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!



"Your ministry was the first thing I found the night I prayed for guidance on what the Lord wanted me to do in marriage. I was separated 16 months from a 23 year marriage. Your e-mail encouraged me so much through this journey. I know that the Lord will bless you abundantly for your unconditional love to his families. My husband is home. Yes Bob, he is wounded but praise God He will finish what He started. Every day God is giving me miracles through my husband. He also came home physically needing help. I consider it an honor to be there for him. You sent me your book on God does heal hurting marriages and hurting bodies. What a BLESSING !!!I know the Lord will restore his health totally!!! PRAISE GOD MY MIRACLE CAME HOME!!! In fact I told my husband that today!!! The day before he came home he said "You do realize that I am coming home with nothing, do you understand that?" I said "Probably more than you may think I do." One day he will read and hear the tapes of what I had learned while he was gone. Right now I am not asking questions just listening. It is an honor to wait on him and care for him."
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.  Nahum 1:7 
“My husband told me he was madly in love with the OW. I was heartbroken. However, this past week my husband asked if we could try to work on our friendship and suggested we have dinner. I didn’t know how this would go, and I even cancelled on him several times - it hurts so much to see him so happy. But now, I have resolved to go and pray that God will give me a sign that restoration is on the way. I am thankful that my husband wants a friendship, and I realize that Satan is trying to keep me from it.”  (Ohio) 
"One year ago I found your site searching for help. I was facing separation and probable divorce. Two months ago my husband came back home and has agreed to marriage counseling. We are sharing a room and a bed once again; we are making plans for the future. It's tentative and slow going which is why I hadn't testified yet. But I felt God reprimand me for not sharing. God has worked a miracle and He is not done yet. Unless God builds the house it can't stand. I know he is working on the building and I praise his name and testify to all his blessings."  (Michigan)
“God answered the prayer of my heart, which was that the Holy Spirit speak out to my husband, confirming that indeed we were still married in his eyes. This was the husband who kept saying he didn't see me as his wife anymore. My husband has begun his journey home. Just as the prodigal's father, I wait expectantly and with nothing but love to receive my prodigal spouse. God is faithful and never changing! He is worthy of all praise.”  (Florida) 
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"I had been praying that God would show me a sign that He wanted me to keep standing. On the way home from work I saw a rainbow. I thought how I would like to take pictures of the rainbow but I didn't have my camera and it faded. After I got home, I had to go back outside. I saw a beautiful double rainbow of which I was able to get pictures. Praise God." (Georgia)
“My husband has been been married to the OW some years. When he was here visiting our children, he told me if he could go back and do it over, he would choose me. But he can't. Personally, I find it encouraging just that he's admitted he made a mistake. That's new, because he's always claimed he did the right thing. Now I have just a little more hope. Thank You God, for helping me stay strong while I wait, and for going to battle for me and my family when I can't fight on my own! To all those out there having doubts....just keep holding on to Jesus and don't give up! Our suddenly is coming IN HIS TIME!”  (Indiana)  
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"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:13-15
“God answered my Mother's Day prayer today. I just spoke with my husband and he asked me how my Mother's Day went yesterday. Though he didn't contact me on Mother's Day, I praise God that he still asked me about it. That hasn't happened for two or three years now! I thanked him for asking and told him I appreciated it. Thank you for the encouragement Lord.”  (Washington)
“We are one week away from a final hearing date and I have been very discouraged. This morning I received a phone call from my attorney and praise God our final hearing has been postponed for a third time. The judge decided to step down from the case. We live in a small town and we have attended church with this judge in the past. He decided he was not comfortable with the case under the circumstances! This judge has been listed on our case the entire time but he doesn't step down until the last minute - that can only be from God. The Holy Spirit prompted me two days ago to send my husband a text telling him I was trusting God with our marriage and that I didn't believe divorce was God's will for a family. I will stop doubting His ways even though I don't understand them.” (Indiana) 
“After much thought I decided to post this testimony. Several months ago, my prodigal called with the OW on the line and said that he was getting divorced from her. The divorce hasn't happened yet, but God.... I know God is doing a work in him. Praise the Lord! My marriage is already restored. I will not give up. God has the Victory!”  (Alabama) 
“My husband married the other woman last year. I saw him twice in June for our son’s birthday and our granddaughter’s birthday, and he went out of his way to speak to me. I was blessed with him calling me this week on my birthday to wish me a Happy Birthday.”  (Ohio)
“Praise the Lord! My beloved husband came by our home to say that he wanted our marriage to work! Isn't the Lord faithful? Three years ago, the Lord gave me Isaiah 58 to read and led me to this website. To all my fellow standers, continue to love our Lord and walk closely with Him. He loves you, your spouse, and your children. He will get complete glory out of your story! Don't give up on God because He won't give up on you...He is able! Forever standing for marriage and families."  (Georgia)
"My husband calls almost every day saying how sorry he is. When I came home from work last night there was big box waiting for me at my door. It was a gift from my husband. I know that God is a restorer and He is working on our behalf even now. God is good." (Louisiana)
“After several months of separation, my husband admitted yesterday that the grass is not greener on the other side. My suddenly might still be a while away, and he hasn’t said anything about coming back, but with God everything is possible. He is showing me a bit of what is happening on the other side of the mountain, and showing me that the pig pen is not that good after all. PTL!” (Florida)

