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 praise God my prodigal husband is home for Thanksgiving and talking about being with our daughter and I again for Christmas. It’s been difficult especially when he is on phone with the OW, but I rejoice, keeping my eyes on Jesus and His promises. We were able to do lots of fun activities as my husband says, he wants to build good memories for our daughter. Although he reminds me that he doesn’t see a future with me, I am trusting that God is speaking to him each day and will break the chains that are keeping him away from God. I am not giving up. I know God is working behind the mountains.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 12/5/2014)
"After my wife telling me that divorce was certain she had a Damascus Road experience and came back to God and wanted to come back to me. I resisted and became the prodigal. Just like God did with her, He gave me a restless heart and now we are going to marriage classes. She is the Proverbs 31 woman that I was promised." (Texas) (posted 4/2/2010)
“God is so good! After being separated from my husband for a couple years, I am pleased to say that our marriage has been restored. It has not been easy, but I realize once I gave up and stopped trying to fix things myself and let God work for me, everything just fell into place. My spouse and I went from not being able to have a five minute conversation without arguing, to spending entire days just laughing. I’ve become appreciative of the trials our marriage faced, because the joy brought by the restoration is greater than every tear I’ve ever cried over my marriage. Keep faith in God. He will make your marriage better than you have ever imagined. The Lord stated that when He restores He outdoes himself. I never could have dreamed this was what He had in store for us.” (Michigan) (posted 10/13/2014)

"PTL! My father had encouraged me to ask (more like demand) for money from my prodigal for a specific medical need. I prayed about it instead and God answered, through my husband! He blessed me financially and when I asked why, he just said because he wanted to and it was overdue. I just thanked him and praised the Lord for his perfect timing, and allowing me to see again He is in control of the situation 100%, not my prodigal or even me, Amen!" (Texas)

(posted 4/2/2011)
"After listening to Charlyne's messages on the radio it became clear to me my greatest weapon in standing for my marriage is not my mouth but my God. I began zipping my lip and praying that God put a hedge of thorns around my husband so anyone interested in my husband would leave. Yesterday the other woman moved out. Praise God. My husband and I are talking every day." California) (posted 3/20/2009)
“My husband and I have been married a short time. We had a disagreement and my husband left me and moved back to his home state. He would not receive phone calls or text very often. He said we were done. I prayed in disbelief at first but I had read the statement of commitment on this web page and my faith soared. I began to give it to Jesus and continued to communicate my love and not let anything change my stand, not even my self-doubt. We are now getting back together. Thank You Jesus!” (California) (posted 8/19/2014)

"I give our Lord the praise and glory that I was able to spend time with my wife yesterday. Like every weekend, I had the kids and we had made plans to meet for the exchange. I was able to see her to give her some flowers and a small gift from me. I praise God for orchestrating the events that allowed that to take place. My wife mentioned that she could not afford to eat out. I felt the Holy Spirit telling me that I should treat them to a meal. Before I left, I gave her some money and told her that it was Mother's Day and she should not have to cook. She gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. It was the first time in months that my wife has hugged me or given me a kiss. I had been praying for a physical demonstration from my wife that her heart is softening and God heard my prayer." (New Jersey)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“This past year was really hard for me; there was absolutely no sign whatsoever from the other side of the mountain. I struggled a lot praying and believing. As this year started, I prayed to my God and asked if He still wanted me to pray for my beloved. When I opened my Bible the scripture before me was Psalm 126, which has a title in my Bible, ‘Prayer for restoration.’ I took that as a sign to keep praying this year for our restoration. Praise the Lord!”  (Dominican Republic) (posted 1/12/2015)

Thank you for your ministry resources and especially Charlyne Cares, which have sustained me on my darkest days. As a childless stander, I had a long summer of absolutely no communication with my husband. He returned to our home last week to get warmer clothes and asked me out for dinner. I praised God as I opened my Charlyne Cares on the morning of our dinner and read the title, "Lord, Rekindle and Reignite My Love". God is so good and He's doing just that. We're making plans to move him back home. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (North Carolina)

