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!



“My wife left me due to my sexual sins and lies that I have told her for our entire marriage. On Easter Sunday my pastor had an altar call and it was the first time in ten years that I truly gave my life to my Lord.” (Michigan)

(posted 3/8/2012)
"We are divorced and there has been silence for some time. I asked our wonderful God to give me a glimpse of what was happening on the other side of the mountain. I received a text from my husband to tell me that he had separated from his present partner, I am trusting God for my future. It is not about me or my husband, it is about Him." (New Zealand) (posted 5/8/2009)
“The Lord started telling me last summer that He was about to move in our marriage. Within the past year my spouse abruptly filed for divorce after many prodigal years, and just after a wonderful visit home. I assumed the OP had given my spouse an ultimatum, but right after that, the Lord miraculously moved one of our adult children into that far country realm. That circumstance has not only given me eyes and ears on the other side of the mountain, but I now find that the same circumstance that caused my spouse to suddenly file for divorce legally also removed the OP from the far country for an extended period of time! Instead of the fear I might have had in the divorce proceeding, I see Jehovah Nissi answering every fasting prayer before my eyes and I’m so excited for what He’s going to do next.”  (Illinois)  (posted 7/4/2013)
“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)
“My prodigal spouse returned home some months ago after many months of back and forth with the other woman. He is not saved yet but God is working. I almost gave up many times, but the Holy Spirit kept speaking to me in many ways. The despair that I was in was unimaginable at times but the Lord told me, ‘Don’t give up.’ I began to believe in what I could not see and not in what I did see. Even though the divorce papers came, I still kept my eyes on the Lord. He is faithful ladies. So don’t give up!”  (New York) (posted 10/13/2014)
"Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day." Psalm 96:1-2 (posted 1/10/2011)
“I just have to give my Lord Jesus Christ praise for what He has been doing in my prodigal’s life! I have been praying lately for good communication, for walls of silence to be broken due to lack of communication and for God to soften my spouse’s heart and my God has blown me away! My spouse randomly texted me asking me to do a favor for her and even wants to let me borrow a book she is reading! I think she might have even flirted with me! This is coming from someone whose heart was so hard she wouldn’t even talk to me or acknowledge me when she saw me! Keep believing, praying, and fasting Standers! God is listening, answering your prayers, and working on the other side of your mountain even when things seem so bleak and hopeless! These mountains have to melt like wax before our Lord. Nothing is impossible for our God!”  (Tennessee)  (posted 1/7/2013)
"God answers prayer. I asked to know if my husband was all right due to having no contact and I needed him to put house payment money into the account. My husband sent me an email. He also put the money in the bank. God showed me that my prayers are being heard." (Mississippi) (posted 1/16/2009)
“My daughter recently married and moved about 10 hours away from here, and my son moved away as well. I have one grandchild and she is expecting another. I visited and am contemplating a move there. I have been standing for many years and fear set in moving far from my spouse with whom I have only occasional contact . As I prayed fervently for a sign that it would be OK to move, I walked past a car with a fancy romantic decorative license plate which read our two names on it together! Bob frequently said God knows no distance and I know our marriage could benefit from a change of location when we are restored. I praise Him for his loving kindness - always in ways we can never imagine!”  (Rhode Island)  (posted 4/26/2012)
"Two weeks ago I visited my husband. He said that we were going to split things. When I got there and he said he could not get up, he was so nervous. He pulled me to him and hugged me. Tears streamed down both our cheeks! It was amazing! He said he doesn't want a divorce! God changed his heart. Since then he has read his Bible daily and makes sure that he tells me that he loves me. Now he wants to find a job by our house so he can come home. Thanks for all of the prayers!"  (Minnesota)  (posted 5/12/2011)
“Recently, I had a problem with carpenter ants. I went to God with it, asking Him to solve it. I called someone I thought could help me, but they didn't call me back. My tendency would be to worry, but I had given this to God. I recognized I was short on solutions, and this was an area where my prodigal husband could help me. I have found that God will back me into a corner to direct me to do something for my stand sometimes. So I texted my divorced husband to ask for help. He called me, and I listened to him lament, and zipped my lips. I heard God's Spirit telling me ‘Wait for it...’  And I got a ‘yes!’ My husband met with me and advised me, just as I had asked him to. Afterward he texted me: It was nice seeing you today. It was better than you know. I must add that the day before, I asked God to give me encouragement. Every time I've asked for that, I've received something from my husband - every time!”  (Washington) (posted 9/3/2013)
