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!
“Praise God, He is so awesome. He took a horrible moment and changed it into one of learning and understanding. My marriage looks like it will never be healed...but God is good. He will heal my marriage in His time. Satan attacked my marriage many times, he tried to ruin my peace by battling with my mind. I asked Jesus to show me that He loves me, and the Good Lord took a fight and made it the first conversation in our whole marriage with some hope. I love You Jesus. I praise You Jesus. I adore You Jesus.” (Maryland) (posted 11/19/2012)
"My Husband said he was going with his uncle to the men's breakfast at church and that he needed his suits so he could go to church, ‘since Easter is coming.' I have been praying for him to return to church." (New York)
“God is working on the other side of my mountain. My favorite verse to pray for my husband is Job 33:14-18, 26-28. The Lord showed me he is working today when my husband told me that he woke up screaming the other night, ‘I want to come home.’ God is awesome! He is speaking to my husband. Our miracle is right around the corner. PTL!” (West Virginia) (posted 10/23/2011)
“Even though I did not see my prodigal for Christmas or New Year's, I just want to say that no matter what, we are to trust God. My husband was to take the kids for a few days before Christmas. On that day I got a call from a prayer partner telling me to pack my bags because I am going in Jesus' Name. I did so and I made ready the kids and myself. My husband arrived and packed his van with the kids' things. Then it was time for goodbyes. Suddenly the middle child started crying for me and then my husband told me to get my things. It was miraculous. While at his house for those days he paid me no attention but I was able to zip the lips and at times I caught him looking at me and smiling. I don't know yet why I was there but God will reveal all. Blessings.” (Jamaica) (posted 1/13/2014)
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. Psalm 25:14 (posted 11/5/2011)
“God has been working in my life in so many ways lately. However the restoration of relationships within the extended family (on both sides) has really stuck out. My father recently died and my husband attended the funeral and was so supportive (protective) towards me. My mom and siblings who disliked him are now hoping for us to get back together. I have been in contact with my sister-in-law. Then suddenly I am in contact with his mother who has been estranged from my husband for a number of years (and who has not spoken to me in years either). She has now given me her telephone number and is encouraging me to keep in touch. I have prayed for God to use me as a tool of reconciliation between them for the last year and it looks like my prayer is going to happen. PTL!” (United Kingdom) (posted 3/15/2012)
"My husband left and filed for divorce. The Lord led me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I started standing for my marriage, fasting and praying. God led my entire household into a breakthrough. My kids all rededicated their lives to Jesus and joined in praying for their prodigal dad. All of a sudden, my husband called me and asked to come back. He is now a changed man. The divorce was retracted and we are planning a wedding renewal ceremony with our family and friends. God is so faithful. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for the ministry God has given them." (Washington State)
“In the past week my daughter went with my husband and the other person on vacation. I thought it would be very hard for me. But I had a wonderful time with our mighty Lord. Every time trials came, I said,’ Satan away from me and do not disturb my vacation with God.’ Now my daughter is going with me on vacation. Although she has cancer she feels very good. God will give us a wonderful time together.” (Germany) (posted 7/11/2012)
“Praise the Lord! My husband and I have been separated for some months. We had a mediation meeting for October. I put our names on the RMM court list a week before our meeting date and the Lord heard my prayers and everyone else's prayers that prayed for our mediation date to be canceled or postponed. It was canceled until February! Thank You God! And thank you to Charlyne and everyone who prayed for me and my husband and our marriage. I am still praying and waiting for the Lord to restore my marriage and soften my husband’s heart for me again, but I know He will! To all the other standers out there, don't ever give up!” (Florida) (posted 12/3/2011)
"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."
“I am a standing husband praying daily for my wife. Even though my in-home prodigal has not came back to the marriage, God is showing and telling me to keep standing and don’t give up. Standers, I know it is hard but keep your faith and focus on God. He will always keep His promise. I know He will bring my wife back to me. I love You God.” (North Carolina)
"My husband of 25 years and I were separated for eight months, including the holidays last year. People, including my pastor, told me to file for divorce. I was devastated and asked God what he wanted me to do. I kept receiving the word "stay." I drew closer to God than I've ever been. My husband came home eight months ago. It hasn't been easy, but I thank God every day that my husband is home and that he will stay home. I stand on Hebrews 6:15; 'Then Abraham waited patiently, and received what God had promised." (California)
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 (posted 7/11/2012)
"My birthday is coming up and my prodigal wife sent me a note
asking if she could join me and our kids for dinner. Praise the
Lord as I know He is working on the other side of the mountain.
