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!



“A few years ago, my father asked my mother to leave the house.  She and I went and rented an apartment and we prayed every day for God to change his heart and to restored their marriage.  Nine months passed and my father came to us. Their marriage is restored! They are like new people, walking around like boyfriend and girlfriend.  My mama learned to zip her lips, and my father learned to love my mother unconditionally.  They are an example to follow.  Thanks be to God for the miracle. Even when the whole family said it was impossible, God made it possible. Today I wait for my restoration also and continue in the work for the Lord, waiting for the day that I can tell you my testimony of restoration.  Smile because Christ loves you and has much more to give you still, to you and your family.”  (Mexico) (posted 9/3/2013)

“In May, the Lord revealed to me through a dream that my husband would be back in my life after nine months. There was a false start in June, which was very painful, but it was not God's timing. Now, nine months later, our restoration is happening. There are still strongholds of lust, pride, idolatry, fear, and addiction, but God has brought us this far and I know He will continue to deliver us, according to His good purpose. To Christ be all the glory, we are nothing without Him.”  (Florida)

(posted 9/30/2013)
“Praise and glory to God Almighty! I had totally given up. I reminded God of His promise to me when I began my stand, before my husband left. He told me ‘Nobody is leaving.’ Two months later, my husband was gone, and my son had gone with him to the far country. Yesterday, my son decided to come and stay with me for an extended time! I am ecstatic that God has returned my son from my husband's far country! God does return sons and daughters and spouses from their exiles. Praise be to God! As a friend has said, 'One back home, one more to go.’”  (Arkansas) (posted 7/21/2013)
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:15-16 (posted 5/12/2011)
“After almost a year of no contact and my wife refusing to even answer an email, I gave up my stand. The circumstances seemed impossible and after months of faithfully praying for hours every day with zero progress, I just couldn't do it anymore. I unsubscribed to Charlyne Cares and decided to attempt to move on. I began to question if I was doing the right thing. So I prayed to God yesterday. I prayed that IF my wife was ever going to come home, to please just allow me some progress with her in the next day or two. I prayed that I would even accept driving by her and her waving as a form of progress since we've had zero contact. I haven't even seen her driving in all these months. Today it happened. That exactly. I drove by her and she waved. Crazy circumstances led me to even driving by her to begin with. Prayer answered. So today I am restarting my stand.”  (Kentucky)  (posted 9/3/2012)
"After almost a year of separation and divorce papers being filed, my spouse has returned home. To God be the glory. Nothing is impossible with Him." (Arkansas) (posted 2/12/2010)
“Things have looked so bleak for the restoration of my marriage, even after my prodigal started texting me every day, there were still OW to deal with. Last night I had a poetry reading to do. At the reading, I saw my husband standing outside the window. He stayed to watch me read and then came to my house with me. He allowed me to comfort him, and he slept for the first time in days. He told me two amazing things...that I am still one of the most beautiful women to him and that he misses our life together! He cried in repentance for how he treated me and said he's been lost for the last two years. I know the battle is not over, but God! Every single prayer and prophecy put forth since I've been standing has come true. I have been ready to give up many times, but I know the restoration of my marriage is on the way!”  (California) (posted 12/16/2013)
"Like others you're hearing from, I've been trying to avoid Christmas also, and I have been fairly successful at it. We, like many others, are having the worst Christmas blizzard in decades. For the first time in my life, I am spending Christmas completely alone, and without a single word of contact from my husband. Yet I'm not alone. My God, my Lord and Savior, is here with me. What in the human realm would seem to be the most dire of Christmases for me, the one utterly without hope and joy, I have hope and I have joy. In fact, I have greater peace this Christmas than I have ever had as an adult. Yesterday afternoon, as the blizzard was coming on, I went to church and simply sat in the Lord's presence and thanked him for all the blessings He has given me in this most difficult of years. This entire year, day after day, I have been petitioning him for an immediate and complete restoration of my marriage. But yesterday, I simply thanked Him. For in this acutely painful time, He has richly blessed me and sent me many people and graces and blessings. I know I am in His care, and that whatever happens with my marriage, I will be OK."  (Nebraska) (posted 12/25/2009)
"We are selling our home and had a contract but were waiting for the bank to approve. Our realtor told my spouse not to file for divorce until the house sells so there are not legal issues to disrupt the sale. This week the buyers decided to walk. This means it will take longer until my spouse can file. God is at work even thought my spouse doesn't know it. I gave the house and everything to God and I am waiting for His will to be done." (Tennessee) (posted 7/16/2010)
(posted 7/17/2009)
"From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do." Isaiah 46:11 (posted 1/10/2011)
“PTL! I'm giving praise to the Lord for what He has done. A month ago, I had to be rushed to the hospital, after passing out here at home. I had two cat scans, and the doctors didn't find what caused me to pass out, but did find some issues of concern. My first impression was to doubt. Every time I felt fear, God spoke to me about life, and living. I found peace in Him, and praised Him for my deliverance from the unknown. I went to another doctor for consultation. Prayer came from the doctor’s mouth!” (Florida) (posted 11/5/2011)

