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!



"Two days ago my pastor/husband, who has been gone for years and had filed for divorce, came to my home from hours away. He apologized for all the hurt and pain he has caused. He is working on issues in his life and getting right with God. He then went to our children and told them he was sorry. God is working." (California)
"This past Sunday I asked God to tell spouses to go home. At the end of the service my pastor said he felt the need to pray for marriages in our church and told anyone who had left home to go back to their spouse and children. I about jumped out of the pew. God answered my prayer down to the last word. Praise the Lord." (Ohio)
“PTL, my husband traveled a long journey to be with me and our son since our son was going through surgery. We had time to play games as a family while waiting for our son to be called. We went home as a family and had dinner together. The Lord touched my husband; he asked our son to pray for him and he did just that PTL! Before that event I asked the Lord for a scripture and I was shown 2 Chronicles 9 about the Queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon. The following morning a friend sent me the same scripture by e-mail; that was no coincidence. I believe the restoration of our marriage will be a wonder to many for they will see the glorious powerful hand of the Lord. Let us continue to pray, and seek for wisdom from the Lord. Greater things are coming for standers and their families. Restoration is coming soon!”  (United Kingdom) 
My divorce hearing was last week. When his attorney was talking, my husband and I kept complimenting one another instead of attacking each other. At the end, I hugged him and his mom. His attorney was amazed and hugged me as we were leaving. My husband and I had little contact prior to the hearing and I thought his heart was stone. I was able to see just how broken he was. Everyone in the courtroom saw God at work and He will restore." (Maryland)
"Praise God, my husband is on the way home. If God had not kept nudging me I would have divorced my husband by what he was doing in the natural. It wasn't until he moved out months ago that God finally got hold of me and I could finally, clearly hear Him. As sure as I was that I was going to divorce, I suddenly became just as sure that I would stand. Two weeks ago my husband asked me out. We spent the entire weekend together. He is talking about moving back home and saying he knows more every day that he needs to be home with his family. God's Word never returns void." (Georgia)
Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.  Joshua 21:45 

"It took a while, standing on God's promise and going through a divorce that just truly sucked the life out of me, but I stood on Hebrews 11:1; 'Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.' I prayed day and night, and finally God found the perfect time. My wife is coming home this weekend to stay, and yes, a marriage will be coming soon. Praise God for all His mercy." (Louisiana)

"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?" 2 Samuel 22:31-31
“Today would have been my 20th wedding anniversary. I prayed for my husband to contact me, as I have not heard much from him. With the exception of last year, he always lets me know that he's thinking of me. Today he said he did not forget, and that this day is in his head and his heart, and very special to him! Thank You, Lord!”  (Florida) 
"I have been praying for the healing of our marriage even before my wife had it legally annulled. I was listening to Charlyne's CD 'What to Do When Your Spouse Comes Home' in my car as I pulled into my driveway. In the road directly across from my driveway was a small moving truck. I had never seen this moving truck before, no one in our neighborhood was moving, and it was not in front of anyone else's house. It soon left, but God used it to get me ready for what I was listening to on the CD - my wife's return!" (Florida)
"The Lord led me to ask my absent husband to pray aloud with me about a tough family situation. This was the third time in recent months that he agreed to take that lead, and for a third time, it was a blessing for both of us. God is faithfully reminding my husband of who he is in Christ." (Illinois)

"My husband and I are together again. God said to me through His Word  and to my heart that He would do it, and now God has been faithful to me. My marriage is better than ever." (Barbados)

"My husband and I remarried. We were divorced six weeks when we remarried. Our separation was horrific. I lost my job and had major health problems, but God provided. Hearing some of the turmoil and struggles that my husband went through, I knew each one was God's piercing of his heart. Don't give up. Stand firm. God is our Healer." (South Carolina)

