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 want to give our Lord praise and thanks for all the little blessings He has given me. I have not heard from my husband for many months. My son took off on a trip to Europe. Today my husband sent me a text asking if I had heard from our son. It's a small thing, but coming from someone who told me he never wanted to communicate with me again - it can only be God working on him. PTL!”  (Washington)  (posted 2/20/2013)

"(Husband) called me to see what I had gotten our son for Easter. When I hung up, I had a feeling come across me and I called him back and asked him if he wanted to join me and our son for Easter brunch after our church service. He said that he'd like that. Later on at work that night, I just flipped open the Bible and immediately saw 1 Samuel 12:7 which says to take your stand and I knew it was a message from the Lord for me not to give up, even when the circumstances looked so bleak. Praise The Lord." (Ohio)

(posted 3/8/2012)
(posted 2/9/2015)
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 (posted 2/4/2011)
“I am 12 years old and will soon be a teen. My mom and I are standers and are waiting for my dad to come back home. He is Muslim and we pray every day for his salvation. RMM and Stop Divorce Radio has helped us a lot. I go to sleep every night listening to Stop Divorce Radio. I also love the Charlyne Cares for Kids devotional. They have really built up my faith and hope for my dad’s salvation and for him to come home. I pray and read the Bible every night and ask Jesus to touch my dad's heart and to give him dreams and visions. Charlyne is a great Bible teacher and I was so blessed that I was able to talk with her on the phone and that she prayed for us. The Lord has spoken to us through dreams and I know that my dad will be saved. To all the wives, husbands and kids who are standers know that you are on the right website. Don't give up on God because He has something great for your family. Kids never ever give up hope and read Charlyne's devotionals because they are very encouraging!”  (New York)   Thank you B. for writing your testimony. We are very proud of you and would love having all children become a stander praying with their moms and dads for their other parent to come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord and come back home to your family. We would love to hear from other children or teens or young adults as our children are very smart and they are the ones that have to go back and forth between two homes. Never forget to pray for all children of all ages around the world who live in a single parent home. May they all come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. - Charlyne  (posted 5/22/2013)
“I see Covenant Transport trucks quite often in my area so the excitement of them has worn off. I travel two highways to and from work but have NEVER seen the trucks on the shorter highway I travel. I prayed to see a  truck on the second less traveled highway. NOTHING! I have been unhappy at work and am actively seeking a job closer to home. I wrote a supplication to God and asked for a job at a place I applied to SEVEN times and never got a call back. I got an email from the HR Department of that company asking me to call for an interview. They sent it on FRIDAY before I asked God! They are now considering me for TWO positions! It’s a 5 minute walk instead of the 90 minute drive each way to work! Oh yeah, and I saw that Covenant Transport truck which on the shorter highway! THANK YOU GOD!”  (Maryland)  (posted 5/24/2012)
"My husband and I separated last year. All along he gave me the impression that our relationship was hopeless, but today he called me to say that he loves me. Praise the Lord for beginning to move the mountain of anger and soften his heart." (New York) (posted 7/2/2010)
“PTL! My husband called me a week ago out of the blue telling me he was having problems at work. I wondered why he would be telling me but the Holy Spirit told me to zip my mouth. So I listened to his story and I told him the only way I could help him was to put his problem to God. I asked him to ring me in a week and tell me if there had been any changes in his workplace. I prayed to God all week asking Him to show my husband His power. When he came to drop off the kids a week later he asked for me to come out and talk to him. He has never done this in the years we have been separated. He said he wanted to thank me for my prayers because the work situation was taken care of! We didn't talk about ‘us’ but I know God is working.” (Australia) (posted 3/10/2014)
“Thank You Lord. My husband came home on Valentine's Day. We still have a long way to go for healing and rebuking princes and principalities, but at least, my other half is standing with me at home. That's a huge part of the battle to victory. Please keep praying for us to regain the honor and level of respect that we should have for each other as spouses.”  (Illinois)  (posted 2/24/2013)
“Being at a standstill stage, I have been praying, ‘God am I on right track? Did I really hear You to tell me to stand?’ Then I heard a commercial for a new program, ‘Resurrection’ that said, ‘What if someone you lost returned?" Yes, God I hear you! During Sunday service, the preacher said, ‘I don't know who I am speaking to but God is working on the other side.’ He talked about covenant brothers, how they cut their hands and scar them with ashes to remind themselves every time they look at their hands they have made a commitment to another. Do we not do this with our wedding bands? Our covenant marriage? I have been praying as times have been rough. God knew I needed a hug. Praise God! I thank Him for hearing me. Oh ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Ezekiel 37:4b (KJV) My marriage is not dead for God is alive! Do NOT give up!”  (Texas) (posted 2/17/2014)
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4 (posted 1/10/2011)