“Growing up in Oklahoma I remember a statue of a determined pioneer woman walking with a Bible in one hand and holding the hand of her young son with the other. As they walk he is looking up at her, watching. My grandmother and mother had that same pioneer strength and it shaped the type of woman I wanted to grow into as a young girl. I did not know about their Christian beliefs as their generation did not seem to talk about their faith, they lived it. My grandmother and mother have both lived their faith by helping me and my daughters financially through this difficult time in our lives. And I have been able to pass that help on to my daughters by providing money for college, a car, etc. My oldest daughter who is now a single mother living in my home told me just the other day that my faith and beliefs are THE driving factor in my life, everything I do comes from them and she respects me for it. We live in a rural area of California and it is sometimes difficult for women to live here alone but it is here God has put me and continues to help me and my daughters to thrive. I Praise God this Mother's Day for the pioneer spirit that I received from my mother and grandmother and am now able to pass on to my daughters and my granddaughter.”  Happy Mother's Day.(California) 

"My son's baseball team isn't that great this summer and my prodigal spouse and I were talking about him playing with another team. My husband said that we must honor our commitments. Praise God for putting us in a situation where my spouse is saying exactly what I want to say to him. I am believing God is going to use my husband’s own words to convict him." (Ohio)
“God is working! I was driving and cried out to my Lord asking, 'What should I be doing?' 'How can I change this or continue to stand for my prodigal?’ I hear from my husband about family matters but when time goes by I usually phone and force contact. This can leave me feeling desperate or embarrassed. Satan enters my mind and I imagine all sorts of sinful behavior as reasons for his not calling home. Tears flowed as I saw a truck for College Laundry services and a tagline: ‘It's not your problem anymore.’ Seconds later I saw a billboard with the words JESUS in block letters. I realized at that moment HIS message to me is I cannot make anything happen in the physical; I have to let go and let God. God made it clear that HE is working on my behalf. Keep standing and praying. I know my prodigal must return to me under the Lord’s guidance and not because I try to manipulate the circumstances.”  (Massachusetts)  
"Since the beginning of June I have been praying for my spouse's heart to be turned back to his children in line with the devotionals received. PTL, my spouse has called 3 times this month and even visited our home to see the children which he has not done in over a year. May God continue to turn the heart's of the Fathers to their children as he has promised."  (Zimbabwe) 

"Praise God, my husband came home suddenly. When it looked impossible, God moved. We are taking it one day at a time and I am fully trusting the Lord to save my husband and for our remarriage. God is good all the time." (West Virginia)

“I have been a faithful stander for many years. I have never taken my wedding ring off and pray daily for my ex-wife and our four children. She has been remarried to a non-believer. She called me and invited me over for Thanksgiving. Three of my children will be there along with two grandchildren. Pray that I will be a godly example and witness. I hope you all at Rejoice Ministries had a Happy Thanksgiving!" (California) 

"My prodigal spouse left to live in the far country with the other woman. He called me at work yesterday and asked if I still wanted him to come home. He was outside our apartment building with his car packed. Months ago I had tied a yellow ribbon around the door knob, which he noticed immediately. I believe that knowledge, prayer and thanks to God brought him home. I also kept my lips zipped sharing the information only with my prayers partners. I know this will be a long road, but we agree the Lord has to be our center. Praise God." (California)

