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 have been standing for many years. About 6 years ago my then 5-year-old said to her daddy that she missed him and wanted him to come home. The reaction then was that she was made to apologize to the OW for making her feel bad! Fast forward to Father's Day this year. My now 11-year-old said the same thing to her daddy and his reaction was to apologize to her for leaving her! Thank You, Lord.”  (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) 
“Well, the judge granted my husband the divorce. It feels like just another day. God gave me a peace that was amazing!! The enemy wanted me to break, the judge was mean and my husband sat with his head down the entire time... I felt peace! And peace only. I know that even though the enemy may seem to be winning, He is a liar! God already gave me the victory! No judge and no man can change that. My husband will be back and I commend him for trying to be strong. God is keeping and will keep His promise of restoring my marriage! Don't give up because it doesn't look good. God is still working!”  (Louisiana) 
"My husband went on a business trip out of the country. Before he left he sent me a text that he will miss all of us. The night before he left he hugged me and for the first time in a long time said he loved me. Praise be to God for softening his heart." (Texas)
“Praise God for His faithfulness when we act in obedience! My husband and I have been separated for a few months. In that time, he returned to the OW and said they were going to get married. I filed for divorce as I gave up hope. God led me to RMM two days after Christmas. I withdrew the divorce that day and began a serious stand for my marriage. The very next day my husband texted and called (none of this was happening before) and came to see us. God then led me to fast these past three weeks and praise God! I have seen miracle after miracle in my husband's life! He said he literally FEELS my prayers and can hear God speaking to him! He now wants to move back home! Don't give up, standers! Stay strong and keep your eyes on Jesus! All glory be to God!”  (Georgia)
“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”  Jeremiah 32:17  
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:2-3
“I want to thank God for taking care of my family. During my stand the Lord has provided for all of our needs as He has promised. A year ago I was reading Psalm 34:19 and right next to it I wrote, ‘Lord these are my afflictions,’ and I listed five issues where I needed His intervention. Last week as I opened my Bible to the same place, I praised God that He answered four of them already. The divorce issue is the only one left in the list. I have an upcoming court date in a month and a half. My hope is in the Lord. God is good. To Him be the glory. Thank You Jesus!”  (California)
"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)
"I have been fasting. After weeks with no contact, my husband called me today. He said he wanted to let me know if anything ever happens to him that he is sorry for what happened with us. Thanks to Bob's teachings, I know this is 'Prodigalese' for 'I'm sorry and I don't really know how to bring myself to say it.' Thank You, God for fighting my battle." (Louisiana)

"My husband has been home for almost two months. I thank God for the work he has done in me. My husband says that I have changed. He treats me with love. I have been reading the book 'Standing After The Prodigal Returns' and it has been a great support. I know that God, not my actions, restored our marriage. I know that He wants my husband saved. I have learned that God is not far away from me, but very close each and every moment of my day." (Arizona)

“My husband and I have been separated for some months. We continue to talk daily. The other women is still in the picture, but every day the Lord shows me signs that this is only temporary. Fight with all your might for your marriage, God will prevail in the end. Thanks RMM for having this website. If God would have not guided me to this page, I am afraid that I would not even talk to my spouse. But the Lord is great.”  (Texas) 

"My husband and I been through so many trials with family deaths and his illness, that changed both of us. I became an unhappy and unappreciative wife. My husband left. My relationship with the Lord was suffering. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up. I started praying as a stander. But little did I realize that the Lord was going to reveal all the things in me that needed to change. 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31 are Chapters that helped me see the kind of wife I'm supposed to be. I repented and started seeking the Lord to change my heart and my husband's. I had to accept that I could not change my husband, only the Lord can do that. I went to my husband and asked for his forgiveness for all my shortcomings as a wife. I asked him to give me another chance. He is now home." (California)

