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 give Jesus all the praise because my husband is almost moved back in. Most of his belongings are back in the house and he is selling his apartment furniture. I continue to believe that his heart will move spiritually back home to Jesus as well. Nothing is impossible with God." (Canada)

(posted 3/27/2009)
"So many times I was going to give up my stand as my circumstances seemed hopeless, only to be encouraged by this Ministry. After years of no contact with my spouse, Jesus did it suddenly for His birthday. She came over for Christmas, broke up with the other person and we're now getting remarried again. Praise to the Lord. To my fellow standers, do NOT ever give up." (Connecticut) (posted 1/28/2011)
"I had a small glimmer of hope yesterday once again. My wife asked me if I wanted my Christmas ornament back that had my name on it. I told her I wasn't worried about it. She responded that she couldn't throw it away and wanted someone to make use of it. Praise God He does speak." (North Carolina) (posted 12/25/2009)
"I was at my husband's house and the nanny shared with me that she and her husband are in a restored marriage and are praying for our marriage and my husband's salvation. God has planted a prayer warrior in my husband's house. Praise God." (State Removed) (posted 1/29/2010)
"I was having a difficult time recently in my stand. At church the minister was using Hebrews 11:1, about faith. I kept reading Chapter 11 and came to verse 35, 'Women received back their dead, raised to life again!' I knew immediately that God is working behind the scenes in raising my prodigal and our marriage to life again!"  (Ohio)
(posted 4/25/2011)

“I left my spouse years ago. I was the prodigal but many months ago I became the stander. My situation seemed hopeless. My husband’s life was out of control. I was devastated. I prayed unceasingly. I gave up many times and just when I started to think there was no hope, my suddenly came completely unexpected. My husband came to me and told me he loved me and wanted to reconcile our marriage. I see now that if I had just been still and let God be in control it could have happened much sooner. PTL! God is faithful.” (Canada)