“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)

(posted 5/18/2014)
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield." Psalm 5:11-12 (posted 1/10/2011)
“Praise the Lord for sending my husband a Covenant Transport truck. I have seen quite a few, but always in perfect timing or after I have prayed to see one. God is awesome! I had the opportunity to share these little miracles with my husband, and after that I began praying for God to send him one. He said he had never seen one. So, one day after not hearing from him for days, he texts me a picture of one with these words, ‘My first sighting!’ He said he did a double take when he saw it! Thank You Lord for reminding my husband of our covenant once again!” (South Carolina) (posted 4/1/2014)
“This past week was my birthday and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was hopeful. After my husband told me he wouldn't be around on my birthday I began to pray for a miracle. The morning of my birthday he called to ask me to come to his job to get our son's medicine. When I got there he told me that he had he told his boss he wasn't taking a break until his wife got there. We were able spend time together. I told him that I prayed that we see each other on my birthday. He said God worked it out. I know God is working on his heart. God is able to all things. Restoration is on the way!”  (Georgia)  (posted 10/29/2011)
"Each year people bring restored cars and cars in the process of being restored to our city. Sunday our pastor spoke how Jesus is the Restorer. Taking old rusted cars (people) completely apart, sanding them down, putting them back together and making them new. May He restore our spouses and marriages to us." (Idaho) (posted 8/30/2008)
"While going through my marriage mess, I fell into sexual sin and contracted an incurable sexual disease. I thought I was being safe. I submitted a prayer request. Months later I went back for re-testing. Later I was told there were problems running the test and they had to do more testing. The better, more accurate test came back negative. They want me to come back for more testing because they are puzzled. I am healed." (State removed) A PS from Pompano - In this testimony there is a warning for every man and woman who reads these words. No stander wants to have a disease to take home with them. God’s standard is sexual purity. (posted 10/30/2009)
“Praise the Lord! Communication between my husband and I has changed drastically. He is taking care of us so well and I believe he can tell that I have changed. The OW sent me a long message the other day and by the grace of God, zipping my lips was not a challenge at all. My husband spoke up in my defense. He is treating us like his own family again even though we are currently divorced by human law. In God’s eyes we are still one. Thank You Jesus.”  (Namibia)  (posted 6/18/2013)
“My husband left me many months ago. We had a false start and then he cut off all communication. In the time before the false start, I prayed, fasted and honestly, I obsessed. Standing for my marriage became my absolute idol. After communication was cut off, I spiraled. I was so angry with God and felt like I had done everything ‘right.’ I had asked for God’s will, but really I put God in a box. I understand now that I was not truly trusting God. I have let go and I now focus on my relationship with God. My trust in my Heavenly Father moved from my head to my heart by His grace and now I have felt the peace that surpasses all understanding. God has enabled me to truly stand for my husband’s salvation and not just for the relief of my heartache. God is bigger than all of our circumstances and I can praise Him now, fully trusting in His plans.”  (Texas) (posted 12/22/2014)
"Praise the Lord. My husband had called for divorce days ago, but today we are painting our house together and he is caring for our dog. God is turning my husband’s heart of stone into heart of flesh. Thank You, God." (Singapore) (posted 1/1/2010)
"Sunday night was our church’s presentation of our Christmas Night of Praise. As the pastor was making his closing remarks he said that the gift of God was our eternal salvation and abundant life to accept or deny. He then said that lives will be changed and that marriages can and will be restored if we submit to the Lord's call." (Tennessee) (posted 12/18/2009)
"I was praying for a glimmer of hope from my wife. Then her father called and asked me to go to breakfast. We had such an amazing time. God really went before us and allowed for me to share my heart with my father-in-law, and I was able to see his. Knowing that my in-laws are praying for restoration just as much as I am was a real encouragement. Praise God." (Canada) (posted 12/12/2008)
