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 just want to encourage other standers. For the past year I have stood for my marriage against all the odds. My church and my family, no one believed that God could restore, But after a year of separation my husband and I are reunited. Our marriage is being restored. Don't lose heart. God still moves and removes mountains. Don't give up. Keep praying!" (Washington)
“Praise be to Jesus. God is so faithful. He has delivered my beloved and I from the chains of the devil. He confirmed it and a few days later things started to fall in place-physical manifestations of our deliverance. God has turned his heart back to his real family. My suddenly moment is around the corner and I testify now that my marriage is restored. I see and behold beauty for ashes, gladness and dancing for mourning. Glory to God.”  (Uganda) 

“I saw Charlyne’s tweet today, a quote by Dr Gary Chapman. It prompted me to write this testimony. My prodigal husband bought me (us) a surprise Christmas gift. He bought us tickets to go to a marriage seminar done by Dr Gary Chapman! To God be the glory! He says he wants to make us new! Our marriage was dead, and I am seeing answers to prayers that I have prayed for years. He is turning into a new man slowly! 1 Samuel 10:6. God spoke to me and said he is seeking Him. PTL! He also said God is telling him to tell all our married friends about the seminar so they can attend too!”  (Illinois) 

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal husband has returned home through prayer. I thank the Lord for His love for me and also for giving me a new heart to unconditionally love my husband. I thank God for leading me to your ministry and for all you have done in helping me make the right choice in following God's plan and not my own fleshly desires. I love my husband and can say that going through this spiritual battle has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Jesus and both Charlyne and Bob for all your openness in sharing your life." (California)

"I give all glory to God! My prodigal has been gone for several months now and is involved with another woman. Thursday night our church had a presentation for parents and teens. My daughter decided she wanted to go at the last minute. I decided to invite her dad and he came! The presentation was everything God wanted my prodigal to hear. Though we went our separate ways after the presentation, I was filled with so much joy that God is working on my husband. Thank You, Jesus for keeping your promises to us!" (Indiana)
"My husband picked me up early on New Year's morning and took me out for breakfast so that I didn't have to spend the first day of the new year alone. Then he drove me out to retrieve our kids from their sleepover with friends. Thank you, Rejoice, for encouraging me to PRAY, forgive, love, wait, keep quiet, and accept the HOPE that God allows for right now. He is working in both of us while we are apart." (Washington)

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

“This week marks a full year that my husband has been back home and the Lord transformed both of us and our marriage. My husband is now my best friend which is a brand new relationship for us after so many years of strife. Please standers, NEVER give up! Draw closer and closer to Christ and make Him first in your life and He will make your path straight. One day during my stand the Lord spoke to my heart and said, ‘Your husband may never come home, you could lose your job, your home and your family but you will NEVER lose Me!’” (Canada)
"I contacted an attorney because I was scared of not responding to the divorce papers my husband filed. I didn't have money to pay, so she guided me to the State's online divorce information. I've been praying against the divorce. I could not find a case number online. When I called they said there was no case opened. My husband shared that he lost the divorce papers I thought he had filed months ago. I was able to pray together with him. God is moving." (Washington)
"A few months ago my husband was filing for divorce. Although I know the lawyer has the paper work ready for a couple of weeks, I still have not been served. I think the Lord is working on my husband's heart. I keep praying for him and for our marriage. God is faithful." (Montana)
"I saw Fireproof with my little son. I was that husband to my wife in every way. My tears never ceased. It took my wife leaving with our son before I reached my low and cried out to my Savior, Jesus Christ. God has blessed me and I know His hand is in this movie." (Tennessee)
"Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise." Psalm 119:153-154
"I was blessed to read the devotional on Ezekiel 37 today - my favorite story from childhood! God is breathing new life into our marriage, very slowly, one step at a time. I look back and see the many days I thought this 'impossible' time would never come. Many thought I was crazy to wait. But God! Praise Him!"  (New Zealand)
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name."   Psalm 33:20-21
"My husband and I have been separated and only communicate regarding the kids. One day I sent him a text asking if he wanted dinner. Although we didn't see each other he did come by. My son took it to him in the car. That has happened twice so far. Praise God for His faithfulness to us." (California)
“Praise God! He is faithful. My husband filed for a divorce. The day before court, my husband made clear he wanted a divorce. But God! On the morning of court he didn't show up. I am praising and thanking God. It's already done. Jeremiah 32:27.”  (Texas) 
"A couple of years ago I met someone and in a short time we divorced our spouses and married each other. Everyone’s lives were turned upside down, including children. The Lord convicted us recently and we both agreed we needed to go back and make it work with our covenant spouses. We annulled our marriage and are now prodigals turned standers. God is good, our covenant spouses have forgiven us and we are rebuilding our relationships with our Heavenly Father and also with our spouses." (Kansas) PS from the Steinkamps: May this praise give every stander such hope and encouragement especially if your spouse has 'married' the other person. God does speak to His children even after they have legalized their adultery. God is in the reconciliation and restoration business, turning these two people to Him and back to their covenant spouses. God is faithful. Two more marriages are being restored! Hallelujah!
“We don't have Covenant Transport trucks in my country. However, this week while driving to work, in the traffic jam I was led to pray for my prodigal. As soon as I was done I saw a staff bus that my wife was asked to buy for her employment place. Later this week, after having lunch with a brother and praying for my prodigal, a van drove beside me and on its rear was written ‘Couples for Christ.’  I am having dinner with my prodigal this weekend after more than a year. Standers, don’t give up on God.”  (Kenya)
“I was having a very rough day and cried out to the Lord. I asked him to let me see anotherCovenantTransport truck to reassure me I am not crazy and on the right path. I ask the Lord to speak to me through a truck or license plates daily. Today I saw a license plate that said,  ‘If you were looking for a sign here it is’ with prayer hands around it. Then another car had ‘United We Stand.’ As I was leaving the parking lot, a young man had a hat that said, 'Obey.’ I have never seen a hat like that before and knew this was truly from the Lord. He is telling me loud and clear to obey so that He gets the glory. This testimony is going to change not only my life but my family’s. God always keeps His promises and never changes His mind.”  (North Carolina)  
“...What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.”  Isaiah 46:11b 