“‘Rejoice in the Lord Almighty, and again I say rejoice.’ Philippians 4:4.When I was rejoicing yesterday, this is what came to mind. Blessed is she who has believed what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.' Luke1:45. I got a full time job from the same school that laid me off two months ago for another part-time position due to their financial stress. The job is the pick of all the financial blessings God has been sending my way since my beloved moved out. God kept giving me the color purple, meaning royalty and wealth, right before these blessings started pouring out. I asked Him at that time if my first ever full time job was on the way. It has arrived and my loving Lord has everything to do with it. He gave me Isaiah 54, then 60 and tonight my son decided he was going to read Psalm 30. These plus many other signs tell me that my prodigal’s return is right around the corner. ‘Praise the Lord of my soul.’”  (Louisiana)  (posted 8/13/2012)
"Do not fred because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong." Psalm 37:1 (posted 1/10/2011)
“I am so thankful for what my Lord is doing in my life, and in my husband and my daughter. God is healing and working out the restoration of my marriage and my family. My husband has begun the healing with God and has told me that he is praying and is asking God's help. God is in control. Praise Him for loving us so very much.” (Florida) (posted 2/17/2006)
“My husband came back after many months of separation. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but your website encouraged me and my suddenly came one night when the Holy Spirit said to me He is coming back very soon. I asked God how long is Your soon and within an hour he was home. Never give up because God is working on the other side. I am still in awe of what God can do if you believe.”  (South Africa) (posted 8/19/2013)

“After standing for some years my husband came home! PTL! After lots of prayer, fasting and unconditional love my breakthrough came. The other relationship ended, the OW moved out of state. Despite a non-covenant child and things looking hard - my God put everything in place! My husband is home and it feels great and worth every trial. With God's help our marriage is being rebuilt. Thank you for your prayers and support. God does heal hurting marriages. Prodigals do come home! With God all things are possible, so keep standing!”  (Florida) 

(posted 10/8/2012)
I started looking for a house to buy. If I weren't tithing, I would be able to afford one. God has been so faithful to provide my needs and I would not quit tithing just to buy a home. Shortly after, a house came on the market that had major updating done, was in my price range, plus the interest rate dropped. It was as if God wrapped a ribbon around it and gave it to me saying, 'Thanks for being faithful.' Praise to my Provider." (Minnesota) (posted 2/13/2009)
“When my husband walked out, the Lord walked in. Since then I have been blessed with the call to stand. However, I had yet to still be convinced that these Covenant Transport truck sightings were of God's doings. But boy did God sure show me how wrong I was! While traveling just right outside of town, a sense of fear took its grip on me. I found myself questioning my ability to discern God's will for my marriage now that the divorce was final. I even started doubting what I had believed to be God softening my spouse's heart was now in all actuality just manipulation and control. I started praying for God to please show me a sign, but this time it had to be one so clear that I wouldn't be able to reason it off as a coincidence. Within seconds of me telling Him that not even a Covenant Transport truck could do the trick, one drives right by me for the first time! PTL! Thank You God for assuring me that I am hearing You correctly and to stand firm on Your truth only.”  (Indiana)  (posted 9/10/2012)
“God is good. A year ago my kids were having Thanksgiving with the OW and my husband at their home. This year she moved out and Thanksgiving was at his relatives’ house so the four of us were together without her. She’s still in the picture but I know God has a plan and she will be gone completely from our lives soon. My husband texted a prayer to me when my children let him know I was having a hard time. He’s been going to church with her but I still praise God that he is turning to Him because it is what will lead him back on the right path. Keep standing, keep praying, keep fasting, and keep believing. God’s glory is guaranteed. I’m praying for us all, standers and prodigals.”  (Florida) (posted 12/16/2014)
"We are reconciling from divorce. My husband's new pastor made it plain there were no biblical excuses to divorce. My husband has decided to come back to the relationship in obedience to God. I am proud to see my husband begin to take his place as a Christlike head of the household." (Ohio) (posted 4/23/2010)