(posted 8/31/2012)
“Today while I was praying and fasting, the Lord was working on my behalf behind the scenes. My spouse in the far country reached out to me several times. At one point he called and asked what I was doing because he wanted to stop by. He brought with him his baby with the OW whom I enjoy seeing every time he brings her. When he left he said thank you. I didn’t ask him what he meant by that because I already knew. The Lord my God is softening his heart. My husband will be coming home soon and I will welcome him and that beautiful baby with open arms.”  (Texas) (posted 8/31/2014)
"I was touched by a small act of kindness when I needed it most. I pulled up to the window at the coffee shop to pay and was told that the lady in the car ahead had paid for it. She had no idea what she did for me, as I was on the way to see my father who is dying. I was so blessed by her random kindness. I left hoping to find her but she was long gone. Instead I just prayed blessings for her." (Minnesota) (posted 3/26/2010)
"God has shown me two Covenant Transport trucks in the past year. The first was after our first hearing on divorce. What an answer to prayer after such a tough day. The second was recently as I was moving out of our previous home. It was very hard for me to leave there, but as I was driving the moving van, I saw another Covenant Transport truck. I am learning to lean more and more on Him. Thank you for all you do." (Florida) (posted 2/25/2011)
“About five months ago God gave me Nehemiah 1:8-9 as a promise for my family. I began to pray seriously for God to bind my family’s ungodly soul ties. My 18-year-old daughter has been dating a non-Christian for about 2 years now and has been very distant concerning her faith. I have prayed specifically about that relationship and for God to bring a godly potential spouse into her life. Last night she told me that he has been asking a lot of questions about how you know Jesus is the real way to Heaven and wanted to know how she could prove it to him. I told her to pray for his salvation and turn your own heart back to Jesus. When Jesus becomes real to you, you won't have to prove anything to him; he will see it! Praise God my daughter's heart is softening and the ungodly soul tie may be broken by bringing another lost soul to Christ! I will continue to stand strong against the spiritual attack on my family.” (Indiana)  (posted 3/15/2012)
"I attended church this past Sunday with my wife and daughter for the first time since we separated. It was at her request. God is so gracious to give me a glimpse of His working in her life. He is also doing much work in mine as well. Then one day turned into two days as I was invited to stay in the spare bedroom and that day was just the two of us. I see more of God's plan and am energized in the stand for my marriage. Praise to God and my gratitude to Rejoice Marriage Ministries." (Louisiana) (posted 1/10/2011)
“PTL! This Saturday was beautiful! Early this past week I learned that one of my favorite prayer scriptures was going to be read at my church, Colossians 3:5-10, and I knew that I had to read it out loud! But I woke up feeling so bad and sick. I prayed to the Lord and offered all my pain to Him for my husband and when the evening came I decided to go to my church. PTL, I was chosen to read the scripture in front of the crowd. Yes! I did that having my ‘in-house prodigal’ in my mind and my heart wide open! Thank You, God for letting me be there and worship Your Word! Keep standing strong!”  (Costa Rica) (posted 8/15/2013)
"My husband has been in a rush to get our divorce over. I have made it clear I am standing for the marriage and am committed to showing my husband love. We have only had one meeting, and the next one got cancelled due to scheduling conflicts by others so I was elated. Our next two meetings will have to be cancelled also because of an attorney’s schedule. God's timing is perfect. He is in control." (Texas) (posted 2/26/2010)
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8  (posted 7/20/2012)
"Thanks to God and your ministry my husband and I are celebrating a year since we got together after a long separation. It has been a difficult year to me since he did not come home as the man I would like him to be. Now he is attending church with me and the kids every Sunday and praying with us each morning. I am sure the Lord is doing the cleaning while I keep my lips zipped." (Mexico) (posted 1/19/2011)
“All the glory and praise to God for upholding the marriage covenant. My prodigal wife, whom I had not heard from in several months, is now visiting with me many hours a day to work on restoring our marriage. She said that she wants to see that things have changed before she will move back. I praise the Holy Spirit for bringing the communication and laughter back into our relationship. Never give up on standing. All things are possible through Christ in you.”  (Texas) (posted 3/25/2014)
"God is bringing my prodigal husband home. He is an ordained minister and God used Ezra 10:3 to speak to his heart and to put away his foreign wife. He communicated with our children yesterday of his plans, and said that when his non-covenant divorce is final he wants to remarry as soon as possible. All glory and praise to God." (Maryland) (posted 1/10/2011)
“I didn't know until yesterday that the divorce was to ‘wrap up.’ This was also the day that we were to appear in court for what I thought was a progress report. However, God had other plans. When we got to the courthouse our case was not on the docket! My memory verse I just learned last night is Hebrews 4:16 about approaching the throne of grace with confidence. God's reputation is on the line here and He will not disappoint. He has given me a vision of restoration and it is my job to never give up on Jesus or my wife.”  (Kansas) (posted 10/21/2013)

"Two years ago my prodigal husband came home after months of separation. I give God all the credit for that happy day. I also thank Bob and Charlyne for being messengers of the Word. Everyday I think about how God moved in my life and our marriage. God restores, and it is better than you could imagine. I'll never regret the decision to stand for our marriage. Out of the pain, I gained a stronger relationship with my husband and God." (Virginia)

(posted 2/13/2009)

My husband came home seven months ago. He was in a non-covenant relationship. God revealed to me that He would force him home. That’s just what happened when the other woman threw him out. God is still working on healing our marriage, but He has promised me that my husband is home to stay. I am believing that God will heal and make this marriage better that I can imagine. God does heal hurting marriages. I praise and thank him for all He has done, and is still doing." (California)

