General Testimonies


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 You can submit your own testimony by visiting our testimony submission page!

"The Lord blessed me by allowing me to go on a mission trip to Brazil for medical care and evangelism. Many people accepted Christ. My heart was touched with love for the people of the world. My heart still cries out for my prodigal to return to the Lord and me." (Colorado)
“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)
This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be  rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy.So there is hope for your future,” declares the Lord. “Your children will return to their own land.”  Jeremiah 31:16-17
“My family and in-laws were with us on Thanksgiving. This was the first Thanksgiving in three years we were together. My spouse said the prayer and it was beautiful. God is good. He answers prayers We were divorced before my spouse suddenly came back.” (New Jersey)
"Yesterday whilst praying with a friend at church for our husbands’ salvation, a mobile phone kept going off. I realized the ring tone was SOS. Our rescue message (prayer) was being sent straight to heaven's door to be received by our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You, Lord that You hear our cry and that You answer us." (United Kingdom)
"I had always been the one to initiate conversation with my prodigal for many years, but after much prayer and several more months of no contact or communication, my prodigal wrote to me. Thank You Jesus." (Tennessee)
"On our anniversary I went to a rummage sale at the church we got married in. I opened a book and the first sentence that I turned to said that divorce is not part of God's plan. Before my stand I would have never picked out this book. I praise God for sending Christian people in my life to teach me about marriage restoration. Nothing is impossible with God." (Illinois)

"God is ever faithful even when we are not. My husband has been home for a year. Praise God, blinders are being removed from his eyes and he is finally acknowledging he cannot do without God and crying out that he is broken. God is able to anything." (California)

We just received an update letter from Sondra and Andy, from Washington State, who now have a restored marriage after a non-covenant marriage of ten years. Sondra writes:

“We both are doing very well. God is growing Andy so fast. He continues to meet with our pastor and he is reading 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' By Jim Cymbala. Today I was reading 2 Chronicles 15, in my Bible and verse 7 was underlined - 'But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.' In the margin I had written; 'I was discouraged and felt God speak to me,' dated 3-11-96.

“It is so neat to read through my Bible and come across the prayers of a hurting heart and see how God has been so faithful--prayers that were prayed for Andy, scriptures verses with his name in them and dated and now all these years later, I see before my very eyes them coming to pass. Those were such hard, hard days, but God was there so close, always speaking. Many times I will have flash backs of different things I went through and then to look over and see my husband and the ring on his finger--when all looked just so impossible--I am humbled and awe-struck.

“Sometimes, years back, I would think to myself when I would get doubtful that if marriage restoration were not in God's heart to do; why would He be blessing and growing this ministry and then I would be encouraged.”

