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!

“I have been standing for several years. My covenant told me that I have become the man she always dreamed and fantasized me becoming and stated that I am the father to our two sons that she dreamed of me becoming. She was so distant and I have seen a complete turnaround. She is lost and running from God but is seeing hope on this side. She tells me that she wished the change could have happened when we were still married. She has many voices speaking against restoration but those voices don't stand a chance against the Word of God. I am standing. Let me say that if you will WORK on your relationship with God and allow Him to change you, your prodigal will see and have hope because of the hope of Christ they see in you. Keep believing. Restoration is coming your way. My situation was impossible but God is turning it around. God will do a work if you let Him first do it in you. Praise be to God, my Savior and Restorer.”  (Louisiana)
"One day this week I shed many tears and called out to God that I wanted to give up my stand. Later that day I received the daily devotional 'Are You Struggling Standing...?'  I saw six Covenant Transport trailers in a lot. Never before had I seen one. I am holding onto His plan."  (Ohio) 
"Once again I am in awe at God's goodness. I have been feeling as if I am at a crossroads and asking God what comes next. His word to me years ago was ‘wait’ and it is still the same today. His plan for restoration hasn't changed, His timing is perfect. It is my job to focus on Him, hang in there and continue to wait and forgive. This was confirmed again in two instances today. I am praising Him." (New Zealand)
“Dear standers, Praise be to our King Jesus. I'm in awe of God's preciseness and faithfulness in the way he handles issues. Another court hearing was adjourned. I had thought that surely by now this war would be over, and my marriage on the road of restoration but God has made it clear that I should wait for His perfect time. If you’re out there wondering when God will come through....the good news is that He has already come through. (Daniel10:12) Only persist in prayer and patience and wait for your appointed time. Allow God to do a complete work in you and your prodigal spouse/child. It will be worth the wait. (Ecclesiates3:11). You shall come forth as gold. (Job23:10)”  (Uganda) 
Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God.”  Joshua 3:9 
"The Lord blessed our marriage with the return of my wife five years ago. I want to encourage each of you to never give up even when things seem dark. Some of my best growing as a believer is in those times when all I had to cling to was God and His promises. When doubts arise seek prayer and God's Word. God's timing is always perfect, right now you have a great opportunity to grow in your walk, to build your faith. After five years my heart still rejoices when I read the restoration of marriages. You are being prepared for something greater." (Florida)
“Today would have been my 20th wedding anniversary. I prayed for my husband to contact me, as I have not heard much from him. With the exception of last year, he always lets me know that he's thinking of me. Today he said he did not forget, and that this day is in his head and his heart, and very special to him! Thank You, Lord!”  (Florida) 
“PTL! After a horrible argument and a month of no contact, my husband and I are finally able to speak in a civilized manner on the phone. We are separated, but I am praying daily for the restoration of my marriage and God has shown me that He is able to do the impossible. He has softened my husband's heart and I am so grateful. My husband has mentioned that after all our bad history he still can't love anyone but me. God is good all the time."  (California) 
“Our God is good! I am sharing my friend’s testimony with her permission to encourage all of us standers. My friend and her husband are back together, restored after ten years of separation. I have witnessed what really looked like an impossible situation with other people involved and much more. But our God has turned the situation around. They are happier than they have ever been. Standers, don’t give up praying.” (South Africa)
"Thank you my Father for the step my husband has made in his way home to You and home to the family. It's only God who could have done this. With a softening heart, my spouse is attending church. I could not have thought this would happen, but with God everything is possible." (Colorado)
