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!



"I praise our Lord Jesus Christ, because after eight months of separation my wife told me to reunite again. The Lord is good. We are going to renew our wedding vows soon." (New York) (posted 11/20/2004)
“‘Rejoice in the Lord Almighty, and again I say rejoice.’ Philippians 4:4.When I was rejoicing yesterday, this is what came to mind. Blessed is she who has believed what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.' Luke1:45. I got a full time job from the same school that laid me off two months ago for another part-time position due to their financial stress. The job is the pick of all the financial blessings God has been sending my way since my beloved moved out. God kept giving me the color purple, meaning royalty and wealth, right before these blessings started pouring out. I asked Him at that time if my first ever full time job was on the way. It has arrived and my loving Lord has everything to do with it. He gave me Isaiah 54, then 60 and tonight my son decided he was going to read Psalm 30. These plus many other signs tell me that my prodigal’s return is right around the corner. ‘Praise the Lord of my soul.’”  (Louisiana)  (posted 8/13/2012)
"Today my book order arrived. I asked the postal carrier who it was from which led to a conversation about marriage. I even asked him if he believed in God. We chatted about faith. God used my stand for ministering to a stranger." (Canada) (posted 8/7/2009)
“I am standing for a second time for my marriage and have grown so much and learned so much about our Lord. I never took fasting seriously but I cried out to God and he gave me Isaiah 58 and taught me about fasting as I cried out to Him ‘Lord what should I do?’ Praise God, my husband spent the whole weekend with us and went to church with us on Sunday!”  (California)  (posted 10/8/2012)
“My husband left me some years ago. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries in searching for some help. I have been praying since then. The glory is for my Jesus! I always pray for God to break each of my husband’s wrong relationships and every time God answers and does miracles. God is in control of my marriage restoration and I know it will happen in His perfect time. Thank You my Lord, only You can save my home.”  (Puerto Rico)   (posted 8/3/2013)
“From the beginning of separation, before I knew the term standing, I prayed for my spouse's return to faith in Christ and to our marriage. Then for a time I prayed for indifference, because nothing appeared to be changing and loving my husband hurt deeply. But God told me that prayer and love cannot be separated. Except for occasional moments of doubt, I have always believed my prayers would be answered. It was lonely until I stumbled across this ministry a couple of years ago. Charlyne Cares has encouraged me when even my closest confidantes told me to give up. My Lord Jesus has provided and given me peace through many difficulties, including joblessness and family turmoil. He has revealed sin areas in my life and continues to purify me. I would never have chosen this path for myself, but I praise God for giving me the grace to submit to His holy will during this time. He has recently revealed my prodigal is tired and looking home. I am filled with expectant hope in Christ Jesus!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 1/7/2013)
"My husband and I had not spoken or seen one another in almost a year. He had not been seeing our children. I gave up because I was weak, but God didn’t take His promise from my heart. God picked me back up, and I began praying for my marriage again. Praise God this past weekend, my husband, our children and myself had a wonderful day at the park. God is good." (Florida) (posted 3/13/2009)
“God has many names because He is many things. This past week alone: He was my victorious advocate during mediation, my provider when He met my financial and housing needs, my helper and strength when I felt I couldn’t go on, my husband and father to my child when we felt lonely, my hope when He showed me a Swift Truck right when I was questioning the struggles, and so on. He has done great things! Matthew 19:26. Thank You God, for everything.”  (Florida) (posted 10/30/2014)

“After several years of standing for my wife to come home, two weeks ago she texted me saying she couldn't do it anymore by herself. My suddenly has happened. We are now planning on getting remarried in February of next year. I am still in awe at God's power. I had given up towards the end and started to try to move on with another woman but God wouldn't allow it. I tried but God told me, ‘What makes you think I'm going to give you more or less than what I already promised you.’ Now we are doing great and there is blessing every step of the way. We have a long ways to go and, as she said, a lot of catching up to do. God is so wonderful and gracious. Please never give up standers. You never know when your suddenly will come. Stay faithful and wait on God. Make Him your spouse as you await the arrival of your broken spouse. God will restore if you just wait on Him. Thank you RMM for all your support and help. May God continue to use you in a mighty way like He has in my life. God bless!”  (Louisiana)

