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!



"From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do." Isaiah 46:11
“Out of obedience to God, I flew across the country and showed up at my prodigal’s door unannounced. My prodigal handled my coming like a pro and I’m so proud of him. He welcomed me without reservations and didn’t even ask any questions. He made delicious meals all week long and even invited me to stay longer if I wanted to. Unfortunately I had to return to work but the Lord is already stirring me to return very soon. I was motivated to take such a leap of faith from a testimony shared here by a stander. Thank you dear standers for sharing your testimonies. I feel so close to you all and God always speaks to me through your testimonies. All praise be to the One who is the Beginning and End of all things, our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Maryland)
"Praise God for He is faithful. My son and I drove cross country to visit some friends for Thanksgiving. We experienced a terrible snow storm during the trip, but my God brought us through and we made it safely to our destination. I was heartbroken as this was going to be the first Thanksgiving holiday without my husband. I had been fasting for a few days prior to our trip and my GOD responded to my wounded heart and delivered. To my surprise, my husband flew cross country to spend Thanksgiving with us. We spent three wonderful days together as a family amongst great friends. I know that restoration is near because my GOD is faithful. I will continue to fast and pray for my prodigal husband.”  (California) 
"Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD." Psalm 150:1-2,6
“As I stand for my marriage and pray for my spouse to come home, I have been using this time to focus on God's Word and hear from Him. God has shown me my part in the breakdown of my marriage and family. I recently wrote a letter of apology to my spouse for my ungodly ways. God is so awesome, as I use this time to focus on my relationship with God, I don't have to worry about my relationship with my husband; He is working it out!”  (Michigan) 
“Yesterday my husband called inviting me and my daughter to his home. He asked if we could stay the night. We had a blessed time.”  (Germany) 

“I praise God for all that He is teaching me during this season of waiting on Him to restore my marriage. I prayed that God would use me to bring Him glory right now in the midst of this trial. He has opened the doors for me to develop a prayer ministry at my church. I know that God is guiding me as I seek Him daily for direction and wisdom. Last week I was going to my church for a Prayer Concert that God graciously allowed me to help bring together. I got out of my car and turned to head into the church and right then a SWIFT truck followed by a Covenant Transporttruck passed my church. I praised God for continuing to show me that He is going to restore my marriage and that He is pleased with how I'm serving Him and how I'm sharing with other's that God is going to restore my marriage. Thank You God that You are always in control.”  (Illinois) 

“Although my wife and I are still separated the Holy Ghost guided me to the following. God hates divorce, therefore it is not His will. 1 John 5:14 says God will answer our prayers if something is asked according to His will. I know therefore that God will restore my marriage. We are not yet divorced. Please don’t stop fighting for your marriage. It is God’s will.”  (South Africa)
“My son had wrecked his dirt bike and was able to call for help but he was in such a remote, wooded area that I knew it was going to be hard to find him. My mom and I tried frantically to find him while calling for help. I called my prodigal husband and, amazingly, our nephew was with him and knew exactly where our son was. After being pinned under his motorcycle for an hour, God led my nephew and husband to our son. After a trip to the ER, my son walked out with nothing but a sprained knee. Praise God! God was literally working on the other side of the mountain and protecting my son when I couldn't see him. It's a powerful reminder that God is also working on the other side of the mountain in my marriage even though I can't see it. My husband has acknowledged God's hand in all of this and says he has been praying more since then. PTL! I just have to continue to put my faith and trust in Him and not in what I see, feel, or hear. God is faithful!”  (West Virginia) 
"I was in a card store yesterday. One of my favorite songs came on the radio with a line that says, 'I need a sign to let me know you're here.' I saw a gift book titled 'Married for Life.' God gave me what I needed. He is so good." (Vermont)
"But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone." Psalm 71:14-16
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  Psalm 119:10
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"Ten months ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and the  prognosis was not the best. After months of chemo, a double mastectomy, and radiation I am Cancer Free! Praise God! When I was first diagnosed I cried out to God in my pain and fear and asked God for a sign. When I opened my Bible my finger was on Psalm 103:3. 'He heals you of all your diseases!'  From that point I knew the Lord had already healed me and I give him all the glory! My entire church, family, and friends have stood in awe as I've shared this verse with them and they have seen the healing." (Alabama) 
“Praise God! It had been weeks since I'd heard from my husband and he called out of the blue and told me that he's told the OW to never call or contact him again. He said that he wanted me to know that. The best part is that God gave me the strength to zip my lips and respond with grace and forgiveness. PTL for my heart change! I thank God for this breakthrough when I couldn't see anything happening!”  (Texas)  
“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)