"I thank God every time my husband is ugly to me; that lets me know he is not happy in his new life. Happy people don't speak the way he does. I asked my lawyer to take his time in response to my husband's lawyer to give God more time to do His mighty miracle." (Texas)
“After over a year of separation and divorce filing, God has shown me so much! Not just me but others who were in this situation. My spouse will be leaving for job training tomorrow for 30 days. Away from everyone including the OW. She’s planning a wedding, but I can assure you it won’t be with my hubby! God has been giving many signs. I had a dream about him in the desert. God has turned my heart into a heart of flesh. I am still learning, but what I have learned is that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord! There is nothing that is going on God doesn't allow. I know and have been shown by God that He has worked this out! My family marriage and husband are saved! No divorce and during this time my spouse will repent and seek the Lord. Just like Luke 15, we will celebrate because he will leave there and come home! Don’t give up or give in. PTL!!!”  (Illinois)
“I have been praying for the Lord to restore my marriage for some years. In the last few months, the Covenant Transport trucks that have ‘appeared’ just can NOT be coincidental! Amazing the feeling that I felt each moment I saw them. Knowing that a split second before or after, I would not have seen them. God is showing me His promise. In His time.”  (Florida)
“I just want to thank God for His love. My husband is living at home but still involved with the other person. I praise the Lord that His loving arms are always open. God does walk with us through trials and tribulations; there is no way without Jesus as my Guide and Lord and Savior. God is changing me and I see God at work in my husband. We serve an AWESOME GOD!”  (Florida) 
"I have been crying out to our Lord lately. Every question asked has been answered and confirmed with scripture after scripture. God has been unfailing. He allows trials so that we learn to stand. Satan sends us temptations to make us stumble. Lately the enemy has been attacking in abundance and I praise God knowing these attacks are because the enemy is losing the battle in our marriage and life. God is moving mountains we cannot see but assures us in His Word. I stand because of Him and our marriage restoration and family are for His Glory." (Pennsylvania)
When I was 13 years old, I was saved and began a lifelong journey of seeking God's word. Like most people do, I began the fight with incredible diligence and a compassionate willingness to deny sin. Whenever the chance was available to do so, I attended bible studies, I read and memorized the Scriptures with vigor, and I focused on personal efforts of applying God's word to my daily life. I truly believe that those first few years after salvation and hiding God's word in my heart prepared me to battle against a multitude of sinful choices and the potential of death for the next 30 years of my life. Despite my falls, God's love was ever present in my heart, and it has made ALL the difference! Remember the words of Hebrews 11:6. I thank God for rewarding me with his grace!  (Missouri)
“I’ve been standing for several months now and as you all know it’s difficult sometimes. But today I feel a difference in me. Our Lord God is showering me with signs. I’ve had very little contact from my spouse and I was beginning to think that my suddenly wouldn’t come. Not because our God couldn’t do it but because I thought maybe I wasn’t doing enough or praying enough or that maybe I didn’t deserve it or God had other plans for me. But God gave me so many special personal signs these past 24 hours, it’s overwhelming. I know my suddenly is coming. I’m excited for when God brings my beloved husband home. Praise to our Lord God whose love engulfs us.”  (Ireland) 
“We've had so many false starts but PTL I think we are in the healing phase. I wanted a divorce after my husband hurt me deeply during an affair. The Lord and RMM saved my marriage, with guidance, prayer and most of all encouragement that I could survive. I knew I loved my husband and acknowledged he hurt me, but I learned to forgive. My Christian husband loves me more today than ever, only after he learned to love the Lord more than he loves me. Thank you RMM, for speaking and sharing the truth.”  (Tennessee) 
"During my drive alone I was praying to God to give me a sign if I still need to continue my stand. I am discouraged because my husband wants to continue the divorce. As I was looking for a radio station, I stumbled upon a Christian station with Fireproof as their topic. Kirk Cameron was the guest host. I praised the Lord and cried. When I glanced to my right, beside me was a Covenant Transport truck. I believe God will save my prodigal and my marriage. God is awesome." (California)
