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!



"Things are looking up. My wife finished basic training last week and now she is calling and texting me more times than I can count. I told her I am still praying for her and our marriage and she asked me to continue to pray for her. Thanks go to the Lord." (Louisiana)

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

“Feeling very ‘spent’ this week, I cried out to the Lord, ‘I have prayed these prayers for my husband over and over and over again but nothing seems to have changed. Lord, I need You to speak to me tonight.’ I turned on my computer and a devotional popped up on the screen entitled, ‘I’m Tired of Praying the Same Old Prayers.’ Wow, talk about hitting the nail on the head! This woman wrote of how she felt when her repeated prayers seemed to go unanswered. She related this to the biblical account of Hannah praying for many years for a child and the bitterness of soul and anguish Hannah felt over her unanswered petitions. I could certainly relate! But we all know how Hannah's story ends, with her longing fulfilled by the Lord. Be encouraged standers. I know how hard it gets when we can’t ‘see’ the mountains crumbling at the foundation, even after years of praying. Set your face like flint and stand firm. 1 Samuel 1:17 NKJV.”  (New Zealand)
“My husband has been making false starts home. He recently cut off all communication with me and my daughter. One morning, I woke up to the Lord whispering, ‘Prepare.’ I prayed over my Bible and asked Him to speak to me. I was given Ezra 10:1-4. My suddenly is just around the corner, we just have to get through the desert. Standers, keep the faith!”  (Japan)

“Praise the Lord! My beloved husband came by our home to say that he wanted our marriage to work! Isn't the Lord faithful? Three years ago, the Lord gave me Isaiah 58 to read and led me to this website. To all my fellow standers, continue to love our Lord and walk closely with Him. He loves you, your spouse, and your children. He will get complete glory out of your story! Don't give up on God because He won't give up on you...He is able! Forever standing for marriage and families."  (Georgia)

"Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Psalm 29:2
"I gave my testimony with 200 men at our men’s group. I shared with what Jesus has been doing in my life since separating from my wife last year.  At the end of the night I presented an altar call and one man asked Jesus into his heart.  Several others recommitted their lives back to Christ. Praise the Lord."  (Washington)
“Although my divorce did go through in the eyes of the court a few weeks ago, I know that the Lord will rebuild what the locusts came to destroy! I have had so many signs in the past few weeks that my assignment from God is to continue to stand. I was also able to share a word about standing on my local Christian radio station last night. One of my prayer partners told me that Satan would not try too hard to destroy something that was already dead. I will not quit until the devil has to! I will stand and believe forever! “  (Minnesota) 
Read more about the Lord’s mighty work in marriages on our Restored Marriages page. 
"I have been praying for God to send a Christian mentor to my husband and God answered. The court ordered my husband to receive counseling and he will be meeting a man from my church. I was in awe of the Lord. He does answer prayers." (California)
“In the months since my prodigal walked out, I have gotten much stronger in my faith with the Lord. I pray and ask the Lord to soften her heart and clear her mind of Satan’s ways. I’m standing and praying that the Lord will embrace her as she walks into His arms. The Lord is powerful, and I won’t stop believing in Him for restoration of this marriage.”  (Florida) 
“A few weeks ago, I was asking God if He wanted to restore my marriage as I was driving. While I was speaking I drove up to see a sign that read ‘RESTORE!’ For a year I have been praying and searching for a job in my husband's city. Last week several jobs outside my career field were posted there. After praying, I submitted my application. I asked God that if this was of Him, to allow me see a Covenant Transport truck. I saw three and a truck with the name of the job I applied for! This morning I awoke to see a hummingbird outside my door and a red cardinal, both very special symbols to me of God's presence. For a year, God blocked me from going to that city, but now I believe if God allows me to go, restoration is near.”  (Georgia) 
"During the start of my stand I tried everything to get my husband to turn back to God. I finally got to the place where I fully gave him to God. Since then my husband has found a pastor friend, started attending church, has said he was sorry for saying mean things and prayed with our kids for God to move me back to the same city he and my kids live in. For my husband to make these steps is a huge miracle of God and proof of a changing heart. Praise God." (Washington)
"I saw my prodigal last week for the first time in a year after a good friend of ours died suddenly of a heart attack. At the viewing, I told him that I loved him and would always be there for him. The next day at the funeral, we stood together and sat together at the dinner. When he left he said that it was good to see me. Thank You Jesus, I know You are working." (Maryland)
“I was on vacation last week and it was a hard week for me except for one bright spot in the week. I was using my week to do some work at my mom's house. My husband came over to help with some of the carpenter work. He had told me earlier in the week he did not know how long he could stay. PTL! He got there at 10:30 A.M. and stayed until 9:00 P.M. that night. When we went to get the lumber for the work, on our way back to the house I saw a Covenant Transport truck.”  (Illinois) 
"Praise God, my prodigal came home a month ago. He says he knows that the Lord brought him back and that he is here to stay. God is doing an awesome work in both of us. My husband has developed a fierce appetite for the Lord. Thanks you for your books, and the daily encouragement. God bless you both." (Delaware)
"After finding you last year and really taking a stand for my marriage, praying and fasting for my prodigal, he got saved on Monday after attending a church service. Praise God. He is faithful." (Georgia)
I'm stander since July 2010. In Feb 2011 The Lord guide me to your web site and since then I just have receive blessings. Jeremiah 29:11 was the first promise The Lord gave me in September 2010. I'm still in the boat. I'm still rowing. The storm is not going to take me out!!! (Rhode Island)
"After months of not talking with my absent husband, God provided a reason for communication. We talked for an hour. I could see the Lord had been working. It felt like we were friends again. There is a long way to go, but I saw answers to prayer. He is even allowing me to send him Christian books. Praise the Lord, I was asking for an opportunity to share truth with my husband." (California)