"During the court hearing, when the judge asked my wife if there is any chance of us reconciling, she said "yes". My wife sent me a text saying she thinks we will be married again someday. Even though I am divorced, I will stand forever for the wife of my youth. Praise be to You, Jesus." (New Jersey)
“I heard a sermon in church about dreaming big but starting small. I am standing for my marriage, praying for reconciliation and restoration of our marriage and for my husband and children to be saved. I also prayed for the other person to be saved and for the restoration of her marriage. I can testify that three times when I prayed for specific actions by my prodigal, the LORD answered my prayers that day. I rejoice and praise God that my prodigal is responding to the Holy Spirit in small things and in God's timing, he will surrender his life to God and our marriage will be restored. Matthew 13:31-32.” (Australia)  
"My husband told me 'Happy Anniversary' today for the first time in three years. Praise be to God." (Maryland)
“I give God all praise and glory! My wife is coming home this Saturday. It’s amazing how much God loves us and He will give you the desires of your heart. I thank RMM for helping me to stand and encouraging me to never give up. It's a blessing how this ministry is touching people's lives all over the world. I will continue to stand and pray for other hurting marriages forever. There is hope in Jesus Christ. Please, I ask all other standers to never give up. Luke 1:37For with God nothing shall be impossible.God bless you all.”  (Texas) 
"PTL! God has been great to me in He has moved mountains to move my marriage restoration forward. The attempt to legalize a sinful relationship has been dismantled completely and he has asked to move home if he needed to. This past weekend my husband, son and I had our very first family vacation, and it was more than I had expected. We even had Bible devotion time.  I know that God is working in him. PTL!!"  (Washington)

"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)

“All glory to God. I am a prodigal stander saved by the grace of God. My husband decided that he wanted to move on and wanted me to do the same, but I continued to tell him I would stand till death. I let him go and gave it to God, said a prayer and carried on being happy knowing that victory is won through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57) Two weeks after he says he was moving on and didn’t want anything to do with me, he called just to wish me happy birthday. That felt like a kiss from God showing me He is in control. Not only that but an hour later he surprises me with us having lunch together. God loves you unconditionally no matter what and He wants nothing but the best for you. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Don’t let your circumstances get to you because your circumstances are NOTHING compared to the goodness of the Lord. Never give up!”  (Papua New Guinea)
“I praise my mighty God that I am able to submit a testimony of my restored marriage. My husband left a note and walked out on our marriage saying he would ‘never be happy.’ He filed for divorce not even a month later. He refused to see me or talk to me. I fell to my knees begging God for answers. The first thing He told me was that He would restore my marriage, but it would be a lot longer than I thought. He then began to show me how I failed my husband as a wife and that no matter what, I was to show him unconditional love. I did this in many ways, always prompted by the Holy Spirit. I had not seen my husband or spoken to him until our mitigation. I saw no hope as my husband demanded to be seated in two different rooms. But God! A few hours in, the mediator told me my husband wanted to speak with me. That was a few weeks ago. We are now together working on our marriage with God as our foundation. If God has promised you restoration, He will do it. Trust Him.” (Florida)
“Last week and weekend I was able to spend a lot of time with my wife just talking about catching up and even being very serious about a few things. It was wonderful! I was able to tell her I was praying for her and that I loved her and missed her even though she didn't seem quite ready to accept it. Just recently she informed me that she had broken up with the other person but told me that this means nothing for she and I. She still plans on seeking a divorce but I know God's Will will prevail no matter what happens. He is definitely working!”  (Kentucky) 
“God is not a man,  that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”  Numbers 23:19
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”  Job 42:5 
“A few weeks ago I asked God to give me a Word, that the other woman would disappear from the life of my husband. God gave me the verses from Psalm 140:7-8. Shortly thereafter, I was asked by the other woman to a conversation. I prayed and God allowed me to give a testimony of forgiveness and love. The other woman said that we are a great patchwork family, as the situation for her is very difficult because my husband is torn between her and our family. I told her that God wants something different and that I pray for my marriage, and that, regardless of the circumstances, I'll hold on to it. I felt that God's love flowed through me and I had really forgiven her and I could see her with respect. It was a wonderful experience.”  (Germany) 
“...But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15b 
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow! My son and I moved home to the city we lived before I married my husband and the family apartment we got on campus is full of brand new carpeting, new bathtub, light fixtures, everything! We are so blessed because I have been following God's commands to stand for my marriage and to move to our hometown. Every little thing we need is provided with no effort on our part. Walking with the Lord is a true blessing! Praise my God! Thank you for your encouraging devotionals, Charlyne, and to all the people who post their testimonies and restorations. This is a truly special web site for support. I'm still standing!”  (Arizona) 