“Lately, I cried out to God to please DO SOMETHING to end our separation. The very next day, I received a message from my prodigal, stating that he will proceed with the divorce after more than three years of hesitation. I was devastated. Now I believe that this is Christ coming to me in the storm saying, 'It is I, don't be afraid.’ I prayed and fasted. Then we met in a fine restaurant and it was more like a date than a divorce negotiation. He planned six more such 'negotiations.’ He is even thinking of designing and building me a new home! Jokingly, he added that we will probably end up living in it together someday. Such things never happened since he left. PTL!” (Canada) 
“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)
“A few days before Thanksgiving, I was able to spend the night with my spouse as we are separated. He told me that He was not coming to spend Thanksgiving with me and my family. I prayed, fasted and the day before Thanksgiving, my spouse came to our home and spent the night. We woke up on Thanksgiving day and celebrated as a family. I am so amazed by how God moves even when the road seems so dark. Men make plans, but God still guides their footsteps.”  (Kentucky) 
“Praise to my God Almighty! Usually when I speak to my husband, I feel so much anger in me and we end up fighting. Thank You Lord that we have recently had good, peaceful conversations. I can’t wait to share the complete restoration of my marriage. Standers, let’s fix our eyes on God.” (South Africa)
“I felt pushed to my limits and acted out of anger. I did some deep soul searching and God showed me the error of my ways. I repented and asked forgiveness from my husband, but he was done. I've chosen to stand through the pain and heartache of having your husband in the same house but completely checked out. I keep trusting God and speaking His Word.  My husband said he notices how I've changed, but he's just not sure what he wants to do. I'm believing for a complete miracle and restoration!”  (Kentucky) 
“God is so awesome. I stumbled on Rejoice Ministries two days after my husband announced he did not want to be married anymore and left home. I have been praying and standing for him. Three days before Christmas, after obeying the call to keep silent, I cried out to God. I recounted the whole story in my journal to God. Within minutes of starting my journal my phone rang. It was my prodigal. He wanted to come over to see me. He came by that same day and spent the three days leading up to Christmas before he left again. He has been back many times. I keep on watching and praying that the time will soon come when he repents to God, turns from his sin and returns home.”  (Jamaica) 
"My husband was gone for years. Praise God a year ago my husband decided he wanted us to work on our marriage. Two months before he returned, the Lord led me to your website and I praise God for your ministry." (New York)
“‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow.’ I had listed the date of a hearing on thecourt page which took place last week. I just got word today that the process has now been delayed due to waiting for more information to be presented to the court. I thank all who have prayed for us on this as I can see God's Holy Spirit working here. I hope and pray that this time can be used to soften my wife's heart to allow the Lord to work in her and that she can forgive me for all the sins I have committed against her for so long. I truly believe in my heart that we can avoid this divorce and truly reconcile and rebuild a new, lasting relationship that can be pleasing to God. I will continue to pray for all of those around the world who find themselves in need and discouraged in their stand.”  (Scotland)
“My father-in-law is an artist and he gave a painting to his brother who managed to mislay it on his way home. The painting turned up several weeks and several states away and the only ID was the artist's signature. The painting was sent back to my father-in-law in a very damaged condition. With the help of a friend and the use of bondcrete, the painting is almost restored to original, just requiring some touch up work. I feel that God is telling me, my husband and my marriage will be returned and restored in the same mysterious way. I will never stop praying. "I have called you by name, you are mine" Isaiah 43:1.” (Australia) 