“After being separated from my husband for some years, I didn't want to pray him back and I felt terribly sad when I heard of the OW. But the Holy Spirit instructed me to pray for marital restoration. I was reluctant at first but I stumbled on this site the following day and I was encouraged. I decided to stand for my marriage. Shortly after, my husband sent me a message praying and thanking me for being a good mother to our kids. I felt it was one of the numerous false starts but to God be the glory, our story has changed because my husband is home and the other woman has finally decided to leave him. Praise the Lord!”  (Nigeria)

"My husband and I are under the restoration process, I had the pressure of family, but our Lord led me each step. My parents are old and suffering and Dad urged me to divorce my husband. I told him that even if my husband is not worthy, Jesus is the only one "to undo the evil" (1 John 3:8). The love I have received in this trial has drawn me closer to God. I am still waiting for my prodigal, who is with me, but has not opened his heart with His Savior. God will open his eyes and heart." (Mexico)

“Praise God! Our divorce hearing that I have submitted on the court room page is not going through. I thank everyone for their prayers! I decided to tell my prodigal that I was not giving up and that God promised me that He was going to heal our marriage and restore and rebuild it with God as the foundation. I told him that I was not going to submit the paperwork and that this is not what I want. So we did not submit the paperwork and we are not going to the hearing. In addition, I have been praying for his relationship with our daughter to be healed since there were many issues that arose with them that started Satan’s attack on our family. God has arranged that instead of being here for the court hearing, they are going on a camping trip, just the two of them. There is still a long way to go, but God has answered my prayers to stop the divorce and is starting the reconciliation between my daughter and my husband.” (Wisconsin)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  1 John 5:14 
"My spouse and I share custody of our dogs and last week one made a mistake on my carpet which stained. I guess my spouse felt bad because he bought me a card with my favorite flower on the front and signed it from our dog with an apology and put a gift card in for my favorite department store. God is doing something in his heart." (Kentucky)
“Today’s devotional Commit your Way’ really touched my heart. Things are turning around with my daughter. I'm so thankful to God for His faithfulness! Thanks RMM for your support and prayers! God bless you!”  (Florida) 
"I received an electricity disconnect notice. In the world's eyes it looked like a hopeless situation. But not in the Lord's. God used my daughter’s boyfriend and not only turned his heart, but my daughter’s as well. They owed me money. Last night my daughter showed up with all the money she owed me. God spoke to them and turned their hearts. With Him all things are possible." (Illinois)