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

Please join with other standers on our Chapel Page to pray for men, women and children who need a divine healing touch from the Lord. 
The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.  Psalm 145:13-16  

"One year ago tonight, I thought my world had come to an end when my husband left me for the OW. I had to take off work for a couple of weeks before I could function. I fasted and prayed like never before. I was led to RMM through a friend who stood for the restoration of his marriage. My husband and the OW told me I was delusional (speaking those things which are not as though they were). But who is delusional now? Tonight, I have my husband back in my life and it was SUDDEN, but the restoration is in baby steps. I am in awe at how God honors His word, praise, prayer, and fasting. My treasure is my relationship with my Lord from my stand. I learned from Charlyne that it does not matter what anyone says about my situation other than God. Ezekiel 17:24:  "'All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"  (Georgia)

"My husband and I have been separated. Yesterday he said he was committed to making our marriage work and that he would be moving back home. I have been thanking the Lord for the past two days for doing what He said He would do. God Bless you both and your entire ministry." (Michigan)

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

"After some years of standing, I got depressed and gave up as my divorce date approached. I started dating another guy. I was expecting my husband to divorce me, but instead the guy I was seeing broke up with me several days before the court date, and my husband came to court and said he did not want to divorce. He spoke of dismissing the divorce and of ending his long term affair. Praise God, He is working!! I will continue to patiently stand and wait on the Lord." (Washington)
“I’ve been praying for restoration for more than a year. I grew weary, but have not given up. I have been praying more for his salvation and Matthew 7:7 over my husband; that he will turn his heart towards his children and the children’s hearts towards their father. Their last weekend with dad, he prayed before the meal and was listening to worship CDs in his vehicle when he came to drop them off. He asked if the kids could be with him this weekend again! PTL! It is only by God’s hand that this has happened and all glory to Him!”  (South Africa)

"My spouse came home Saturday night after months of no contact. He had called and two hours later we were still talking. God breathed on our conversation and I was on my way to bring him home." (Missouri)

"I made a poster with the words If I will believe, I will see the glory of God' and 'This battle is not mine, but the Lord’s.' The poster has a picture of God's hand holding a photo of my husband and me. Two scriptures in John 11 spoke to me on the eve of Easter, Resurrection Sunday. When I was doubtful, I told God that I wanted the marriage to work if for nothing more than for Him to get glory. A verse confirmed what I put in the poster; If I will believe, I will see the glory of God. I thank God for speaking to me and renewing my hope." (Maryland)

