that is done regardless of what I see." (New Mexico)
"My husband and I are talking again. He has been spending more time helping around the house. I know God hears my prayers. I have faith and believe this is the beginning of God restoring our marriage for his glory." (Alabama)
"My wife received her divorce but I continued standing and wearing my ring. We had not seen each other in a long while although we live near each other. Last weekend my daughter got married and both my wife and I were there. I asked God to confirm I no longer had feelings for my wife and it was OK to move on or to re-confirm my love for her. He confirmed my love for her and then reconfirmed my stand twice since then. I praise Him that my wife and I will someday again be husband and wife." (California)
"...'I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'" Acts 26:17-18
“…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11 
"I prayed for my spouse to come to where I live. God answered my prayer and now I am waiting for God to complete what He started. I have come to learn now that I have not been listening to God. Only after asking God to show me the real enemy I came to discover my behavioral part of the problem. That it is the same behaviors my spouse used to complain about me when we were together. Glory be to God. How much I need to change." (Colorado)
“Thank you all for your prayers. After the most traumatic month of love and having given up, through God's grace I am still standing. But God. My husband and I are now communicating again. PTL. He showed me that he cared via a message after I told him I was sick. Only God could do that.”  (South Africa)
"My prodigal has told me there is someone else in his life. This week I was on my way to meet him to pick up our son. When my prodigal pulled up there was another woman in the truck. I praise God for putting me in the right mind set to handle the situation with grace. Before we parted ways my prodigal hugged me and I told him that I loved him! God has given me confidence that I need not worry about that woman." (Mississippi)
PTL! I have been tithing ever since I got saved and my husband left. The Lord always provides for his children! I want everyone to know how great my God is! I owed a bill that I didn't have the money for so I called to see if I could pay it off in payments instead of having to pay it all at once. PTL! The person I spoke with credited me over half the bill. Also, I wrote down my future house plans so I could share them with Jesus and He could help us reach that goal because my daughter and I were living with my parents. PTL! He led us to the right apartment, exactly the way I asked for it (with washer and dryer included), and people at work started giving us furniture. The only thing I had to buy was a dining table. The Lord provided everything else., including food, the pro-rated rent, and the following month's rent! He is a wonderful husband, and faithful in every way imaginable. PTL! Glory to Him and only to Him!” (Texas)  
“My daughter recently married and moved about 10 hours away from here, and my son moved away as well. I have one grandchild and she is expecting another. I visited and am contemplating a move there. I have been standing for many years and fear set in moving far from my spouse with whom I have only occasional contact . As I prayed fervently for a sign that it would be OK to move, I walked past a car with a fancy romantic decorative license plate which read our two names on it together! Bob frequently said God knows no distance and I know our marriage could benefit from a change of location when we are restored. I praise Him for his loving kindness - always in ways we can never imagine!”  (Rhode Island) 
“I want to give thanks to God for what He is doing in my life and marriage. My spouse and I had been separated for a while when he decided to give up on our marriage. Even though my spouse has not completely returned home, I have seen some small changes and I know God is working every second on him. I praise the Lord for being faithful with me and will continue to stand for my spouse’s salvation and for my marriage restoration.”  (Honduras)
“I am a new stander and I have been in prayer and fasting for the restructuring of my marriage in the Lord. I have received three scriptures: Romans 4:18 – The fulfillment of God’s promise is contingent on our faith in Him and His ways, then His pure gift will be released. Isaiah 43:2-3 – When you are in over your head, I’ll be there with you, I am God, your Savior (paraphrased). Isaiah 42:1-4 – God’s servant will set everything right and everyday is a rest in Him (paraphrased). I am praying for all the standers to be strong in the Word and do not be overwhelmed by your circumstance. I am praying for the prodigals to have deafened ears to the enemy and open ears to God and to return home. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” (North Carolina)
“I have been standing for my marriage for many months and have been blessed in my life as a result of obeying God to pray for my husband! Following God's directions is very hard, but worth it. The past few days have been full of signs that my husband is coming home, and then today the Lord showed me that my path to my husband is complete and ‘My time of hard labor is over, wrongs have been paid for, and a voice cries out in the desert: Clear a way for the Lord! Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our God.’ (Isaiah 40). I felt the Lord wanted me to share my testimony that He has restored my marriage and my husband is coming home. Praise God!” (Arizona) 
“I have been standing for my marriage for many long months. This Easter Resurrection Sunday happens to fall on our anniversary and I am believing and praying with expectation in my heart for a miracle and major breakthrough in my circumstances. God is good and I am thanking Him for His Resurrection life-giving power to be breathed into our marriage.” (Australia)
“My husband joined me and our children for Christmas dinner. He also bought me a nice gift and put the kids’ names on it since he knew they couldn't afford anything for me. Since Christmas he has texted me every day over normal everyday things. The OW is still in the picture at this point, but I know God is moving that mountain for me. PTL for His many blessings.”  (Illinois) 