(posted 11/23/2006)
“I just want to give thanks to my God for creating a 'green place’ in my life when it was rough and creating miracles along the way. I thank Him for that waiting place while standing for my marriage. I have a closer relationship with Him. After years of separation from my husband we met and we have started communicating. Thank you RMM for the support and encouragement. I now have a different perspective and believe that God will restore my marriage in His timing. I have also learned that ‘standing’ is a spiritual attitude.”  (Canada)  (posted 2/25/2012)
"God does hear and answer our prayers. I prayed that the other person and her husband would be restored and He has done just that. The Lord is still cleaning up my husband. Praise our Lord God, the Great I Am." (Florida) (posted 9/19/2008)
“I want to praise God for my suddenly. My husband and I have been separated for a few months. It was devastating but I knew from the moment he left this was not God's will. God clearly reassured me He was in control and He would restore. My husband began texting me ‘I love you’ and other encouraging things. He sent me an email to tell me he wanted to work on our marriage. Last week he told me his landlord was letting him out of his lease (PTL) and when I asked where he was going he said that was not up to him. I told him he could come home. PTL he agreed to this and will be moving home soon. I am so blessed! GOD is so good! I could just praise Him all day long.”  (Illinois) (posted 5/6/2013)
“My husband continued the divorce hearing this week, saying he doesn't know what to do but wants to do what's right. He called very early a few days later to ask if I was OK because he had a bad dream. He seemed very upset and said he ‘can't go on living like this.’ I've been praying Job 33:14-18 almost every day this week! God hears our prayers!”  (Ohio)  (posted 4/1/2012)
“I know my wife is coming home. I know I will have my suddenly. The enemy tells me again and again that she’s happy. But God. I know He can turn her heart and mind. As I am thinking of her, Job 37:5-6 pops into my email, reminding me of God’s mighty power. PTL, only God could have sent that to me at that time. I have had opportunity to let my 16 year old understand where Dad stands on everything and help him understand he just has to keep the faith no matter what he sees or hears. I let him know God will bring his mom home to me, him, and his siblings. I praise You God for the restoration of my marriage. It’s coming and coming soon.” (California) (posted 11/17/2014)
"Praise God for His faithfulness, and that He hears our cries. I'd been asking for some encouragement. God showed me that I was listening to the ten spies, the majority report, and not heeding His voice as it came through Caleb and Joshua. He reminded me that as He promised, He will fulfill. I praise Him that His time is perfect and that with God all things are possible." (Pennsylvania) (posted 8/28/2010)
“My situation is atypical, nevertheless the Lord brought RMM into my life when I needed help learning how to forgive, trust, have hope. One day I'll get past the memories. Just this week I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the Lord's desires and my desires being the same. I prayed that the Lord would allow contact with my prodigal after a long time with none. After contemplating my readiness, I added, ‘Email would be best.’ I still can hardly believe it, but the NEXT DAY I received an email from my prodigal, who for years refused to communicate by email. Now I simply cannot deny God is working; something pretty huge had to happen to make him reach out!”  (Florida) (posted 12/26/2011)
“Praise the Lord. All things are possible in the name of Jesus. He hears our cries and knows what we need. The Holy Spirit woke me up early one morning and impressed upon my heart that I need to sow the seed with my prodigal that I am praying for us. We’ve been separated for a few years, because I foolishly left, regretted it, but he wouldn’t forgive me. I prayed, then called him. We spoke for an hour. Thank You Jesus. He reiterated that he has moved on but he shared that he wanted to call me the week before and questioned what it would mean, wanted to go to lunch but felt it would be emotionally confusing, and a few weeks before was trying to wrap his head around what happened. What a blessing to hear how much he is thinking about us. I know our reconciliation will be soon.”  (Canada) (posted 3/30/2015)
“I took my son to visit my husband after Christmas because the Lord told me to. I rented a car, a hotel, drove for three hours where my husband lives in a non-covenant relationship. He thanked me two times for bringing my son; we hugged every night and told each other, ‘I love you.’ It was hard every day to let my son go over to his place and I cried out to God, what am I supposed to do with this relationship. And the Lord said, ‘Just love him.’ The trip was expensive but when I got back to work there was a check sitting on my desk that covered the exact cost! After being home my husband called me and thanked me AGAIN and told me how torn he is. PTL! Proof God is working on my husband! Remember, never repay evil for evil! Just love them! Keeping standing! God has a purpose!”  (Arizona) (posted 4/23/2012)
“PTL from whom all blessings flow. A year ago I filed for divorce from my husband after he moved in with the OW. But God! My husband responded and then requested that we place a hold on our petition. A year to the date both attorneys have filed a motion with the court to withdraw from the case because neither side has proceeded with moving forward. The court granted the request which canceled my petition for divorce. He is still in the far country but God is working on that side of the mountain and I am working with God's help on getting our home in order so that when total restoration takes place, our family lines up with the Word of God. Standers be strong, do not fear. God is in control. He promised that anything we pray and ask for according to His will is done. A week before I knew the cancelation was coming, I told my attorney she will see the glory of God as I had no intention to move forward. All we have to do is believe and we will see the glory of the Lord.” (Florida) (posted 11/11/2013)

