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!



The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.  Psalm 145:13b  (posted 9/13/2011)
“When the divorce was finalized, my lawyer recommended I join a support group. A Christian group came highly recommended. The talk was on ‘healing’ so you could succeed in the next marriage. The popular question: ‘How long after the divorce before you remarried?’  Dating is not allowed, but socializing and mixed-gender support groups left the door wide open - the married leaders admitted that was how they met. I left thankful for RMM, thinking about what Bob had written about ‘recovery groups.’ God is providing despite circumstances. He shows me the way, not society – not even Christian! I was able to publicly testify to my love for my husband.  After several months with RMM, I was clearly on a different path -  of hope, not despair. I now listen to my Lord, not my lawyer. I will not be going back to the recovery group. I will use this time to sit with Jesus and let His words support me. Thanks for teaching me this!”  (California)  (posted 8/28/2012)

 

"I finally started seeking God's face for the problems in my marriage and I am so thankful to Him that last year my husband came home very suddenly. God has done an awesome work in our marriage. It has been a long road, but it has been a wonderful one. I was saved in March and my husband was just saved in October. God has done things I could not imagine and put such strong feelings between my husband and I. Never give up on your marriage. My favorite scripture, is 'The Lord will fight for you, you must be quiet.' Exodus 14:14" (Kentucky)

(posted 11/17/2006)
"To God be the glory my husband has agreed to work on our marriage. God kept showing me signs that I needed to be patient. The week before my husband agreed to work on our marriage I received a message through the internet by a song called, "The Stand." Later that day I turned on the radio and there was that same song playing again. We are taking it one day at a time but I am so thankful for it." (Texas) (posted 1/10/2011)
"My husband and I are back together afer being apart for over a year. Pray for our marriage and for our little boys." (Louisiana) (posted 11/20/2004)
"We have been separated for several months now but this past Thursday I received a text from my wife asking me to come over after the kids went to bed to talk. We talked for five hours about EVERYTHING and anything, completely open and honest. We emotionally connected for the first time in a very, very long time. We then spent the entire Friday together. She told me she never filed, has never stopped loving me and is glad I didn't give up on her! PTL. We have some roads ahead, but with God ALL things are possible. We are dating again on our way back to restoration! PTL.”  (North Carolina) (posted 10/23/2011)
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40  (posted 1/29/2012)
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2 (posted 6/25/2010)
“I want to praise God for clearing up a misunderstanding yesterday between me and my prodigal. The enemy took what was said and twisted it around on both our ends but God uses for His glory what Satan means for harm. This may not be much to anyone but it means so much to me! God has mine and your backs. If He is for us who can be against us? Please say a prayer for my prodigal. He says he wants to come home but I don't know exactly what is hindering him. I'm believing for God to send him home by Easter. May God have a mighty harvest of resurrected marriages and families for Easter!” (Virginia) (posted 4/14/2014)
"My husband came by this evening. We ate and talked and he washed the dishes. For a moment it felt like we were a family again. I know that God is moving and I am thankful for it. I know God is going to do what He promised." (New York) (posted 2/20/2009)
“The unthinkable happened when my wife stated out of the blue she was unhappy with our marriage and wanted a separation. A month later she left our family and resigned from our ministry as pastor. At the beginning of the marital struggles I felt God telling me He would restore our marriage but I had to improve myself also. I've been working on this and trying to be the man of God that my wife and children deserve. Throughout the months, I've had up and down days in my stand for my marriage. I still don't know when my marriage will be restored but I praise God that He will never leave me. God has opened my eyes to the importance of fighting for marriages and I am committed to fighting for the restoration of my own marriage and the strengthening of all those around me.”  (Pittsburgh)   (posted 11/25/2013)

“My husband moved home some weeks ago. I don't even have words. BUT GOD. After all of the mountains and pain and hurt. God has brought restoration to our home and started the healing process. I don't know what to say. We have so far to go, but God is here and He is healing us and helping my husband find his way. I don't even have words for how thankful I am, to Him be ALL THE GLORY. Thank You, Jesus. Not for a moment did I ever walk alone. Don't ever give up your stand. With God ALL things are possible.”  (Tennessee)