(posted 9/24/2012)
Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll - are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise -  in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?   Psalm 56:8-11 (posted 5/12/2011)
“I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. Then you will know that I am the LORD.”  Ezekiel 13:21  (posted 12/20/2011)

"I received my first Valentine's Card in years. It thanked me for being patient and promised that we'll live happily ever after. I know God will bring my husband back home soon." (California)

(posted 2/12/2013)
“I am thanking God my husband, who left home three years ago, came home last night for my son's birthday dinner. I sent him an invitation to dinner to which he did not respond but we believe the Holy Spirit prompted him to come. I saw him after a whole year and although I broke down with a heavy heart later, I rejoice that God will bring him back in His time not mine. I have been standing for restoration of my marriage for several years, supported by your ministry and held together by God. I believe that nothing is impossible for our God. Although my marriage seems dead, He is a God who restores and raises from the dead. Thank you Charlyne and everyone at RMM for teaching the Word of God uncompromisingly and encouraging every stander to believe in our God who never fails.”  (Australia) (posted 12/7/2012)
“God blocked my husband and attorney’s attempt to enter judgment for divorce without my signature. Have to return to court in a few weeks. More negotiation time!”  (California)  (posted 5/16/2013)
"He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." 2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (posted 5/29/2009)
“I’ve been a stander for what I consider a long time, but Charlyne always says don’t look at the calendar. I have been praying for some time now, asking the Lord to remove the OW, but as I prayed just yesterday I asked the Lord to speak to me about what I was doing wrong, and He did. I opened my devotional this morning and the topic was repentance. The Lord spoke clearly that I need to pray for my husband’s repentance; that when the Holy Spirit stirs him, it will not be his relationship with others that will bother him, but his relationship with God. The devotional also included Galatians 4:19. My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you.  As the Apostle Paul labored, so I will stand until Christ is formed in my spouse.”  (California) (posted 12/11/2014)
But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3a (posted 9/19/2014)
"I asked God to show me the work being done in my husband. This week my husband called me." (Pennsylvania) (posted 8/8/2008)
“This weekend my husband picked up our son and me up from the airport as we were visiting family from out of town and he happened to be working In that same state a few hours away. I booked a hotel for our family per my husband’s request so we could spend time together. PTL, our son was able to fall asleep in his daddy's arm for the first time in over a year and my husband and I spent time together as husband and wife. He is not telling me he is coming home but God will have the final say He directs my husband’s heart like a water course. God have me this tonight - For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) Standers, trust God for He is faithful” (New York) (posted 9/29/2014)
  Hallelujah! Praise God! What He had promised to me in the beginning of this year has come to be fulfilled. My husband is home! After a dramatic and very painful time apart we are now in our new home together. There are still battles in the heavenlies and the restoration is just getting started, but God has shown His faithfulness. God confirmed what He had done by leading me to two different verses from His Word, Jeremiah 29:10-12 and 2 Samuel 7:21-23! All Glory to God! Jesus is the bright Morning Star who has brought my beloved home. God still performs His miracles.”  (Malaysia)  (posted 10/29/2012)
"My prodigal returned home some time ago. He is still fighting addictions and has not accepted Christ as his Savior yet. This past week I looked in the bedroom saw my husband on his knees by the bed. When I entered the room he was crying like a baby and asked me to pray for him. He will be saved soon." (Florida) (posted 5/28/2010)
"My wonderful wife has broken up with the other man. She is turning to me for consolation as God teaches me, the slow learner, what real unconditional love is about. He has given me a love for the other man that makes no sense in the natural. What a blessing it will be to receive His peace when she gives it all to Him." (State Removed) (posted 7/4/2008)
"For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones...Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse." Proverbs 2:8,12 (posted 6/18/2010)
“Finally my turn to add a praise report regarding my stand. After almost 11 years , my ‘husband’ finally said SORRY to me via a text message last night. I am still stunned. I replied and thanked him and said that I forgave him years ago by the grace of God and that I continue to pray for him....and asked him to never doubt my stand. GLORY TO GOD. I trust my suddenly will come soon.”  (Australia)  (posted 1/7/2013)
"Praise God, my prodigal came hom.  One year ago, New Year's eve, I prayed for direction from God. He told me to prepare my house for my husband. I made the decision to stand for our marriage right then and there. The holidays were hard.  My husband did spend Christmas with me and the kids. Then this year, right after New Year's, he called and asked if he could come to the house. I said he was always welcome. He wanted to come home. He's been home since and I praise God for His perfect timing. Yesterday was my birthday and my husband gave me a card, thanking me for loving him through all of this.  He said that just makes him love me more. I know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but with God's help, we can do it. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for the daily email to keep my focus where it needed to be-on God.  He really does heal hurting marriages."  (Pennsylvania)
(posted 1/26/2007)
“Since my separation from my husband, I have been living with my adult daughter. I prayed that God would allow me to have my own apartment. He provided me with a sweet place and all utilities are included in the rent. PS – I keep the front porch light on in case my suddenly happens.”  (Ohio) (posted 12/16/2014)
“I divorced my husband and listened to friends who said I deserved better. Immediately, I felt so overwhelmed with guilt. But he was very angry and didn’t want to reconcile with me. He eventually found someone else. During this time I came across this website and started praying for my husband. My husband returned to me this Christmas. We are getting remarried next month. What an awesome God we serve. So don't give up. God is in control.”  (Florida)  (posted 1/28/2013)
"God is moving mountains and softening my husband’s heart. My husband is beginning to show concern to me. I thank GOD for his grace for me to stand in the gap for our marriage and to be the wife He wants me to be." (Singapore) (posted 1/30/2009)