“Glory to God, my husband returned back home early December. Believing what the Lord had shared with me, about his return and confirming that word, I stood and prayed for my husband, our marriage and family. The other relationship broke off and my husband came back. I know healing is on the way and I also know that I need to be patient. God was and is faithful to His Word. I'm trusting Him for the complete healing in our marriage and family. I encourage those who are standing for their spouse to continue pressing in to the presence of God. Only He can fill that void and give you the peace you need in the meantime. Praying for all marriages!”  (New York) 

"Feeling like I have bitterness, I asked God to help me forgive. I asked God for a Rhema word. Opening my Bible I found Matthew 8; 'He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying "I do choose, be clean.'" I also found the same word from another source where I get daily scriptures. Glory to God." (Colorado)

“My husband has been back in our home living for over a year but we are still not officially back together. On Christmas Eve he said Merry Christmas to me and also said he loved me. We had a meal together with our four sons. Before dinner each of us said a prayer of thanks and asked God to help us as a family in the new year. My sons were very moved as they each read a special card their dad picked out for them. After we opened our gifts my husband had tears in his eyes. He told us this was the best Christmas Eve he has ever had. In God’s time I know my marriage will be fully restored. Please keep the faith.”  (Pennsylvania) 

"I sent Rejoice a prayer request and subscribed to Charlyne Cares. You replied with an email stating that forgiveness was the first step. I entered an agreement to stand for our marriages with a friend of mine at work who is newly divorced. We met daily to pray, share, and encourage each other. My prodigal returned home last Thursday after five months of separation. Our God is truly an awesome God! The Lord showed me that a large part of the problem in my marriage was me. I was able to see how harmful my unforgiveness had been on my marriage.I also prayed that God would allow me to see my husband as he sees him. I thank God for your ministry. You have been a source of encouragement, hope, and an education in faith! My personal relationship with the Lord is richer as a result of your teaching and sharing. I continue to stand for my family and others around the world. I thank God for you and your ministry and for being the children of God that you are. I am unable to express my heartfelt gratitude in this email. I look forward to meeting you and worshiping with you in Nashville in November. I thank God and I thank you." (Tennessee)
"I have become a stander for my marriage and I will not turn back." (Virginia)
"My daughter left home to drop out of school and live with her boyfriend. My husband was supportive of me through this. I have kept him informed and followed his direction in how to handle everything. God has repeatedly told me to have unconditional love for my husband and daughter. Although I cannot support my daughter's decisions, I have been able to pray for her and keep the door open for her to return home just like God taught me to do for her father. I believe my Lord will be faithful to bring my daughter and husband home to Him and us in His perfect time." (California)
"This Christmas we had most of our children, their spouses, and grandchildren home. I saw a wonderful soft side to my husband as he spent hours with our very sick baby granddaughter. The Lord ministered to his heart through this precious little one. The day is coming soon when he will return to the Lord. I can hardly wait." (Canada)
"God is moving! My prodigal is softening again and is now visiting extended family. Before he was avoiding them since they are standing in agreement with me. I was blessed on Easter to get a phone call from his older daughter telling me how much she loved her present and that she loved me. This is a relationship my prodigal wanted me to heal if he were to ever return."  (Pennsylvania) 
"I had jury duty Monday. I was dreading it. The lady sitting next to me was very nice. She began to talk to me about marriage restoration out of the blue and shared her faith. She shared testimony of two restored marriages. Her message was God does want marriages restored. She said she would pray for us. Jury duty turned into a wonderful blessing from God and a Word from Him saying...I will restore what the enemy has destroyed. Praise the Lord." (Georgia)
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12
“I decided to close my lips and not talk to my husband anymore because every time we spoke we would just hurt each other. We have not communicated for a long period of time and a few days ago I wondered if he had filed for a divorce petition. I then asked God for a sign. My husband texted me yesterday, asking me for a divorce. At first I broke down but after praying, I realized this was the sign I had asked for. I wanted to know and there was my answer. God is great, and we should praise Him for everything in any circumstance. Don’t give up!”  (Texas) 
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:3-5
“PTL! God is so good! My birthday was last Monday. I have been praying for God to please soften my prodigal's heart to call me on my birthday. My birthday came and went. No call from my prodigal. I asked God why hasn't he called. God told me to be very patient and wait on His right timing. I did, because I knew God is in control. Two days later, my prodigal called. We talked for a long time. It was so awesome just to hear his voice! At the end of the conversation, he asked me to come by his work; he wanted to give me present and he wished me a happy birthday! Thank You, God!”  (Alabama) 