“Today God gave me a rainbow – which I didn’t see. I prayed for one this week as a sign of encouragement as Christmas and the new year were tough. The rain fell and as I watched the storm, a glimpse of the sun came through the clouds. Realizing there might be a rainbow, I ran to the window searching eagerly, yet saw nothing. The rain eased, the sun came out and soon the blue skies. It was discouraging yet I tried not to be sad but to trust God and His will. Amazingly within five minutes my neighbor knocked. She had just returned in the car and wanted to share she had seen the most beautiful rainbow on the way home. She told me all about it. It was such a blessing and I was overwhelmed with God’s kindness in the details of my life. For His timing to touch her heart to knock on my door just as I was discouraged. I DID have a rainbow, I just didn’t see it! Didn’t Jesus say blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe? Keep strong in His strength. Praying for you all.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 1/27/2015)
“PTL! I truly thank God for this ministry. I often read the testimonies and encouragement on here. There have also been times when I would not because I wanted to give up. But GOD! He said in His word He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we ask or think. The spirit lead me to meditate on Proverbs 3:5-6. I took my eyes off me and took God at His Word. He replaced the fear, worry, and doubt with peace. And now, after several years of being apart, my husband and I are being restored! God said He would do it and I’m so thankful. Standers, keep standing, trusting, and believing in God. I’m praying for you.”  (Florida) (posted 4/7/2015)
“My suddenly happened this week! My husband and I had been seeing each other over the past few weeks. He texted me on Monday to tell me he was at a crossroads and was thinking about giving notice at his apartment to move out. He said he would lose his rent deposit by leaving early but it was worth it. He felt life together would be better this time. He asked me what I thought. I told him that I had always said the door was open and this was his home. Two days later he was bringing belongings over and has been staying ever since! The Lord has transformed both of our hearts. I am trusting the Lord's timing in all of this and so very thankful for His mercy and grace! All the glory goes to Him! I have never been happier!”  (Canada) (posted 7/15/2013)
“During a conversation about my long stand for healing of our family, a respectable elder mentioned the usual 'free will of your spouse' and 'go on with your life' points to halt my standing. I replied about God's doings with Israel and Jeremiah 3:14. Then he countered - You are not God, stop! Which I could, off course, not really counter except by saying I try to follow the example of my Heavenly Father. Some days later, I read to my utter amazement, awe and joy the Charlyne Cares titleForgive and Love - Just Like God!But God…keep on standing, standers, no matter what – just like our Heavenly Father calls sinners back to Him!”  (Luxemburg) (posted 2/11/2014)
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.  Nahum 1:7 (posted 12/20/2011)
"Praise God for His Word and thank God for Rejoice Ministries that helped me 'stand' during our separation. After 32 years of marriage I was asked to leave. Praise the Lord I am back 'home' and my husband and I are in church and praying together. There is still much work to restore the faith and trust that the months of seperation cost. Your books and tapes helped me keep on keeping on in prayer when it would have been easier to listen to my worldly friends. Thank you and God bless you and this ministry." (posted 10/30/2009)
“God earnestly teaches me to be a wife by His design, and He will work in my prodigal to be the head of our home. I had things so backwards, as I bought into enemy lies. Without faith, things would appear so hopeless, but I see that this new marriage God has called me to stand for will be an even greater miracle because of these things! Our marriage lasted less than a year - not doing it God's way doesn't work. But in His mercy, God will make this not just a working marriage, but a ‘made by God’ lovely marriage - for His Glory! And I am going to wait for it! God continues to call me to increase what I ask for in prayer. God had me think of a caterpillar, and how it looks nothing like a butterfly. He didn't have to design it so a butterfly starts this way, but He did - for His glory. The change happens hidden in the cocoon, and often you can't even find the cocoon - it is camouflaged. I remember this when I look at my husband and the circumstances. I pray for an extraordinary butterfly!”  (Washington)   (posted 5/18/2014)
"I had never seen a Covenant Transport truck! I had been praying to the Lord to confirm my stand; to let me know that I am still doing the right thing. He led me yesterday to a place I never buy gas at, and sitting in the parking lot was a Covenant Transport truck!! Praise the Lord, our God is amazing and He is always watching over us!"  (Alabama) 
(posted 4/25/2011)
“My divorce was finalized last month, but I've been living the past month as if I am still married....praying for my wife's salvation and the restoration of our marriage, wearing my ring and sharing my faith in God's restorative powers with my friends and family. Today paperwork arrived explaining that I am, in fact, NOT divorced and the process will take another three to four months! This extra time is definitely a gift from God. Crying tears of thanks.”  (California) (posted 2/11/2014)
