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!



"After months of separation, my husband and I are back together. The road is bumpy sometimes, but God led me to this path rather than divorce and I know it is the right one. I praise God for His presence in my life and His promises for our future. With His help I know we will make it." (Illinois) (posted 2/27/2009)
"We serve an awesome God! I hadn't heard from my husband in a few months and the last time I did, he was talking about divorce. This past week God told me that my prayers are being answered and that a breakthrough was about to happen. The next day my husband brought my new car insurance card to my door, with a note telling me he paid my electric bill! Our Lord is so faithful and I will never give up on my beloved husband! I know he will be home soon! Thank you, Jesus!" (Ohio) (posted 1/10/2011)
“I have been praying that God would help me face my many fears and break down the communication barrier between my wife and me. Yesterday, my wife called and spoke about her getting her divorce and today papers were served to me. How is this a testimony? Well first, we talked for the first time in over a year and then the divorce papers coming and I didn't feel pain; I felt total peace because I know God is in control. Standing in His light!”  (Pennsylvania)  (posted 3/18/2013)
“Praise God. I have been standing for several years and this ministry has been such a blessing to me. Recently God opened doors for me to join a ministry as a biblical counselor and so many women in marriage crises have been assigned to me. During this time God has been revealing to me that His plan for me is to Fight Divorce, so my first assignment was to go to the county courthouse and pray over every court room and every judge to have the mind of Christ and for marriages to be restored. And now He has placed a woman in my life that has a restored marriage. She has asked me to join her life group to teach women about standing for marriage. I say it again, praise God. He is using me in a way I never thought or imagined. God is faithful and I am so humbled that He is using me while also working on the other side of the mountain restoring my marriage.”  (Texas)  (posted 5/16/2013)
"Praise the Lord! My husband came home during revival week at our church! God received all the glory that day as I gave testimony of my returned prodigal at service! It was unexpected and wonderful! God is so amazing and faithful! God will do what He says He will do in His perfect timing! I am a firm believer and a walking example! With God all things are possible!" (Indiana) (posted 1/19/2011)
“My husband and I have been separated for several months. He is convinced that God wants us to divorce. We do missions work in Mexico. I have been in Canada winning the fight against cancer since we separated. He has not been here and hasn't seen the need to be here since he believes God wants us to divorce. The other day I received an email from our pastor saying that my husband is coming to Canada to work on healing for himself. Praise the Lord! Praying his eyes will be opened to God's truth! He is a man who fears the Lord, but has been blinded by the enemy. God is able!” (Canada)  (posted 12/3/2012)
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse,  that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”  Malachi 3:10  (posted 8/28/2012)
"God has taught me to praise Him in the midst of the storm throughout my stand. He is doing some amazing things and I am so thankful. My covenant husband invited me to share Easter at his mom's and we attended church together as a family. PTL! This weekend he and our oldest son are on a fishing trip. Communication between them has been difficult over the past year or so...but God is at work and I am expecting good things to come. On top of this, I received a beautiful Mother's Day card from my wonderful covenant husband with a sizeable check inside. Wow...it blew me away! I can use this to pay off some bills that I wondered how I was going to pay. God knows our need and He will provide! Never give up hope for at the right time, God will answer."  (New York)  (posted 5/26/2012)
"My wife is beginning to turn after many years. We are dating and going on a vacation together for the first time in years. Thank You Jesus for keeping me focused on restoration and releasing myself and her to You." (Iowa) (posted 8/22/2008)
"My divorce was finalized and I cried out to Lord asking when would I see my wife again. That Sunday I sat down at church and there she was in front. The pastor brought us together a few times and she committed to counseling for herself. I am going to counseling myself. I am hoping and praying we will start counseling together very soon. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!" (Florida) (posted 1/10/2011)
"I have prayed often that my husband receives a heart transplant, but never shared this with him. He told me that he had a dream recently that he was having surgery and he saw that his heart was removed and the doctors put a new heart in him. Glory to the Lord. My husband has broken up with the other woman and has changed his attitude towards me and our family." (Illinois) (posted 7/4/2008)