"After much prayer, I decided to ask my husband for help with my medical bills. He responded with much greater generosity than I ever imagined. I decided I can't determine the how and when that God softens his heart." (South Carolina)
“I have been fasting and crying out to Jesus. I gave it all to Him, but asked, ‘Lord I don’t want anything that is not in your time, but Father have mercy on my broken heart. If it is Your will and time, O Lord please bring my bride back. If it’s not Your time then I'll deal with it, just have mercy, O Father, on my heart.’ That night I must have woken up ten times frantically looking for my phone, and I didn’t even know why, but I never found it. I woke up in the morning and I felt God telling me to go get my phone right now, so I did. When I looked at it I saw that I had a text from my wife. She said that she didn’t know what to do anymore. She knew what she was doing was wrong and that I am her husband and she loves me with all of her heart. She said that she wanted me to come home! I immediately broke down and began to cry and praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for all of His power and majesty, as well as His mercy and grace. I know we still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery, but the Lord will get us through! Thank You my Lord and Savior, my rock and my refuge, I love You Jesus!”  (California)
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18
"I have been on your mailing list for about a year now. The scriptures and inspiration have pulled me through these last 14 months of being separated and almost divorced from my husband. He decided this past Saturday that he wanted to try to be a father and a husband again. Thank you, God, and thanks to your ministry. Now that he is home ourreal work can begin. Keep up the good work that the Lord has given you. Keep praying for this family." (Ohio)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105 
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”  Ezekiel 11:19-20 
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.  Psalm 59:16-17 
“Praise God, my Lord gave me the opportunity to speak to the OW. I told her that I love my husband and will be waiting for him as long as it takes. I told her that I have forgiven her and am praying. I really struggled with the thoughts of her and my husband. But God not only did He renew my mind but He also allowed me to love her like my sister. The OW told me that she told my husband to go back home. I have not heard from him in several months but I know the Lord has moved my mountain already. If God can use the OW to tell my husband to go back home I know that nothing is impossible with God.”  (Canada)
"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)
I just wanted to thank those who share Saturday testimonies. I really needed the encouragement. Even though I see God’s hands moving, fear of being hurt is so strong in me. My beloved is home after God sent a man to pray with us in our home and integrate him into our family as a leader. Then we found out we had to move across country. I followed my husband across country as God told me but I’m so afraid. My guard is so up. I see him talking about God but his deliverance is still lingering. My prayer is for complete deliverance and my strength to stand while God does His work, not me. Thank you for the testimonies. We walk by faith and not by sight.”  (Arizona)PS: We receive emails like this that often the stander is not ready to receive their spouse home or they are now being attacked by the enemy themselves with different problems such as fear or trust or finances. Please ask the Lord for you to prepare your own body, soul and spirit to be ready to receive your beloved spouse home. We also have material that will help you before they come home. Also, ask the Lord if you should ever send your spouse at God’s perfect timing, Finding The Way Home. Praying for you every day! – Charlyne
"On Father's Day I was doubting my stand and praying for a sign from the Lord. Twenty minutes later in church our pastor's sermon was on the Prodigal Son. I had my confirmation I was being obedient to His Word. God always gives us what we need when we need it. Praise Him." (Tennessee)
“My spouse and I have been separated for some months. Through the grace and guidance of The Lord, I stood (and prayed intensely) in the hope that He will soften her heart. Last week, she came home and asked for forgiveness of her trespasses. The old me would not have forgiven, BUT OUR Lord had in the process softened MY heart too, and I can forgive her unconditionally. She hasn't moved back home, but we have firmly placed God at the center of our lives and of our relationship and life in Him. Amen!” (South Africa) 
“God is so good. This past week I have been praying for many things because the Lord is constantly encouraging me to keep asking as I keep reading his Word in Luke 11:9. One of my prayers was for this past weekend to be a weekend for a massive return of prodigals home all around the world. On Sunday my prodigal and I went to church together. Afterwards he invited my mom and me for lunch and stayed the afternoon. He said I looked beautiful in a photo of mine on the coffee table. Later in the evening he invited me to join him for pizza with the sister of the OW. I went and had a good time. I´m encouraged. God does answer prayers.”  (Dominican Republic) 
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“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)
“I decided to fast this past week. I had been praying that my ex-husband would call, write or text soon and that we would have a good conversation now that he has been living 'alone' for several months. Not only did he call, but we had a nice conversation for an hour and a half with him expressing that he would like to visit us as he lives almost 900 miles away. I want to give God ALL the glory for this and thank Him again for ALL his blessings today and always.” (Florida)
Stop Divorce Radio provides around the clock teaching and music to teach and encourage the man or woman praying for God's restoration of their marriage. Free and simple to use - http://stopdivorceradio.org  
Blessed are all who fear theLord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.  Psalm 128:1-2 
“I am a teenager.  My mom and I have been waiting for my dad to come home for quite a while. My relationship with God has faltered at many times. But I know that, without God, I would not have been able to still want to be with my dad because I know that God will forgive him when he repents of his sin. So if God will forgive him, then I should, too. My mom and my whole family will keep waiting for my dad to come home.” (New Hampshire) 

“My mom passed away 12 years ago but I believe God sent me someone to step in to help me with my current situation. Her name is Ellen and she is about my mom's age if she were still alive. I met Ellen at a church Bible study of about 200 plus women. Randomly, the women were put into small groups, of which I was part of Ellen's. Several months after that study ended, I went up to the prayer room at our church. Feeling very lonely and discouraged, I prayed to God, asking Him for someone to encourage me, someone to have a relationship with. I had not heard from Ellen after the Bible study ended. But God put me on her heart when I said that prayer and the next day Ellen called me and invited me to a Bible study at her home. She told me that she felt the Holy Spirit guiding her to ENCOURAGE me! Praise the Lord! He hears us, He knows our pain, and He sends us who and what we need at the right time. God is good. Happy Mother’s Day”  (New York)