"Praise the Lord. After a year of separation, my prodigal has returned home. We still have much work to do, but the words of Jesus Christ rings within my heart, 'Peace be with you.' (John 20:19). Thank you Bob and Charlyne for standing for Jesus Christ not just in marriage, but in life." (Georgia)

(posted 9/14/2007)
“I requested prayer a few months back over my back, hip, and leg. I would like to report that I am doing wonderfully. Other than some occasional numbness in my leg I am healed! Praise God! I just wanted to take some time to thank everyone for your prayers and praise God for my healing! Still standing for healing in my marriage and I know in God’s time it will happen! Thank You Jesus!”  (Missouri)  (posted 6/23/2012)
"Do everything in love." I Corinthians 16:14 (posted 2/7/2009)
“Praise God! My covenant spouse told me he loves me very much. I just kept thanking God for His love and faithfulness. He has kept me through all this and He knew it would turn out for His glory. Thank you for proclaiming that God does heal marriages and divorce is not an option.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 1/19/2015)
“Thank You Father God so much for Your blessings to me. Thank you for this ministry that has helped in growing me in my journey. Father, thank You, praise You for my husband moving in with me and our children after separation and many trials and situations that You alone could turn around. Thank You Father for the work that You will complete in both of us until we are where You want us to be. Father, the greatest blessing was getting to know You and changing myself through this stage in my life, Thank You, for allowing me Your grace and mercy, for really blessing me and answering prayer, for being my peace giver and joy river in this time. I love You Lord and I am so grateful for You in my life and for my marriage and family. I pray for the other marriages depending on Your power. Lord, they are in Your hands and You know the plans You have. Praise Your Name O Lord! In Jesus Name, Amen. Psalm 66:1-4.” (South Africa) (posted 4/21/2014)
“I have been standing for many years. Thursday the judge stopped the foreclosure sale on my home of 23 years just 10 minutes before it was scheduled! (He loves the 11th hour!) My prodigal cannot do enough to help me get the house we will rent ready for me and the children to move into. He is paying for a lot of repairs and renovations. My prodigal niece, whom we raised, was standing next to me in church yesterday for the first time in 17 years! God is so faithful as He has promised to bring back ALL my prodigal family members! The others are on the way too!”  (Missouri)  (posted 8/27/2011)
“I was just in the hospital for several days and was watching TV as I waited in between procedures. One of ‘our’ favorite movies was on and I watched it nostalgically, thinking of my prodigal. Well just as I got ready to text him to mention that the movie was on, he called me. He knew I was going into the hospital, but this was the first time we'd talked while I was there. He was worried about me and said that he didn't want to lose me forever and that he would always love me. Then when we got ready to hang up he said, ‘I love you.’ I know in his mind it probably meant as a friend, but to me it meant more proof that God is really working on his heart, and that made me really happy.”  (Delaware)   (posted 5/18/2014)
"My husband filed for divorce and left our home in July. After going through months of a bitter divorce, I decided to pray that God would speak to my husband and I believed what Psalm 37 says; 'Do not fret.' A month ago, we started communicating about the kids and just talking. One weekend after he had the kids, he called to tell me that he missed his family and wanted to come home. He has moved back home and says that is the last time he will ever leave his family. In the past, my husband has moved out several times instead of facing problems and talking about issues. I have always believed marriage is for life and now my husband is developing that same belief." (Arkansas) (posted 1/28/2005)
"God has really been working in the last month. My husband accepted the Lord into his life. I know that our restoration will be here soon. Thank You, Lord." (Arizona) (posted 8/21/2009)
“I want to praise the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever. The Lord has been faithful to His promise and always answers my prayers. Recently my beloved told me that he realized the bad influence the OW had on him. Because of that he has separated not only from her but also from friends and relatives of hers. Although he is still blinded and deceived by the enemy, Lord is faithful. He told me it is finished. I´m standing on Isaiah 22:25. My suddenly is just around the corner! Standers keep praying and believing. The Lord always listens to our prayers and in due time we will reap what we´ve sown. PTL!!  (Dominican Republic)  (posted 5/6/2013)
