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!



Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:2
“Last night my son and I felt very spiritually exhausted and attacked after having been standing for many months, but praise God, we woke up this morning with His new mercies! I was led to get this new Christian music that had a song about a man coming home to God and it reminded me of our family. I was so blessed by listening to it and taking a meditative walk in the woods. My soul was renewed. Thank you, RMM for continually praying for my family! My son got to see a glorious sunset with his friends tonight and he said he prayed for our family and for my husband to come home. My husband will soon be home because God promised me that months ago. I know He's doing a great work on the other side of the mountain! Praise God!” (Arizona) 
"As part of our divorce settlement, our home is being sold. My heart’s desire is to keep our home but financially it will be a stretch. I have been praying for God's direction and reminding myself God has not given me a spirit of fear but of courage and today, God spoke to me through Bob's, 'No Place Like Home.'" (Illinois)
“...But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15b 
“God is faithful and always keeps His promises! He is greater than all of our seemingly impossible circumstances. In the natural my marriage is over, BUT GOD, He makes a way when there is no way. My suddenly just happened after over a year of little to no contact, beyond impossible circumstances. In the meantime the Lord has healed me of my bitterness, anger, pain and unbelief. My husband has left the OW and I have been able to help him thanks to God blessing my finances since he's been gone. The Lord has given me visions. There is no need to worry, His timing is perfect. My suddenly did not happen how I thought it would, still I trust His plans for us. He came to church with me for Easter service and gave his heart to the Lord, Hallelujah! I am already thanking Jesus for healing my family and all hurting marriages across the world. Pray, hope and don't worry!”  (Ohio)
“After reading today's Charlyne Cares, God is prompting me to write. Proverbs 19:21 is one of the scriptures that I pray every morning and every night and sometimes in between too. It certainly applies to our marriage situation. God is in control and His plans for our marriage will succeed. Standers, when you are weary and feel like giving up please remember that nothing is impossible for God. It doesn't matter what your spouse’s plans are if they do not include God now because He is able to change your spouse’s heart and mind. My spouse thought our marriage was hopeless but now even he is seeing we have hope in God. God is perfecting both of us so our marriage is on the solid rock of Jesus. Do not give up, the battle will be worth it. Jesus is our prize.”  (Pennsylvania) 
“This week I learned two important things: 1) Instead of ‘Lord, I can no longer do this, it's too much,’ I now pray ‘Lord, it's harder than I thought, please help me, and You take the load.’ 2) Forgiveness is the foundation for the return of a prodigal. Tonight my husband said that he would like to thank me that I have so much respect for him. God has done this by teaching me to forgive. Praise be to God.”  (Germany)
“My spouse asked to reconcile after I had been praying for awhile but has not left ‘the far country’ completely. I cried out to God one day after standing for a few more months. I said, ‘God I can do this if this is what You want but please give me a sign that I'm doing the right thing.’ I looked up from my Bible on the ride home from work and saw a license plate that read ‘FUNBUS.’ God reminded me that my spouse was on 'the fun bus' and that Jesus would rescue him in due time. Thank you for your wonderful ministry!”  (Texas) 
"I have been praying for my sister's marriage. She called yesterday to share that God was revealing her husband’s past. We are believing God to heal her husband and restore their marriage." (Alabama)
“I had the age-old conversation with someone today on freewill. They didn't believe that God would override the freewill of someone who had decided to walk away from their marriage just because the other spouse wouldn't let go. I shared with them the story of Jonah, the prophet who God sent to Nineveh to preach His message. But Jonah used his freewill to go to Tarshish instead. So our all-powerful God caused the circumstances of a violent storm, loss of property, Jonah being thrown into the sea, almost drowned, but was eaten by a whale (remember Jaws)? So Jonah fasted and prayed to God for three days in an airless, smelly fish belly. Then God gave him the same assignment again. This time Jonah used the same freewill to go to Tarshish. This is why, as standers, we pray to our God in Heaven to restore our spouses back to us and He will, for His glory, with their freewill intact." The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; He guides it wherever He pleases. Proverbs 21:1 (NLT)  (United Kingdom)
 "God has allowed me to impact a Kenya slum. I saw the children and it broke my heart. I am supporting the free daycare sponsored by a church. This was my third mission trip during my stand. God has richly shown His favor by allowing me to serve Him through serving others." (Colorado) 

"My husband and I went out on our first date after being separated for years. I asked him if he would like to see the movie 'Fireproof,' and he said yes. He liked it very much and was touched by it. I believe it is just the beginning for us." (California)