"To make a long story short my husband has gone to stop the divorce today. My marriage was dead and God has brought it back alive. I never thought that my husband would come back home. Never give up because God is right there with you holding your marriage together." (Maine)
"Praise to God for always providing for us. He is taking care of my children and me. Our God is an awesome God. I will continue to praise Him always and pray for marriage reconciliation for all prodigals worldwide."  (Canada) 
“God is awesome! I was separated from my husband for several years without any form of communication. God led me to your website and I asked Him to step in, touch my husband’s heart and restore my marriage. My situation looked hopeless but God kept strengthening me through His Word. God gave me the courage to reach out to my husband after several failed attempts. He was really bitter and said all sorts of unpleasant things to me but all through, God helped me to ‘zip my lips.’ After the call, I was devastated but saw it all as a ploy of the devil to discourage me and make me give up on my marriage. I held on to God’s promises about the restoration of my marriage. Finally my suddenly happened! A few days later, I was led in my spirit to call my husband again and he was willing to reconcile and work on our marriage. We are now on the road to reconciliation.” (Nigeria)
"I have been fasting. After weeks with no contact, my husband called me today. He said he wanted to let me know if anything ever happens to him that he is sorry for what happened with us. Thanks to Bob's teachings, I know this is 'Prodigalese' for 'I'm sorry and I don't really know how to bring myself to say it.' Thank You, God for fighting my battle." (Louisiana)
“PTL! After weeks of no communication, and months of negative communication, my husband called me out of the blue. During the call he was sweet and funny. I have learned that the secret is to trust Him. He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?  Romans 8:32 (AMP).  (New York) 
"Our children and I have had to learn to live on less financially. This is a blessing as we have learned not to worship the idols of the world. Our daughter applied to her dream college. I became worried about the huge costs. We got a letter stating that she received an academic scholarship that will take care of that worry. The following day we received another blessing. Seven days prior to losing our home we learned that we would remain in it and the sale had been cancelled. We worship a loving God." (Pennsylvania)
“This morning during prayer, I asked God if He still wanted me to stand. On my way to work, I saw a Covenant Transport truck and I was completely amazed. This was my first time ever seeing one of these trucks. If Jesus could hang on the cross for hours in pain and agony, I'm sure that I (and standers everywhere) can hang in there for a little while longer. Stay encouraged fellow standers.” (Florida)  
“How marvelous is our God. He is always working out good for His children. I delight so much in reading the Saturday Testimonies which give me a dose of encouragement to carry on with the stand. In the meantime my Lord is providing ‘chocolates on the trail’ so I can continue with my focus on Him. This week He has permitted my spouse to show interest in the news that I'll drop by his mother’s when I travel abroad in a few weeks to visit my extended family. He has also showed interest in helping out with finances for the airline ticket and medical bills for my loved one who is being treated for a serious illness. Praise be to our God from Whom all blessings flow!”  (Canada)
“God is good! I went to court and contested my divorce. I told the judge I didn’t agree with my spouse wanting a divorce. So the judge postponed it. Even though he moved out, God still moved in my favor because of my fasting and praying. In God’s time my husband will be the husband God wants him to be.” (Michigan)

“Glory to God! My husband started talking about divorce some months ago. I started standing for my marriage and letting God do a good work in me. I did the Love Dare, too. Now my husband is coming over and spending days and nights with us! He has started to say I love you again and God has been amazing. All the praise and glory to our Almighty, nothing is impossible to Him. My husband is coming home. Praise the Lord!”  (Oklahoma)

"After my spouse and I separated, I took my wedding dress to a consignment shop to get rid of bad memories. It took two years to sell. By then I was regretful I had let it go because I was then standing for restoration. God was bigger than my mistake. One day I went into that same consignment shop. I had just told my prayer partner that I needed a sign that my marriage would be restored. I turned around and realized I was standing right in front of my wedding dress. God confirmed that he can restore anything." (Kentucky)
"Discovering this ministry was so valuable to me. It was like finding a diamond in a dark, sinful world, where people are told that divorce is the only option for a wayward spouse. Thank God for your telling people the truth that marriage is for life." (Tennessee)
“My mother and grandmother have been very instrumental in my life and I wouldn’t trade either of them for what they have been in my life!”  (Texas) 
Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good—no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother.  Philemon 1:15-16a 
“I've been praying every day that the Holy Spirit will move in my husband's heart, and that he recognizes that God sees us as married. Last night I wrote down what I would ask Jesus if he were standing right before me. He revealed that he is ALWAYS standing right before me, and would ALWAYS answer my prayers. Today, my husband admitted what God has been telling him all along, but that he's been reluctant to recognize. He said, ‘God's telling me that you're my wife.’ Then he even pondered the possibility of a future relationship. Right now we're working on our friendship, and I'm overjoyed. I know that through that friendship God will bring reconciliation as He has promised. It's a chance for my husband to fall in love with me all over again, with the Holy Spirit’s help! There's no losing! God is always good and always faithful. To Him be the Glory!”  (Florida) 
“I woke up and asked myself how did I make it this far. I know only God could do this. I have been standing for many years. My husband recently remarried and I just thought that I could now go on with my life. I searched and questioned God and a pastor told me that my marriage is null and void. I told him that I do not believe that and have been standing and now just waiting on my suddenly. I don't know when, but God will do it! I will not give up on what God promised me!” (Texas)