“My husband left home several months ago. I have been working on my relationship with God and have found a great peace. Praise the Lord that many prayers have been answered in the last few days. I am going to pray that my husband and all prodigals will come to church this Easter Sunday and hear the message of hope and understand it like never before.” (Tennessee)

(posted 3/8/2012)
“I have been most encouraged to read in Restored Marriages of a couple remarried after nine years of separation and divorce. It has re-affirmed my resolve that no matter how I'm feeling, no matter what my spouse does, says or does not say, I am and will be living within the covenant of our marriage. To God be the glory, great things He has done. The ransomed of the Lord will return... Isaiah 51:11.”  (England) (posted 7/15/2013)
"I asked my husband to pick up his car the weekend after Memorial day, but he showed up on Memorial day. When I asked why he said he thought I said this day because it was the anniversary of the day we met and he was worried I was lonely. I know God is sending my husband messages to come home." (Connecticut) (posted 5/29/2009)

"Our divorce is gone. Thursday morning the same judge who pronounced our marriage dead years ago, signed papers to vacate the divorce. She happily announced it is as if the divorce never happened. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives us the victory. Thank You Lord for the grace to stand. Thank You Lord for restoring our family. Thank You Lord for the plans You have for us. Thank You Lord for creating Rejoice Marriage Ministries, providing Bob and Charlyne as Your hands, heart, and voice to care for us, love us, and mentor us as we stand for our marriages. May my husband and I be faithful and moldable in Your Hands as our marriage is restored."  (Oklahoma)

