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 mother-in-law invited me for New Year’s day dinner with my spouse’s approval. What Satan meant for harm, the Lord turned around for my good." (Ohio) (posted 1/15/2010)
"I want to thank you for your ministry. God led me to your site when I was losing hope and ready to give up on my marriage. I give Him all the glory. He brought my husband home last Friday. My husband told me he's very thankful that I didn't give up on him. Thank you for showing me that it's God's will to make a stand for my marriage covenant. God is so good. He remained faithful until He brought everything back to their righteous state." (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
"Recently I have been able to stop trying to attempt to make my marriage turn around and have been able to let God have total control. My prodigal is no longer my spouse according to the law, but I have continued to pray for his return. Yesterday, when picking up our son, he apologized to me for saying some hurtful things to me on the phone the day before. I praise the Lord, because it was just the encouragement I needed to continue praying. I know it may not be soon, but I know that it will be sudden." (Indiana) (posted 1/10/2011)
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.  Nahum 1:7  (posted 6/13/2011)
"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His Word will not return to Him void. Thank you, Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory." (Michigan) (posted 3/18/2011)
"PTL during this Holy Week my husband, who wants to leave us, spent the day with our daughter whom he had been neglecting. He took her shopping to buy baby gifts for our baby, and sent me a text that said,'love you.' We have a long road, but thanks be to God for showing me during this Holy Week all things can be resurrected."  (New York) 
(posted 4/25/2011)
“After my meeting with my pastors about promoting marriage restoration and me giving them permission to share only my side of my journey with other women to give them hope, and that I was requesting to be a mentor, this past Saturday I had my first mentor meeting! It was incredibly encouraging for the both of us! I'm using Charlyne's book of devotionals. We started by praying, read one devotional and then read the scriptures, and prayed some more. She later e-mailed me and said her husband came over and she was able to use the tools we talked about. To God be the glory, all the glory!”  (Arizona) (posted 3/25/2014)
“I am sharing a testimony to show how God manifests in our lives. I am thankful the Lord is with me, that I am happy today. I have been going round and round trying to help God restore my marriage. It didn't work. An unfortunate event happened that halted any type of progress. My husband stopped talking to me period. I felt devastated. During that week, I heard a preacher talking about his mom's standing. Her faith made me cry and filled my heart to keep going and stand for my family. My mother and I are praying each morning and we are seeing how God is moving His hand with my husband. Today he sent the kids text messages letting them know that he is there for them. That made me happy because I know that God is moving His powerful hand in our lives. When you see this testimony pray for my family. God’s time is today; He moves in our lives each second, minute and hour of the day.”  (Texas) (posted 9/3/2013)
“In our state a prodigal mate still has to prove grounds for no-fault divorce and this had us in court this week. Due to an error the judge made earlier, I was at serious risk of being fully divorced before the property was settled. It looked like the only way to correct it was an appeal that would have publicly exposed my husband online. I cried out to the Lord and He fixed it marvelously..today I walked out of court still married in man's eyes for now, and still knowing that the Lord has met us one step at a time. After many weeks of my beloved's rage at me for not agreeing to ‘irreconcilable differences,’ I was even able to spend half an hour in warm conversation in the hall afterwards, catching up. The Lord also sent me two different ladies to pray for me in that hall and shared hope about standing for their lost mates and marriages. This court had already declared (prematurely) dead. Hebrews 13:15. Our God is an awesome God!”  (Illinois) (posted 11/4/2013)
“I have been reading RMM for months and am happy for those who have reunited. God is faithful! In this area there are no such things as Covenant Transport trucks so I have never expected any. However today I saw a 'Shalom' truck. I believe it was God. In the natural, things may not happen, but we believe and expect Him to work through supernaturally! Although things may seem impossible now I know our God sees the possibilities! He is making all things new. Dear standers, do not give up because the devil always wants to lie to you and destroy the good things God has for you. Keep standing. Things will be hard but our reward will be great. To God our Lord be glory! Always hold onto the Word of God. Prayer changes things and things begin to shift in the supernatural.Isaiah 40:8 (NLT) ‘The grass withers, the flowers fade but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ Claim John 14:14 for this year! God is with you forevermore.”  (Singapore) (posted 1/18/2014)
"God brought my husband home several months ago. He used a recent movie about what the standing spouse goes through. My husband grabbed my hand and kissed me during the movie. It seemed like now he truly understood the limitless extent of mine and God's love for him." (Louisiana) (posted 3/27/2009)