“I want to thank God for the strength, comfort, peace, grace and forgiveness He gives me. Living with an in-house prodigal is extremely difficult and lonely since my circumstances are so ‘in my face.’ But every time I pray and ask God for His strength He gives it to me. My husband said something very hurtful to me the other day but with God’s help I kept reminding myself it wasn’t my husband, it was Satan. I got so angry at Satan and even told him how pathetic he is because the only reason my husband is the way he is now is because of deception. But God’s truth will remove that deception and love will prevail! Thank You Lord!”  (New York) (posted 7/31/2014)
"God is so good! My husband is coming home! I`ve followed RMM for several years. With a couple of setbacks, third time's a charm. After a few weeks of communication I pick him up from airport next week to come home. Although this is just the beginning God`s work isn't done. It's just begun!! (Michigan) (posted 3/11/2011)
“I never thought that I would forgive my spouse for cheating on me. I've been bitter, angry, depressed and suspicious all at the same time. Even though I stayed with him, nothing he did was ever good enough and he could not make up for the hurt he caused me. I let him know that regularly. I lost touch with the Lord but my God, being true to His Word, never left my side. As I wept, He began to draw me all the more closer to Him and now my heart is being healed as we speak and, I am still with my husband. I have joy, unspeakable, on the inside of me and believe it or not, I feel that my husband and I becoming really good friends again! It's only through God's grace and His tender mercy that my heart is healed!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 11/4/2013)
“As I was driving to work this morning, I was praying and crying out to God with all sorts of questions that have been on my mind about how and when He will bring my husband home. Just then, I looked to my right and saw a van that said, “Everlasting Homes, Inc.”and under it said, “Restoration Specialist.”God is the Restoration Specialist and only in Him can an Everlasting Home be rebuilt. Only He knows how and when, but I trust and believe as He says, that He will do it.”  (Minnesota)  (posted 8/23/2011)
“I had to share this with other stander's in need of a word of encouragement. Tonight as I prayed for God to move in the lives of standers and prodigals throughout the world, God spoke to me as a scripture flashed into my mind, Psalm 67. I was astounded and amazed! PTL for the glorious sign that miracles are on their way to each and every one of us and that the Lord does hear our call. Keep standing and praise Him every chance you get!”  (South Africa) (posted 9/30/2013)
"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deuteronomy 20:4 (posted 4/23/2010)
"My birthday is coming up and my prodigal wife sent me a note asking if she could join me and our kids for dinner. Praise the Lord as I know He is working on the other side of the mountain. This is the first invitation she has extended to me since she left months ago." (Illinois) (posted 10/9/2009)
"When I started standing I did it so God would change my prodigal. A few months on, I realized that I am the one who needed changing. My relationship with God is stronger than it has ever been and most of all I have learned to love my husband more than I ever did. Recently I have begun to see a change in my prodigal, a softening of his heart. This ministry is heaven sent." (United Kingdom) (posted 1/10/2011)
“God is working and He is moving mountains. Today, we took the kids out for lunch and later, he went by himself to get some library books. When he left, my daughter brought a book for me to read! Guess what the name of the book is? Children's Prayers, by Mary Batchelor.  Every page has a beautiful Bible verse, with pictures of children from all around the world. My husband normally reads to our daughter on Mondays. So this is the book, my husband is planning to read to our daughter on Monday! I cannot stop smiling.”  (Maryland)  (posted 11/19/2012)
"My absent husband shared bad news with me. I was shocked and angry, but God is in control. I was able to zip my lips. I wanted to give up, but God is directing me to wait, look towards Him and not focus on the circumstances. God has provided a Christian retreat for me this weekend. What timing." (California) (posted 7/18/2008)
“I divorced my husband after years of poor decisions. Months later, the Holy Spirit told me to start praying for my husband. I contacted him, but he had started dating another woman. I prayed for Him every day, as I knew he had fallen away from the Lord. Months later, they broke up and he began calling me and we have been talking ever since. I went to visit him recently and we had a great time. We have a long road ahead, and my husband lives over 1,000 miles away, but I believe God will deliver him home soon, turning the mountains into paved roads for Him to return to God and then to me. Praise the Lord!”  (Minnesota)