"My husband has been home for a few months after many false attempts. He is going to a Christian college majoring in theology. Sometimes I think that God has a sense of humor since my spouse is still not living a Christian life yet he wants to study in a Christian environment. This was also our first Thanksgiving together in many years and we went to Florida to visit family. For the first time I saw the Rejoice billboard that reads 'Forgive Them.'" (Georgia)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 
“My wife and I had court this morning. God showed me two signs last night of two restored marriages. This morning on the way to court I asked God for a sign and I saw a Covenant Transport Truck. This is only the second truck I have seen in my months of standing. The divorce was granted but GOD has other plans!!! Praise the Lord.”  (Massachusetts) 
“December has been a long month for me. I asked the Lord if I was really supposed to stand for my marriage. That night I dreamed I was driving in snow and the road was slippery and I had to adjust my speed to maintain control. Then there was a snow storm that took the car in a tailspin; I could not see anything and I cried out to Jesus to save me! When the car rested, it was parked safely surrounded by cars. It was clearly an act of God. I got out the car and slipped, holding on to a tree trunk to prevent from falling in a ditch. People passed me by and either would not or could not help me. There was ONE man who stopped to help me He took His time doing so but I just held on. Wait on God.”  (California) 
“I have been in a very long season of standing. The past three months my prodigal has been more attentive to our daughters. He also has been better in our conversations. He will listen and respond in a gentler way. I pray daily for his heart to soften. I believe it will happen . Thank You Lord.”  (Massachusetts)  
“Every day this week that I asked God a question I flipped my Bible open and the answer to my question was on the page. I believe that my husband will be coming home if I just watch and be patient letting God handle it.”  (Arizona) 
“I have been asking the Lord to speak to me about my stand for a while now and today’s Charlyne Cares did just that! It was about wearing your wedding ring. I felt God speak to me very clearly about wearing mine for all to see. But some days when Satan is whispering in my ear that my husband is never coming back and my marriage is dead, it’s hard to look at my wedding ring and remember why I’m standing. Today’s message spoke straight to my heart, I wear my rings for the very same reasons the stander mentioned! God hears our prayers, keep expecting your miracle. I've told Satan that mine is on its way and we'll both be wearing our wedding rings!”  (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 
“Praise our Lord, my daughter and grandchildren came to the hospital to pick me up after surgery. No cancer thank our dearest Lord, a miracle. I felt our Lord said I shall live and not die to declare His mighty works. The promises He has given me and confirmed by many will be done as He promised. I know my covenant one flesh husband will know His Lord and live to obey Him soon for His glory. Praise His Holy Name.” (Australia) 
"Praise God for His faithfulness. As I read about Bob's condition, I thought the best news I could share is the restoration of my marriage. My husband is home and we are waiting for his divorce to the non-covenant to be posted as final, so we can apply for our marriage license. It has been difficult, but God's faithfulness, mercy, and love was always present. I 'got on with my life' by seeking God and serving Him as He led. I was able to go on mission trips, open my home to others, and be available to help my family. Many people did not understand, but to God be the glory." (Maryland)
“On the way to work I was spending time in praise, while listening to a song by Hillsong, Can't Stop Talking. Part of the lyrics are If He did it for me He will do it for you. I thought, if God did it for Bob and Charlyne, He will do it for me! He will set my prodigal free and restore my marriage. For a split second I thought, will He? I looked at the car in front of me and the license plate said 'HAVFATH'...HAVE FAITH! Thank You God for your continual signs of love, protection and grace!”  (Ohio)  
"Praise the Lord and great is His faithfulness. After years of separation, and my spouse in another relationship for most of that time, my spouse and I have spent the last few months getting to know each other again and bringing reconciliation to our marriage. Our now-adult children have heard the good news that their Dad and Mum are back together again. I continue to pray for my spouse's salvation and thank God that He is working this out in His perfect time. I have noticed so many changes in my spouse and I am sure the changes in me are noticeable too. God has begun a good work that He will bring to completion." (Australia)
"I was very hurt this past weekend and called my husband. I was ready to give up. I cried and told the Lord I couldn't do it anymore. My husband and I had a nice conversation. He told me that he could not afford the divorce right now and did not know when he could. Praise the Lord." (California)
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  Hebrews 10:35-36  
"My husband recently came home. He said after Christmas he is leaving again. I started to feel hopeless and forgot what God has done in the past. Praise God, He got me back in the fight. God used my prayer partners to encourage me not to give up." (North Carolina)
"I gave my heart to Jesus and He is walking with me as I stand for our marriage. I praise the Lord because my husband started to sent me text messages and came to see me and stayed for a weekend. I can see that God changed the hardened heart to that of flesh. Glory be to Jesus our Savior." (Namibia)
I have been memorizing scripture the Word does not return void.  (Indiana)
“I am standing in faith for the resurrection of my marriage. I recently was feeling discouraged, as my husband made a false start to reconciliation. He has now pulled away. I prayed and asked the Lord to show me a sign that I should continuously stand in the midst of this turmoil. As soon as I left my subdivision I saw a Covenant Transport truck. Not only did I see the truck, it did a u-turn right in front of me, and joined me on the highway. As I drove down the highway behind the truck, it exited at the same exit that I had to take, and did another u-turn to go back on the same highway! I praised God, because I believe God was telling me that He's turning things around for me and my marriage.”  (Georgia)
"The other person contacted me and I was able to talk to her about my stand for my marriage. She could not believe that I wanted my husband after everything that has happened. She called off the affair. Thank you Charlyne and Bob for leading me to the truth through God’s Word." (Kansas)