(posted 3/30/2007)
“It has been a few month since my husband left home and every time we have the opportunity to talk we always argue. I asked the Lord with all my faith to give me a sign if I should stand in the gap for the restoration of my marriage. The following week my husband call me and asked for forgiveness for everything that he had done in the past. This weekend we are going to spend it together with our children to celebrate Father’s Day. I have faith in God that He is going to save my marriage. Trust in Him; He has the last word in everything. Blessed be the Lord!”  (Ecuador)  (posted 6/19/2012)
“I am grateful for the growth and teaching I have received from God since my stand. I pray, read the Word and fast. It is a miracle that my prodigal has started to visit me and our child several times a month. Previously we were not on talking terms. I am learning to forgive even when it hurts. My role model, Jesus Christ, said forgive them Father even whilst they were nailing him to the cross. I submit to my prodigal -cooking, cleaning, serving, listening - and I also pray for him . It is hard because he still lives with the OW. I thank the Lord for His Word in Ephesians 5: 22.”  (United Kingdom)  (posted 8/8/2012)
“The longer I stand the more amazed I am at God's blessings and power and how mightily He moves in my life when I let go. Due to uncertain job circumstances and plans to return to school, I prayed about selling my house. After prayer and fasting I listed the house. Only 48 hours after listing and three showings, we received two good offers. Only God could do this! What is more important is that I have a chance to start anew. My prodigal and I disagreed about the house when I willfully pushed ahead and bought it on my own. My lack of respect for his opinions and leadership and my stubborn independence created a mess that only God could fix. Amazing things happen when I submit to the Lord's leading. Thank You Papa.”  (Minnesota)  (posted 8/8/2012)
“I have been so encouraged by RMM and by all the scriptures and the testimonies. I have had many days when I just want to give up but God has shown me so many signs. I see Covenant Transport trucks and Swift trucks and PTL trucks on days that I don't even know how I am getting through the day. I know that God is faithful and that it is in His time. I am trusting that my husband will seek the Lord and return home.” (Texas)  (posted 5/12/2012)
“God told me from the beginning that I am to stand for my spouse and my marriage forever. I have been praying for God to move my mountains. Today I saw a glimmer of hope. My spouse texted me an early Happy Birthday and said he was sorry for everything and that he has a lot going on in his mind and heart. I can see God moving my mountain of circumstances. Praise be to the glory of God. He is faithful, a loving and just God.”  (Florida) (posted 8/11/2014)
“I had a wonderful time with my husband yesterday. We spent the entire day together and it felt like old times. Although I was sad to see him go, I know that he will soon return for good, never to leave again. All praise and glory to God!”  (Georgia)  (posted 10/23/2011)
“I’ve been standing for my wife for several months. The Lord prompted me to reach out to other men in our congregation and led me to two men whose wives were in the far country, just like mine. I told them that I would stand in the gap for all of us. After just a couple of weeks, the first of the guys told me that his wife told him that she wanted to work on restoring their marriage. Today, I received a phone call from the other guy telling me that his wife had asked him for forgiveness and wanted to work on restoring their marriage. Two marriages restored in less than two months! I will continue to search the hurting in our church. I know this has pleased the Lord, as I wait for Him to restore my own marriage, as I will not give up. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8.  (Maryland) (posted 8/31/2014)

“I am really grateful I found this site. I was truly encouraged in faith to pray for my prodigal husband. He left and now he has returned home. It wasn't easy and it still takes a lot of faith and prayers, but daily I remind myself that my strength lies in the Lord. And for all the standers out there I would like to say, Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 Regardless of what your spouse, friends, even family say, only one voice matters and that is God. So let go and let God take control.”  (Guyana)

