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!



“On our 14th wedding anniversary, my husband and I renewed our marriage vows. For almost three years, he left me and the children for someone else. The situation seemed impossible for many people including Christians, but I kept on believing what God told me. After fasting and praying, my husband left the OW last November and now we have a new marriage. Our children are witnesses to what God can do. Many people were crying at our celebration and realized that our miracle can also be their miracle. God is wonderful! Keep praying in Jesus’ name and wait for the unbelievable!”  (Mexico)
"Last month both my checking and savings accounts were completely wiped out through an unauthorized withdrawal. The Lord used that to reinforce that my dependence cannot be on personal wealth, which I found to be very fleeting, but on Jesus alone. The Lord worked it out that all the funds that were taken plus the overdraft charges were reinstated this past weekend thus allowing me to give and pay bills." (Wyoming) -
“My spouse moved out several months ago to live with the OW, and planned to divorce me and marry the OW. Shortly after he left our home, I found this website. I have been praying, standing, and fasting ever since. At times, I feel as if nothing is happening, but I know God is working on the other side of the mountain. A few weeks ago, I had to call my spouse. During our talk, he told me that the OW had moved out! It can only be God! Thank You God that my suddenly is coming soon! I will never give up on God!” (Texas) 
I have had hardly no contact with my husband. Yesterday he called and said he loved me and wants to get back together. The Lord is so faithful. My situation looked hopeless, but I kept going by God's Word to walk by faith and not by sight. I didn't see anything happening, but I didn't have to because God had His plan all along. I thank my Lord Jesus.” (Georgia)
"I have not been in contact with my prodigal husband for years. He finally went through with the divorce, but through that process, God opened the doors of communication. Now we are emailing back and forth many times a day and I am hopeful this will be a step toward my prodigal’s heart softening toward me." (Michigan)
“It’s been several years since I started my stand. It's been difficult, but I have His strong hand holding me. Each and every day I see little changes, that keep encouraging me to pray for my spouse and for all the other prodigals and standers. Keep praying, keep talking to God, do not faint. He will restore your marriage, as He's doing with mine. May the Lord keep blessing this ministry and all the standers.”  (Puerto Rico) 
“I know that God wants me to have a relationship with Him and my husband to surrender his life. I was told to not fear being alone. I am praying for healing and restoration of our marriage. I have learned some valuable things these past months. My relationship with God is getting stronger and I’m finding myself in church more, praying more, and seeking Him more. I too shall have a testimony.”  (Ohio) 
"The other person led my husband to believe I had done things that I had not. He told me he never wanted to see or talk to me again. This week he talked to me and heard and believed my side of the story. We are talking again and he even invited me into his house to share a new Bible study he is doing. I thank God that truth prevails. I thank God that my spouse is studying God's Word and that it won't be long until our marriage is restored." (West Virginia)
“This week has been a constant challenge. It seems as though so much has hit me all at once, but I just kept praying and listening to the Word of God. Today I was reading in Romans and the Lord led me over to Habakkuk through a cross reference. I barely can spell Habakkuk, let alone know what it says. But as I was reading, this scripture seemed to leap off the page and I had to share.Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV) 'For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come.'God has said all along to me that He is not a man who should lie, and yet, Satan has been trying to plant seeds of doubt this week. Be encouraged friends! He's going to do it for us! Just wait.” (Georgia) 
“My Lord is awesome. I got sick for a week. I have no family here in the United States but my Lord sent two angels from church. Also, my husband came over and stayed with me. It is good to pray because my Lord answers every single prayer request. I love You, my Lord.”  (California)
“Praise God, He is worthy. After standing for some time, my husband has purchased a ticket to join me and our family in my home country at the end of the month. I was given Ezekiel 36:36 early in my stand and dreams and confirmation of what my God would do and He did what seemed impossible to man. God is still working on saving my husband but I believe my rhema word throughout my stand, ‘He is Able.’ Ephesians 3:20. I also thank God for my support prayer partner and dear friend. I thank God for leading me to this site and thank you Rejoice Ministries for all your support. I have grown with my Savior and can now say He is my idol and not my husband. Our God is a jealous God!! Standers don't give up, keep praying, fasting and believing. I will still continue by God's grace to do my fasting and prayer for God is not finished. My testimony and my marriage and myself and my husband will proclaim to the people round about us that God's name will be PRAISED!!!”  (Saint Lucia)
I am 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 
“After several years, my husband showed up at our house SUDDENLY, telling me that he loved me and that the non-covenant is going to be moving out of their house. God had told me some years ago what He was going to do in my life and marriage, and He has done it. For my husband to come to our house and tell me the things that he has done is only from God. When he left he told me that he would never love me again and wanted nothing to do with me. Now he tells me he loves me and wants to move home. He is still not quite there yet but I know what is coming and it has already been done, I am just waiting for the manifestation. This is HUGE in my life. We had no contact for over two years. So for this to happen it is for God’s glory.”  (Missouri)
"We are divorced and there has been silence for some time. I asked our wonderful God to give me a glimpse of what was happening on the other side of the mountain. I received a text from my husband to tell me that he had separated from his present partner, I am trusting God for my future. It is not about me or my husband, it is about Him." (New Zealand)
“Driving to work this morning I saw a truck with the words ‘Clean Up & Total Restoration’ emblazoned on the side. While not a Covenant Transport truck, (we rarely see them in our area), this one spoke to me and I had to go around the block to take a picture.”  (Idaho)
“Praise God for His faithfulness! The final court hearing was postponed. God in control. He hates divorce and divorce shall not stand.” (Florida)