“PTL!! My Father is the God of restoration and love. My husband had a false start home last year, left and returned for good six months ago, completely wanting God to change everything we have done wrong. I see God changing him every day. It’s not always easy once God brings the prodigal home, but with God standing by your side He makes it easy. I see my husband’s craving for the love of God, how he wants God to change me. And He has changed me. God makes everything new. Please pass on to all standers that prodigals do return home when we are firm in our stand with God. Also, to standers with restored marriages, it’s not always a cake walk but pray unceasingly even after the return of your spouse as God has begun something great in our marriages. Thank You Jesus, I will serve You and love You all my life.”  (Sri Lanka)

“PTL! After months of prayer my marriage is being restored! I am so thankful to God for the changes that I am seeing in my husband, our family, and myself. With God anything is possible no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. Let God take control of all areas of your life and you will receive blessings that are better than what you could imagine in His perfect timing!”  (Georgia) 

“Praise God! He alone is worthy! June of this year I had to minister on radio, so I prayed and asked the Lord what I should minister to the people. I heard in my spirit the story of the Prodigal Son. The topic was ‘What you think you lost is coming back.’ Well, little did I know 13 days later my husband would be packing his clothes to go to the far country! Although, I was devastated, I blessed God because I had received a word from God to keep me encouraged and grounded. But this is the icing on the cake - four days after being on the radio I was surfing the web and ran across your ministry and you were talking about how husbands and wives are prodigals (no coincidence). This was so powerful because I never thought of it in that way, so when this happened to me not only did God give me a specific word but He lead me to you because of what was getting ready to happen in my own marriage. God is a Father who will prepare His children for the coming attack of the enemy! So fight in Jesus' name.”  (Connecticut) 
“This past week marks an anniversary. Two years ago my husband filed for divorce and I just looked for a status on our case. It says, ‘There is no future hearing date scheduled. No action has occurred on this case.’ It was bittersweet reading those words. Praise the Lord we are married even though my husband, in his eyes, has moved on. The circumstances look bleak but God. I praise Him for guiding me and my children. For the opportunities to bear witness. It has not been easy and at times very difficult, but praise the Lord Jesus is always with us. He will never you nor forsake you.”  (California)
"God has changed me so much. I fell but got back up and am expecting my Jesus to bring my husband home very soon. Finding your Ministry has encouraged me. I now pray daily for prodigals to come home." (Arizona)
"God bless you. I need to share with you and all of those men and women who are waiting for the restoration of their marriages -- TRUST GOD and WAIT. My husband and I were at the brink of divorce. I had become depressed, desperate and was losing faith -- I even became suicidal--yes, how we sometimes open doors to satan and how fast he works to try to destroy us. However, one night at work, I was browsing through the Christian sites and found your site. I read and printed out the Standers Affirmation. Despite the fact that my husband kept telling me that he no longer loved me and to please come to terms with truth and reality and let go, I then decided to go unto my God and Savior and plea for the restoration of my marriage. He was having an affair and I felt in my heart that my marriage was over. He would humiliate me and tell me all sorts of hurting things. I in turn would tell him that I loved him and that I needed him. I then decided to keep silent and let God take over. As I prayed I told the Lord to help me accept the truth. I then confronted him and told him that even though I loved him and wanted my family and marriage to be restored but that I was going to let him go being that he felt he had found happiness and love. To my surprise he bowed his head and told me that he was not going to let his family go for anyone. I told him that I forgave him and that we needed to forget the past and start a new life. He agreed.
"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)
“I was the prodigal first for some months when GOD spoke to me to go home, but my husband could not forgive me and is in another relationship. I have been standing since then and I have had two court dates so far. The last court date was on Tuesday and my husband called and said he was not going, that he did not want a divorce. He still was not ready to forgive me and come home but he still loved me more than anything in the world. Hallelujah! I just wanted to share that much even though I do not have my big miracle yet. Please pray for us. I am so thankful to have found this website. Only GOD could have led me here.”  (Maryland) 
I'm stander since July 2010. In Feb 2011 The Lord guide me to your web site and since then I just have receive blessings. Jeremiah 29:11 was the first promise The Lord gave me in September 2010. I'm still in the boat. I'm still rowing. The storm is not going to take me out!!! (Rhode Island)
“The Lord is good. My husband just gave a devotional thought at our home school event. He presented the gospel, and several people came to him afterwards and told him they had brought someone who needed to hear the gospel. Our marriage is still healing because of God's grace on our lives. I give Him glory and honor. He deserves all the praise.”  (Wisconsin) 
“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)
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your hands." Psalm 138:7-8
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 145:14-16
"I was praying for a small sign from God that He is working on my prodigal's heart. I had to text him for a financial matter. I received not only an answer, but a second text that included a kind word as well. I thank the Lord for this sign that He is faithful and working on my heart and on my prodigal's heart." (Washington)
"My wife started an affair with another man and they moved in together. On Sunday she accepted responsibility and said she did not know how to get out. Praise the Lord for He is working on her. I need to zip my lips and wait for His perfect timing." (New York)
“Last week, my uncle died and I was to share the Word of God at the funeral service. Every morning I had prayed that my spouse would come to the funeral and that God would give me words that would console my aunt, speak to my cousin (he is an unbeliever) and appeal to my husband. This morning I prayed for the last time that my husband would come. I said, ‘Lord for you, anything is possible even at the last minute.’ My husband did come, late, but in time, so he could hear the Word of God. I used 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, about unconditional love. That was something I wanted to tell my husband for a long time, but God's Word has more power. After the funeral my aunt came to me and said that she was comforted by the Word of God and at the grave of my uncle I saw my cousin praying.”  (Germany) 