"My final court hearing was this week. I prayed for it to be cancelled, but it didn't happen. My husband came unprepared with financial information. It is now delayed 30 days. Praise the Lord. My husband and I ran into each other outside the courthouse and talked. He is coming to our house in a few weeks to clear things out. This will be the first time he will be in our home in years. My husband may feel he is coming to get his things, but I know that the Lord is in the middle of all this and will change my husband's heart while at home." (Pennsylvania)
“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) 
“For our meeting with my wife's attorney to discuss separation, I decided on faith not to hire my own lawyer. I prayed to the Lord that ‘whatever happens, Your will be done.’ The child and spousal support she calculated was substantial, so I had to refinance my mortgage, cut expenses, etc. But I was determined to keep giving to the Lord, and in fact increase my offering. After all this, I put together a budget on my computer. When the spreadsheet calculated my savings, it came out the same as my monthly support payment! God truly provides for all our needs.” (California) 
“Praise God for His faithfulness when we act in obedience! My husband and I have been separated for a few months. In that time, he returned to the OW and said they were going to get married. I filed for divorce as I gave up hope. God led me to RMM two days after Christmas. I withdrew the divorce that day and began a serious stand for my marriage. The very next day my husband texted and called (none of this was happening before) and came to see us. God then led me to fast these past three weeks and praise God! I have seen miracle after miracle in my husband's life! He said he literally FEELS my prayers and can hear God speaking to him! He now wants to move back home! Don't give up, standers! Stay strong and keep your eyes on Jesus! All glory be to God!”  (Georgia)
“It has been some time since I have had any communication with my husband or him with the kids which I don’t understand.  But I know I am not here to try and understand why, but to continue to pray for my husband, my marriage and my family. I try extremely hard to not slip into depression or look at other people's lives and wonder why am I here. The devotional from Bob yesterday really helped. I let Satan get to me due to the lack of communication with my spouse and started asking why am I still standing and I read his devotional and realize because this is where God has put me and nothing would be better tomorrow if I gave up - it would only be worse. I do not want to leave a legacy of divorce to my children. I have tried to be happy in this moment in my life with my children. I have been so busy being a mom and spending time with my family and my in-laws that I haven't had time to just sit around and sulk about my husband not being here. God has kept me busy in my life and having a good time.”  (Texas) 

“Praise the Lord. My suddenly happened! My husband came home after two years. I have prayed consistently for two years after my husband left me and our son. One year ago we were divorced and he moved in with the OW but my God kept telling me that he was still my husband and to pray for him without ceasing. I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the daily words of encouragement. I just want to tell everyone to keep praying, fasting, pay your tithes, read your Word daily, and truly put all your trust in God because He will answer. Thank You God for all Your many blessings, for letting me know that You are real and letting me be able to tell the world God is able and can truly make the impossible very possible. Amen and Amen.”  (Texas)