“I have been standing for a couple of years now. I have witnessed God's power in the courtroom and have seen all legal proceedings so far go in my favor. My court date for today was postponed. I know God and his angels are working behind the scenes. But today something happened that wasn't related to my separation. I had gone to the store and did my shopping and drove home. When I got in the garage I realized my purse was not in the car. I obviously left it in the shopping cart in the parking lot. I got in my car and for 10 miles down the freeway went into prayer mode. I called upon God, Jesus and Archangel Michael to protect my purse and make it invisible to everyone. When I got off the freeway I looked in the parking lot and saw my cart and something black in it. I got to the cart and there was my purse. Everything safe including my phone, wallet and all contents. Yes, when you live for God, trust Him and have faith He blesses you in so many ways. PTL!” (California) (posted 12/11/2014)
“Two Sundays ago while going to church, a bit before the church exit, I asked God to show me a Covenant Transport truck. I have been here for almost four years now and have never seen one. Right before I took the exit, two taxicabs passed me on each side at practically the same time. One was an ‘Alliance’ cab and the other a ‘United.’ I thought, ‘Here is what I asked for loud and clear.’ This past Sunday coming up to the same exit, I again was passed by the same two taxicabs. I choose to believe that God is speaking to me loud and clear. Thank You Lord.”  (Louisiana)  (posted 6/15/2012)
"I have been standing with God for 9 years and He has changed me from the inside out. Two of my children have come to know the Lord during this time and I have seen such miracles in their lives. God has allowed me to play a role in the lives of my grandchildren and they are loving Him with passion for small children. God is faithful and it is unthinkable to me to walk away from this stand as He can do anything." (Texas) (posted 1/29/2010)
“I woke up Christmas day to birthday wishes! I was a little down to know my husband is still involved with the other woman but in spite of that God opened a door. I thank God and pray for more communication .”  (Michigan)  (posted 1/4/2013)
"I prayed and asked God to give me a sign to continue my stand. I went outside and happened to look at a hanging plant that my prodigal wife had hung. I hadn’t taken it down, but it has been dead for months. This morning it was blooming beautiful orange flowers. God was telling me that He resurrects the dead and not to give up hope. Thank you, God. It couldn’t be any more clear than that." (Massachusetts) (posted 9/25/2009)
“My husband has spent Christmas and New Year's with us! He took my son to buy a card and gift for me. The gift was from my son, but two years ago, my husband didn't even acknowledge me on Christmas Eve and now he did this kind gesture. God is moving. It is good to wait patiently for the salvation of the Lord!”  (Guatemala)  (posted 1/4/2013)
"I had been asking God to open the doors of communication between me and my spouse. I was placed in a situation where I ran into my spouse and the next day he contacted me. He said he will be contacting me soon so that we can set up time to see one another. This is all in line with what the Holy Spirit spoke to me. God is faithful and His timing is perfect." (Virginia) (posted 7/16/2010)
“I just want to encourage every stander to never give up no matter your situation. I was having my quiet time and was reading Daniel's prayer in Daniel 2:20-23, praying that God make known to him the King's dream. Daniel's prayer is short but full of praise and glory to God. After finishing my quiet time, I went back to bed and was wondering if my prayers have been working on my wife since I hadn't heard from her. I fell asleep and had a dream in which she and I started talking and she told me, ‘I don't know what to do…about us, would it work?’  I answered, ‘I'm exhausted too,’ and we hugged tight and it felt so real. Since then my wife has been texting me. PTL! The Lord does speak to his children, standers. He has shown me in so many ways to stand in the gap for my wife and as an inspiration of faith to my son and others. This is just another sign from Him. ‘..you made known to me what we asked of you.’ Daniel 2:23. God is with us!”  (Florida) (posted 3/10/2014)
"Last week my divorce was final. I can still praise God because He is in control. I will praise God during this storm, as He is faithful to His promises." (California) (posted 8/22/2008)
“I have been praying earnestly for months that God would open the door for a job for me in my husband's town. Yesterday I was unexpectedly interviewed by phone by the supervisor of the job I've been claiming. He was going to recommend to my superiors that he wanted me for the job! I am awaiting my superiors' decision. On the way home I saw three trucks in succession - an Omega truck (God declares the end from the beginning, Is. 46:10), a Victory Movers truck, and a Covenant Transport truck! I just laughed and thanked God for declaring my victory that has been decided in heaven before it is revealed on the earth! I know that marriage restoration is next!”  (Georgia)  (posted 4/23/2012)
“I was driving my small son out of town to his doctor for a checkup. The drive always scares me because it’s a lot of highway and merging. I had a feeling to pray before I left so I said, ‘Jesus you’re in control, please take the wheel of my car today.’  Entering an off-ramp beside a very large body of water, I lost control of my car and began spinning through two lanes of traffic. I began praying, ‘Please Jesus help me!’ Only by His grace was I able to regain control of my car and get us safely to the side of the road. I was panicking as I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw the car behind me also spinning out of control and hit the guard rail, almost hitting me. I’m still not sure what we hit, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is Jesus ABSOLUTELY took the wheel of my car and saved my life and the life of my precious baby boy. Thank You, Jesus! The other passengers were also okay.”  (Ohio) (posted 12/29/2014)