(posted 10/22/2009)
“My husband has lived away from us for the most part of the last several years. He divorced me many years ago, but we remarried and have dealt with many false starts. We recently went away for the weekend. We had a marvelous time! I was able, without him even knowing it, to pray over him. At one point he held my hand for a while. It has been many years since he has done that. My husband is a firefighter and I’ve only recently realized how good he is at his profession. I’ve been referring to him as my hero. During our weekend together he quietly said to me, ‘You’re my hero.’ Praise God! My husband isn’t completely home yet but his heart of stone is starting to soften.”  (Arkansas) (posted 3/18/2015)
“Praise God. I came across another discovery of why I had to go through this test of being separated from my husband. I have always hated domestic chores. I've worked hard to earn enough money to hire a helper. However, I have been facing financial constraints which meant I had to cook, clean, do laundry and iron. I'm even laughing while writing this because this is not the person I was. God is really great in the most hilarious ways. Even my husband will laugh when he comes back and finds out I'm domesticated. I believe that's what he wanted from me. I've also become very, very close to God, since everyone is against me going back to my husband or thinks it's impossible. I still don't see a way of my husband coming back, but I know and believe that if God said it, then He will see it through. I'm waiting for my suddenly.”  (South Africa) (posted 8/26/2013)
“I haven't seen my husband for months now and I have had to stop working. I praise and thank God because, in spite of all these problems I'm facing, my marriage and my work, God showed me He is truly with me and providing for my needs. I believe God is working in me and in my husband right now and the breakthrough will come, the restoration of my marriage. I will continue to stand; I am not giving up because God is in control.” (Kuwait) (posted 4/28/2013)
“After a recent false start, the pendulum swung away from home as Bob writes about, and the relationship with my prodigal has been strained. This past week he was determined to have as little contact with me as possible, except where our child was concerned. BUT GOD! He is the master of the wind and the waves! Only He could use a snowstorm and an illness to throw my husband and me together in the same house where we shared a beautiful day of conversation and intimacy. He has spent the last several days with his family, and even though he is gone again, I know that he will be back, one day for good! I am letting go of the need to control the outcome and learning to trust God no matter what. I will boldly declare the victory in Jesus’ name: the walls are coming down, all of a sudden! Isaiah 46:10-11.”  (Canada) (posted 12/22/2014)

"With the church I have been serving deciding to close after Easter and only silence from my wife, I asked God for a sign. Today the text for my devotion was 1 Peter 5:6-11 '....after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.' There is hope." (New York)

(posted 3/8/2012)
“Praise God! My husband and I took our littlest one to meet the teacher night together. I can't even write a testimony because it’s like a thousand answered prayers rolled into one. Thank you to all standers who fast and pray for all marriages. There have been times I felt overwhelmed by circumstances that I have had a hard time praying. It brings so much comfort to me to think that someone I may never meet is praying for my family. God bless you all and may He send your spouses home immediately! Amen!”  (Illinois)  (posted 8/28/2012)
"To God be the glory. My husband came home suddenly a few days ago. God is good." (Texas) (posted 3/27/2009)
“God has restored our marriage! After many years of standing through separation, divorce, remarriage to one another and then more separations, God's amazing plan to finally sever all ties with the OW came to fruition this week. My husband recognized his circumstances as coming from God, and he has a truly broken and repentant heart. God did something that I never could have dreamed up, but it has definitely put an end to the immoral relationship and filled my beloved spouse with fear of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. A true miracle took place this week, and no one who knows us or our situation can deny it was God. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS!”  (Ohio) (posted 10/28/2013)
"Praise the Lord. My husband who was dead set on getting divorced called me after 3 A.M. wanting to come over. He drove 45 minutes from where he stays to be with his wife and son. I ended up going in late to work because we were enjoying his company so much. I was able to lay hands on him and pray for him. My son and I were able to cuddle with him for a little like the good old days. He was so comfortable that he set his alarm and slept in our bed." (Florida) (posted 5/14/2010)

"Easter Sunday my pastor ended a joyful service by saying the power of Jesus sets captives free, restores marriages and sends prodigals home. I felt God speaking to me." (Canada)