This is the first invitation she has extended to me since she
left months ago." (Illinois)
"We serve a mighty God. Suddenly my beloved husband stated he
wanted to move back in together. We found a home that made my
spouse say it was going to be our new home. We decided to apply
for it, got approved and received the keys all within one week.
We are spending this weekend moving our things into our new home.
God has answered many prayers and brought my beloved spouse home.
He is faithful to His promises. Praise the Lord." (Connecticut)
“The grass isn't always greener on the other side. My love has been living with his girlfriend for quite some time. I began to lose hope and question whether this wait so far was worth it. He had hinted in the past that things were rocky between them, but then made it seem like all was well. But God! When I asked him for some financial help, he humbly opened up to me about his financial struggles and then begged for my trust and revealed he was not happy in his relationship. He now feels stuck with her due to circumstances and I'm believing in the Lord to be his Jehovah Jireh and provide for his needs so that he can leave her and be alone to focus on the Lord. Thank You Father for opening my eyes to the truth. My King is in charge, and I will stop assuming the worst from now on and start trusting the Lord to drive this car on this journey to reconciliation!” (California) (posted 4/28/2014)
“When I sought God during my separation I sensed hope. I found your website while browsing for testimonies of restoration. Although I have not seen a change in my husband's attitude yet, the way in which God is moving is awesome. My husband had filed for divorce but the particular judge who was hearing our case was known for not giving divorce. My husband got frustrated due to the prolonging and withdrew the case. In our city we have four family courts with different judges in each court. My husband filed it again at another court which had a different judge at the time of filing, hoping a new judge could help. When we arrived for the hearing at the new court what I saw really moved my heart. The old judge had been transferred to this court! Seeing this judge, my husband left the court without attending the hearing. I felt like Job when he said he had heard of God but now I see Him” (India) (posted 8/8/2012)
"I have to share with you how God moved during my first ever fast. I had been an up and down stander...not even sure if what I was doing was the right thing to do. During that week, the Lord led me to your website, during a search for ways to fast for my marriage. It was an answered prayer and a message from God! I knew that He wanted me to stand. I know that God is working on my prodigal's heart everyday!" (Alabama)
“God has been so good and He comes through for us when we least expect it. I didn’t hear from my husband in a while and out of nowhere he called to invite me and our daughter to spend Easter weekend with him and his relatives. It was truly a blessing. He said he wants to work on our marriage and start anew but after he left, things changed again, even his mother’s attitude towards me. But I know it’s the plan of the enemy. God told me to be still and know He is God and that’s exactly what I am doing. I will continue to stand no matter what my situation looks like. Standers, don’t give up. Jesus loves you and will come through for us at the perfect time. Be strong!” (Jamaica)
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your hands." Psalm 138:7-8
“The devotional this past Monday
really touched my heart. I have been given much encouragement and blessings, yet still ask, when will it be my turn? It is especially hard for me since this is my second time standing and this time around is longer than my first. (Reminder to self and all standers, NEVER stop standing even when they are home!) Still, I trust and know what God has promised me. Recently my husband transferred jobs and is no longer in the same building as the OW. I pray that this is the first step in God separating them for good. God’s promises are for me! Standing and agreeing with all my fellow standers.” (New York)
“Wow! I don’t even know where to start. I have been standing for my marriage for almost two years. Last month I decided to fast and pray for 20 days for a breakthrough with my prodigal. He was living with the OW so there was little communication between us. I received many signs during this time to continue my stand. Five days after my fast was complete my ex-husband called me and asked me to come home right away. When I got there he hugged me and our daughter very tight and said that he was home! We got married four days later! This was from a man who said that he would never marry again....BUT GOD! It happened ‘all of sudden’ just like RMM said it would. I'm so grateful for this ministry that gave me daily hope. Our God is awesome! Even when we don’t see it, He is working it out! Please standers, don’t give up! He will do just what He said He would do!” (Kentucky)
"My prodigal told me I needed to move on and that he will be
filing for divorce soon. He said only a miracle like parting the
Red Sea could do anything. At that moment I felt total peace
come over me. I choose to listen to the voice of God. He is
still a God of miracles and I am waiting for mine." (Washington)