“God has to really be first in your life. No visiting God when you go through things. God is a jealous God. The moment I let go of fear, which is not of God, and held onto His promises, my husband came home. Praise Jesus. God is first. Trust and believe His Word and no one else's. Jeremiah 29:11 says He knows the plans He has for you, to prosper you and for you to have good health. God is on your side, this I know.”  (California) (posted 6/25/2012)
“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida) (posted 10/29/2012)
"I have been questioning God's timing and if He is working in our restoration. My prayers have been focused on communication. Then, my husband called me Monday afternoon. We have not talked on the phone for months. He was soft and kind and even asked to talk to our daughter. The rest of the week has also been a blessing, including more phone communication and my husband helping out with finances. God does hear our cries. He is working." (Pennsylvania) (posted 2/26/2010)
“I am in shock and awe of how awesome our God is. My homosexual husband told me he wants to make us work and has stopped the divorce but is scared as he is unsure how to be intimate. I followed the rules, shut up and listened. He asked me what the requirements were to come home, and I said nothing – I love you just as you are – and he started to cry. Now the real work starts. I will never know how to start praising God for this gift. Stand strong and believe. Thank You Jesus!”  (South Africa) (posted 1/12/2015)
"Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:1-2 (posted 1/10/2011)
"My husband told me he had contacted a divorce lawyer. I fasted and continued to pray. He still wants a divorce, but he is now talking, joking with me, and even hugged me. Although my husband planned for divorce, every step he takes seems to be God guiding him back to our marriage." (Virginia) (posted 1/16/2009)
"You have been praying for my husband and I about a month. We were remarried yesterday. I have also told him about your ministry." (Arkansas) (posted 11/20/2004)
"We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you." Colossians 1:3 (posted 8/22/2008)
* "My husband called and at the end of a long conversation he asked for forgiveness and asked for his wife and family back. Though he has moved to another city we are committed to restoring our marriage and family." (Florida) (posted 11/14/2008)
“Praise be to God for His faithfulness. I went through a period where I could not pray for my marriage, only my husband's salvation even though I had received several clear messages early in my stand that my marriage would be restored. One week before the final hearing on our divorce, the judged stepped off the case due to personal reasons. I took that as a clear message God was keeping His promise even when I was too overwhelmed to fight. I began praying for God's right hand and strong arm to be against a new court date being set and six weeks later the court has not yet set a new date! I am completely humbled by God's mercy; He showed me He will keep His promise, but if I give up or make a weak stand, I will miss the spiritual growth of learning to be a prayer warrior for my family. He doesn't need my prayers to accomplish His purpose for my family; He wants my prayers to accomplish His purpose for my life.”  (Indiana)  (posted 4/26/2012)
 "My husband told me that he is still in love with me! Our second court date came and went. He also told me last week that he would like to cancel our divorce proceedings and we have been talking about him coming home! He ended up calling his lawyer yesterday and canceling everything! Praise the Lord, He is so good!" (New Jersey) (posted 4/23/2012)
“God blesses me so abundantly through my work. I've testified several times before regarding my work as a counselor and He did it again. I recently finished my work with a couple who were considering divorce when they began counseling. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the couple were able to push past their conflict and work toward strengthening their marriage.”  (Minnesota)   (posted 9/16/2013)

“I am really grateful I found this site. I was truly encouraged in faith to pray for my prodigal husband. He left and now he has returned home. It wasn't easy and it still takes a lot of faith and prayers, but daily I remind myself that my strength lies in the Lord. And for all the standers out there I would like to say, Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 Regardless of what your spouse, friends, even family say, only one voice matters and that is God. So let go and let God take control.”  (Guyana)

(posted 3/3/2014)
“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)

Today is the one year anniversary of my husband leaving us. God is using this time to change both our hearts. My husband is nicer the last couple months. Two days ago he asked if he could spend Christmas with the kids and me, even though it was his turn to have them. God has changed me to show love and forgiveness even if I was not loved back. I can't wait to see what He has planned over Christmas. (Canada) 

(posted 11/13/2009)
Read more about the history of Covenant Transport trucks and standers.  (posted 5/12/2011)