"I just received a beautiful bouquet of roses and other flowers at work for Mother's Day.  Of course it is from my son, but my husband's writing is on the card and he called shortly after to find out how I liked them.  He is moving us towards restoration.  This is already the best Mother's Day I have ever had." (Minnesota)

"God is good. I have been facing a challenge for a while financially but lately it had gotten so much worse and I was at the point of having my car taken back and the real fear of losing my home. I cried out to God and prayed for my car to become invisible. I spoke to the men who said they had come for the car on Saturday but could not find it even though it was parked outside my front door. God has also spoken to someone who has agreed to pay the money I owe, right on the deadline. Praise the Lord, stay strong in your faith and be encouraged." (United Kingdom)
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
“My husband, as a Christmas gift, gave me a beautiful diamond ring that represented past, present, and future. Although, the card read that the ring did not signify the return of a prodigal husband, but symbolized the stand of a wife who is trusting faithfully on the promises of GOD for marriage restoration. I see the ring as a concrete promise of what GOD has guaranteed to me through His Word, which is the restoration of my marriage. GOD’s promises do not return void!”  (California) 
“My suddenly isn’t here yet but I know it is coming. I had my court date today and I am still married, praise God. We have some things to work out. My cousin, who is a pastor, and his wife have been a great support to me and were very close to my husband. I walked out of the court house and she was standing there. She was able to tell my husband our family missed him and he is welcome home any time. She had been picked for jury duty but was released early. God put her right there to see my husband and to tell him what she did. God is so in control!” (Michigan)
Thanks for all your wonderful encouragement.  (Georgia)

“After being separated from my husband for some years, I didn't want to pray him back and I felt terribly sad when I heard of the OW. But the Holy Spirit instructed me to pray for marital restoration. I was reluctant at first but I stumbled on this site the following day and I was encouraged. I decided to stand for my marriage. Shortly after, my husband sent me a message praying and thanking me for being a good mother to our kids. I felt it was one of the numerous false starts but to God be the glory, our story has changed because my husband is home and the other woman has finally decided to leave him. Praise the Lord!”  (Nigeria)

"After four years of standing through trials and tribulations, my husband is home. Praise God. On Sunday at church God told me that it was granted and my husband came home this week. I give all of the praise to God because through all of this I became closer to Him and I am thankful for all of it. My family is back together for the Holidays and many more to come. Thank you, for your words of encouragement, love, and support. My prayers will continue to go up for those standers still waiting. God answers prayers, Amen." (Texas)

“As someone struggling with putting 100% faith in God, I asked Him to please provide an undeniable sign He was working on my (ex)husband's heart. God knows my soul is struggling, but He did provide and allowed me to put all of my faith in Him! Thirty minutes after that prayer, I received an email in which my husband told me he loves me, is in love with me, will always be in love with me, and never has nor ever will love anything or anyone as he does me. This came seven months without hearing such loving words or much of anything for that matter. That, friends, is amazing. That's God! I cannot wait to share what other work He does in our hearts and lives. Please pray for us individually and as a couple as we rebuild our relationship."(Kentucky)  
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the LORD.   Ephesians 5:21-22 (KJV)
"My husband moved into the guest bedroom several weeks ago. He handed me the papers on Monday. Yet, last night he made me dinner and watched a movie with me. This morning he poked his head into the master bedroom where I continue to sleep to see how I was doing. The Holy Spirit is moving in my husband's heart." (Connecticut)

"Last year God brought my husband home to me suddenly after being divorced for a few years. He had married the other woman but it fell apart and he came back to me. He came to faith in Christ during this time. t time. Even when I tried to give up, God always brought me back. I love my God, who makes all things new." (Texas)

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