"My husband and I have been divorced a few years and we live in two different states. We still talk to one another and the good Lord is really softening his spirit. I still love him. Thank you for being there. I will continue to read 'Charlyne Cares' every day for I believe the good Lord will restore our marriage." (Florida)
“Praise The Lord! The divorce between my husband and myself was scheduled for this week, but his lawyer requested that it be postponed for the third time. Although there is still no communication between my beloved husband, I know God is working to restore our marriage. I had plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! We are now scheduled to divorce next year, but I will continue to pray in faith and wait on the Lord and His perfect timing.” (Texas) 
"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:10
“All Glory be to God! I was feeling down, a sure sign that the enemy was trying to steal my confidence that my marriage is restored. God gave me two verses. Isaiah 19:20-22 (RSV) It will be a sign and a witness…because of oppressors he will send (us) a savior to defend and deliver. The Lord will make himself known (to my husband)…he will smite the enemy, smiting and healing (my husband) and (he) will return to the Lord, and he will heed (my) supplications and heal (us). My Adonai Elohim was showing me He heard all my supplications and was on the job! Then Colossians 2:14 (RSV).Having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross. I was amazed as I realized our court date was in Feb 2014 or 2:14, the same as the verse He gave me. My heart soared as I realized God was telling me he had already canceled the divorce petition with its legal demands and has set it aside! A few years ago, God canceled the divorce and He is doing it again for His Glory! Praise God!”  (California)
"God has blessed me in amazing ways in the weeks my husband has been home. A few days ago my husband went to meet with the other woman to discuss their relationship and possible reconciliation between them. I called on my sisters in Christ that have been standing with me and we covered that meeting in prayer. Our prayer was that God would show up to that meeting. He did and the other woman asked my husband for space. I am trusting God." (Florida)
"Praise the Lord, my husband returned just as suddenly as he left me. I had just about given up on standing when God sent me the message that I was closer than I thought. Two days after receiving that message I got the phone call I had been waiting for. Our God is the one of suddenly. He is so good. Charlyne’s testimony is what helped me see that my situation was not hopeless." (Texas)
"Last month I bought Bob and Charlyne's books, including 'Finding the Way Home.' I gave it to my husband. Today he sent me a text saying that he's been meaning to thank me for his book. I know God is working and I thank Him for keeping His promises." (Georgia)
"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for a year now. Restoration has been slow but steady. It was worth standing in the gap. Thank You, Bob and Charlyne." (Canada)
“My spouse left and has filed for divorce. I finally went to see a lawyer and she said she's a Christian and doesn’t encourage divorce. She also said that God can heal anything and she'll be praying for me. My prayers were answered in finding a Christian attorney who isn't pushy about divorce.”  (Kentucky)  
“I just want to encourage others who are standing as I am. I read the testimonies as a method to keep me lifted and encouraged. Thanks to all of you who share and praises be to Abba Father for your restoration. For the rest of us, keep holding on and trust God no matter what. He is not a man that He should lie. We will have a testimony too! Praying for marriages all around the world.”  (Virginia)
“My wife called me early Christmas Eve morning and asked me to attend early morning service with her and our children. She said she was just doing it for the kids. But as a stander, I’m rejoicing. It’s a sign of reconciliation and I praise God for even the smallest signs. God Bless you, as you fight the good fight of faith for your marriage!”  (Maryland)
"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom." James 3:13
"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal."  Isaiah 26:3-4
"When I entered church, I noticed that the bulletin handed to me was different from its usual style. The cover displayed a black background with a small close-up photo of a wedding ring resting on its edge between the pages of Scripture (I Corinthians 13). The lighting cast a shadow of the ring onto the pages, forming the shape of a heart. Despite the current status of my marriage, this day would have been our wedding anniversary. The Lord remembered." (California)
“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
“This weekend my husband has been with us at our home. We have been separated for many months and recently I was becoming weary, physically and spiritually. But the Lord has given me signs that He is working and He does hear my prayers. Tonight my husband was going to go back to where he is staying and he did leave, but 15 minutes later he came back. He said he will sleep on the couch and he said he is confused. God is so good and faithful. Keep your eyes focused on Him and remember you have the victory!”  (Kansas)  
"After living in a non-covenant relationship in another state for several years, my husband just moved back to our state and that relationship is dissolving. Recently he told me, with a very slight smile, that he was really mad at me because I won't stop praying for him. I feel such a need to press in and fast and pray for his full restoration with me and the Lord." (Colorado)
“I have been discouraged and asked God for a sign that He is indeed working on the other side of my mountain of circumstances. This last week I received many encouraging signs. I saw a truck that said, 'All-Phase Restoration.’ We rarely see Covenant Transport trucks in our state, but often we see Swift trailers. The new ones only say the initials of the company, but I saw several old Swift trailers this week. God has given much truth and light to me. I am standing firm.John 8:12 - ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”  (Colorado) 
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