(Friends who pastor a church in Indiana sent us this praise) "One of the biggest thrills of our ministry happened Easter Sunday. A couple who used to go to our church years ago had both been divorced from their mates and then married and had a child. Several months ago I saw the woman and she asked me, 'What would think about me dating my ex-husband?' In the meantime both of their mates had died. I told her, 'He isn't your ex-husband, he's your husband. I think it would be wonderful. She told me she and her husband realized they had never stopped loving each other although they had been divorced for 42 years. He's 72 and she's 67. They had not seen each other all those years and they met at a funeral of someone they both knew. It was love at first sight-again. She said they couldn't stop holding hands and kissing each other. They were reunited Easter Sunday as man and wife. What a thrill!" (Indiana)

“My husband came back after many months of separation. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but your website encouraged me and my suddenly came one night when the Holy Spirit said to me He is coming back very soon. I asked God how long is Your soon and within an hour he was home. Never give up because God is working on the other side. I am still in awe of what God can do if you believe.”  (South Africa)
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."  Ezekiel 36:26
"I am standing for my marriage. Yesterday my husband called and we had a decent conversation. He apologized for his actions. I cried and praised the Lord for already softening his heart. He will be back home in God's timing." (Florida)
"We have been back together over two years now and had another child. To this day I am just amazed and so thankful to the Lord for how He restored my marriage and it is better than it ever was. I do not think I would have known there was a chance for my marriage if I hadn't found your ministry. To anyone who is standing for the healing of your marriage please never give up and God will do it." (New York)
"My anniversary came. I was walking out of church and thinking of the importance of the day. When I looked across the street, I noticed a Covenant Transport truck passing by. That was my confirmation that God was thinking of the covenant that my husband and I once made." (California)
"I am praising God that after many months I am receiving positive communication from my husband. He has invited me to lunch several times. My estranged children have been slowly melting. The divorce proceedings have been put on indefinite hold only by God's mighty power. I am trusting God for complete deliverance and restoration for my entire family." (California)
“While on the way to the airport to join three other standers on vacation, my car transmission completely blew up. As I sat waiting for the tow, I realized I was on the same interstate at same spot I broke down 12 years ago where my beloved came to help me and told me for the first time he loved me. I decided to tell my husband about the car and he said he would take me in a few days to get groceries to make sure I have food. He said he was sorry about my missed trip and would see if he could help me with the car repair. All week I am hearing zip my lips, don’t ask about the car repair, be still. He updated me daily and even asked me to video call like we used to do. In today’s video call he told me he had taken care of the full amount of the repair. I started to cry and he did, too. My husband is as I claim he is -  the financially secure head of our household. Our marriage will be rebuilt just like my transmission is.”  (Georgia)
"Recently I hit the one year mark of when my husband and I separated. I had been dreading the day. However, on the anniversary of it, God kept me strong and kept sorrowful emotions and memories at bay. Now, in a matter of days, I will be celebrating the one year anniversary of standing for my marriage." (Texas)
“My suddenly happened! I received a call from my hubby asking if I could have company. We began to talk and I looked up and he had his wedding ring on. I almost burst out in tears. I was so surprised and shocked! One day lead to another and Sunday we went to praise the Lord. It was awesome. Later he said he didn’t want to go back! GOD HEARS..GOD KNOWS..GOD CARES! We were separated for many months. We were separated before for a while and he came back and stayed for some months. It was a false start but this time is a NEW START for us because GOD makes all things NEW. God can and will restore your marriage. Just believe, pray, fast, and be a doer of His Word. People came against me but I stood alone with God. He rewarded and delivered His promise. I will continue to trust God and COUNT IT ALL JOY.”  (Missouri)