"I can see chunks of our mountain falling into the ocean. I live in an area where Covenant Transport trucks are not around but somehow God has placed three for me to see in a span of a month. My husband has been more affectionate with me and has started to call me. I finally told him in his Easter card, our home will always be his home when he is ready to return and he called to thank me. How awesome is our God! All the Praise and Glory to Him and a big thank you to Charlyne and Bob who I know is smiling from Heaven."  (Texas)  (posted 5/12/2011)

“Praise God! His promises just keep manifesting left and right! My husband and I have been separated for several months and he filed for divorce not too long ago. Another woman was involved and in the natural our situation looked so hopeless. But God! I started standing and walking in love towards my spouse and he immediately noticed a difference. No longer was I hurt and angry and defensive, but I had a peace that even my prodigal could see. He began texting me and emailing me to actually coming over and just hanging out with the kids and me. This turned into him spending the night twice because he didn’t want to be in his new house alone! Now he's telling all his friends that we are trying to work things out! PTL! There's a long way to go but God has brought us this far and He will perfect that which concerns us. Never give up, even when things look impossible!”  (Texas)

(posted 7/4/2013)
“I stumbled on this website at a time I was feeling very frustrated and with plans under way for my husband to move in with the OW and her children. By then there was no communication at all after a three year separation. But my suddenly came when our small boy did so well in a national exam and he came to congratulate him. The communication opened, he apologized and decided to come back to his family. He moved back and I really thank God. I will encourage all standers to hold on, your suddenly will surely come.” (Kenya) (posted 4/21/2014)
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 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." II Peter 3:8-9 (posted 3/12/2010)
“Praise God! My husband ended his affair and moved home a year ago. He has been an at-home prodigal for most of that year. Despite his repeated statements about moving out, he is still home. He keeps pushing back the date. God has shown me how we are rebuilding our marriage even as my husband has plans to end it. A lot of healing has taken place, and we are building a firm foundation. We just marked another anniversary. God is faithful. My hope and prayer is that my husband never leaves! I believe restoration is in progress in God's perfect timing.”  (Minnesota) (posted 8/1/2013)
“The holiday season is hard without my husband. But I call on God and talk to Him when I get sad and He is there. Today is my birthday and I was thanking God for another birthday. I told Him I trust Him and would wait for His timing to bring restoration and to give me guidance during this time. On the way to the Christmas parade I saw a Swift truck. Since I started standing I’d never seen one but read about them on RMM. I said thank You Lord. Trusting, and praying for all.”  (North Carolina) (posted 12/22/2014)
“I have been standing for many years.  There have been many false starts. My husband recently told me there is someone else after many months of no one. I was able to stand strong and felt joy in the Lord, after the initial shock, as I know that God will restore this family. This is due to the teachings of RMM and reading the Bible. I know God is working everything out for my good and that NOTHING is impossible with God. Please standers, do not give up on your restoration as this is a battle for eternity over our family members now and in the future. Lord please give each stander strength and a special blessing this Christmas! Amen.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 12/29/2013)

"On Mother's Day, I asked God to let me know He is working in my husband. My husband said Happy Mother’s Day several times and thanked me for taking good care of our children. God is doing great things with both me and my husband." (Texas)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“We were remarried this past Saturday! The divorce was final 21 months ago, but God is faithful. He gave me Micah 7:7 (KJV) as my standing verse. Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Then later Ezekiel 12:28 (KJV) when we were close to restoration. Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.”  (Texas) (posted 12/29/2014)
“Even though my marriage circumstances continue to get worse, I need to give a testimony of God's faithfulness. As I received divorce papers a few weeks ago and had to make decisions on how to proceed, I went to my Lord and asked Him what to do. He did not lead me as most people would have, but I have a peace about the steps He has shown me to take. He has provided for my needs so many times and often it is through my husband that God provides the things I have asked for. Why did it take me so long to really know that if I take something to Him in prayer I can trust that He will do what is best. Two days ago I read the devotional that suggested we pray Psalm 143. I did that yesterday. I needed gas and groceries and was so overwhelmed by all this. Then my husband came by and bought gas for me and yesterday he stopped by with plenty of groceries. I didn't tell him of these needs but God made him aware.” (Kentucky)   (posted 4/7/2014)
“Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Yesterday after a few months of separation my husband allowed me to hold his hands in prayer before a conversation that he wanted to have with me. I praise God that this is just the beginning stage of God softening my husband’s heart. He continues to ask for a divorce but I believe that God is working out our healing and restoration in Jesus’ Name.” (Indiana)  (posted 11/19/2012)

"Glory to God, my prodigal has come home after being away for years. He wants to take it slow. I am still standing for my spouse as I know the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion. Thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries. You have shown me how to grow in the Lord. We can't do it alone without the Lord Jesus Christ." (Kansas)

(posted 1/30/2009)
"God is so good. My prodigal returned to our family. We had signed a paper agreeing to terms for my son and I to leave the state and allow my husband the freedom he felt he needed. The day I signed that paper was the day I truly released my husband and our marriage to God. By the next afternoon my husband's heart had been broken before God." (Arizona) (posted 1/19/2011)
“My husband left our home on Christmas Day and I was completely heartbroken and lost. Finally, after searching on the internet, I came across RMM. What a blessing this ministry has been for me and my family. When I felt I had no more strength I would turn on my computer and read the testimonies, hoping and praying that one day I could submit mine. After months of praying and fasting, my husband finally agreed to work on our relationship. Thank You Lord! I will share my testimony everywhere I go. I can't wait to have my husband back at home to praise God together. What an amazing journey! I will forever continue to pray for all standers and all prodigals.”  (Texas)
(posted 7/3/2014)
“I want to give God all honor and praise for restoring my marriage and family. After some time of separation, God manifested Himself in my life, my husband’s life and in our marriage and family. It looked hopeless; both of our families and friends encouraged us to let go and move on. Well I let go and I let God have His way with me and everything that pertained to my life, husband included. When God speaks His promises to you, He does what He said He will do. He never takes back His promises. I just thank Him for loving me so and for keeping me under the shadow of His wings when I finally decided to surrender and allow Him to be my provision in every single area of my life. I send continued prayers for RMM. I pray for all standers and prodigals and families. Keep trusting God. Be blessed.”  (Georgia) (posted 3/4/2015)
“PTL! God has restored my marriage after a year of standing. I felt like giving up but after praying and despite everything, I decided to stand for my husband. I prayed for his salvation and for the other relationship to end. The OW realized my husband needed to do the right thing. After a year God brought him back to us. We are in the process of looking for a house to move into together when his lease is up. Now, everyone knows when married couples are happy the devil tries to sneak in. Circumstances conspired to confuse my husband’s head and heart. But he said he is coming back to our family and will never leave me again. God is good!”  (Georgia) (posted 4/14/2014)
"My husband was a prodigal husband one year ago. He cheated on, stole from, and lied to me about everything. He wasn't a good father and was never around. He confessed his sins one year ago to God and me and asked for forgiveness. He got saved and baptized that same month and now one year later, he has his own ministry in our church. He goes to our local homeless shelter and has Bible study there and every Sunday he goes there to pick up people that can't come to church. He is a great father and is very involved with me and the children. I praise God because he is so good." (Texas) (posted 11/11/2005)
"About three months ago, my husband informed me that he no longer wanted to be married. When he left, I pressed into God's Word. I forsook the things that took my time away from God. I was broken but God made me new. My husband contacted me to discuss divorce proceedings. I told my husband that I did not agree with his decision to divorce. My husband told me that he did not want a divorce either! He asked if we could start over and asked me out for a date. Praise God." (North Carolina) (posted 2/4/2011)