(posted 3/8/2012)
"While preparing lunch for myself I felt impressed to take the meal to my husband at his work. He is always on my mind and in my prayers. I really didn't feel like going out again. I tried to reason with God about this. I felt impressed that I may miss an opportunity to witness to my husband my unconditional love, and as we have been separated for awhile, I wanted to reaffirm my love for him. I prayed he would be at work to receive the food, along with a small bunch of pansies from our garden. He was there when I arrived. All praise to God." (Australia) (posted 1/10/2011)
Stop Divorce Radio provides around the clock teaching and music to teach and encourage the man or woman praying for God's restoration of their marriage. Free and simple to use - http://stopdivorceradio.org   (posted 5/8/2009)
"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 (posted 4/2/2010)
"After finding out about my husband’s affair, my mind was made up that I was getting a divorce. Praying to God that my next husband would be a good and faithful one, God spoke to me. He said 'You already have a husband. Just be patient.' Being patient is easier said than done but I wanted to obey God. My husband remained in our home. As I relied On God, His Word and promises, it became easier. With much prayer and fasting my husband’s actions began to change. Then one day he apologized for hurting me and our family. He thanked me for staying by his side and keeping our family together. God is good." (Illinois) (posted 1/10/2011)
“Let me start by saying I love and bless my Heavenly Father. I am now divorced after many, many years but I give God all the glory for my blessings and miracles. Today my youngest is saved and I just cried. I didn't see this coming, it was suddenly. Now I await for my two other kids and my prodigal. God has been softening my husband's heart. I am going to give my testimony of salvation and restoration in Jesus precious name. Amen! Thank you so much RMM and may God bless you abundantly. My life has changed drastically from the woman I was a year ago. I am moving forward and I pray every stander has the strength to stand and never give up on God because He will not give up on YOU or your PRODIGAL!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 4/26/2012)
“I have been standing and it has been hard. We have been separated for several months. My husband and I had a recent phone conversation and while on the phone with him, I got a call on the other line from a woman asking for him. I told the woman this his wife's number and she responded that she had the wrong number. Later I found out from him it was the paralegal from the law office. He had filed for divorce and she got the numbers mixed up. Praise God, our Lord is not a God of confusion. He does not make mistakes. I am able to still say I am my husband's wife. I am trusting God for the final say!” (Texas) (posted 1/29/2015)
"After a few months of no communication my husband called me to take him to work. When I picked him up, he changed his mind and said he was not going in because he was tired. He didn’t want to go back home to the other woman. He chose to spend the time with me. He also revealed that within the last few weeks he got saved, joined the church he goes to with the other woman and got baptized. God is moving. Thank You Jesus." (Georgia)  (PS from Pompano - This should encourage every stander who is concerned because their spouse attends church with another person.) (posted 1/22/2010)
"I felt led from the Lord to write my dear husband to let him know that I am praying for him and that even though he says that he doesn't love me that I still love him. He emailed me back thanking me for my prayers. I was so ecstatic I started dancing." (Florida) (posted 7/23/2010)
“Our court date was today. God gave me the words to speak and a wise judge who is requiring my husband to take one counseling session and has rescheduled the date in two months because we did not file financial paperwork! My husband is angry now. Please pray that God will soften him! I prayed and wrote in my prayer journal that God would provide a car. Two hours later, I got a phone call from a relative who was sending me a check for a car and they had no idea I was having car problems! I told my work secretary what happened and that God was speaking to me. She told me that God was speaking to her and that my husband is coming back. She told me she and her husband were divorced for nine years and got re-married last year! Praise God!”  (Indiana) (posted 2/11/2014)
“My husband and I have been apart for many years. In that time he has been very adamant that he has no interest in reconciliation. I had the opportunity to literally testify to my commitment to our vows during the divorce hearing! But this testimony is that I feel God is telling me to prepare for reconciliation. To prepare to move back in with him. God has softened my heart toward my in-laws too. That is huge given our history. Praise God for the hope He has given me!”  (Texas) (posted 12/20/2011)
"My husband calls almost every day saying how sorry he is. When I came home from work last night there was big box waiting for me at my door. It was a gift from my husband. I know that God is a restorer and He is working on our behalf even now. God is good." (Louisiana) (posted 2/13/2009)
“My marriage has been fully restored. Through prayer, fasting, tears, healing, doubts, revamping of faith, all things that only the Lord can give, I was able to forgive. We have been fully restored as a married couple. The next day, I was bombarded with thoughts of unforgiveness, doubt, pride and fear. This is when RMM sent me an email saying that after your restoration, it is time to pray even more than ever before. Do not lose sight of the Lord. For it is HE that restores and HE that sustains. His grace is sufficient. Standers, keep standing. Keep looking to the Lord for protection and comfort. You ARE supposed to stand, do not give up. Praise God. To HIM be all the glory.”  (Arizona) (posted 1/12/2015)
“Wow! God has been so good to me. We could all say that if we'd humble ourselves before Him. Righteousness is what the Lord has burdened my heart over this week. He lead me to Psalm 119 one night where every word jumped off the page at me. This chapter truly was my heart's cry for my beloved. It was incredible that the Lord spoke to my heart to me through His Word. I encourage you to read the longest chapter found in the Bible. You will be blessed as will your spouse for praying it over them. We can't love the Lord without loving His instructions. You may not be able to sit in the presence of your spouse, but the Creator of the universe is always waiting on you to sit with Him. There is nothing like the love of our Lord! God bless you and your marriage!” (Kentucky) (posted 8/19/2013)
  “My husband has been home for several months! Praise God, only He could have made it happen!  God changed his heart. Please standers, believe that prodigals do come back and stay home. Our marriage has been better than ever and God is now the center of it all! My husband is growing spiritually and I’ve learned to zip my lips. It was impossible, but God came down and made it possible. Trust Him only! As I was reading my Bible tonight I went to Jeremiah 24:6-7 and I had dated the day that the Lord gave me that Word. It was the day before my husband asked to come back home. I had no clue he was coming back, he had given me no signs. But I believed and claimed that promise to my family. And the Lord is restoring a double portion! Believe! Let go and let God! He is the God of the impossible and He will not give His glory to another!”  (Florida) (posted 9/19/2014)
“Praise God Almighty. God has been beyond good to me, it's amazing. Today I can testify that I am whole again. I am genuinely happy and have been living life to the fullest. God has blessed me with finances, health, vacations, peace, joy and love from family and friends. I even have a glow that people have noticed. I never thought I could enjoy life so much without my husband's presence. God has been my wonderful husband and I'm so in love with Him. In my joy, I finally felt sorry for my husband. I've begged God to have mercy on him. Now I'm focused on his rescue from the OW and Hell.”  (South Africa) (posted 9/30/2013)