"December 4 was 'D Day' for me. All my prayers were answered. My prodigal husband just showed up and rang the doorbell and asked if he could return home. He was living in the far country and things were not working. My husband, who does not enjoy reading, is reading Bob’s “Prodigals Do Come Home” and has told me three times how much he is enjoying it and absorbing the material. Thanks for the wonderful email that help guide my footsteps. Praise to God who granted this miracle." (Louisiana) (posted 1/28/2005)
"I had been praying for God to touch my husband and to send him to church. During praise and worship service I felt the Holy Spirit telling me my prayers had been answered. As church let out I saw my husband and he has come for the last two Sundays. Praise God for his faithfulness." (Texas) (posted 3/19/2010)
"My husband and I have been communicating well. My sister is also going through separation and I am thankful that God has provide a way for me to share Charlyne Cares with her even thou she lives in another country. I believe and trust that our prodigals will be home soon." (New York) (posted 2/13/2009)
“At the beginning of the year I started a 40 day fast. On day one, God gave me Jeremiah 33:6-9 about restoration. Halfway through the fast, my husband texted out of the blue and asked for more information on the crisis marriage workshop I had asked him to attend. PTL, he got in touch with the contact person and he has agreed to go, and we are enrolled in the next one. The biggest challenge for me in my fast was abstaining from coffee or any caffeine. I was extremely blessed and inspired by the recentSaturday Testimonies, when a lady wrote that she fasted from her morning coffee for 30 days, and after that she had a breakthrough and her husband was home within a few months. Praise God, I know He is working behind this mountain! I cannot wait to give HIM all the glory for my resurrected marriage!” (Oklahoma) (posted 2/26/2014)
“This site was recommended by our marriage counselor. Even though my husband and I have no plans to separate or divorce, we live separate lives. Reading testimonies from other standers inspires me to not give up hope for our marriage. I pray every day for a marriage that is pleasing to God. I owe it to my God to work just as hard as He is in restoring our marriage. I am now focusing on Him rather than my circumstance. I now know He is working on my husband and I can let go. I can pray for my husband and let it go! I am no longer anxious about the results of my prayer, because I now know God will prevail! PTL!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 4/19/2012)
The Lord works in great ways. My husband and I spent the entire weekend with our children. He even agreed to go to his old church to see 'Fireproof' with me. Thank You, Lord for bringing us one step closer." (Arkansas) (posted 1/8/2009)
“I have been standing for several years. I've seen God's abundant provision, faithfulness, and closeness throughout difficult times including my spouse filing for divorce and remarrying, a major illness, job loss, and the loss of a parent. God continues to pour out His blessings. He is the Great I Am and nothing is too hard for Him. He promises to guide and lead us in the way we should go (Psalm 32:8). When I was sad that I had no children this past year, God opened an opportunity to love and care for two wonderful children. They have been a great blessing. God has also provided a wonderful home for me to live in as well. Every day I want to continue praying for all marriages, as well as praising and thanking Him for what He has done, and what He is going to complete in me, my family, and my spouse. Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries for encouragement, for teaching God's Word, and for giving glory and honor to our God.”  (North Carolina)  (posted 9/3/2012)
"Our home phone has always been in my wife's name. I called to have the account changed to my name. I was told I would have to open a new account, change phone numbers, and also begin a new internet account at a higher monthly fee. This was all going to cost more. The operator suggested I was better off to leave the account alone. I told her I took that as confirmation that God is going to bring my wife home and restore my marriage." (Indiana) (posted 7/11/2008)
“I prayed my husband would join us for Thanksgiving and he did. He carved the turkey, we prayed, laughed watched TV and our son even asked for a picture of us together. Without hesitation, he agreed and now we have a beautiful photo together. Thank You Jesus for Your blessings and encouragement. He left at the same time our son returned to college but he gave me a big hug and kiss before he left. Praise God for all our answered prayers.”  (Texas) (posted 12/5/2014)
“PTL! All in God's timing. My daughter is getting married soon. I asked her to let me know if my husband and his non-covenant spouse were attending so I could prepare my heart for the first encounter (they live out of state). Today, she told me that he was coming ALONE. As I was praying for wisdom on how to handle this, my husband called. He finished the hour long conversation with a happy ‘see you in about a month.’  My suddenly is around the corner.”  (Florida)  (posted 5/6/2013)
"My husband moved out months ago and it looked like our marriage was over and divorce would become final. Under conviction of the Holy Spirit, I was called to stand for our marriage. The Lord restored our marriage a week after I was baptized by immersion at church. I asked the Lord to change me and He changed us both. We now understand unconditional love and dismissed the divorce this week." (Michigan) (posted 9/18/2010)
"My husband invited me to his apartment to watch the hockey game with our boys. It was an awesome family night. We have an awesome God." (Wisconsin) (posted 6/19/2009)
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