(posted 8/30/2012)
“The Lord we serve is a faithful and a loving God. It’s been some months since my beloved husband came to the Lord and to be with me and our baby. It has been a whole new journey for both of us, and we realized that our Mighty God is definitely a God of restoration. God still has to perfect me and my husband and I know He will complete it. The key to marriage restoration is to completely surrender yourself and your marriage into the hands of God and be humble, let Him take control. Pray unceasingly even after your spouse is back. Standers, NEVER EVER GIVE UP! God loves what you are doing, standing for your marriage which He adores too. God bless.”  (Sri Lanka) (posted 4/21/2014)
“With my husband's permission, I am so humbled and full of joy to share that our marriage is being restored. I had been praying and listening to the Lord's voice and we attended church and the Lord touched his heart. He said he knew then that he had to come home to his wife and family. Praying that the Lord will condition the heart is the best thing you can do, for not only your mate but yourself also because as He is working on you He certainly is working on your spouse. I just want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for being a ministry that stands for covenant marriages. To God be the Glory!” (Texas)  (posted 3/15/2012)
"My husband came to our adult son's birthday party at my invitation. How good it was that I had read a Rejoice devotional encouraging us to include prodigals for holiday meals right at this time. I had already invited him, but the devotional helped to encourage him to come. I knew it could be somewhat awkward for him, but I think he really had a nice time. Many people from our fellowship were there and were very kind. He got to see the love of Christ and also the fun that a group of believers can have together as we played games and there was lots of laughter. May he fully come home soon!" (Colorado) (posted 1/10/2011)
“We had been separated for several years before I had any communication from my prodigal. Several months ago my prodigal called to apologize and over the next few weeks we talked, spent time together and he dropped the divorce case. I guess I’m experiencing a false start because we don’t talk anymore and I recently saw my prodigal proclaim his love for the other person. I felt like giving up. However, after encouraging my son-in-law to stand for his marriage, I know I can never give up! Through the trouble in their marriage, God used me to minister to my son-in-law and he is getting closer to God, praying and reading the Bible! I will go through whatever pain and suffering if it means salvation for my kids and restoration of their union. I will wait on the Lord and His timing for mine.”  (Illinois) (posted 2/4/2015)
“I have been standing for my marriage for some time. The trials has been hard but my trust is in our Savior Jesus Christ. I am standing on His promises about marriage every day. I am also praying for the all the standers and I say when you have done all you can to stand, keep on standing because you are not standing by yourself. May God bless you all the more.” (North Carolina) (posted 11/17/2014)
"We serve a God who does the impossible! My spouse left his non-covenant marriage almost 6 months ago and moved to another state. During that time (although I saw nothing!), God was 'moving on His side of the mountain!' He recently announced to me that he wants his family back as quickly as he can get a divorce. His heart indeed changed suddenly, and thanks to this ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit, I am ready to receive him back! Our God is faithful to complete the work He has begun, and restoration is always His will! Never give up on the Lord's promises! Thank you RMM! Thank You, Lord!" (Tennessee)
(posted 8/30/2012)
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. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.  Psalm 59:16-17   (posted 2/16/2012)
“My suddenly happened on Christmas Eve. My spouse invited me to attend the annual Christmas Eve gathering at his mother’s house. When I left to go home, my spouse joined me and has been home ever since. There has been a little difficulty adjusting and getting over hurts caused by our separation, but we are doing well. With God, our marriage will successfully be restored and made better than we could ever have imagined. Standers, don’t give up. When your stand seems to be going nowhere, and you begin to get tired and weary, the miracle of restoration will happen. It all happens suddenly as Charlyne describes.”  (Maryland) (posted 1/19/2015)
"I asked my Lord if my husband's plan to divorce will succeed. He took me to Proverbs 19:21: ’Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.' I could not have asked for a better confirmation of my stand for the complete healing and restoration of my marriage." (Florida) (posted 7/25/2008)

"My prodigal spent Mother's Day with the other woman as they are living together. A few days before, he bought me a flower and a box of chocolates although he said it was from our son. On Mother's Day, he sent me a text message. I thank the Lord our God for this." (California)

(posted 5/7/2012)
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