"My prodigal has returned to me. This situation will be used for the Glory of His Name. My prodigal has asked for my forgiveness and wants us to begin anew. He wants God in his life and that is what we are praying for. To God be the Glory, He is so faithful."  (South Africa)

"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)

“My Mother's Day story may be a little different. Mine is one of my mom helping me grow spiritually during my stand from Heaven. My mom was called home in 1990. At 15 years old I had no clue that our Lord would use her to strengthen me 20 to 22 years later. Her name was Aurelia. I prayed out to Jesus to help me find a home. The perfect one came and Mom reaffirmed her hand in it when I signed my lease, my landlord lives on the corner of, go figure, Aurelia Court. Early in my stand, The Lord spoke to me with "What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." Mark 10:9 NASB.  10-9 is exactly the day of her passing. Mom is interceding for my covenant and me, without a doubt, in the Heavens with our Lord and Savior. My stand, weak at times, strong at other times is not easy. I believe that Christ can heal and resurrect our very dead marriage, as the world sees it and Mom reminds me every so often to stand strong, she is watching and praying too!”  (California)

"My prodigal returned home recently. I am thankful to your ministry for encouraging me daily to stand and believe. I know that I still need to stand as my spouse needs to be strengthened in the Word, and get his life back on track, but I know all of this will happen in God’s time. My desire and prayer is for God to be glorified in the complete healing and restoration of our marriage, so that we can be a support and strength to other couples. I will continue to pray for Bob, Charlyne, other standers and prodigals."  (Connecticut)
“God is so good! The Holy Spirit led me to attend an evening festival where my husband was volunteering. As I was driving out to it, I asked God to have my husband find me at the festival, for I did not want to pursue him. God did it! He brought him to me!! We talked and had a pleasant time. Obey, pray, and submit. God does answer prayers. If He answers the little ones and sees us get so excited, imagine how He feels when He gets to answer the big ones! God loves us and longs to give us our hearts' desires. Don't give up!”  (Arkansas) 
“I have been standing for a few months. My children and I have been attending church regularly, today my prodigal attended with us. He hasn't attended in a while. On our way to church we see a church named 'Covenant.' The service was about forgiveness and second chances. PTL! My prodigal hasn't returned, but God continues to show me we are on the path to restoration of our relationship with God and our marriage!"  (Texas) 
“Praise God! I live in Canada, and guess what drove by me?  A Covenant Transport truckWe do not have Covenant trucks here. I was in disbelief and screamed in my car when it passed by. Thank You Lord. Thank you for your website showing us not to give up or give in, in our mindsets. God knows our future; we need to be patient and wait for His timing. Glory be to God.”  (Canada) 
"I want to praise our wonderful Lord for everything He has done this week in my life. My husband came to see his daughter after months of no contact. He told me about several things which are specifics I had been praying for God to do in my husband’s life. I was so amazed I could not stop from crying. Our Lord answers even the tiny details of our prayers. We are still separated but I know God is working in us. Thank You, Lord." (Switzerland)
“God is faithful and always keeps His promises! He is greater than all of our seemingly impossible circumstances. In the natural my marriage is over, BUT GOD, He makes a way when there is no way. My suddenly just happened after over a year of little to no contact, beyond impossible circumstances. In the meantime the Lord has healed me of my bitterness, anger, pain and unbelief. My husband has left the OW and I have been able to help him thanks to God blessing my finances since he's been gone. The Lord has given me visions. There is no need to worry, His timing is perfect. My suddenly did not happen how I thought it would, still I trust His plans for us. He came to church with me for Easter service and gave his heart to the Lord, Hallelujah! I am already thanking Jesus for healing my family and all hurting marriages across the world. Pray, hope and don't worry!”  (Ohio)
“While I was on my way to work, I drove by my prodigal husband who was driving as well and he proceeded to make an obscene gesture to me as I waved and we passed. As I saw once again not much has changed in His heart, I realized mine has. I did not get angry or mad. I told God just a few minutes later I forgave him. I didn't call and yell at him, I didn't call anyone to complain and tell them 'can you believe...' I simply forgave and gave it to God. An hour later I received a text apologizing for being so childish and out of line from him.”  (Nebraska)