“Praise be to God! After several years of being separated and standing all this time believing God for a miracle, glory to God, my miracle is done. He wants to come home. Thank you, Holy Spirit for speaking through this ministry. I open my arms in praise because I know this was a miracle.”  (Dominican Republic) 

(posted 8/31/2012)
“I just want you to know how very much I appreciate getting e-mails about prodigals from a prodigal’s perspective from Bob. I don't have an income right now so I'm not able to purchase materials. I especially appreciate it today because of a circumstance that arose with my husband. I asked Jesus for wisdom and knowledge as to why and my first impression was ‘because he is being convicted.’ Thank You Jesus. Whatever the reason, thank You Jesus!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 6/10/2013)

“After many months in the far country, my husband came home suddenly! Praise God! We are very happy! He is very loving and we are enjoying spending time together and with the children. All God's promises are Yes and Amen. His Word does not come back to Him void. I pray that God continues to draw my husband and my children to himself with cords of love. He is restoring a very close relationship with our brothers and sisters and restoring our home. We are working together as a team on our property and exercising and doing things together. Our God is a God of restoration! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Thank you so much to Charlyne and all the team for giving me the assurance to stand in the gap for our marriage in the face of skepticism by others.”  (Australia)

(posted 7/21/2013)
“My God is so awesome! My husband was moved out for some months and has been home for a few. He has told me over and over that he just doesn’t love me anymore. Just yesterday he told me to look for an apartment, that he was miserable and unhappy. But God! Last night he put his arms around me and told me he loves me. I felt peace for the first time in many months! Don't give up! God hears your prayers and He will answer suddenly! All glory to God!”  (Tennessee) (posted 8/15/2013)
"I was having problems with my vehicle so I called my husband for help and we talked for almost an hour. This is the longest conversation I have had with him in years. A bulk of our conversation was about Jesus and living a biblical lifestyle. I have prayed Christian men into his life and God delivered in an unexpected way. He is working with a Christian. Unfortunately the man is a hypocrite. God used me to answer my husband’s questions about the man’s lifestyle. I am grateful to God for opening doors for me to speak to my husband about who Jesus really is and His love for us." (Pennsylvania) (posted 5/14/2010)

