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 found your site a few years ago and started standing. Then I fell into adultery with a married man and I stopped standing. I realized God was not pleased with me. I am now back in the faith, left the man and started standing for my marriage again. My faith is stronger than ever. God is able." (Jamaica)
"Two weeks ago my husband came home. I have been standing for my marriage for five years. He said he did not want to live like he had been living any more. He wanted to be a family again with me and our children. The Word works! Keep believing." (Louisiana)
“Praise the Lord! I have been standing for several months with no contact at all from my husband. The last conversation we had, he told me leaving me was the best decision of his life. I have been praying and fasting and today was our court date. The case was dismissed and after leaving the court room I had a feeling to hang around. My husband walked over to me and asked to hold our son. Then he hugged me! We walked out of the courthouse together and before parting ways he gave me another hug and a kiss! I was completely shocked because I wasn't expecting God to have changed my husband so much without any communication. He even texted a little later and said once again he loved me. I am so thankful to God, and those of you praying for marriages to be restored. I know we have a long way to go but I know God is answering prayers and moving mountains!”  (North Carolina)

"My husband is home. He had only moved into our basement, but had left our marriage. I am so thankful that a friend told me about this Ministry. My husband and I are both reading 'After The Prodigal Returns.' We went to a weekend military marriage seminar and renewed our wedding vows. Praise the Lord." (Colorado)

"My husband and I were deceived by the enemy when we separated and then divorced. It was very clear to me that the Lord was nudging me to put my wedding ring back on my finger and stand for my husband's salvation and the healing and restoration of our marriage and family." (Colorado)
"After years of separation, my husband moving in with the other woman, many postponed divorce court dates and even a final divorce court hearing, my husband is back home. Praise God. My family and friends kept telling me to get on with my life, but God had told me in so many ways to hold on and wait for Him and my family would be rebuilt. When I finally got out of God's way and stopped trying to manipulate things He gave me my blessing. I will pray as long as it takes for salvation for my husband and my family. Thank you for your support." (California)

“I want to praise God that my husband has not left and we are drawing closer to each other every day. It's tiny little baby steps, then a big leap forward, then a step back. God is so awesome that the steps back are smaller and smaller as He directs my husband back to both of us. We are praying together now in the morning before each of us go to work. There are the little things that only I would notice that are suddenly back again. God is so good. I have to keep reminding myself that His timing is perfect, but I expect my miracle every day by faith. It's coming. We can't give up and we can't stop praying because our spouses’ souls are worth so much. I've been praying Psalm 51 and 32 this week over my husband and myself, and wow, Charlyne, you were right. Thank you for being a blessing to me.”  (North Carolina)

“Today marks the anniversary of the day my husband left. I cannot quite believe it has been so many years. And even though I still feel pain as fresh as the day he left, I find from the very same deep place in my heart, praise for my God who has so compassionately cared for me throughout these years. I praise Him that we have never divorced, and in spite of living in different states, we speak at least once a month. I cannot imagine how He will change these impossible looking circumstances, but I know He has promised – and He will do it! Thank you standers and RMM, for carrying me this far. I pray for you all every day.” (Michigan)
“I know some are going to read this and scoff. In fact sometimes I do, when someone submits a testimony with no real definitive miracle. Today the Lord led me to a deeper place to make me think. Lots of days I get up and think ‘Uh, another day without my prodigal. So much to do; so little time and no one to share it with.’ You know what though? At the end of the day He has gotten me through it, given me peace in the places most people could not deal, and if I look back I can find a blessing in the day. It might have escaped me when it happened, but as I review my day lying in bed something will present itself like a ‘gift’ I never said thank You for. Often I'm looking for the big ‘gift’ (restoration) and thus I must seem ungrateful for the little ‘gifts’ along the way. Thank You Lord for the ‘gifts’ big or small that let me know You care.”  (Illinois) 

"God moved me to get my heart and my house ready. Days later, my prodigal returned home. This was the best Christmas. We renewed our marriage vows at church as a symbol of our new beginning with God as our foundation. Prodigals are coming home." (Georgia)

"After living in a non-covenant relationship in another state for several years, my husband just moved back to our state and that relationship is dissolving. Recently he told me, with a very slight smile, that he was really mad at me because I won't stop praying for him. I feel such a need to press in and fast and pray for his full restoration with me and the Lord." (Colorado)