He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow. Psalm 147:18 (posted 2/25/2012)
“I am divorced and have been standing for some years. I have seen no change in my spouse yet, but the Lord is using me in other ways. I was asked by my church to spearhead its ministry for divorced, separated and widowed persons. I thank RMM for the fantastic support that it provides on a daily basis.” (Dominica) (posted 12/16/2013)
“God is an awesome God! I thank the Lord for this miracle as he brought my husband home, out of the far country. My husband was gone for months, and it seemed like all hope was lost, but then God connected me to RMM, and my life has changed. I began my stand, and even though it was not easy, God never left or forsook me during this time. I knew that the enemy wanted to destroy my marriage, but my mighty God said, ‘Not so, I will do a new work,’ and that is exactly what He has done.” (North Carolina) (posted 12/2/2013)
“My wife moved out some months ago after a year-long legal process. She came to our home last weekend, and noticed the three Christmas stockings hanging over the fireplace. She asked, ‘Why do you have three stockings when there are only two of you?’ I replied, ‘That was intentional. The third stocking is for the family member who is not here with us.’ Since then, our conversations have been a little warmer. She is not the enemy. The evil that blinds her is. Ephesians 6:12.” (North Carolina) (posted 12/12/2011)
"I just received a beautiful bouquet of roses and other flowers at work for Mother's Day. Of course it is from my son, but my husband's writing is on the card and he called shortly after to find out how I liked them. He is moving us towards restoration. This is already the best Mother's Day I have ever had." (Minnesota)
"Praise God! My husband moved back home! We were separated for several months and God told me immediately to fight for my marriage. I have been praying and standing for my husband since the day after he left. I had seen God moving, but my husband still said he was going to get a divorce. We even went through the pretrial. About that time, I started asking my husband to slow things down. He asked me to dinner so we could talk and he surprised me by saying he still loves me and would like to make things work, but he still had some reservations. We talked for the next few days, and it became clear he wanted to make things work. He moved home right before Christmas. The best Christmas present that our boys and I could have asked for! Never give up on God! He is faithful! We still have work to do, but God is faithful.” (Ohio)
“I have been standing for many years now. At times I wanted quit, but God placed a loving conviction in my heart to stand, for my family and my husband’s soul. Friends and family, have said, ‘Let go and move on.’ I have had ministers tell me my husband ‘is just too far lost.’ I refuse to accept this. For several weeks the message of covering yourself in God's armor has repeatedly been before me. I realized it was God preparing for a battle. This week I received a letter from the Catholic Church (neither my husband nor I are Catholic) saying my husband has petitioned the Church to have our 20 year marriage annulled. Initially I was devastated. Then I realized, my husband must be going to church, and this letter was God's way of showing me. God has been preparing me to battle for my family, using nothing but the Word of God, and faith. I declare in the precious name of Jesus, Satan is not going to win this battle. Amen.” (Oklahoma) (posted 8/26/2013)
"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)
Trust in theLord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4 (posted 7/11/2012)
“Glory to God! My husband started talking about divorce some months ago. I started standing for my marriage and letting God do a good work in me. I did the Love Dare, too. Now my husband is coming over and spending days and nights with us! He has started to say I love you again and God has been amazing. All the praise and glory to our Almighty, nothing is impossible to Him. My husband is coming home. Praise the Lord!” (Oklahoma) (posted 11/4/2013)
“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)
"Special occasions and holidays have become painful to bear. My
prodigal has not acknowledged any of them. I was feeling sorry
for myself until I saw a billboard that read 'Your Father has
sent you a gift-Jesus Christ.' I wept and repented. I have
already received the most precious gift anyone could ask for; my
Lord and Savior, Jesus. Thank You, Father." (Wisconsin)
“My husband filed for divorce, moved out, then came back home but with little remorse. The OW moved here to be with him. At times it was harder living together like this than living separately. I would pray for God to separate that other relationship by mountains and oceans. And SUDDENLY things changed. Here we are now. He is loving and remorseful, telling me I am the best wife. We are expecting another baby due any day and moving across the ocean to live near mountains, away from the OW. Thank You God for being faithful! I am getting to know my God as Healer, Restorer, and Redeemer and it is incredible! I still look forward to my husband's salvation and surrender to Christ.” (Texas)
"I asked my Lord if my husband's plan to divorce will succeed.