"PTL, I had a great Christmas and New Years. My prodigal's birthday was a few days later and I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to celebrate with him at our home. He lives in another state but he spent this week with us and we are celebrating our son's birthday together on Saturday! He filed for divorce and it is still pending but I know the Lord is working, softening his heart. I am trusting God that there will be no divorce in my marriage. I know God will glorify Himself in the impossible.”  (North Carolina)  (posted 1/14/2013)
“I was supposed to be divorced yesterday, but God! As we exited the elevator my friend recognized my husband’s lawyer right away as he goes to our church! He stood up and shook my hand and mentioned something changed in the last 24 hours that he needed to talk to us about. He took me aside and went over some legal information and my feelings for my husband. I said I love my husband and am standing for life. He said based on the fact that I forgive my husband and do not want the divorce, as a Christian he feels this divorce is unbiblical, not dead and is rescinding from representing my husband. My friends and I were crying and praising Jesus!”  (Michigan) (posted 11/26/2012)
“My husband has left me but God told my heart not to give up. So I started to pray for my husband to come home. One day I came across RMM and I knew then that God was saying. ‘It's not over, I have the final say.’ Through a mutual friend of ours I was told that my husband has said he is not happy with the OW and feels he made a mistake. I know my God is working behind the scenes for my marriage. Thank You, God! Standers, keep standing. God really does make a way when there seems to be no way.”  (Tennessee) (posted 7/21/2013)
"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) (posted 8/30/2008)
“I have been taken to a higher place in God's glory, because when I thought that I was fully living in Christ He showed me that I needed to surrender more to Him. This is about our relationship with God and how much we trust in Him. I started to really pray about things; truly declare (statements using God's Word) and decree (the law-Word and promises of God) and have been using the Word of God for my husband and myself. I believe my restoration will be my testimony for not only me but for my husband as well. God will be glorified and His Word for my stand will make sense after my husband and I are restored. My husband and I haven't spoken to each other for several years, but the way I see it, God has spent this quality time molding me into a real serious, no-nonsense, bold warrior of Christ with the ability to use God's Word to put a defeated devil in his place, under my feet. Thank Jesus for this revelation, even if it took years to finally sink in. Glory to God in the Highest.” (Trinidad and Tobago) (posted 4/28/2014)
“I did what Charlyne told me to do and I put my husband's name in the scripture Hosea 2:7. Then I grew weary and stopped. Months later, my husband forwarded me an email he sent to a friend. After a long list of complaints about women, he said that I was the only one who never did that to him. I did not realize until later that God had answered my prayer. God has shown me He is here with me and to keep standing. I need to follow His will. PTL!”  (New Mexico)  (posted 6/15/2012)
"Right before I went to bed I realized I'd forgotten my ring at the gym. I called the next morning and they said nothing had been turned in, but I could come check. When I got there the janitor told me he'd checked every locker and it wasn't there, but I could check if I wanted. When I checked in the locker, it was right where I'd placed it the day before! The Lord showed me that He'd watched over it just like He is our marriage and that it doesn't matter what others say or think. He's in control! Glory to God!" (West Virginia) (posted 1/10/2011)
"My prodigal, who has been home for a week, is sleeping on the couch. He has not yet committed to working on our marriage, but he has said that he doesn't have plans to go anywhere else. Praise God he has brought my husband home under the cover of my prayers." (North Carolina) (posted 12/26/2008)
"Praise the Lord, after 13 months my prodigal returned from the far country.  I read to treat your spouse Christlike and be obedient to God's Word and let Him guide me. I allowed God to become my intimate partner and made my bedroom my sanctuary where I could read Charlene Cares email and meditate with no interruptions. I learned to really pray and lean on God and not the flesh. I realized I had always been too needy and was a bottomless pit in relationship to my spouse. I changed, and my prodigal sensed the new me.  The joy in knowing that I was being obedient to God's word catapulted my whole family into the process of a healed marriage.   (Louisiana) (posted 3/27/2009)