"My husband and I are divorced. Not only did God's power break my husband's bondage with the other woman, He also made it possible for my husband to carve our Thanksgiving turkey and to attend a Christmas service with us as a family." (California)

I was reading the testimonies page and was feeling really down and without hope. I asked the Lord to give me a sign that something was changing on the other side of the mountain. About two hours later, I had to run an errand and there, right in front of me, was a Covenant Transport truck. I immediately burst into tears and started thanking the Lord. In the long months since I began this stand, I have never seen a Covenant Transport truck here in my state. It was amazing and I thank the Lord that He is faithful. Keep standing standers, the Lord is working and it is His fight. My prayers are with you all.” (Minnesota)
“A few days ago my spouse emailed to say he had changed his mind and would not be visiting for the holidays. I could be disappointed but I am not. God has given me enough evidence that He is going to work things out and I believe Him. I will continue my fast and my stand for God brings the dead back to life and creates new things out of nothing!”  (Jamaica) 
"My husband came home in July. Seems things weren't as wonderful as the Enemy had told me they were in the far country. Just three weeks prior, my husband had encouraged me to get on with my life. After standing for two and half years, those words bounced off my shield of faith which had been hardened by years of battle. To God be the glory for the work He did in me, and the awesome work He continues to do daily in our lives. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. God used you both to help this baby Christian learn to stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ." (Oregon)
“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) 
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:5-6
"When my husband left several months ago and became involved with another woman, I was devastated. During his trips home, God has allowed me to see the spiritual battle for his soul and I praise His Holy name that He is working on my behalf.  He tells me he loves and misses me. I can see my husband's heart softening and even though he says it will never work.  I know the power of my God and I know nothing is too hard for Him!  (Louisiana) 
"I woke up at 4:00 A.M. yesterday and could not get back to sleep so I began reading my Bible and praying. I needed comfort so I looked up one of my favorite scriptures and read Phillippians 4. I was thrilled when I read 'Charlyne Cares' that day and the same scripture was in it and then again in the guest devotional today. Thank You, Lord." (Arkansas)
"I was dreading Christmas this year as my prodigal is gone and this was the first Christmas we were to spend apart. My husband invited me to his mom’s for Christmas and he treated me better than I expected. We spent that evening and Sunday together and he told me he still loves me and wants to work on our marriage. God is softening my husband’s heart and now is the time to pray even more. My husband is struggling and for him to admit how he feels after months of nothing is a miracle." (Kentucky)
"I just wanted to drop you a note. I had been standing for my marriage for the last 5 years, and three weeks ago God restored it. I say restored, but that doesn't seem quite the right word, because what He is doing is something that is so "new". He's building a relationship that really never was. It is pure, and thoughtful, yet strong and real. "Somehow only about a couple of months ago someone sent me something from your website, and I subscribed. I wish I had been aware of your ministry during the whole 5 year period. It was so very encouraging, yet God was so faithful that He used many, many people and resources during that time.