“I have been standing for my marriage for a year. I thought my suddenly would happen now, as my husband's lease ended, but he choose to renew it with the OW. I cried out to God and He called me to fast for 40 days. I will begin fasting on Monday, which is my wedding anniversary, and when I counted the days to see when the fast would end, it falls on my husband's birthday, PTL.I do not know what will happen once the fast ends but God is showing me signs that something wonderful is on the way. Proverbs 3:5-6.” (Florida) (posted 9/11/2014)
Charlyne, I must admit that the peace I have is because I began to pray and trust my Lord. I asked God to do His will and to help me. I needed to trust that God was going to do His will and I somehow knew that my husband was going to give our marriage a chance. (posted 11/20/2004)
“God showed me shortly after my wife left many years ago, that He would heal my marriage and family. My wife took her two sons (that I had come to love as my own) and moved two hours away. God continued to show me that I needed to be patient and that He would heal my marriage. I later lost legal rights to visit the boys but God still showed me I needed to hang in there. It has been many years since I have had contact with the boys and only limited contact with my wife. Then in the last month and a half I have had the chance to see the younger boy, then the older son and finally today, my wife showed up at the soup kitchen where I volunteer, totally unknown to either of us. We had a good first conversation. None of this is a coincidence. It is God at work. Men, hang in there. God can heal your family. He is healing mine why not yours? Believe! God is good!” (Colorado) (posted 10/13/2014)
"When my wife gave up on our marriage I thought about giving up until I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries. My wife and I are still talking even though only friends. I am realizing the value of God changing me. I don't think I would have changed as much." (North Carolina) (posted 11/7/2008)
"I was feeling doubtful in my stand and asked God to give me a sign, to show me if this is what He wants me to do. Two days later I saw a Covenant Transport truck driving next to me. Exactly a week later I saw a Restoration Management Co. truck and a few minutes later a Covenant Transport truck again. Two days later another Restoration Hardware truck. I know God is with me and He is making it clear to continue my stand! Praise God." (California) (posted 3/11/2011)
“I just want to praise our Lord and Savior for His amazing love. It has been so dark in my journey but God has been with me every step of the way. Glory and praise belong to God our Father. God has let me see some of His work on the other side of the mountain with my husband and has reassured me I must keep faith in, believe in and trust in Him even when others do not understand why you are standing. Thank You Lord. Standers, keep looking up to our Heavenly Father, keep faith, belief and trust in Him. I know He keeps His promise and I am looking to Him for our marriage restoration. There isn't anything God cannot do! Keep Jesus close to you always. You will not ashamed. For our God is good all the time and all the time our God is good!”  (Florida)   (posted 8/26/2013)
PTL! My court date is today. My husband called me yesterday and said it was postponed because I needed to sign the papers which will delay it for another 30 days. I praised God, and thanked Him. Today my husband was so upset and pleaded with me to sign them so he can move on with his life. I was so upset and depressed that I signed the papers without hesitation and cried. I asked God, ‘What shall I do?’ The Lord led me to 2 Samuel 7:27-29. To God be the glory. I prayed the Holy Spirit would speak in my husband’s ears and terrify him with warnings. My husband told my he has not slept peacefully all night in days. My suddenly is on its way. Thank the Lord.” (Missouri) (posted 12/5/2014)
"I praise the Lord, because He has encouraged me today. I was cleaning my summer vacation email, and found some 'Charlyne Cares' I had not read. When I opened it, the message was right timing. I am so thankful that God sees me on a day to day basis, and gives exactly what I need every day to walk this hard and unknown road. I thank You and I love You Jesus." (Norway) (posted 9/26/2008)
"David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied...All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, he will give all of you into our hands." I Samuel 17:45,47 (posted 10/24/2008)
“God is the God of restoration. I have been separated for many, many years. Now, due to financial reasons, we are getting divorced. But God has been faithful to tell me I am still to stand strong and pray for my husband and children to come back to Him. It is not about my marriage, it is about my family’s salvation. God is an awesome, faithful, husband. He has grown me and blessed me in so many ways over these last years. He has truly brought me into my Promised Land. It isn’t what I thought it would be but in many ways it is better. Praise my Lord Jesus!  Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.’ Psalm 37:3-5.”  (California)  (posted 6/25/2013)
"The girls and I had to go shopping for groceries and ran into my husband at the store. We stood around and joked and laughed for a while. I smiled and the girls glowed. Before my husband left, he hugged everyone including me. God is moving that wall between us and my husband was nice to me and wants to have a relationship with his children.” (Colorado) (posted 11/5/2011)