“After many, many years of standing, my prodigal’s heart is back home. Only God can do this as you pray His will be done. We celebrated our wedding anniversary together on Valentine’s Day, after many years of not being together We are working on reconciliation now. Forgiveness is the key.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/24/2013)
“God is awesome! My prodigal and I are separated but I am so encouraged regardless of the attitude of my spouse and my in-laws. Since I turned everything over to God and stopped responding to text messages and phone calls, God has truly blessed me and my kids. God is in the midst and deserves all the glory. I received a text from my spouse that he is moving back home. Although he says it's due to finances, I know beyond a doubt it's God. I know God is sending him home to a new woman. I pray that God will continue to work a miracle in our life. Hasten to me, oh Lord, for I am in need. I pray that all the prodigal spouses return home to new spouse so that they may see God in us and repent. I pray that all prodigals will accept the Lord.PTL! Healing is done.”  (Alabama)  (posted 12/23/2012)
"Just weeks after our divorce was final my husband called me and told me he should have never walked away from me and that he was miserable. Later he moved in with his mom and we went on a date. I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do. I have overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony. God is in control." (Georgia) (posted 12/5/2008)
"I had to travel for my job. My prodigal agreed to stay overnight with our son at our home while I was gone. But there were day care challenges such as drop off and pick up. I cried out to God and He arranged an acquaintance to help me out. I didn't even approach the acquaintance but she volunteered to take my son to day care and feed him dinner after she found out my dilemma. Praise God. Only He could orchestrate such a move. After I returned from my trip, the phrase, 'Those who trust in the Lord will not be disappointed' keeps appearing in my head. Thank You, Father." (Wisconsin) (posted 8/6/2010)
“PTL! I’ve seen my third Covenant Transport truck. I know my husband will be home soon. Never give up on Him. The Lord will never give up on you.”  (Minnesota)  (posted 8/8/2012)
"I started standing a few years ago. My prodigal husband lives at home. From asking for a divorce, we have moved to where he cares for me today and says I am the best thing that ever happened to him. Yet he continues to live in sin. It is much easier to forgive him every day now as I do it for the Lord. I love him unconditionally as the Lord wants me to. The best advice that has helped me is Charlyne telling us to do everything thinking that Jesus Christ is right beside us. When I was thinking about the shame we would face when everyone would find out about him, the Lord showed me, ‘Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.On a particular day when I was very discouraged, He gave me a message,‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not beterrified. Do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9 Keep standing my friends, this is a promise from our Lord to all of us.”  (India) (posted 11/5/2012)
“PTL! Fellow Standers, never give up. My spouse recently returned home. Psalm 147:15 (AMP)He sends forth His commandment to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. We are so happy that he is home and I know that God heals all wounds in His time. I pray my spouse will become saved. Keep praying and fasting, the Lord will deliver your prodigal home. Just keep the faith and know that it's not over ‘til God says it’s over. Please be encouraged by my testimony, God delivers.”  (Alabama)  (posted 1/14/2013)

"My husband confessed to an addiction to pornography. In our pastor's office, he further confessed to immorality. I wanted to walk out, but my pastor's wife asked me not to do so. Although we didn't separate, we went through a lot of heartache and pain. My husband quit his job because he traveled and that made it easier to sin. God planted a mustard seed of hope in my heart. I drowned myself in the Word of God, listened to sound preaching, attended Biblical counseling with my husband and a Christian support group. This Fall we facilitated a marriage class at our church and my husband is going to get his degree in Biblical Counseling. The Lord Jesus Christ resurrected our dead marriage and it is better than what we ever had before. I know God heals hurting marriages because He healed mine." (North Carolina)