(posted 11/25/2013)
“My husband has been gone some years, living eight hours and a ferry ride away. Since Christmas, he has been coming home to occasionally visit. He has now rented a cottage by the sea for us for the entire summer near where he lives and works. He has also given me a large amount of money to pay the bills and has dealt with a problem with a teenage son. Previously I had to do everything. God is very good.”  (Canada)  (posted 6/15/2012)
I have been standing for my marriage for several months. The Lord gave me a time, though I did not know what would be in that time. Four days after the time frame, my husband wanted to get some things. I gracefully answered but he did not get my messages. He was bringing someone with him. Praying and fasting, I trusted God. He came alone, thank You Jesus. I helped him load his things and I was a quiet, gentle spirit. We talked and he left. Within an hour he texted me. I asked God how to answer but before I could, he called me. We talked and forgave each other for our parts of our marriage breakdown. He still thinks he is better where he is, but God is so good, softening his heart. God gave me the opportunity to tell my husband I still feel the same and my door is always open. God gave me Acts 26:18 to pray over him. Pray without ceasing. God's light outshines the dark. Do not give up.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 12/10/2013)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

(posted 4/17/2011)
“I had been very concerned about our two youngest children and their emotional well-being during our stand. I talk to the Lord often about this subject. One day my son asked for no reason, ‘What does Psalm 144 say Mom?’ I read it aloud and this line JUMPED off the page,Verse 12Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.  My son said God was talking to him. Praise the Lord and I thank Him greatly for His comfort and promises!”  (Canada) (posted 12/10/2013)

"My husband separated from me and has been living 100 miles away. He is a non-believer and I pray for his salvation daily, along with praying for a rebuilding of our marriage and family. We have many grandchildren who love and miss him so much. On Easter Sunday I was waiting on the stage of my church to sing with the worship team when, to my absolute surprise, my husband walked into the church. He did not stay for the whole service, but it was a step toward his salvation. What a wonderful God we serve." (California)

(posted 3/8/2012)
"God is faithful. My husband has been out of our home for many years. He is moving back home. This has been a long hard journey. I would have never made it without the Lord. There were many times I was that person Jesus was carrying in the "Footprints of Sand" story. I have so much to praise and thank the Lord for! Rejoice Ministries, thank you for your support. So many family and friends think I was a fool for standing. I know this is a great victory not only for our family but for God as God hates divorce." (Ohio) (posted 1/10/2011)
“God is softening my husband’s heart. He has gone from contacting a lawyer and telling me he wanted a divorce to telling me he loves me and wants our family back together. I know prayer and fasting has changed his heart. I know God is working on him and our marriage will be restored soon. Never give up and wait on the Lord.” (Texas)  (posted 2/16/2012)
“Praise the Lord! Last night was the first night my husband spent away from the OW. He has finally left his old life after being a prodigal for six years! I know he will be home in 2012!”  (California)  (posted 12/3/2011)
"My husband returned to our relationship and wrote a song (sung by our friend Greg Lambert) as his testimony of life. Praise God, he never left our marriage. However, we did need to stand, as we had left God out of our home and tried to do things our own way (satan was winning). We have turned back to God, and He restored our marriage. Thanks to this ministry, we've learned how to zip the lip, forgive and start loving each other the way God had intended." (Tennessee) (posted 2/18/2011)
“Praise God. I have been listening and reading everything I could in this ministry since my husband left several years  ago. I have been very weary lately and asking God again for His plans for me and my husband. This morning I sat before the Lord and asked Him to give me His Word for my spirit. I heard Ephesians 5:20:  Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Then Job 33:26-30. What an awesome God we serve. He gives to us who wait upon the Lord’s strength and He renews our spirit. May God strengthen all who are waiting and seeking Him.”  (Texas)  (posted 5/16/2013)
“God Is good! I wanted to share a wonderful answer to prayer. Last night we had a Christmas program for my two youngest sons. My wife informed me after I asked her if we could sit together, that her sister (who is a prayer warrior for our marriage restoration), as well as her father would be there also. My wife also informed me that her ‘friend’ would be there. I prayed that God would not let him attend our family functions and feared how I would handle him being there. As this past week went on and got closer to the day, I grew more and more at peace with the fact that if he is there, it is all part of God's great plan of our own marriage miracle restoration He has promised me. Well the ‘friend’ wasn't even there! And I was greeted by my wife's family with open arms and hugs and great whispers in my ears of how they miss me and are very proud of me for not giving up. I even got to see my beautiful bride smile at me as I held my niece for the first time! God Is good!”  (Minnesota)  (posted 12/23/2012)
“I just found out my spouse took me off our car insurance policy in June. I’ve been driving the car and PTL He kept me safe. I emailed my spouse about this and he called me a few days later to ask if I had gotten insurance. We haven’t talked since May. This conversation went well. If my spouse had never canceled my insurance, he would not have called me. He was able to see another side of me he has never seen. All because he canceled my insurance. PTL!” (California)  (posted 10/29/2011)
“My house is in the process of being built. We had our pre-drywall walkthrough and my husband and I were to attend the appointment. We are separated but we live together. At the appointment, my husband was utterly disinterested to a point where the construction foreman commented on his lack of questions. This is our first home together and it broke my heart to see his disinterest. I gave it to the Lord and asked Him for a sign. I got some messages that day that said, ‘restoration is a process,’ and ‘you’ve suffered long enough.’ At my weakest moment on the same day I asked God for another sign and a prayer warrior called me out of the blue 20 minutes later and told me that I should not fear because God is with me and He is a God of restoration. God speaks through His Word, speaks through His children and sometimes directly to your heart. Always listen, always seek Him. He is never late. Never doubt His love for you. Always believe.”  (Canada) (posted 8/31/2014)