Read more testimonies of how the Lord speaks to standers through Covenant Transport trucks. 
“My wife and I had been separated for several months. The Lord told me in the Word and in my devotion time with Him exactly what He wanted. He spoke to me through His Word. My wife came home two weeks ago and is going to church and reading her Bible. God did not restore our marriage; He gave us one better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you both for your wonderful ministry. Your daily devotionals encouraged me when I needed it the most and always gave me the verse to keep going.” (Germany)
"I had been keeping two sets of mis-matched socks for months in case the matching ones showed up. They showed up this week and I now have two new pairs. Praise God that He speaks to us in so many ways and that He sorts out the mis-matches of adultery, even while we cannot see the work going on." (United Kingdom)
“I fasted during the week before Easter asking God to help me and to send me a sign for encouragement. During Easter service the pastor said, ‘If God defeated death, there is nothing that He can't do or breathe life into.’ While looking for a different song, I found one calledGod Restores!This was my encouragement! I wanted to share this song with all of the standers as it really blessed and encouraged me on this very difficult day.”  (California) 
"My husband and I have been separated. I finally humbled myself before God for all sin. Because of His Comforter working in me and our situation, there is a softness and true love. Our children have not seen us have tension after years of strife. I have forgiven. Bless the Lord." (North Carolina)
“God is so good. He loves us so much. It has been a few months since my wife and kids moved out. I am standing on His promises and speaking out restoration. The God of restoration is visiting my house. The word the other day about rejoicing was perfect timing. God keeps blessing me on small things. Like today I was stranded and help came. This helps me to focus on His blessing and know that He hears my petition. 1 John 5:14-15. Thank You, Lord. You are so good. Amen.”  (Australia) 
…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith,  having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:22-23 
"My husband divorced me but I'm thankful we have remained friendly. Friday was my birthday and my husband called me that morning to let me know he could take me to lunch. After lunch, he told me that he had ordered a present for me and he would bring it to me soon. The fact that my husband called me, took me to lunch and got me a present is simply the work of God." (Kentucky)
"I divorced my husband, was convicted and began a stand. At some point, he and I began dating again but, all the while, I was thinking of fleeing again. I kept visiting your site and reading Charlyne Cares anyway. God was always pulling. I earnestly looked for Bob's input there because he had been in the far country. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob, from the bottom of my heart. My husband and I are beginning counseling and have plans to remarry much to the happiness of our nine year old son." (Ohio)
“My husband, my love, walked away. I went through the deepest darkest days of my life, but my loving Jesus held me close. He sent me friends who prayed for me and held me in prayer. He brought faith back into my life. He called me Beloved, and told me that He has healed my marriage and my broken heart. From a broken angry woman, I am a happy princess today. My Father the King has restored my faith and my hope. I cannot explain in 1000 words how many times He spoke to me in the Bible. He held my hand and never let me slip away. He wiped my tears, and taught me to love unconditionally. No, my spouse is not yet home, but Jesus has healed my marriage. God's time is not our time, so we just lay our burdens at the cross and wait patiently.”  (Maryland) 
Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.  1 Corinthians 11:3 
“It has been seven years since my husband came back home. Our marriage and love for one another is stronger than ever. God is good and He does restore marriages! My husband is a changed man. To all who are praying for their prodigal to come home, don’t stop praying!”  (Texas)
“I am SO amazed at God's answers to prayer. Recently my husband has expressed concern for our children after many years of showing little interest. He is beginning to communicate with our daughter on a more personal level - something he has never done before. At the same time God is giving our daughter the strength and courage to communicate honestly with her father whom she dearly loves. I know God is turning my husband's heart back to both our children. Praise be to God for His incredible promises and His faithfulness. God is softening my husband's heart and I know He will restore our marriage according to His promise.”  (Minnesota) 
"The last few months I have been feeling down and angry. Many a time I wanted to give up. Today my divorced husband arrived from the United States. He had traveled half way around the world to visit me in Australia. Thank You, Lord, that You're faithful even when I am not." (Australia)
"Our divorce was finalized last year. I have had to attend mediation meetings to work out the property settlement. Although my wife's heart is still hard, I thank God for the opportunity to witness to the mediator about standing for marriage restoration. I know God is moving and I will see this wall come down!" (Australia)
“This is too funny not to share!! My husband called me yesterday to say that his car needed to go in the shop and could he borrow my van, which I seldom use. I said sure. Now here is the funny part: he and the OW are driving around in a van with a RMM license plate and frame stating GOD CAN & HEALS HURTING MARRIAGESand advertising the ministry! As soon as he pulled out of the driveway I just cracked up and had to share with my kids, who also laughed. God has a sense of humor, don't you think?!”  (Michigan) 
"I went to a service at the church where my prodigal grew up. The first thing out of the guest speaker's mouth was that God was telling him to pray for restored marriages. What a witness to the hundreds attending. Praise God." (Virginia)
"Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithfulness and for you both My husband, of thirty-four years, is home, wearing his wedding ring, fully moved back in. The other woman has moved to another state. He came home almost a year to the day that he left. Your daily email, my pastor's wife, (the church I attend is a family restoring church), and my Christian friends were the tools that kept me standing on the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, until it grew up and "produced 30, 60, 100 fold " (Mark 4). The 'Bob email' helped me see the wife that I was becoming and would be to draw my husband home. The absolute commitment and trust that Charlyne showed in the Lord Jesus Christ over her struggle in the later part of October will keep me centered as I go forth in this walk. Keep standing. The very days that it looked as if it would be impossible to win him back, I found out, were the very days that his eyes were being opened to the other woman and her faults. God is so good. I am not the person I was a year ago. I am so thankful for that. I had found true joy and peace before he came home. He could see that. He wanted what I had. "There is no peace for the wicked." Keep standing and keep seeking Jesus daily. Keep praising and seeking His ways. His Word does not return void." (Louisiana)

“Praise God! My husband and I have been separated for many months and he has returned this week. God is restoring our marriage. Thank You Jesus and thank you Charlyne for your ministry.”  (Texas)

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