“Standers be encouraged -  continue to stand. Our God is faithful to the promises He has laid in our hearts regarding our prodigal spouses. Three years of separation, a divorce and the birth of a child to the OW didn't stop our God from marriage reconciliation. The pain you are currently facing is temporary. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (ESV)For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. All honor and glory be to God, for the rewards of our obedience in marriage restoration includes, but is not limited to, peace, humility, love and blessings to our children and their children's children. Genesis 22:18 And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.Glory and honor be to God for a new season in Him has begun. Amen.”  (Australia)
“My husband was home for ten days over Christmas. We all had a wonderful and blessed time. He even gave me a lovely Christmas present which was a surprise. When it was time to return to work he left reluctantly and asked when the next long weekend was, so he could come home. This is a blessing in itself as he has only been home twice in the past year. We were all truly blessed...God is working overtime behind the mountain and I feel our restoration has begun.”  (Canada) 
“After I filed for divorce and after much praying for God to help me through the pain, God instructed me to pray for my husband and to wait on Him to restore our marriage. I sent my husband an email addressing all of my faults in our marriage and forgave him for his faults, truly and absolutely. He has moved on and all of my family and friends do not understand my sudden change of heart. I am so thankful to report that I know what God has put into my life and what His will for my marriage is, because His Word is clear on marriage. My husband stopped by the house this morning and we had the best small conversation in over a year. I know this was a sign that God is working.” (Arkansas)
"My prodigal called today and we talked for half an hour. God has done a miracle of restored communication. I am praying that He will bless us to be friends again." (Maryland)
"My prodigal has just returned home. After 2 years of living in the far country, he has come to his senses. He moved his things back home on yesterday, 2 years and 2 months after moving them out. My prodigal expressed his desire to come home in March, but continued to live one foot in and one foot out of our lives, living in two worlds. In November, he told me that he would be moving again but not back home. He decided to move in with someone else because he didn't feel that he was ready to come home yet, to do right. I cried out to the Lord, I know that you didn't bring me this far to leave me. I remembering feeling like I have all but given up on my stand, but the Lord continued to tell me to press on and just believe him no matter what. I remember reading a praise report from one of your standers which gave me much encouragement. I also remember writing you for encouragement and you sent me a beautiful teaching tape from Charlyne entitled "The truth shall set them free." I called this my emergency tape, for I would listen to this on the times when I felt like given up. I also have highlighted specific paragraphs and statements in Bob's 'Prodigals Do Come Home,' things that were closer relative to my prodigal. I praise God for last week was our 5 year wedding anniversary. Yesterday evening, he told me that he wanted to come back home. That he had several dreams where he was being told literally that I was his wife and to go home. I told him praise the Lord, I have been waiting for you. He told me that he was so grateful to have a God fearing wife to stand for him, in spite of the mess he had made of his life. I praise God for I have now picked up my copy of 'After The Prodigal Returns' to read. Something Charlyne always says is the standing really begins after the prodigal comes home and I truly believe it. I just praise God for not giving up on me to not giving up on my spouse. Thank you for your wonderful ministry. I know as I have heard many others that this stand is far from over, and it really has just begun! PTL."
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.  Psalm 77:19 
"I found this ministry years ago and began to stand. I read every book and listened to every tape and was encouraged. I gave up, divorced my husband and he married the other woman. But God is so faithful. Last year, the Lord spoke and said you want your husband back. I said no, but began to pray. Through prayer and reconnecting with this ministry, I've begun to stand again. My husband is now separated from his second wife, spending time with me and the kids, back in church. God is faithful." (New York)
“I want to praise God for clearing up a misunderstanding yesterday between me and my prodigal. The enemy took what was said and twisted it around on both our ends but God uses for His glory what Satan means for harm. This may not be much to anyone but it means so much to me! God has mine and your backs. If He is for us who can be against us? Please say a prayer for my prodigal. He says he wants to come home but I don't know exactly what is hindering him. I'm believing for God to send him home by Easter. May God have a mighty harvest of resurrected marriages and families for Easter!” (Virginia)