"My husband texted me today and wanted to talk. We had not really talked for a month. Saturday he came to the house for more of his things. I wanted to talk, but I kept my lips zipped. My husband wants to come home. He will have to quit his job but I know God will help us. I thank the Lord for this experience because I am now closer to my Heavenly Father. To the Steinkamps thank you for this web site giving me the inspiration to keep standing." (Illinois)

A PS from Pompano - While we thank this stander for the kind words, we remind every subscriber that a website is only one of the tools being used by Rejoice Marriage Ministries to proclaim that God heals hurting marriages. He birthed this Ministry almost 19 years ago, long before most of us had ever heard of the Internet or email. For several years we communicated with standers the old-fashioned way; by letter and telephone. Even back then, we had teaching tapes, books the Lord had given us to write, and radio broadcast programs. Everything we did was centered around a local Bible study where we also met standers the old-fashioned way, face to face. If the Internet were to disappear tonight, Rejoice Marriage Ministries would still be around tomorrow. We encourage you not to think of us as an Internet Ministry, but as a Ministry telling people about Jesus, who uses the Internet as one of their tools. You are missing many blessings and a lot of encouragement if you fail to use everything we have available to help you.

"I have returned home to my husband. Your ministry helped me. Many times during the last years I would get discouraged as I waited for my husband to want me to come home, but God was using that time to teach and change me into a better person and wife. I can now praise God for this time of separation. I am turning to God every day to help me." (Michigan)
“Amazing! God has been gently guiding me and answering my prayers. I feel my relationship with the Lord growing deeper and deeper. A few days ago in one of the devotionals, Charlyne made reference to Ezekiel 36:25-27. A scripture that I have read and prayed over my husband in the past. Last night as I was listening to my husband’s online DJ radio show, he used a sound track that quotes this verse. I thought I was hearing things because my husband is not a believer. The Lord will remove my husband’s heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh! Praise God for such a wonderful promise!”  (California) 
"My husband is an in-home prodigal. Our anniversary is coming up soon and it has been difficult to think about how to deal with it. Over the last few weeks God has been showing me He was there when we spoke our wedding vows. I found one of our wedding pictures where there is a picture on the wall of Jesus and it is like he is looking right at us. A great reminder that He was with us back then and is still with us today."  (Michigan)
"Praise the Lord, my prodigal came home this weekend. He was apologetic and asked me to re-marry him. We are planning outings together as well as with our children. I will continue praying for all prodigals to come home and to stay home." (Connecticut)
"After a long separation and many false attempts, my husband has finally come home. Though many encouraged me to go on with my life, I stood and prayed that my husband would love me. The Lord began to put love in my husband’s heart months ago. The more I prayed, the worse it was getting, then the Lord stepped in. My husband returned suddenly. We have a long road ahead, but God will do what He said He will do. Prayer changes things. I realized that no matter what others may say, God has the last say." (Maryland)
“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
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9  
“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas) 
"My husband's adultery tore our marriage apart. I finally moved out of our home and into an apartment with our kids. After a brief reconciliation we split up again. It had been months since my kids and I had seen or heard from him. Suddenly two weeks ago, he came to see our sons and brought them several gifts. I know that this is a sign that prayers work. I'm still standing on God's promises! God started a good work in my husband and I know that He is faithful to complete it. Never give up fellow standers." (Georgia)
“I have been standing for my marriage for many months and have been blessed in my life as a result of obeying God to pray for my husband! Following God's directions is very hard, but worth it. The past few days have been full of signs that my husband is coming home, and then today the Lord showed me that my path to my husband is complete and ‘My time of hard labor is over, wrongs have been paid for, and a voice cries out in the desert: Clear a way for the Lord! Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our God.’ (Isaiah 40). I felt the Lord wanted me to share my testimony that He has restored my marriage and my husband is coming home. Praise God!” (Arizona) 