"I came home after work one day to a note from my husband telling me that he didn't love me any more and that he had moved out. Somehow God has been working miracles behind the scenes in drastic measure I woke up this morning just before my alarm was going to go off. I had this feeling of someone watching me. I opened my eyes and there was this man staring down at me-my husband! He was crying as he handed me a letter of apology. He said he couldn't say everything out loud without breaking down into tears so he took the time to type it all out for me to read. He asked me if he could come back home again. He said the worst weekend of his life was Thanksgiving weekend and he never wanted to relive that or any other holiday without me and our daughters again. I was in complete shock. God does answer prayer, He does move mountains, and He does it mostly behind the scenes in a way that we aren't even aware of. Thank you God for answering prayer." (Oregon)
“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) 
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.  Psalm 18:6

"As I was on the way to Thanksgiving dinner, I was listening to Christmas music and missing my wife. Just as I was asking the Lord what am I to do, He answered with a Covenant Transport truck that came into view at that moment. After returning home, I found that my wife had emailed Thanksgiving wishes. God is always faithful and good." (Texas)

“PTL! Our Father which art in Heaven! Yes, He has been working in our marriage. My husband and I have been separated for some years. We talk everyday and God’s divine healing hands are on my husband’s heart. My husband texted me to tell me good night, using the nickname he gave me many years ago, and we have been dating. To God be the glory. Don’t give up on God, He won’t give up on you. Wait on the Lord. Psalm 40:1 (NKJV) I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. The smallest things mean so much. God is in control. He loves you, your spouse and children. Be encouraged!” (Georgia)
“I am still walking this out but it is in God’s hands. I don’t hear much from the other side these days and yes, a marriage license was applied for on that other side this week…but God. Having been abruptly left with little to build a life with financially, it has been a walk of faith. God opened a door and I have been working at a job I enjoy so much, as well as the provision it provides. The drama on the other side can play itself out, while I in turn will pray for them and walk in the blessings of trust. The Master’s got this!”  (Oklahoma)
"I've been reading about tithing and it seemed that every scripture about it in the Bible jumped out at me. I had also been struggling financially. I decided to put a check for 10% of my earnings in the offering plate at church. A week and a half later, a new friend handed me the amount ten-fold back in cash and said it was so that I would have a nest egg during my journey. Thank You God." (Texas) (A PS from Pompano - Please remember that we do not give to get more. We give our tithe and offering out of obedience to God. But when we do He meets our needs.)
“To God be the glory! I am a prodigal who is now a stander. For many years I lived my life my way, which resulted in trampling and destroying my wife. Last year my wife asked me to leave the home. I see now this was God’s will. He has reconciled Himself to me, removed my heart of stone and replaced it with a heart of flesh. Jesus is showing me amazing things, transforming me, preparing me and He is my life now.(Ezekiel 40:4) Even though my wife wants a divorce, I know from the verses God has given me (Jeremiah 29:10-14), our marriage will be restored. This past weekend, I got to drop our girls off at the house and have a good conversation with my wife. God is working on the other side of the mountain! Do not give up! God is faithful to all His promises. Keep praying, fasting and standing firm! I know my suddenly is coming soon."  (Pennsylvania)
"My husband, who is a non believer, has taken a religion class online. He had to interview a pastor and chose our church. The pastor also used my husband as a reference during his sermon. God is so good." (Oregon)
"Last week out of the blue my husband wanted to have family night every week with me and the children. He is still in a relationship, but I see the hand of God. The funny thing is he calls and reminds me about the family night. Hallelujah." (Michigan)
"I was told my wife was marrying the other guy. God blessed me and comforted me through His Word many times in the past four days. He confirmed something big is coming. I pray He will put an end to this proposed legalized adultery." (California)
“Praise God for He has restored our marriage. My husband demanded a divorce. I was devastated. I was a new believer and I couldn't grasp what was happening to my life. God was telling me to let my husband go. He also told me that the generations of divorce would end now. I was confused and cried out to God. God led me here, to RMM, and I never looked back. I submitted everything to the Lord. He worked on me and showed me things that I needed to change. God softened my heart towards my husband and cleansed my heart of unforgiveness. God continued His work in me and a few months later, my husband returned home. I encourage all standers to listen to the Lord and concentrate on fixing themselves and allow the Lord to fix our prodigals. He is so very faithful, even when our spouses are not.Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8.”  (Ohio)
"A few days ago, I was moved to write a quick, but loving email to my wife. She usually does not respond. This morning at church I prayed, asking for God to give me confirmation that I am on the right track by standing. Three hours after that prayer, my wife wrote back, thanking me for the email. Once again, my prayer was answered, as have been many such prayers." (California)
"The war put a huge strain on our marriage, but more than the stress of me being gone, was the strain on the relationship when I returned home. I have been in a wrestling match with God, but I feel like I am finally becoming the kind of man He wants me to be. God has given me a supportive church community, sobered me up, and He has softened my heart of anger towards Him. I pray one day I will remarry my now divorced wife. Until then, I am standing and trusting Him." (Maryland)
“Thanks to the Lord for the strength to continue my stand for the Lord to change my wife's heart and restore our marriage and family. I have just recently engraved my wedding ring with ‘Till death do us part. So help me God’ in response to Deuteronomy 23:21. Thanks to RMM and for how the daily devotions help reveal the Lord's reality for the permanence of marriage and the importance of not throwing away our vows.” (Florida)
"I saw my prodigal for the first time in this new year because I had to take some mail to him. I prayed for God to show me the work He is doing on my prodigal's heart. By the grace of God's mercy, my prodigal admitted in our conversation that he misses me! We serve an awesome God!" (Kentucky)
"I just want to give God praise and honor for standing with me. I don't know why, but he has kept His hand upon my family, including my prodigal, and through our years of separation. The peace that surpasses all understanding has been mine since He stopped the divorce last summer and I give Him all the Glory!! Times of struggle have come, but God is so faithful and restores me every time. For anyone thinking of giving up, go to God and let Him fill you afresh with His Spirit. And trust in Him with all your heart." (New Jersey)
"My husband filed for divorce. Before our settlement trial, he entered in a judgment to finalize the divorce. It was recorded on our anniversary. I was crushed. After discussing it with my legal aid, we were able to come before the judge and show that the judgment was entered falsely. The judge overthrew the judgement. The Lord thwarted the plans of the enemy." (California)
“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) 