“After years of struggling, my husband told me he didn't have the strength to fight and had seen an attorney. I asked Him to stay for the kids, so he sleeps in the bonus room every night. My husband is a former married adults minister, and I have seen Satan get a foothold in the door of our home so I am standing against it. I have anointed the doors with oil, I have prayed protection, and God is proving Himself faithful daily to give me scripture to help me fight. He has given me a love in the midst of rejection that I have never had from my spouse. A love that is not conditional. I pray at the door where he sleeps nightly and God gave me this verse in Proverbs 8:34, ‘Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the doorposts.’I am literally at the doorposts and know my husband will return to me. Every day that passes is one step closer to seeing God's glory revealed. I will not lose hope.”  (Georgia) 
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"After years of separation, my husband moving in with the other woman, many postponed divorce court dates and even a final divorce court hearing, my husband is back home. Praise God. My family and friends kept telling me to get on with my life, but God had told me in so many ways to hold on and wait for Him and my family would be rebuilt. When I finally got out of God's way and stopped trying to manipulate things He gave me my blessing. I will pray as long as it takes for salvation for my husband and my family. Thank you for your support." (California)
“I just wanted to share that my husband texted me about four in the morning and wished me a happy birthday. He also stated that he hoped I had a wonderful day. Funny, the text came in not long after I had finished praying from three to four in the morning. I try to make it a habit to do warfare prayers at night when the battle is the hottest. I texted him back and said thank you for your thoughtfulness. I know that I want him home and wished he was home with me, but I thank God for the little blessing. I can see that God is softening his hardened heart.”  (New York)  
“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia)
“God is working on changing hearts. My estranged wife wanted some help from me a few days ago. It was God who was working in me! I made my best possible efforts to help despite the circumstances of estrangement and appearances in the court room. Forgiveness is divine indeed and may God continually guide my heart in His ways. The divorce application filed by my wife has had its final hearing. It looks like it is set for dismissal by the court. Praise and thank God for His mighty works.” (India) 
"On Father's Day I was doubting my stand and praying for a sign from the Lord. Twenty minutes later in church our pastor's sermon was on the Prodigal Son. I had my confirmation I was being obedient to His Word. God always gives us what we need when we need it. Praise Him." (Tennessee)
“Praise God! God gave me a word that I wrote down as He spoke to me. He said to me, ‘I will start a work in him, then I will send him home to you. You will be a godly wife and show him and pray for him and your family. I will continue my work in him until he completely sees and I will do for him, what I did for you. I will make a pathway in the valleys in the desert. You will stand firm and pray for him and all people always. Do good to others, never forget what I did for you and will do for you. You are a child of God. A daughter of the King. You are my sheep. Well done good and faithful servant. Look in the mirror and you will see my face.’ Thank you Jesus! It is finished! Those words He spoke to me directly as I sat in silence, praising Him, reading the Bible and asking Him to speak to me. I praise Him and love Him so much! My husband is coming home in God's time. I have stood firm for some time with little or no contact from my husband. But God,…I trust Him. Praying for all marriages.”  (Pennsylvania)
“Praise God! I live in Canada, and guess what drove by me?  A Covenant Transport truckWe do not have Covenant trucks here. I was in disbelief and screamed in my car when it passed by. Thank You Lord. Thank you for your website showing us not to give up or give in, in our mindsets. God knows our future; we need to be patient and wait for His timing. Glory be to God.”  (Canada) 
“My young son has to undergo some extensive dental work. After insurance, my portion of the bill I estimate to be a large sum. As I was quietly talking with the Lord, I asked him to provide the money that I needed. Just then, I remembered a new unexpected order that I was placing and would receive a commission. I calculated what my commission would be and guess what...it is just enough. Thank You Lord for continuing to love me and for showing me Your kindness, sweetness, and provision.” (Wisconsin) 
“For God does speak—now one way, now another—though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.” Job 33:14-18
“When my prodigal called telling me he was visiting, I prayed over that visit. That evening He began playing a love song he liked and explained the lyrics to me; that the singer was finding different ways to express his love interest. We enjoyed our outing together. He said he had moved back to our home town. PTL! Our Lord is a mighty God, He turns the heart of stone into the heart of flesh. Restoration is there; keep on believing, keep on trusting the Lord!”  (United Kingdom) 
"I just want to encourage other standers. For the past year I have stood for my marriage against all the odds. My church and my family, no one believed that God could restore, But after a year of separation my husband and I are reunited. Our marriage is being restored. Don't lose heart. God still moves and removes mountains. Don't give up. Keep praying!" (Washington)
"I have been standing for almost a year for my marriage to be restored. Not seeing any signs, I had become very weary and wanted to give up. Monday was our 19th wedding anniversary. I was on the way to the airport with my daughters for a trip that my husband was to be on. Feeling so sad and discouraged, God showed me a Covenant Transport truck. We don't have these where I live. I knew right then that God was working and it was a sign to keep fighting for my marriage and family. Praise God for His perfect timing; it restored my strength."  (Washington)
“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) 
“The Lord does speak. My prodigal gave our son his old cell phone. I had to clean out his old messages because he forgot to and my son did not know how. While I was cleaning it out I came across some text between him and the other woman. Of course, I became upset. But then the Lord spoke to my heart and said, ‘Do you not see?’ And I realized that he and the OW were not happy as the devil has led me to believe. Then the Lord removed the blinders from my eyes and helped me to see that my prodigal is not in love with the OW, but that she has something he wants. Just like Bob explained. Now my eyes are opened and I see that we must love our spouses, unconditionally. We must stand strong in the Lord. We win our battles with hands lifted in praise. We will enter our Promised Land. To God be the glory. Amen!”  (South Carolina)  
"I have been depressed and have not read Charlyne Cares lately. I felt the Lord is not answering my prayers. I prayed to the Lord to guide me and to remove the hate I have towards my husband and the other woman. I felt God speak to me and give me peace and told me to rest. Today’s Charlyne Cares (04-24-09) was confirmation of what I felt. My husband is not my enemy, he is blinded by the enemy." (California)
"I want to praise God. He is so faithful. My husband asked me to come back home. I have been home several weeks now, and feel closer to my husband than in the past. Our restoration is still in its infancy, but I know God is with us, and I can let things blow over that would have set me off before. Not only has He softened my husband's heart, but mine as well. God is so faithful." (North Carolina)
But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and liftup my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.  Psalm 3:4 