"Just before Easter my prodigal spouse invited me to help her and our children celebrate our son's birthday. This was the first family dinner we have had in a year. Weeks later, as my own birthday approached, she called me to say that she and the kids wanted to take me out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurauts. We had an awesome evening and I told her that this was the best birthday I ever had. God is healing our entire family." (Connecticut)

(posted 3/8/2012)
"Praises be to my Most High God. This week my prodigal attended counseling with me for the first time. As a result he has agreed not to entertain divorce as an option and to rebuild our relationship as friends. I am grateful for everything my Father is doing. I have wrestled with anxiety and all the other ungodly emotions. I just want every stander to know that it is in those quiet, ‘Where are you God?’  moments that He is actively working in our favor. My hope in God is eternal. He never, never leaves us! Hallelujah.”  (Trinidad and Tobago)  (posted 8/8/2012)

"God is so great. Yesterday, at work a co-worker came up to me and asked me if I know a certain pastor from my hometown and I said yes. I suddenly remembered this was the pastor of the church that my husband attended at Easter a year ago. I know my marriage restoration is coming very soon. Thank You Jesus." (Georgia)

(posted 3/8/2012)
“My spouse ask for a divorce last week. He has asked for one many times in the past but this time I knew it was for real. What made it bad is he is about to go on his deployment next month. So I started praying and standing for my marriage and God is working on me in the process. I am believing that God is working my marriage out before my husband leaves. Praise God; nothing is impossible for Him.”  (North Carolina) (posted 12/29/2013)
"Praise the Lord, my husband of many years changed his mind and returned home. We are going to counseling and we are both learning to listen to each other. Pray, pray, pray is the only advice I can give. God had to change me too!" (Canada) (posted 1/28/2011)
“On Christmas Day my husband joined me and our three children to open presents in our home. We didn't know our daughter had wrapped up our wedding video with a note reminding us of our words ‘til death’ we had said to each other. Yes, God speaks through our children! I have seen answered prayers and God moving mountains since beginning my stand this summer. I am so thankful to RMM, Bob and Charlyne for the devotionals, books and support. Thank you Charlyne for encouraging me to trust Him. I have given it ALL to God and zipped my lips. I am learning to be the wife God has called me to be. Thanks be to a God who loves me so much!”  (Texas)  (posted 1/4/2013)
“I would just like to testify in the name of Lord that God is good and faithful and worthy of praise! This week in particular He answered my prayers and showed me a miracle, using an argument that my wife and I had and turned it into something good. She called me later that night to speak and she said something that I been praying and waiting for so long. She told me that she still cares for me and that she has strong feelings for me, and said that she knows that God only gives us one true love. Praise the Lord, now I know how my beloved wife really feels, and I know my marriage restoration is right around the corner. Never give up and pray without ceasing. God's grace will see you through.”  (California)  (posted 2/12/2013)
"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." I John 4:4 (NKJV) (posted 2/27/2009)
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 15:13-14 (posted 3/11/2011)
"I had to sign my divorce papers. That very day I went to the mailbox and what was the first thing I saw? It was the introductory Rejoice Marriage Ministries newsletter. Thank You, Lord." (Indiana) (posted 12/19/2008)
“After months of struggling to give God complete control, I realized how much God wanted me to fully trust Him with my marriage. I called my husband after getting a concerning call from my doctor. My husband never called to show concern. I was deeply saddened but decided to trust God and keep silent. Later in the week my husband stopped by unexpectedly. He told me he took a day off work to come to my procedure, and he invited me to go to church with him. God is faithful!” (Florida)  (posted 3/12/2013)