“PTL! I just want to thank God for what He is doing in me through the separation and circumstances that I’m facing. My suddenly hasn’t happened yet, but I’ll continue to trust God and not by what I see or hear. It seems lately as if my spouse’s heart has been softened towards me and for that I give God praise. Stay encouraged sisters and brothers.”  (Florida)
(posted 7/24/2014)
This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be  rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy.So there is hope for your future,” declares the Lord. “Your children will return to their own land.”  Jeremiah 31:16-17 (posted 6/23/2012)
“I wrote to my covenant spouse after many, many years of divorce. We reconciled and communicated for a few months but I realized from his actions and lifestyle it was not appropriate to continue. I came across RMM and started fasting and praying and journaling, asking if I was to still stand. God spoke and gave me verses. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster, often asking God to take away my desire, but I was reminded of my marriage vows and that the salvation of my prodigal is more important. Isaiah 43:18-19 was one of many promises given. I recently got a text from my husband saying he is sorry for the pain he has caused. PTL! God really does do the impossible. I am praying for my whole family to be saved and believe for restoration. I just desire God to be glorified in this situation. God never stops working on the other side of the mountain.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 11/17/2014)
“PTL for all He has done and all He IS going to do. I started my stand a few months ago. The Lord brought me to RMM through another site. All the material you provide has helped me in my new journey with the Lord. I am standing firm even though my current circumstances may look grey. I am holding on tight to the Lord's promise on marriage restoration. My husband has recently started calling more during the day. He even shows up unexpectedly to see the kids. That IS the Holy Spirit touching his heart and God doing what He has promised. I have NO DOUBT the Lord will restore my marriage and make it better than before.”  (California) (posted 12/16/2013)
"God has put everything in order in His perfect time. I am so thankful for the victories I have experienced in my stand. In this year I have seen God answer so many of my prayers. God has opened lines of communication with my husband; we speak daily and go on dates. God has restored my relationship with my in-laws and my husband's relationship with my family. God has healed my heart to forgive the OW and love the non-covenant child he had with her. My student loan debt was lowered. I paid it and I'm opening my business. I thank God in advance for my husband's return home for I know it's near!”  (Florida) (posted 11/5/2011)
Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!  Psalm  66:5  (posted 6/25/2012)
"Praise Jesus, He is working to restore my marriage. After spending the morning in prayer, I called my wife and said simply, ‘I love you’ and hung up. Later she called and we had one of our best conversations since she left. I know that God is touching her heart and changing both me and her. Praise Jesus our Lord and Savior." (Washington) (posted 9/12/2008)
"My husband filed for divorce. I prayed and decided I could not sign the papers. We went to court today. The judge did not grant the divorce, but required a minute reconciliation conference. I was able to share with my husband that God is going to rebuild our marriage, and that I will be waiting for him forever. I told him I loved him. I know God is going to rebuild what was destroyed." (Kentucky) (posted 4/16/2010)
“After feeling a little discouraged this past weekend, I turned to Christian television programs to help me cope. To my surprise, there were two separate lessons being taught and they both were on the prodigal son. Praise the Lord.”  (Florida) (posted 9/30/2013)
"I am still standing. I believe this is God’s will. He gave me James 5:7-8. I believe in my heart that God is telling me to be patient." (Florida) (posted 9/12/2008)
“Our mediation is scheduled for next week and I received a questionnaire that has to be completed prior to going. After finishing it, I felt uneasy and concerned about the things that would have to be discussed. I'm trying to keep my lips zipped at all times, and don't want to say the wrong things during the meeting. This will be very tricky, so as I have done so many times since my stand began, I asked the Lord to encourage me from His Word. I flipped right to Jeremiah 1:17-19 and it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear! Praise God that He is with us through ALL of this!”  (Florida)  (posted 3/4/2013)