"My prodigal texted me and said that he wants me back, but just didn’t know where to start because he knows he messed things up. I know it won't be long until the false start is a complete restoration. My Lord has shown me that I also need a lot of work." (South Africa)   PS-Bob wrote "Finding The Way Home," his book for prodigals, for people just like this man.
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“My husband asked my son if he could come over on Thanksgiving Day. The evening was so beautiful. He hugged me then asked if I thank GOD for everything He has given me. Praise be to GOD who has created marriages, for nothing is impossible with Him. I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for not giving up on marriages. THANK YOU LORD JESUS for making my day. I am praying every day for the LORD to restore marriages. Amen.”  (Canada) 
“I was taking one of Charlyne's CDs to a friend's friend because divorce has taken place in their family this year. I was right around the corner from my destination and an SUV cut me off on the road and then decided to make a sharp turn right in front of me. It made me not very happy, but GOD...the license plate said SPOUSES. I just smiled and thanked God with all my heart. NEVER give up and NEVER underestimate what God will do when you least expect it. Speak truth in LOVE. Remember why you stand.”  (Tennessee) 
Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:6-7 
“God's goodness and faithfulness I cannot fathom, describe or even explain. Words fails me. Apart from giving my husband a heart of flesh and transforming him into the husband I’d prayed for, He's recently blessed me with a job that pays twice as much as I used to get paid in my old job. Every day I walk in the supernatural and I’m daily surrounded by God's favor. What an amazing journey this is. My suddenly is around the corner! But oh my, the way God is bringing about my suddenly is way bigger and better than I’d ever imagined. I love you my Jesus!”  (Maryland)
“I recently had to take a trip for work. I was praying on the plane, and the phrase 'I am making plans to prosper you, not to harm you,' kept coming through my prayers. When we got to our destination, the hotel had over booked and they had to move us to a hotel almost a mile away. We were bummed as the meetings we were attending were in this hotel, so that meant a lot of back and forth traveling between hotels. After walking to the new hotel, the woman at the front desk asked if my colleagues and I minded sharing a suite. We were fine with that. She gave us the presidential suite for the same rate as a regular room. It was by far the nicest hotel room I have ever stayed in - complete with a dining room that sat ten and a veranda overlooking a garden! It is clear that God was telling me that even though my circumstances look bleak (the divorce was made final) He has plans to prosper me. Thank You Lord for Your promises. Thank You Lord for prospering me.”  (Montana) 
“After no communication from my spouse for a few days, I was going out of town after church. On the way, I asked for a sign to see a Covenant Transport truck. On the road for a while I saw nothing, then I saw a Swift truck. Then another, and another. After all that I finally saw the oneCovenant Transporttruck that I asked for! God is good and He is working in my situation.”  (Alabama) 
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright." Psalm 20:7-8 (NKJV)
“I was once the prodigal and my wife left. From that day on, I became the stander and have watched God bless my life, change my ways, thoughts and actions. I am praying every minute of every day for her heart to be softened and that our marriage and family will be restored. God has shown me that I can now say: Don't give up! Forgive! Keep loving your spouse, no matter what! Keep the faith! I hate divorce,' says the LORD God of Israel… Malachi 2:16a.”  (Arizona) 
“It’s been a year already and in my heart I have been singing: Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus and I've learned to trust in God, through it all I have learned to depend upon His Word. God is been good to me and to our children. Though my husband is not yet home, I know He will bring my husband back in His perfect time. Thank you RMM for your daily inspirational words.” (South Africa) 
“The saying goes that it is darkest before the dawn. In my years of standing, never has the outlook appeared or seemed so bleak. Yet, there is so much light in my life now. So many blessings. More peace than I ever imagined possible even though the enemy's attacks keep coming. My God is holding me tight and using people like you to help me on this path. Thank you for your powerful, effective and encouraging prayers. I fully expect my miracle to be when I least expect it. My prayer this Christmas is that God might reveal to me one marriage being healed that I have prayed specifically for. So many people need Jesus!”  (Tennessee) 
“I give my Father all the glory. My husband left me and I have been so crushed until I found this site. I began praying more. I also gave my life completely to my Father to take over, guide me and teach me. Things have started getting easier. Thank You so much Father.”  (Florida) 
"For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." I John 2:16-17
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