"My husband left me and while he was gone I prayed for God to soften his heart and bring him to his knees. I stood on Him and had faith He'd restore my marriage. After what seemed like eternity, my husband, out of the blue, contacted me with the same words I prayed for God to do. He returned at Christmas. We are now attending counseling and church together. God is faithful to those who stand firm and believe!" (Texas)
"I had always been the one to initiate conversation with my prodigal for many years, but after much prayer and several more months of no contact or communication, my prodigal wrote to me. Thank You Jesus." (Tennessee)
“I had been praying that dance would somehow be used to restore my marriage. (We met ballroom dancing; he was my instructor.) Just after being served divorce papers, my church announced a five-week marriage healing seminar with a ballroom class each night. The series ends with a vow renewal! I cried and prayed, believing the Lord would make a way for us to attend, despite zero communication between us. This was too ‘ironic’ to not be an answer to my prayer. God had my husband contact me after several months of silence and we have spent a few weeks talking. Now there is a glimmer of hope he could attend. It begins in a week and I need others to believe with me. God had given me the passage in Jeremiah 31 that ‘you will dance with the joyful again.’” (Pennsylvania)
“PTL!  November of last year I found RMM. I had been standing alone for two years and I was in need of what I call my family. Despite what family and friends were saying, I trusted my Lord. I knew I heard Him speaking. I submitted a testimony on Easter because I saw God do a miracle. Out of the blue I started receiving calls and text from my husband. About three week ago he texted, ‘I'm still madly in love with you.' Then he asked me, will I and the kids move to his state. This is not how I imagined it. I wanted the suddenly, BUT GOD. I didn't hesitate to say yes. I have allowed him to make decisions for our family and he said you have changed; you’re allowing me to lead. This Saturday we will be moving into a cramped apartment with our children. The hardest thing for me was to zip my lips but prayer and fasting helped me control my tongue. God still does miracles!  (Georgia)  
“Praise be to the LORD my God. I thank Him for His many provisions. This summer He granted me a wonderful get-away, so glorious that after several weeks I’m still basking in the experience. His promise that those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength holds for all of us standers. Do not lose sight of that scripture in every area of your life. As I write this, I have received two work related, and significant disappointments, but in the midst of it the Holy Spirit led me to thank and praise the LORD, for this is His will for me (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Be encouraged in the faith journey: Jesus knows it all!”  (Canada)  
“Today was a blessing as my oldest daughter got married to a wonderful young man. I prayed for strength as this was going to be the first time in over a year for me to see my covenant spouse. He would be attending with the non-covenant. When my husband was alone I had the opportunity to let him know he looked nice and he returned the compliment. I gave him a hug and kiss on the cheek. He received it with no problem and there was a hug in return. God allowed me to share that I continue to have him in prayer and maybe one day he will come home. To my amazement he looked at me and I received no negative reaction. Later on the OW made it clear she would not allow him to be near. Even then God gave me peace for He had already allowed me to share my stand for our marriage. Only by the grace of God would I have this courage after years of standing. God is working on the other side of my mountain. Praise God!” (California)
“After many months of separation, disappointed about my stand because I didn't see any progress on my marriage restoration, and hearing about the lifestyle of my husband, I talked to him about divorce and asked him to bring me the documents to start the process the next day (not really what I wanted in my heart). He didn't come, so I started to fast and cried out to the Lord and asked Him to show me His will and soften our hearts. The next day I received some text messages from my husband asking for forgiveness. I know for sure that God is preparing the way for my marriage restoration and for my husband to go back to the Lord. I thank God for His tender love and know He always answers our prayers.”  (Dominican Republic) 
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