"But I will rescue you on that day, declares the LORD; you will not be handed over to those you fear." Jeremiah 39:17

(posted 8/14/2009)
“Glory be to God! My spouse has come home from the far country. Standers, keep praying, believing and watch how God opens doors! When I completely surrendered my life over to our Savior, He worked it out. I’m praying for all standers and prodigals, all over the world. If God said He would do it, then it will be done. Don’t ever give up on God, or your prodigals!”  (Tennessee) (posted 12/16/2014)

“After standing for my marriage for many months, my suddenly happened yesterday. Even though my husband said repeatedly that it was over and he was going to get a divorce, the Spirit of the living God has brought him home. Like the prodigal son, he is tired and hungry. I hold on to God's promises and Ezekiel 36 where He will restore my husband. He will show His Holiness through him. He will sprinkle water on him and he will be clean, He will put His spirit in him and give him a heart of flesh for his heart of stone. Isaiah 30:7 ‘and he will rebuild them as they were before.’ God is faithful!”  (Texas)

(posted 9/26/2013)
"Praise God, I just led my father in the sinner’s prayer. He knows that if he should die today he is going to Heaven." (Florida) (posted 3/5/2010)
“I have been waiting for my wife. I was starting  to feel discouraged and I felt my faith failing. I prayed that night for my wife, my marriage and I also prayed that God would give me a sign that I was doing His will and I wasn't just kidding myself. I went to sleep expecting a dream or something, but when I woke in the morning, there was no sign. I started to feel defeated. Then my cell phone notification sounded and I opened a daily Bible verse app on my phone. The verse for the day was Malachi 2:16. I just stared at it and thought it was a coincidence. I closed the app, but decided to reopen it to read it again, except the verse for the day was actually Psalm 50. It remained Psalm 50 all day. I know it is God's will for my marriage to be restored.”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 4/26/2012)
“I was down and out for three days weeping, depressed and broken. The enemy was attacking me with strong suicidal thoughts even as I read the Word of God. My stander friend kept checking up on me and prayed for me. On the third day of my cry, my beloved called me. He sensed I was down over the phone and was concerned. He invited me over to watch the NBA finals game with him. We had a great time together. God answered my cry even when I couldn’t see Him working. Thank the Lord!”  (Florida)  (posted 6/15/2012)
“‘But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"  Luke 15:32 (posted 9/3/2013)
“A few days ago was my husband's birthday and God placed in my heart to celebrate his birthday at home with our two children. During the months of separation, he had done different activities with the children which I put in a photo book and we gave it to him as a birthday present. I saw tears in his eyes when he was looking through it. The next day he called to say thank you for his birthday and asked me to send him the birthday pictures. That night I cried to God and he gave me Luke 18:1-8. I believe that God has already healed our dead marriage. Glory to God.”  (Louisiana) (posted 11/14/2012)
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)
“I just want to say God is good. Although my marriage is in turmoil and my children and I are living in a family member’s home, I can see small miracles every day. God heals my hurting heart through my prayers. I have a new relationship with my Savior. I found this site after I had drawn up divorce papers, per my husband’s request. I felt there was no hope, but here I found the path to my Father in Heaven and trust He will soften my husband’s heart. I have seen so many mistakes I made and had the opportunity to apologize to my love. I know the Lord is working on me and I am grateful, even through the suffering, for my Savior’s love. My husband knows I don’t want this divorce and hasn't asked about the papers in weeks. PTL! I know my marriage is important in the eyes of God! I pray for us all, that our marriages will be restored in His time.”  (Utah)   (posted 3/25/2014)