(posted 11/22/2006)
"Yesterday my husband texted me and asked if he could come by tomorrow after work to pick up the mail and for us to talk. My mind went almost to the negative thinking but, I stopped it and prayed that if he was going to talk about divorce that the Lord would change his heart before he walked through our door. This morning I awoke around 3:30 and could not go back to sleep. I got up and made coffee and got on the computer to read Charlyne's devotional. Praise Jesus, her devotional was 'Start Rebuilding Your Foundation.' My Husband is coming Home. Jesus, Jesus, Blessed Jesus." (Oklahoma) (posted 8/6/2010)
“My prodigal has been telling me that he has seen some changes in me. I thank God because all this is His work. There is still a lot of pruning and molding to be done in my life under the Potter’s hand, including zipping my lips and forgiving every time. It has not been an easy process but God’s grace has always been sufficient in times of weaknesses. When the process becomes too hard, God’s grace has always been available. I am still praying that my prodigal will come back to God and to us. Praying for all standers that the grace of the Lord may abound in hard times, so that the Lord may use us as vessels of honor to the hurting nations and families. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.”  (Virginia) (posted 3/4/2015)
"God has convicted me to say hello to my husband whenever I call to talk to our children when they are with him. The devil put fear in me about how he would react but God gave me grace to do it to keep communication open. God also spoke to me that our children should have their devotions and prayer time even when they are with their father, who is not a believer. They have started doing it already, praise God." (Canada) (posted 1/22/2010)
“I have been fighting to continue standing. I went for a quiet walk and asked the Lord, ‘Am I wasting my time wanting her back Lord or do you want us back together?’ The Lord told me she still has feelings for me and at that very moment I heard a dove make his call. It was a quiet winter day and the dove was really loud. When I turned around, I saw at least 14 doves, all sitting next to each other on various branches of one tree. Doves mate for life! I cheerfully thanked the Lord, that has to be a sign, it just has to be! I have no doubt the Lord was talking to me. God is great! I will continue to stand!” (Texas) (posted 1/16/2015)
“I just want to praise and worship our Lord, who has performed so many miracles. You have answered all my prayers as well as restored our marriage. You have moved my many mountains so quickly Lord, I can only but praise and worship You forever. Please keep guiding me in Your direction for Your will and fill me daily with Your Holy Spirit. I love You Lord and will praise You eternally. I pray for all standers reading this that they receive their miracles, also, in Your perfect timing. Thank You Lord and RMM for leading me and comforting me throughout. In Jesus’ Name.  (South Africa) (posted 4/29/2015)
"God really does restore what the locust has eaten. The three years we were separated seems like a little blip on the screen. It's as if we were never apart. My husband thanks God every day in his prayers for bringing us back together. Charlyne is absolutely correct when she says to get the house ready. I didn't. My husband had accumulated a lot during his absence. It was months before we got it under control, but we did it without a cross word between us. Praise the Lord. (Canada) (posted 1/20/2006)
“This week I saw a Covenant Transport truck barely after I said to God, ‘Am I to stand for this marriage?’ - going on many years. The timing was perfect and that I even turned my head to look at just the right time brought tears to my eyes and for the first time brought me this kind of comfort. I thought about submitting the testimony and then began to doubt that these trucks were a sign from God. Well last Saturday's testimonies were all about Covenant Transport trucks. It's kind of like a God double confirmation. Does God know me or what?”  (Wisconsin)  (posted 7/11/2012)
"I saw my spouse today at church. It was good to see him. During the meet and greet he hugged the kids and me. I am being still and waiting on God. I thank God for what I can't see Him doing as He renews my husband and I prior to reuniting us."  (Tennessee) 
(posted 4/15/2011)
"I stand on God's promises. My husband has been helping out around the house and even called me three times on my Birthday. Thank You Jesus." (California) (posted 10/30/2009)
“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)  (posted 6/25/2012)
Yet theLordlongs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For theLordis a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!  Isaiah 30:18  (posted 8/13/2012)
“My father-in-law is an artist and he gave a painting to his brother who managed to mislay it on his way home. The painting turned up several weeks and several states away and the only ID was the artist's signature. The painting was sent back to my father-in-law in a very damaged condition. With the help of a friend and the use of bondcrete, the painting is almost restored to original, just requiring some touch up work. I feel that God is telling me, my husband and my marriage will be returned and restored in the same mysterious way. I will never stop praying. "I have called you by name, you are mine" Isaiah 43:1.” (Australia)  (posted 1/14/2013)
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