“I live in a foreign country, so it is impossible to see a Covenant Transport truck or American billboard. I had been praying and praying for weeks for a sign to show me whether or not I should be standing this time. I had just about given up and was about to call it quits. Today, I was feeling really down and defeated. Less than two minutes later a bus pulled up and the only English word on the bus was ‘Miracle;’ everything else was written in Korean. I started thanking God for this sign that I had been waiting for. He does speak to us and He has restored my faith that standing is the right thing to do. Keep standing everyone! Our miracle is on the way! Never give up!”  (Korea) (posted 12/22/2014)
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12 (posted 11/6/2009)
"I recently paid car repairs for my son, and prayed that this would be an offering to the Lord. I also asked the Lord to help with finances so I can do more for sons in college. The Lord provided a refund of my escrow account which is the exact amount I needed so that I did not need to take out a loan. I give God all the praise and glory." (Colorado) (posted 9/5/2008)
"When my teenage son returned from an outing with his Dad, he woke me up to tell me excitedly that our prayers were working. He knew how I had been feeling the past couple of weeks. Once again, God reminds me that circumstances are just that." (Minnesota) (posted 9/5/2008)
“My husband came home the Thursday before Thanksgiving after being gone for months. He suddenly showed up at home with his clothes. I am so blessed that God spoke to me in so many ways while my husband was gone, always reminding me that He was in control and would use this crisis for His purposes. While my husband was moving his clothes in, our young daughter came home from school and followed him into the closet. She came running out to me and said, ‘Mom! Dad has put a lot of clothes in the closet. God is really working on him!' When my husband was gone for months I cried out, 'God, it's been so long.' He immediately responded, 'Yes, but isn't that a small price to pay to have a husband and marriage that is better than you could ever hope for or imagine?' The week before my husband returned, God gave me Psalm 31:21-22, 24; 'Praise the Lord, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack. In sudden fear I had cried out, “I have been cut off from the Lord!” But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.'” (Indiana) (posted 12/2/2005)
“Though we are in the midst of this restoration journey, I have felt led to post my testimony. Thank the Lord, He has hedged my husband in at our home and not allowed him to leave. It has been several years since I started my stand for him and our marriage. The Lord has changed me so much and built my faith beyond what I could have imagined. I have told my husband I am not giving up on him or us and that I would be whatever he needs me to be. Right now he needs me to be his friend. God is building our friendship, something we never really had before. PTL! I believe my suddenly is coming soon!”  (Indiana) (posted 8/31/2014)
“This last week was a bit tough on me. As I returned from a meeting, I sat in my car talking to the Lord that I was not interested in working. I felt this time I spent in working was distancing me from my Lord and, though I spoke little, I had thoughts deep inside on how I felt I wish I didn’t have to do this and so on. Just then I suddenly saw a sign, ‘Work is worship.’ I couldn’t stop smiling. My Lord had just spoken to me. I decided to do all my work and duties with full devotion as it was worship to my Lord. It amazed me as to how the Lord helps us and talks to us about all areas of our life. Standers hold on.... Just when the time is right He will speak to us about restoration of our marriages and bring it about in His time. Praise the Lord!”  (India)  (posted 2/12/2013)
“The past week I have been on an emotional roller coaster. I began to feel that my stand was in vain. I began to think about how David felt in Psalm 73 and how Habakkuk vented his feelings. On the way to work I began to vent my frustration to the Lord and out of nowhere a Covenant Transport truck drove right pass me. I began to cry and thank God for His faithfulness. I know now that that my stand is not in vain. Despite how it may seem, I know God is in control.” (Georgia) (posted 1/24/2012)
“Today I would just like to share a testimony of God in all things of our lives, even little things. Today I was at a thrift store and saw the little book The Prayer of Jabez. I bought it because of Charlyne’s recent devotional. The next thrift store I went in had a Prayer of Jabez journal that matched the book, brand new. I want to thank the Lord for making me feel special today.”  (Illinois)  (posted 6/5/2013)
"My husband told me 'Happy Anniversary' today for the first time in three years. Praise be to God." (Maryland) (posted 4/17/2009)
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