"I see my prodigal twice a week during church, however, there has been little communication. This past Wednesday after Bible Study we passed one another, to my surprise, he greeted me, which hasn’t happened during the months we have been separated. Praise God for continuing to soften my husband’s heart." (North Carolina) (posted 4/10/2009)
“PTL. I wasn't going to post a testimony until the full restoration of my marriage but I just have to share what God is doing and showing me. During my stand, I have come close to quitting more than once but God has not allowed me to do that. The closer I try to get to God the more He is showing me that He hates divorce and that He does have the power to save and restore my marriage. Back when my spouse and I first broke up, I had fallen away from church and was living a lukewarm life. God allowed this to happen, knowing that I would pray to Him after hitting rock bottom. As God is showing me how to forgive my spouse and love her unconditionally, I’m starting to see how this stand is being used for His glory. During this time God is drawing me close to Him and He will do the same for you.” (Florida) (posted 4/21/2014)
"I am praising God for answered prayer for two new jobs that I have begun this past month. Just as my savings was running out and the mortgage was in jeopardy, I was asked to manage a business two miles from home, saving gas. Thank you always for what I am learning about standing." (Washington State) (posted 7/18/2008)
"It has been months since my wife and I separated. Through finding Rejoice Marriage Ministries, attending a wonderful church and reading His Word, things have started to change. My wife can see the changes that have taken place since Jesus has come into my life. I had been praying to have our Lord work on her and move her to come with me to church. Last Sunday not only did we go to church, but she spent the day with me and then we went to evening services together. God will restore our marriage. I laid my marriage at the Cross." (New York) (posted 9/4/2009)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.  1 John 5:14-15   (posted 4/1/2012)
“Yesterday was my second dose of chemo, and I was feeling very alone and weary. I prayed that God would shine the light to my a path a bit brighter, that I might stay on that path and know exactly what His will is. Driving my daughter to school in the morning, we saw a lot of Swift trucks. One of the trucks had the drivers name painted under his window; it read ‘Daniel.’ My daughter said that this was for Daniel in the Lion's Den, because our family is in the Lion's Den right now! Tears fell down my face as I saw what was painted in a small box on the side of the truck; in capital letters with a red heart it said ‘I love my wife!’ Thank You God, for the spotlight you gave me! Standing stronger for my husband, my marriage, and my family!”  (California)  (posted 6/5/2013)

"My husband and I are restored and this past weekend we moved into the home we purchased together. Without God and your ministry encouraging me I don’t think I would have made it. God Bless you." (Oklahoma)

(posted 5/16/2008)
"Even though he is planning a marriage with the other woman, my prodigal has been emailing me and doing me favors and helping around the house. His mother called and talked for an hour. Our daughter who had declared she did not believe in God now says she believes and is reading the Bible. God is good all the time." (Louisiana) (posted 10/11/2008)
“My God is awesome. My wife came to me with divorce papers and said God told her to. I was hurt and lost. I began to seek God, praying and staying in His Word. It seemed we grew further apart. But God! My wife came home all of a sudden and saw clearly our covenant. Our marriage is better than ever. We took divorce out of our vocabulary and in my time I changed things to become a better, godly husband. Lord, I can never pay You back but please hear my heart. I thank You so much and am proud to call you my Father. I dedicate my life to You and my family. You will forever get the glory. I love you and thank You!” (Texas) (posted 8/31/2014)
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