“I can only give our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ all glory, thanks, and praise. My husband and I have been through so much. I could not take the arguing and fighting anymore so I left our home, instead of bringing it to the Lord. Then my husband filed for divorce. I regretted that decision so many times, but at the time all I could do was pray and believe in God and see our marriage, family, and home being restored. Now after many struggles, tears shed, fasting, and praying and putting all my faith and trust in God, my husband and I are reconciling. He is dismissing the divorce and proclaimed that he would always love me. Just trust and believe in God and give Him all thanks and glory. When He does restore your marriage, continue to give your marriage to God and continue to pray for your family. PTL”  (Georgia) 

(posted 3/25/2013)
"My husband said he wanted a divorce. I was served with consent to divorce papers. He moved out and said he would be lodging for a court date. Praise God nothing has materialized. I am trusting God that my husband will be home. Yesterday two friends said God told them my husband is on his way home. I thank you for your mails that uplifted me when I was down. Every message was like it was intended especially for me." (South Africa) (posted 7/30/2010)
"As I was on my way home, I turned on the radio and it was playing praise music. I sang along and continued praying for the restoration of my marriage. I asked God to give me a sign that He is hearing my prayers and suddenly a van merged in front of me. The van said 911 Restoration. I remembered Amos 9:11: 'In that day, I will restore David's fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins and build it as it used to be...' Praise God for this sign. Even though we are still divorced, I know God will restore our marriage in His time." (California) (posted 1/10/2011)
“I’ve been feeling very down lately. I kept thinking that it was like if I live in exile, far from my family, friends and church. When I was in this desperation, God spoke loudly to me, that I would be okay and I would leave the ‘exile’ in awe like in Psalm 126 and I’d encourage other women. Two days later, God gave me Jeremiah 29:11 to share with another stander. I was so full of faith that our marriage is going to be restored. In that exact moment, I received a call from my husband who was very nice and kind. I am sure it was God reminding me that what moves Him is not my desperation, tears, or even good deeds, but faith! And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6.”  (Brazil) (posted 1/12/2015)
"I have been out of work for months, have no money and unemployment is ending. I was praying that God would provide a way for me to pay my rent and buy Christmas gifts for the kids. My husband came by and I was able to give him clothing sizes for our children so that he could buy them gifts and clothes. I was able to be kind and to tell my beloved husband thank you. It's all in God's hands." (Oklahoma) (posted 12/11/2009)
"A few months ago I signed divorce papers and mailed them to my husband's lawyer. Last week an envelope came in the mail with a sticker that said 'Return to sender. Moved left no address.' Not knowing what to do, a friend admonished me to stand still. I am now waiting on the Lord for instructions, but for now God has reminded me that He is fighting our battles. Praise the Lord." (New Jersey) (posted 7/10/2009)

"My prodigal husband suggested that we go out to eat for Mother's Day. He knows it is a difficult day for me as we have been trying for children for many years. I was shocked at his thoughtfulness. While we were walking, he put his arms around me. This simple gesture was the first outwardly positive move that he has made toward me in months. Praise the Lord. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for encouraging us and focusing us back to re-cultivating a steadfast relationship with God and on studying and praying His Word every day." (California)

(posted 5/7/2012)

"My wife came to visit Mother's Day weekend. We had a fun time together. There was no anger, and I was able to give her a Mother's Day card that expressed my love for her. It felt like old times. Thank You Lord." (Arizona)

(posted 5/7/2012)
"My wife was never going to quit her job and move home from where she lived hundreds of miles away from me and our kids. After a few weeks of very little communication, she sent me a message that she was taking a job in the town the kids and I live in and she is moving home in a month and is excited. Praise God for the work He has done in her heart." (Idaho) (posted 8/22/2008)
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10 (posted 10/16/2009)

"My husband wanted a divorce so I moved out. I started standing and praying. Nothing was happening and my husband was still convinced that he wanted a divorce, but I continued to believe God for the restoration of our marriage. On Mother's Day my husband took me on a date and the Monday after Mother's Day he asked me and my son to move back in so we can be a family again. Praise God." (Florida)

(posted 5/19/2006)
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