“I have been standing for some months now and my suddenly happened today. My wife and I really hadn't spoken because of a court order. But the order was dissolved last week and she got in contact to tell me that that she didn't want me back home. Within a week she had hit a lot of financial problems and had asked for my help. She texted me and she said she would go to the courts on Monday to do an immediate dismissal of the divorce. I thank God that she said that but I'm a little scared that she is doing it only because she can't do it financially. Please continue to pray that God softens her heart. Stay strong standers. God does hear our prayers. John 11:41-42.”  (Florida)

“God is the source of perfect love. My wife finally shared that a man had been in town. I felt Christ alive in me, speaking - in grief for my wife. Knowing that my selfishness had robbed her of the love God intended for her. While my actions caused our divorce, I am redeemed in Christ and waiting on Him to restore our marriage. I told her that I am waiting for her until she returns or God releases me. I then asked her to listen for Him to speak to her. She said that He has. She explained that she has cut off the relationship because she is hearing. I didn't ask what she is hearing. It was enough that she is listening to His voice. Christ spoke through me to her. No anger. No condemnation. Just love. Perfect, non-judging, selfless, unconditional love. He is alive. Hallelujah!”  (Wisconsin)

Read more testimonies of restored marriages.

“Praise GOD! I have been standing for the restoration of my marriage with my husband and it has been hard but every day my faith had been renewed until last night a conversation with a friend lead me to feel like giving up because really I had hurt my husband by leaving, why would he now want to restore our marriage? I felt like GOD wouldn’t possibly want me to be restored with him. But in the back of my heart my spirit refused to give up. I opened my Bible to Ephesians 6:10 ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. I went onto my FB account and found a poem titled ‘I will wait for you’ and as I logged onto my online daily devotional it read ‘Don’t give up at THIRTYFOLD’ Mark 4:8. If that’s not GOD telling me I’m almost there I don’t know!! But I SUDDENLY have faith in bucket loads, its overflowing!”  (South Africa) 
“I have been standing for only a few months now but have seen amazing work by the Lord. Both of our children have given their lives to the Lord. When the children come back to me, my spouse and the kids all stand and pray together! I praise the Lord that I have been able to testify to friends and find a supportive Bible study group. GOD IS IN CONTROL. I know God is good and wants my spouse’s heart.”  (United Kingdom) 
“In God's timing... I found RMM a few months ago on the web while looking for advise on marriage restoration. I'm the ‘Bob’ in our marriage but turned into the ‘Charlyne’ after my wife said, ‘I'm done’ and moved out. I've been standing for a while now. I listen to Charlyne's messages and read Charlyne Caresevery day. Today was the first Saturday I had to work in over two years. Things were slow, so I listened to more messages including, ‘An Affair to Dismember.’ The OW and I WERE still in contact ‘as friends’ but God clearly spoke to me and said to cut that tie. I asked God for direction. On my way home, traffic was unusually terrible and I was getting impatient when I looked up and saw a Covenant Transport truck followed by a Swift Transport. PTL! I will stand forever. God is so awesome”  (Georgia) 
"Today would have been our wedding anniversary. I mentioned the date to my husband. He sent me a text that maybe we could do something. We had a two hour lunch together and spoke of many things. We have been divorced for many years. I thank God for allowing me this time with my husband." (Texas)
“I thank God for this holy season of Advent: a time of wonder, watching, prayer, and hope - a time of waiting for the coming of our Lord. This Advent, I will mark our first wedding anniversary since our legal divorce was finalized. I'm heartbroken, but I'm also grateful to God for giving me vacation time for an extended retreat, which will allow me to pray and fast during our anniversary week. I will take with me the prayers and petitions of all standers. Thank you all for being my ‘cloud of witnesses.’ May the Lord spur our own confession, repentance, healing, and praise, so that we may be fellow workers with Him for the restoration of our marriages and our families.”  (District of Columbia)
“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 
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