“Wow! After several long months of being apart, my family is whole once again! And it was just like you said, Charlyne, suddenly! My situation looked bleak, but God! I am in awe at His wondrous power and His unfailing promises. He restored and is rebuilding, and I am just giddy with joy. Thank you for being a lighthouse for others in a time where the world says ‘give up.’ The best words ever were hearing my husband thank me for loving him and never giving up. All glory and praise to our Lord because it was certainly His strength in my weakness that pulled me through. Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me and for never letting me down!”  (Georgia)

“Almost five years of separation, God has brought my husband home! He has been so faithful. I am so thankful for all that God has done in my own heart, in my family, in our marriage and in my husband’s heart. A few days prior to my spouse's return, God brought me to Isaiah 62:4. To all standers who want to give up, please don't. God's plan and purpose will prevail and you will be so blessed. You may not know it now, but your spouse is taking notice of all that you do and someday you will see the soft heart the Lord gives. Be blessed dear standers, fight the good fight for HE is faithful and He has called YOU!”  (New York)

“I had been discouraged lately because there was no one in my life who understood and supported my stand for my marriage. My counselor and pastor encouraged separation, and my family is actively opposed to me continuing the marriage. I know that God knew I needed just one friend. This week a good friend who I don't often see dropped by my house. It turns out she was also struggling with some issues and God brought us together that night to pray mightily in the Spirit for one another! To have one other person in real life who understands God's truth about marriage was such a blessing to me. Praise God for He knows our needs and He does answer prayer!” (Canada)
"Glory to God I can see the Lord moving in my marriage. God is restoring and transforming my husband and me." (New York)
“This week I received a deposit made by my ex-husband into my account. No explanation and no way of thanking him but I give glory to God that he must still be thinking of me sometimes. May God enter into his life and turn him away from the evil one. I lift my husband up for healing. I will stand no matter what, and trust in Almighty God to work His will in our lives.”  (South Africa) 

"We were separated for two years and have been back together for over a year. It has not always been easy, but the Lord never promised easy. He has allowed both of us to share what God has done in our marriage." (Indiana)