(posted 3/3/2014)
“I found this ministry about a year ago. I am still separated; however, I know GOD has never given up on me or my marriage! He comes first in my life and I have a new profound love for him. This ministry has helped me grow, learn, develop and rely on God for marriage restoration. Each time I feel like doing the wrong thing, I read an email which I feel is meant just for me! God hears my prayers and His answers are given through this ministry. I know my situation may look grim to others but I know whose report to believe! My footsteps have already been chosen by God!” (Colorado)  (posted 10/23/2011)
"I praise the Lord, because He has encouraged me today. I was cleaning my summer vacation email, and found some 'Charlyne Cares' I had not read. When I opened it, the message was right timing. I am so thankful that God sees me on a day to day basis, and gives exactly what I need every day to walk this hard and unknown road. I thank You and I love You Jesus." (Norway) (posted 9/26/2008)
"After my husband left I started going back to church. God gave me many signs that I should stand for my marriage and wait for my husband, even though he was telling me to go out with other men. Then I lost my job. Through it all I have been optimistic, knowing God is in control. My husband has seen this and told me he loves me and wants to come home. He also wants to go to church with me to find what I have found. Even though I hate what we have gone through, if this gets us both closer to God, it was worth it." (Pennsylvania) (posted 5/8/2009)
"Today is our silver wedding anniversary. Although my prodigal is still in the far country I believe the Lord is working and bringing about conviction in my husband. I celebrate with the Lord knowing that He is upholding our wedding covenant made so many years ago. To God be the glory for the things He is doing. This week the Lord reminded me of the parable of the persistent widow he gave me years ago, reminding me to not give up. I thank God for the return of one of our prodigal sons. One to go and then my husband." (Pennsylvania) (posted 12/25/2009)

“PTL my spouse told me he wants to move home! I'm still in shock because I've had such a bad week, and have been attacked by the enemy over and over. I was really down, but I did feel down in my spirit something good was coming, and I told myself that it made sense, because I wouldn't be having so much opposition if I weren't doing things God's way. Well, my husband came and spent today with the kids and me. I told him I missed him and his response was, 'I want to move home.' Thank You Jesus! This must have been what I felt coming up in my spirit! While he did admit it wouldn't be tomorrow, and he still isn't saved, God has been doing a mighty work in my husband's heart. Don't ever give up standers! Thank you RMM for your encouragement!”  (Texas)

(posted 9/30/2013)
“I am saying this to myself as a stander as well as to you others. Please, no matter what our circumstances are, we must never stop standing for the vows we said unto God and our spouses, no matter what our spouses are doing or what Satan makes us think they are doing. We are mainly standing for the Lord and trusting God will one day save our spouses and reconcile our marriages. None of us should go to court for a divorce unless your state forces you to. Then while there, make it clear you don't want a divorce. Trust our Lord only. Stand until death.” (Florida) (posted 12/11/2014)
“The Lord is faithful. My spouse and I have been living separate lives under one roof. We were sleeping in separate bedrooms but I had faith in the God who says in His Word He hates divorce. My husband had gone to the lawyer and wanted a divorce before end of December. Instead, one morning he woke me up saying he is sorry and wants a fresh start. God is great and I know with Him by our side, happiness will be restored in our home and family. God is faithful, just hold to His Word.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 1/12/2015)
“I have been a stander for several years. Each year my husband has made a false start. And in each of them, without me noticing, the enemy has used me or my family to avoid a restoration. God showed me my mistakes. I apologized to God and to my husband. Then I was able to tell him that if he wanted to come home now, or in the future, and did not feel love for me, the doors were open for him anyway. Everything else will be in God´s hands. We talked, hugged and kissed. Despite the circumstances, we talked about a possible future together. Glory to God! It´s not easy to wait but when it´s the will of God, He gives us a new chance and a new hope.”  (Puerto Rico)  (posted 2/12/2013)
God is moving. My husband showed up unexpectedly on Thursday night and wound up staying over through Monday night. I didn't question it; I just praised God that He is moving. God has promised it and I am walking in victory.”  (New Jersey)    (posted 8/27/2011)
“This site was recommended by our marriage counselor. Even though my husband and I have no plans to separate or divorce, we live separate lives. Reading testimonies from other standers inspires me to not give up hope for our marriage. I pray every day for a marriage that is pleasing to God. I owe it to my God to work just as hard as He is in restoring our marriage. I am now focusing on Him rather than my circumstance. I now know He is working on my husband and I can let go. I can pray for my husband and let it go! I am no longer anxious about the results of my prayer, because I now know God will prevail! PTL!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 4/19/2012)
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