“My Mom is a petite elder today but was a mighty warrior in her child rearing years. She came from Haiti and entered the United States knowing none of the English language and had never worked before. She quickly begin waitressing for a short time and later on did housekeeping for over 30 years. After having three small children, our dad left us. Since she did not know anything about divorce or cultural expectations about the desperately needed child support, we often missed out on birthday gifts, concerts, extras, movies, etc. However, the Lord kept us and we never went hungry or without shelter or food. Mama never got her hair or her nails done. On the weekends she washed her work clothes by hand in the bathtub so that they would last longer. That way, she could buy the things that we needed. She never had more than five outfits and a couple of pairs of shoes for as long as I can remember. We always felt loved and wanted. God was always on our side. Happy Mother's Day”  (Florida)

(posted 5/9/2013)
“God has been so good to me and my kids. He allowed my husband to spend three days during the holidays with us. I am so very grateful. God has been providing for me and my children in unbelievable ways. I will continue to trust God to bring my husband to Him and restore our broken marriage. There is nothing too big for God to do.”  (Jamaica) (posted 1/19/2015)

"My prodigal came over for Thanksgiving with such a humble spirit. I know God is touching him. God allowed me to see this change in my prodigal. Praise be to God." (South Dakota)

(posted 11/14/2012)
"Today I should be celebrating our anniversary. Instead of getting down about it, I am going to celebrate two years of standing in faith that God will restore my marriage. It was this month two years ago that I changed gears and told my lawyer I couldn't go through with the divorce and began fighting for my marriage. Thank You, Lord, for the promises in Your Word that gives me the strength to go on." (Mississippi) (posted 6/18/2010)
“I have been following this ministry for several months and you have been for my life a complete blessing. Although we have been divorced for over a year, my husband is always attentive to our needs, and on his days off he spends them with us. I am standing firm, and will continue in waiting for my miracle. God promised me restoration, and He is faithful! Praise the Lord!”  (Rhode Island)  (posted 1/29/2012)
  …The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.  Psalm 146:7b-8 (posted 12/30/2011)
“It has been a good week watching what God has been doing on the other side of my mountain. My wife has been more invested in the kids than she has been in a long time. I know this is God working on her heart. She also has had very friendly conversations with me when she comes over. I did see the enemy do some work to pull her back but I know God will use it to His advantage. I have been working very hard at staying out of God’s way so He can do His perfect work in her. PTL! It’s only a matter of time.”  (California) (posted 11/3/2014)
“After standing for a couple of years, my wife called to ask to meet with me. She began crying and asked me if I had given up on her. I told her that I would never give up on her. She told me that she wishes to be obedient to God and wants to come home. A week prior to this, I was discouraged and praying when God gave mePsalm 46:5. God is in the midst of her(my wife), she shall not be shaken, God shall help her, just at the turning of the morning. (NKJ). On Bob and Charlyne's anniversary, my wife met with our children to tell them that she is ready to come home. Thank You, Lord, for teaching me how to trust You. Thank you, Charlyne (and Bob) for showing me the way and teaching me how to pray. I am a ministry partner with you for life.” (Pennsylvania)  (posted 7/20/2012)
“I had been praying and fasting for my husband to seek the Lord, and on Easter Sunday I was so surprised when my husband met me and kids at church. The next day he mentioned he would like to keep attending church regularly. The Lord is calling him by name. Praise The Lord.”  (Texas) (posted 4/28/2014)
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.  Romans 13:8  (posted 8/24/2012)
“I asked my prodigal husband if he wanted to go to church with me and he said not yet. Praise God for the ‘yet.’ I pray the personalized scriptures from RMM and I see God moving. I fostered a dog. When my husband came to meet her, she snapped at him and tore his pants. He was very kind and his temper was gone! In an apology text I expressed my love for him and for how he handled himself and he thanked me. The situation softened his heart. He knows I am patiently standing and he says he is still going through his process. He says nothing is happening with the divorce right now. The OW must be gone or that wouldn't be the case and he wouldn't be coming to see me. Two of the three things I prayed for have happened - no divorce and no OW. As I wait for my husband to come home, I know God is continuing to work on me. I realize I didn't know how to love my husband, or myself, until I loved God. It's all for His glory!” (Arizona) (posted 10/30/2014)
"I prayed seeking a sign reassuring me that changes were taking place in my wife's heart. Last evening we had a shower. Then the sun reappeared producing a perfect rainbow. I felt God was telling me that the covenant marriage vows my wife and I took before Him were important to Him." (Texas) (posted 7/11/2008)

The movie 'Fireproof' was amazing. I have seen it three times. It was incredible and significantly changed they way I looked at my marital situation. I gained a better understanding of what God means by the word 'love.' (Pennsylvania)

(posted 12/5/2008)
"Thanks to God, my husband and I restored our marriage. My intention was to divorce him for infidelity and abandoning me with two children. In a desperate search to save my marriage, the Lord led me to your web site. (posted 11/20/2004)
“When my husband first left, I was feeling so bad that I didn't want to continue living. But then I came to the Lord and now I have peace and tranquility, thanks to God. In this time I have learned to love and value my husband with all my heart. I feel new, cleaner and renewed. Every night I pray for my precious husband and for the whole family. I have noticed small miracles in my husband. Thank You Lord, that you hate divorce and love families. I know that my family is under your protection. I will continue waiting for the return of my husband. Meanwhile transform me into the woman, daughter, wife and mother worthy of You”  (Ecuador)  (posted 10/29/2012)
"Praise God, Tuesday afternoon my prodigal and I were remarried. I know what He has done for me, He will do for others. I will be standing for the rest of my life and praying a hedge over my husband and our family. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your work." (Florida) (posted 7/13/2006)
"I received a packet from you that included a strip of stickers that match the new billboard. I set them aside next to the computer. My husband saw the stickers and it struck him that even though he never moved out physically, he hasn't been home with the kids and I mentally or spiritually in a long time. He said those stickers made a huge impact on him and he felt so much regret. I praise God for His timely touches in our lives." (Pennsylvania)(A PS from Pompano-We are praising the Lord for how He is using the simple "Honey Come Home" message." (posted 7/17/2009)
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