“My final hearing date was suppose to be Tuesday. I had no attorney but was in the process of finding one. BUT GOD! One of the attorneys in my firm filed a continuance for me that was granted just hours before the scheduled hearing. Praise the Lord; this is at least the 5th time the final has been canceled or postponed! Thank you all for your prayers! It just wasn't meant to be. God will restore us! I can't wait!”  (Indiana) 
"We were scheduled to have a four way meeting with our attorneys. I had been praying, and asking for words to get through the process. Before our appt. we had no communication whatsoever, and we never ran into each other. During our appointment. we had time alone, and he asked about my entire family, and about me. Later that day I ran into him again and we had another great conversation. I was able to hug him, kiss him on the cheek, and tell him that I love him."  (California)
“Last Friday God used a situation as a powerful lesson for me. I was waiting in line for over an hour for something. There was a young man in front of me also waiting. His girlfriend kept complaining about him still standing there. Finally she wore him down and he walked away. Just as he did that, the door opened and it was HIS turn to enter in and collect what he had been waiting for. I went inside totally amazed at what had just happened. God showed me this is how many of us stand for our marriage patiently but then walk away because of what others say. We never know when that SUDDENLY moment may be.”  (United Kingdom) 

"I prayed for my husband to be changed, but I forgot to pray for change in myself. I was still so hurt and angry. Our divorce became final last summer and I finally let go of my anger and pain. When I changed God worked His miracle and my husband came home a few months after our divorce. We are so much happier than before." (New York)

"My husband came home last week and was here for Christmas. He attended church with us on Sunday as well before he left to return to where he's stationed. I continue to pray and believe that God will restore our family unit and have us all under one roof soon and suddenly. I pray daily for my husband's deliverance so I can meet the awesome man of God that he will become who God is preparing just for me. I've labored before God for my spouse and I will birth and get my reward."   (Georgia)
My GOD is good, He has changed me and is doing the same to my husband. I have been standing for one year, I am lead by the most wonderful person, Jesus Christ. He found me when I was lost, showed me the right way, and He provided for me and is always there when I need him. I know in my heart that my husband will come home soon because if my GOD can change me he can change my husband. Praise GOD victory is mine. (Guyana)

"I praise God for restoring my marriage. My wife was ready to leave me. I still loved her very much, but my sinful ways had caused many problems in our marriage. I finally realized that I needed God in my life and I asked Him to forgive me of my sins. Since then I have been reborn as a new man in Christ and He has helped me to overcome the worldly temptations. My wife has now started loving me once again. She can see that I am a changed man. I praise God and thank Him every day." (Ohio)

“Standing is agonizing for me, and I frequently ask the Lord to speak to me. He is my lifeline. I was at a concert last night, and I asked the Lord to send someone to me with a message from Him, during intermission. At intermission, no one approached me, so I was playing on my phone. I had one message on Facebook, from a distant acquaintance who I rarely chat with: ‘We’re being forged for a purpose, for something bigger than we can imagine right now.’ God is good. I know that He will ‘restore to me the years that the locust has eaten.’ (Joel 2:25a) And He will receive every ounce of the glory, because I would never be able to bring my husband home through my own efforts. I adore my husband, I forgive him, I long for him, and I will stand.” (Colorado) 
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“I wanted to wait and share this testimony the day I finally get my ‘suddenly’ but the Holy Spirit has been convicting me to share this testimony on this site for weeks. GOD DOES SPEAK! I have been praying for my husband to have his own ‘Damascus Road’ experience for months. One night before church, I cried out to God that I don’t feel like He hears my prayers and I am about to give up. I asked Him to please give me a big BOLD sign that He is hearing me. A few minutes later I drove to Wednesday night church service. The pastor began talking about how our church van broke down on the way home from a mission trip to another state in ‘Some little town called Damascus.’ Praise God! I just KNEW that sign was God saying, ‘I hear your prayers!’ I told my pastor that night and his wife had me share my testimony in church that Sunday to the women. Never give up hope! God does speak and He is moving when we least expect it!”  (Ohio)
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