"I prayed and asked God for my husband to remember and call me on Mother's Day and for him to give me a gift or at least a card. Praise God. I got a call and a card. Thank You Lord for hearing and answering my prayers." (Michigan)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“My wife and I have been separated for some months now. We began communicating every day. God has allowed me to visit my wife’s apartment due to a severe stomach pain she was having. After lifting her up, I placed her on the bed, gave her some medicine, prayed for her and the pain stopped. God is the greatest and must always be worshiped no matter what situation we face. God will open doors that no one can close and make a way where there is none.”  (Trinidad and Tobago) (posted 11/17/2014)
“I start with the confession that I gave up standing. Too much had happened in ten years and I grew weary. Last week I had to have surgery. Something simple and I was to be a day patient. Even though I shared the news with my former husband and I ensured my children we would be with friends, I felt very alone. And sad. On my discharge the nurses said that for a day patient I had had five visitors when most others only have one person who drops them off and picks them up. ‘Either you must be famous or very loved,’ they said. And I realized I was. Loved. By friends and by God. I thought I was alone, but I was not. And then I realized that even if I thought I stopped standing, I had not. Because as long as I believe in God, God keeps me upright. Upright as in standing. Thank You Lord, for everything.”  (Hong Kong) (posted 3/4/2015)
"Praise God for His faithfulness, and that He hears our cries. I'd been asking for some encouragement. God showed me that I was listening to the ten spies, the majority report, and not heeding His voice as it came through Caleb and Joshua. He reminded me that as He promised, He will fulfill. I praise Him that His time is perfect and that with God all things are possible." (Pennsylvania) (posted 8/28/2010)
"Like a lion coming up from Jordans thickets to a rich pastureland, I will chase Edom from its land in an instant. Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this? Who is like me and who can challenge me? And what shepherd can stand against me?" Jeremiah 49:19 (posted 3/18/2011)
“I want to thank the Lord foremost for allowing me to see a day where I can say ‘Look what the Lord has done!’ Having been in a place where my children and I have lost everything that we have ever owned, valued or held dear, due to the separation of my husband and I, I am happy to say that this past week we have been blessed with our own apartment. Since the day we got it the Lord has provided and is literally filling our new home with what we need. To God be the glory! He is more than able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you could think or imagine! Thank You Father!”  (Texas)  (posted 5/6/2013)
"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas) (posted 1/28/2011)
“The day after Christmas my spouse wanted to bring the OW to the festive meal with the relatives. I did not stop praying that we celebrate Christmas at home as a family and that we would go the next day without the OW to the siblings of my husband.  Just before Christmas, my daughter had to be hospitalized. She was released on Christmas Eve and we celebrated Christmas together as a family. My husband stayed in our home and went with me and the children to the family party the next day. PTL! In Jeremiah 52:31 we read how on the 25th of the 12th month Jehoiachin was freed from captivity. My Lord did the same on the 25th with my spouse.”  (Germany)   (posted 1/4/2013)

"Thank you for your prayers. My wife and I have been back together for ten months. We have areas that still need healing but we are both trusting in God and are in the scripture every day. Your ministry is such a blessing. When everyone else said to get over it and move on, you encouraged me and led me to the trust in the Lord."   (Washington State)

(posted 9/1/2006)
“My prodigal wife came back after four months. Praise the Lord. We talked through our issues that we had before and realized that with God it is so possible not to just correct our relationship, but also to be abundantly blessed as a family if we step up in faith to God and ask Him to help us. We are back on the right track and God is the only One who made it happen. He will perform miracles for those who love Him and believe in His greatness. Thank You Jesus.” (Vermont) (posted 8/5/2005)
"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you, Bob and Charlyne, for your uplifting messages and insight into the prodigal mind. He is now home and leading our family in worship and God has turned him into a mighty man of God. I just wanted to encourage all who are standing to never give up. God is faithful." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)
"Today my husband was suppose to pay for the divorce. Praise God, he didn't pay." (North Carolina) (posted 7/24/2009)
"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) (posted 1/30/2011)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9  (posted 6/24/2011)
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