"Praise God! The week before going to court for our divorce hearing, I felt God place it on my heart to invite my husband to go to my new church. My first thought was, 'This is crazy,' and polling a few friends proved it. But God would not give me peace. So I sent him an email and sincerely invited him to church. To my surprise the answer was, 'What church and what is it like?' I replied and sent him the link for their website. By Saturday I hadn't heard a response, so I texted him and asked if he wanted to go. His reply that it was not a good idea since we would be divorced in a few days was crushing. But Praise God, last Saturday (a month after I had invited him) he texted me out of the blue and asked if I was going to church, and if so, he wanted to go! He picked me up and we went to church. Then afterward we spontaneously went to an estate sale (a past hobby) and then to lunch where I was able to share parts of my spiritual journey and talk to him about God! Obey and Trust!!"  (Missouri)
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  Genesis 2:23-24
"My prodigal husband recently came to visit. He quit his job and arrived today to stay for a while. God is more then moving on our behalf. I am praising God with all my heart." (Florida)
"My prodigal wife brought the other man to an event of our daughters. This hurt me very badly. I went home crying out to God. A lifetime friend showed up and saw the immense pain I was going through." (Tennessee)
"God is so good. He has done beyond measure and I am extremely grateful. My standing has made me a better Christian. My husband and I have had discussions of our restoration." (New Jersey)
"My parents have been divorced for many years. I am happy to say that my dad moved back into my mom's house this past week, just as friends. I know God is going to restore their marriage. This is great encouragement to me in my stand for my own marriage. Thank You, Jesus." (Michigan)
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  Hebrews 10:35-36  
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.  Psalm 107:15-16 
“PTL! I give God all the glory right now. I've just seen my firstCovenant Transport truck today after over two months of standing. I was listening to the radio about standing firm and then glanced over and saw it going the other way. I know God will honor my marriage for His glory. PTL! I'm not giving up, and God does give you what you need when you need it. I was worried that I wasn't doing it right. But God! Don't give up; I haven't. Even though it's been hard, I wouldn't trade it for anything to walk closer with the Lord. Amen.” (Kentucky)
"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Psalm 42:11
"I am in tears after reading 'Charlyne Cares for Kids.' Your message hit my heart. The Heavenly Father concerns Himself with His children. In spite of the hurtful actions of people who don’t understand God’s Word and promote divorce, because of your encouragement my children and I persist to try and love our prodigal like Jesus does." (Connecticut)
“Thank you RMM for encouraging me for three years. April of this year my husband came home...suddenly! He came home the week after our wedding anniversary. We are waiting for vow renewal now. I began to thank God for not letting me sleep through those early morning hours so I could be the one to intercede for my family. The attitude of thanksgiving planted joy in my life and I purposed that no matter what, I would honor the covenant I made before God to show Him I understand His covenant with me is forever, unbreakable. When I was faced with telling someone that my children and I were standing for restoration, I thought maybe this is the one who needs to see that we can trust Christ. People say, ‘You never gave up, you knew he d come back.’ I tell them I didn't know the outcome but God doesn't lie and we can pray His words and claim them. He is faithful!”  (Louisiana)
“I’ve been struggling lately, not with the fact that God will restore my marriage, but the when of it all. I can usually refocus myself through prayer, understanding that it is in God’s timing, and He will not bring my wife home until I am first ready. This week after switching the children over I discovered a note in their clothes bag and it simply said, ‘We will be together again. Don’t give up on me.’ After a world of confusion, trying to figure out why if she knows we will be together again she doesn’t just come home, I settled on the fact that it isn’t easy to leave the pigpen of life. There is a sense of encouragement that God is speaking to her, and in His perfect time my marriage will be restored.”  (Illinois)