"The checklist for standers you sent out in "Charlyne Cares" is excellent advice. As I read it, God showed me that even with my marriage restored, and in spite of all our problems, I still need to abide by these words of advice on this checklist. Many marriages are broken up because the spouse did not heed to the advice on the checklist and got into a relationship that caused a divorce. The Internet is a dangerous place where the enemy likes to prey on those with troubled marriages and on standers. Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries for this checklist that I needed to be reminded of." (Arizona)

"My prodigal asked me to bring the kids to see him on a business trip, which also fell on our anniversary. I knew that wasn't a coincidence. I didn't have the money to go but I felt God telling me to step out in faith and trust Him like the priests who stepped in the Jordan river before God parted it. So we got in the car and went with only a small amount of cash. Nothing is too hard for our Lord! My prodigal paid for everything just because he wanted to. Thank You, Jesus, my Jehovah Jireh!"  (Ohio) 
“PTL! My husband's heart was softened by the Lord Almighty. After telling me he didn't love me, it was over, he made it back home after many months of barely any communication. When I truly let go and gave it to God, he started sending me texts that he missed me and then he spent weekends overnight and now has been home ever since. I always declared Proverbs 19:21Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed (in my marriage, family and ministry). Thank God His Word does not return void when we declare it.”  (Texas)  
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  Ecclesiastes 3:11
“My spouse and I celebrated our son’s first birthday together at her parents’ house. It was the greatest time that we shared together in over a year. I cannot see indication of her heart softening, yet I do not know what is happening on the other side of the mountain. I do know that God is working. As I left, I felt so good inside knowing that my commitment needs to be to God only for right now. He will take care of my spouse because he made her heart. This stand has taught me that I have to have unconditional love for my wife.”  (Tennessee) 
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.  Proverbs 21:30 
“God is good! After persistent prayer and fasting, my husband and the OW had set a second marital date. That date once again fell through. We don't know what is going on behind the scenes, but the Lord does. My children and I are continuing to trust Jesus Christ for my husband's Holy shame and Godly sorrow!”  (California) 
"I had a recent court date and my husband's attorney did not show up. My attorney asked the judge to rescind the court date. This is the second court date that has been changed. This was during a fast. To God be the glory." (Georgia)
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”  Isaiah 43:2
"I give testimony that God works even when I can't see it and praise Him for what He has planned for our family. We have been separated for years. My husband has accepted a new job and made the decision that we all will go there--as a family. I praise God for His timing, and that by His strength and the prayers of many, I didn't give up my stand. Psalm 62:5 "My soul, wait though only on God; for my expectation is from Him." (Virginia)
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.  The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Exodus 13:13-14 