“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)
"Since my husband came back last July, I went through many different emotions and trials, but I kept praying. I kept asking God to improve me, and I left everything up to Him. My husband and I took a two day trip on our own last weekend. He gave me an early birthday present, gold earrings, and told me that I am his one and only best friend and he is happy he has me. We'll need more time to heal wounds in our hearts, but I am confident that God will heal us soon. Thanks for your prayers. I believe in God's power." (California)
"Help us, O God of our salvation for the glory of Your Name." Psalm 79:9
"Praise God, my husband came over last week to watch television and to be with me and the kids. At the end of the night he asked if he could stay the night because it was too late for him to drive home. It has been over a week and he still hasn't left. He asked me if he could stay home with his family for good. I told him this is where God intended for him to be." (Louisiana)
“Thank you everyone who prays for people on the Chapel Page. My father-in-law is on there. We have been told by doctors that he needs Hospice now. I got an emergency call while at work that Dad was rushed to the ER and had no other information than that. As I am trying to make my way to leave work and as I'm driving, I had many things holding me up from getting there as soon as possible. I could not find my keys, red lights, construction and more. I was praying for Dad, singing along to praise songs on the radio while driving, and I asked God to make something good come from me taking so long to get there. As I am pulling into the ER, our pastor called to check on Dad and we were able to pray for him and his salvation! I was in tears of how God made that happen! If I was any later I would have missed the call. PTL!”  (Illinois)

"God is indeed awesome. Not only did He bring my prodigal home, but He is also working in bringing restoration to his whole family. Right before this happened, I was close to giving up. I was weary after the long stand and the back and forth. As I was driving home from work, crying out to the Lord, a car pulled in front of me, and there on her bumper was a Rejoice Marriage Ministry bumper sticker telling me that God does heal hurting marriages and there was hope.  I cried all the way home thanking the Lord. Days later my miracle happened. Praise God that He never gives up on us." (Colorado)

"I received word from my mother that my wife will be attending Thanksgiving dinner. My son and I will be traveling from other states to attend. This will be the first time in many years our entire family has been together on Thanksgiving. Praise be to the Lord." (Colorado)

“I want to give thanks to God who is always faithful and steadfast to His promises. When my husband decided to walk out of our marriage, I was shattered and I thought my life was coming to an end. In my brokenness, God reached out His hand to me and held me in His arms, comforted and healed my pain. I am glad to stand up today to proclaim of His goodness. Today, I am standing in the strength of the Lord, praying for the return of my prodigal. I trust in Him to fulfill His promise of restoration.”  (Singapore) 
My marriage restoration logo or scriptures has been "God with us,in our midst and where His spirit is there is deliverance." My husband was tormented by anger and pride but ever since I put more effort on meditating on the word of God through encouragements of Saturday testimonies of RMM, the Lord touched my husband and gave him peace. As I was reading testimonies of Saturday 27 April 2013 I was reading and praying just after I said Amen. I heard my husband's voice calling our son. For the first time in 3 years of separation he called me outside to greet me. I ask my son if dad really called me and he said yes. Praise God. He gave my husband peace and now He gave him the desire to greet me. Hallelujah! God is with us let us stand firm and press forward. (Namibia)
Fortunately, I was raised in a Christian home, however, I was not taught how to use scriptures in my walk with the Lord. I could win every Sword (Bible) drill we had at church but I wasn't using the "Sword" in my life....until my marriage fell apart. I copied every verse each week from RMM and the neat thing was, I have been standing so long for my marriage that I was VERY familiar with all the scriptures sent except one. So I know I am on the right tract! Thank you for ALL the encouragement you send! Standing until death...God bless! (Louisiana)
“My husband went on vacation with the OW to a place that was very special to us. It has been hard on me since I found out, but in the midst of the pain I can raise my hands to worship to God who already has it worked out. God confirmed for me through His Word that restoration is coming. This morning I asked the Lord to speak to my heart and I opened the Word to Jeremiah 30. The title of the chapter is ‘A Promise for Restoration.’ It spoke about how even though the Israelites would endure pain, God would restore them and they would be an example to other nations of His redeeming love. Take heart dear standers, even when we are tired in our journey God strengthens us and keeps our feet strong to stand and doesn't waste one minute of pain. Don't give up, I'm not. Be blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding.”  (Maryland) 
"Our divorce became final a few weeks ago. I was hurting very badly. I prayed to God to heal my hurting heart. At church a lady came up to me and said God had told her to pray for me." (Alabama)
“I would like to say thank You dear Lord and Savior. I live in Canada, and we do not have Covenant Transport trucks here, but this past weekend I took a trip, asking God for a request to see a Covenant Transport truck. As I looked across the road ,there it was. I was in shock, never expecting to see one. I went on the ferry and I just happened to look at a license plate, ‘IN GOD WE TRUST.’ Thank You Lord for this amazing confirmation.”  (Canada) 
"Without my asking, my husband sent me several email telling me how he put money into my IRA and more money in my business retirement account. I'm so grateful for these financial signs of love. I am confident the Lord is softening my husband’s heart so I'll be seeing the restoration of our marriage." (Wisconsin)
“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) 
"My state was one of the many affected by the recent snowstorm. Armed with only a shovel, I faced five foot drifts in my driveway and a wind chill of 15 below. But no sooner had I started on the daunting task, that God sent several helpful neighbors, shoveling and running snow blowers. With their help, a two hour task took only 20 minutes. The Lord provided for me once again. Thank You Lord, that You are in control of all the details in my life." (Nebraska)
"Praise the Lord! My husband came for Father's Day! He spent special time with one of our daughters, teaching her to drive and taking her to lunch."  (Illinois) 
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