“All praises and glory to God. My husband came home. I was going to call it quits then, suddenly out of the blue, he came over. He said he waited all night to come and speak to me with flowers. He said the Lord spoke to him. He walked me to our class and I was touched. Thank You Lord. You are working on my husband.”  (Texas)

“Jesus is ALIVE! My husband and I have been married to each other twice. We had been separated for over two years and were heading for divorce again when the Lord appeared to me in a vision and asked me to fight for my marriage. At this time my husband had moved on and we were not communicating so it looked impossible. I prayed and fasted and cried and almost gave up a few times when I would hear stories from the other side. God surrounded me with His love and taught me to love unconditionally. I developed an intimate relationship with Christ that would never have occurred were it not for this situation. He encouraged me with dreams and more visions and I stood my ground. The more I prayed, the worse things seemed to get; my husband got engaged to the OW. But I trusted God and laughed at the enemy. I knew I was on the winning team with Christ. Six months after I started standing, my husband called me and said he was coming home. God's Words are the surest prophecies. Trust in God always!”  (Arkansas)

“Praise God! My husband is home. Suddenly. He just up and left the OW. Don't give up. My situation looked hopeless. (Numbers 23:19) God told me my marriage would not end. I went before the judge in May and the divorce was granted. It looked hopeless and final. Praise God, I'm still married; my husband’s attorney never drew up the final paperwork. No papers even exist. My husband said he didn't love me and was never coming home. But my suddenly came. I am rejoicing and praising God. No matter how long it takes, God will do exactly what He said He will do. When God told Noah to build the ark he didn't tell his family or friends. When God tells you your marriage will be restored, believe Him, no matter what anyone says or what it looks like. It will come to pass.”  (Texas)

"God has perfect timing. After months of separation in different states from my wife and daughters, God's vision has been evident for us to see. My wife and I and our children are planning to be home again with each other in a neutral state where we can continue to grow in our commitment to Christ. Thank God for your ministry." (Georgia)
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