He took me to Proverbs 19:21: ’Many plans are in a man's mind, but
it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.' I could not
have asked for a better confirmation of my stand for the complete
healing and restoration of my marriage." (Florida)
“My suddenly happened and it happened suddenly, thank You Lord! After some time of separation, my husband has come back home. We are better and stronger than ever. All praises to my Lord and Savior because He did it just as He promised! He is real and He does speak to his people. There were many times that I wanted to give up on my stand but I found RMM while going through the struggles of separation. I am so grateful for this ministry. Standers, never give up. Keep praying! God keeps His promises.” (New York)
Join the many standers and prayer warriors who pray for all the court dates on our Court page praying that they will be canceled.
Glory be to God. I knew as soon as my husband left I was to stand. I have a deeper relationship with God and learned I have to love my husband unconditionally. We didn’t see or hear from him for some weeks. My children were confused and hurt. I prayed for communication to open up and my husband starting emailing, texting and coming by to see our children. At times it still is rough since my husband is confused. He says he isn’t happy with the OW one minute and then says he is. He says he may or may not come home. But I know in my heart our God is glorious and my husband will come home. I often receive signs at my lowest times, when I become weak and tired. This reminds me to never lose faith in what our God can do.” (Kansas)
"Yesterday whilst praying with a friend at church for our
husbands’ salvation, a mobile phone kept going off. I realized
the ring tone was SOS. Our rescue message (prayer) was being
sent straight to heaven's door to be received by our Lord Jesus
Christ. Thank You, Lord that You hear our cry and that You
answer us." (United Kingdom)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 (posted 1/18/2012)
“I want to thank you for the Monday devotional. I was feeling like the kid who could hear the sound and others couldn’t. I was also feeling tested this last week. One of my friends, who is a Christian, could not understand that for six years I was still praying for my husband to come home. I thank you for the encouragement.” (Illinois) (posted 12/20/2011)
"My marriage has been restored for six months. My husband used to be angry toward God. Now, he's hanging out with godly men. I never thought I would see this day, but God kept his promise to me. Thank You God." (Missouri)
“My wife and I have been apart for several months. She sent me a court document from another country expressing her intent to separate from me and gain custody of our two children. I was devastated. Since listening to this awesome ministry God has directed me to, I have gained hope and have been fasting and praying for my wife to return with our children. She said she wanted to return but accused me of having an evil spirit and she claims that God told her to do this. I know now through this ministry that all that negative talk is from Satan. God is working and I’m celebrating every little victory.” (Florida)
"Due to the economy, my ex-wife, children and I still live in the same home. There have been no beneficial opportunities here in New Jersey and our home is going into foreclosure. The Lord has sent my brother and his wife to rescue us; offering to relocate us to San Diego. By God's Grace, my bride agreed for all of us to go out west together, saying we will part once each is stable enough financially. There are no jobs lined up, no home for us to live in as of yet. But I know God is working on her heart and is in control as we take this ‘leap of faith’ together. Praise be to Jesus!" (New Jersey)
"I requested prayer as my husband underwent tests for cancer.
Praise God, there is no sign of cancer. He does have some
serious problems that will require lifestyle changes. Thank You,
Lord for Your mercy and grace. Our marriage is restored and I am
still standing for salvation, deliverance and healing."
“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)
“I had never seen a Covenant Transport truck, but had read about them on RMM. I said, ‘Lord, please show me a sign that you are in this seemingly impossible situation with my prodigal.’ You are probably expecting me to say that God showed Himself right then and there. He did not. I had told my friend about the trucks the next night. Neither of us had ever seen one before. Two days after I had prayed for a sign, my friend and I are talking when all of a sudden she points out the window. Right next to us was a Covenant Transport truck! We were both in awe since I had just told her about the testimonies the day before. So thankful that God is ministering to my friends through this stand, in addition to growing me. Standers, do not give Satan a foothold! Meditate on the Word!” (Tennessee)