"My husband came home almost one year to the day of our separation. I know I have been greatly blessed and not just because of his homecoming, but because God has transformed and humbled me. Life is still a struggle and many times I have to remember all that the Lord has done and promised to do and that He has not taken us this far just to let us fall down. I have weeks of being so spiritually attacked but thank the Lord Charlyne and Bob's devotionals are always right on for getting me out of my pity party. This ministry is such a life line to me. God's finger prints are all over it. God amazes me so much. I'm so glad He chose me to know Him more. Stand firm no matter where in the restoration process you are, God is so faithful to give faith, peace and comfort especially when you think your situation has reached impossible. The most important thing I can share with a stander is this: 'Make sure God is first, in time reading His word, in chatting with Him privately, in His will. Does He want you to fast, clean, read or love more? You'll see miracle after miracle when God is first. Praise the Lord. He is so good.'" (Florida)

“I am giving my testimony as God wants me to share and give thank for the fruits of my first harvest in marriage restoration (Ezekiel 20:40, Tobit 1:6). God put RMM in my way even before I knew about the OW in my husband's life. God told me nothing is impossible for Him and that I have to have faith in him (Mark 11: 23-26). He encouraged me in so many ways when I was desperate, sad and doubting. I started to stand even more when I knew about the OW. God does speak! He does listen, talks to me with love and answers all my prayers. He will restore my marriage as He promised (Jeremiah 31:13, 33:10-11; Isaiah 54:6-8) and my marriage restoration is coming soon! (Isaiah 60:22, Habakkuk 2:3). My husband has stopped seeing the OW, repented, started to seek for me and he sees us together in the near future. PTL!” (Ontario)
“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) 
"I have to share with you how God moved during my first ever fast. I had been an up and down stander...not even sure if what I was doing was the right thing to do. During that week, the Lord led me to your website, during a search for ways to fast for my marriage. It was an answered prayer and a message from God! I knew that He wanted me to stand. I know that God is working on my prodigal's heart everyday!"  (Alabama) 
“Praise the Lord! God is good all the time. I have been separated from my husband for some time. From the time he  left I knew that I had to rely on God to fix my marriage. It’s been a tough journey, but by the grace and love of Jesus Christ, my Savior I was able to cope with my situation. For a month now my husband and I have been talking every day, twice a day, with love and understanding. I learned to zip my lips and let the Holy Spirit speak for me. Last night I told my husband that I will be waiting for him for life. He said that he knows and he will come back when the time is right. I am thankful to God because he always makes true His promises. I want to encourage all standers to never give up on their marriage and keep praying because God hears our cry every time we cry out to Him with a faithful heart.”  (Florida) 
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Psalm 34:4-7
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea.' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:22-24

“God answered the prayer of my heart, which was that the Holy Spirit speak out to my husband, confirming that indeed we were still married in his eyes. This was the husband who kept saying he didn't see me as his wife anymore. My husband has begun his journey home. Just as the prodigal's father, I wait expectantly and with nothing but love to receive my prodigal spouse. God is faithful and never changing! He is worthy of all praise.”  (Florida) 

"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida)
“This is what the LORD says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more  the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.” Jeremiah 33:10-11 

"Today I asked my prodigal to have Thanksgiving dinner with me. He said no. I accepted the answer but did tell him that he is my husband and that I loved him. I walked away, did not shed a tear or show him any anger, only love. I was so upset inside and as I drove to my Bible study I cried. I asked God to tell me again why I'm standing when it hurts so much and He said, 'Because I love all my prodigals and want them all to know Me.' God is so good." (California)

Mark 9:23 (NLT) “What do you mean,’ If I can?’Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.'Yesterday on my way home I felt my stand is taking too long, I am going to tell my husband to just get the divorce over and done with. At the red light I saw a bumper sticker ‘Mark 9:23.’ I quickly grabbed my phone, searched in the Bible to read it. In my hurry I found verse 32 and it didn't make sense. At home I got out of my car and heard a voice talking. There was no one except me and realized I must have pressed the speech button on my phone. The Bible application was still open but somehow it was not on Mark 9 anymore but on Mark 10 (NLT)‘But God made them male and female from the beginning of creation. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.’  (South Africa) 
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