 

"I am seeing God's hand more and more every day. My returned prodigal has had to quit work because of illness. Only God knows how we are making it on just my salary. Every time the money is needed, it comes right on time from somewhere. God even worked out a legal matter from while my prodigal was in the far country. My spouse asked me to pray for this situation. This was the first time in many years he asked me to pray for something specific for him. I prayed God would go before him into the courtroom and work it out. God did, and only a small fine was required, the exact amount given to me as an extra bonus at work the day before. I even got a raise today. God never ceases to amaze me." (Georgia)

 

"Since my husband left months ago, he has been cold, bitter and indifferent. My husband's attitude changed suddenly. He even suggested not getting divorced but to remain separated instead. Later he told me that he decided that he wants a normal relationship with me. I thank the Lord for hearing my prayers. Only He can change a man's heart of stone." (Netherlands)
"Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Last night I ran into a couple I had not seen in years. They asked me how I was doing and told me they've been praying for me and reminded me that my prodigal and the other person are not the enemy. We had a wonderful conversation about fighting the true enemy. I had been crying out to God all day and that was how He answered." (Tennessee)
"Praise the Lord, after 13 months my prodigal returned from the far country.  I read to treat your spouse Christlike and be obedient to God's Word and let Him guide me. I allowed God to become my intimate partner and made my bedroom my sanctuary where I could read Charlene Cares email and meditate with no interruptions. I learned to really pray and lean on God and not the flesh. I realized I had always been too needy and was a bottomless pit in relationship to my spouse. I changed, and my prodigal sensed the new me.  The joy in knowing that I was being obedient to God's word catapulted my whole family into the process of a healed marriage.   (Louisiana)
“I have been on the site for just a few weeks and wondered about these Covenant Transport truck sightings. I have never seen or heard of them before. After a particularly discouraging night, I was on the road with a friend. I had asked the Lord that morning on the way in if I could see one of these trucks. Truck after truck passed and nothing. Then I finally saw one. I looked around to the nearest sign so I could remember where I had seen it - CROSS Island Parkway. After realizing the 'coincident,' I promptly thanked Jesus that my covenant relationship was safely at the foot of the cross.”  (New York) 
“I have been standing for my prodigal husband for awhile. I prayed that the Lord would show me a sign if I should continue standing or move on as I was growing tired and weary. The Holy Spirit told me to text him ‘I Love You.’ I didn't want to do it because the communication between us has been almost non-existent and I was afraid of what my husband’s response (if any) would be, so I fell asleep without texting him. I woke up early the next morning with the Holy Spirit still telling me to text my husband, so I did. About a half hour after texting him I heard someone knocking on my door. I opened the door and it was my husband! Since then, we have been communicating a lot more. Sometimes when we ask the Lord to show us a sign, He goes above and beyond! I just want to encourage other standers to never give up and keep praying God’s perfect will for your marriage.”  (California) 

“My marriage was so rocky. I thought I was trying real hard, but still imagined I deserved more. I stayed away for a year. I came back in faith exactly a year later, trusting my husband's anger would subside if only I would obey the Lord, and reconcile. Your website was my friend and encouragement when I had little external encouragement. A year later, we couldn't be happier, and all has been healed ! It is true that only one spouse standing makes a difference and God still does miracles! I will never be sorry I came back home. I believe my kids are better off, and we are all happier. Thank you and Him!”  (Wyoming)

“After nearly a year and a half of no contact, my husband messaged me about a bill. During our messaging he alluded to the fact that he didn't have any peace in his life. I told him he is welcome to come home anytime he wanted and that our son and I still love him regardless of the situation. I invited him for Christmas since it will be just our son and me. I apologized for being so forward but it has been several years since I last told him these things and wanted him to know nothing has changed. A few days later he messaged me and said he didn't think he was coming down for Christmas but he would to come by the next time he is in the area. Please pray that his plans will change and he will spend Christmas with us. I am so thankful he didn't say a flat out no to any of the things I said. I had prayed for a sign that he wasn't mad at what I said. So thankful!”  (Louisiana)
“Thank God for His faithfulness. My prodigal moved out of our house last week to be with the OW, but while he was there he kept on sending me messages that he misses me and the kids. Today I met with him and he told me how much he loves me and wants us to fix things. I know God is just and He is working behind the scenes on my behalf.  I’m not moved by the tricks of the evil one. He is already defeated and my husband is coming back home for good. God is restoring us and strengthening our love for each other, it is only a matter of time. God is opening his eyes to the truth and working in him a soft heart, teaching him to be honest, reliable and responsible.”  (South Africa)
"My husband takes his case before a judge in a few days. Despite the movement toward finalization, he asked me to join he and the kids for a movie last night. The Father gave us a glorious evening as a family. God will receive glory from all this." (Texas)
“Praise the Lord, my husband just came home. I am rejoicing as I hang his clothes back in his side of the closet.” (Washington)
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18 
"My husband and I are separated. I thank God for He has softened my husband’s heart toward me. He paid for the repairs to my car and would pick me up in the mornings to take me to work. I know my God will come through for us. Thank You, Jesus for prayers answered." (Zambia)
My husband has been back home for now some years and the Lord continues to bless us. Even if it was a really painful season, I am grateful because God changed me. Our life is different. God is faithful.”  (Florida) 

 "I am happy to let you know that my husband has told me he is home to restore our marriage completely. Just to prove that God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or hope for, my precious husband has now told me he loves me and that he thinks the world of me. Thank You Lord Jesus, for Your blessings. I give You all the praise and glory." (Canada)

“My husband joined me and our children for Christmas dinner. He also bought me a nice gift and put the kids’ names on it since he knew they couldn't afford anything for me. Since Christmas he has texted me every day over normal everyday things. The OW is still in the picture at this point, but I know God is moving that mountain for me. PTL for His many blessings.”  (Illinois) 
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