“Praise be to God! After several years of being separated and standing all this time believing God for a miracle, glory to God, my miracle is done. He wants to come home. Thank you, Holy Spirit for speaking through this ministry. I open my arms in praise because I know this was a miracle.”  (Dominican Republic) 

“My patience and prayers have been answered.  Thanks to God, the support of your group and the strength from God to remain patient, tolerant and loving toward my ex-wife, we remarried in our parish church in February, on our original wedding date. Our divorce was final in June of last year and by November my ex wanted to cut off any further contact. Then miraculously, only days later, she was moved to return and wished to put our marriage back together. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Praise the Lord our marriage has been restored.”  (Michigan) 
“Thanks be to God who put His eyes on me, because when I needed Him the most He comforted me. My husband left me and went to live with the OW. But I give thanks for this trial that brought me to know the Lord. You see, my husband is a Christian, I was not, and he was always inviting me to church but I never wanted to go until he finally stopped seeking the Lord. The Lord used lots of people until I understood how bad I was. Now my refuge is the Lord and also for my family in everything for our lives. Now we have 18 months together and we are fine, thanks to God. I believe in His promises, and eat of the fresh Bread of Life that is His Word. If you are going through tough circumstances, trust in the Lord. He is the best counselor, and He is the one in control of you and your children. He is the Father and He disciplines His children with love.” (Mexico) 
“Because of some unforeseen events, I went to Watch Night service at a church I had visited only once before. The theme was, ‘2014 - The Year of Restoration,’ and the verse was Joel 2:25. In the middle of the message, the pastor turned to me, called my name and said, ‘God said that He will restore your marriage.’ I talked with the pastor later and he told me how God had put that on his heart even before he left his home that evening and how he was ‘surprised’ to see me walk in that night considering I had been there only one time before. He said that God clearly spoke to him and told him to pronounce that at that moment. Later, I got some upsetting information, however, I still have to BELIEVE and hold on to God's promise. It isn't easy and sometimes I get discouraged. However I know that God is not a liar and it will come to pass in its appointed time. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight. Keep praying, keep believing and keep trusting Him alone.”  (Georgia)
“PTL! I had submitted our court date. My spouse has been pushing for divorce intently but God did the unthinkable. The judge did not show up and the dates now have to be rescheduled. Don’t give up. God hears your prayer and shall surely do above your expectations. This has reignited my passion for standing.” (Botswana)

“God has done so much for us in the past six years since my husband came home. I can't even name everything but He knows in my heart I praise Him for it all. I just wanted to publicly give Him praise for bringing us through many storms and always being there even though I do not deserve it at all. Thank You Lord.”  (Oregon)

“My husband, daughter and I have spent the holidays together. Now we are looking for a house to live in together. I pray every day for my husband to receive Christ in his heart. I feel he has a very big call to youth and families. I remain faithful, standing in the gap to see my marriage fully restored emotionally, physically and spiritually. I give glory to God, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to continue transforming lives around the world.”  (Ecuador) 

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