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!



"Praise God. Tonight my car died at a stoplight. It wasn't my immediate thought to pray but as soon as I prayed, He answered. The car started and I made it safely to my destination. God is good and answers prayer." (Texas)
“Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work I decided to pray/declare aloud one of Charlyne's Scripture Prayers I have printed out. At the end I spoke 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and as I was saying the words, I received a text of the exact same verses! My faith has not been strong and I've been pretty lonely, but this is one of the coolest 'God moments' I've had, confirming that He's with me and I'm in His will. Never alone!”  (Louisiana) 
“My suddenly came after more than a year of standing. I have to admit…I was not surprised. My famous line to my husband was, ‘I’m praying you home!’ My journey became all about learning not to limit God on what I thought He could do. I never said, ‘If my husband comes home.’ It was always, ‘When my husband comes home.’ I found so much peace in knowing that God hates divorce and because of that I found that I could be ‘happy’ while God was working on my marriage. I let go and let God do the hard work while I rested in peace and focused on Him. God turned this journey into a beautiful story. I want to share my journey with hurting women, who are lost in pain. These women have not come to realize what God CAN do because they are so brokenhearted they can only see what they think He can NOT do. In God’s perfect way and perfect timing He saved our marriage. To God I give all the glory!”  (Texas)

"I came into agreement with Charlyne to fast and pray for Holiday miracles. For the past two weeks, including this Thanksgiving weekend, my husband has come home and has remained here with me and our kids. Praise God for softening my husband’s heart.  I pray that God continues to restore and rebuild our marriage and reignite the love between my husband and me. I am so overwhelmed by what God is doing."  (Florida)

Read more about the Lord’s mighty work in marriages on our Restored Marriages page. 
"I have seen and been a witness to the miracle of a restored marriage! We were divorced in 2000, and praise God we will be getting remarried! The theme of our wedding/praise and worship service is ‘Amazing Grace'. Through God's grace, we have seen His infinite wisdom and experienced His healing and restoration! I had to get out of God's way so He could work the situation out where He would be glorified. I praise God for your faithfulness in helping people like me." (Kansas)
“2011 was quite a difficult year but my God was faithful. There were many times during the year that I wondered how I was going to make it, but He came through for me at all times. Charlyne Cares always came as an encouragement and I would like to thank Charlyne and RMM for their devotion to standers. I believe 2012 will be a year of many ‘suddenlies.’ He is a good God.”  (Norway)
"My son and I were traveling on the Interstate and saw a Covenant Transport truck. Directly behind the Covenant truck was a semi with canvas tarp on it which was printed with 'Jesus Christ still cares.' My son and I looked at each other and started to laugh. I have told him the significance of the Covenant trucks but I think he understood the bigger picture today." (Wisconsin)  Read about what Covenant Transport trucks mean to some standers - http://rejoiceministries.org/covenant_transport.php
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-2 
"A dear friend who is standing by me prayed I hear from my husband soon. He emailed me the very next day. He expressed interest in my career goals and shared his own with me. God confirmed my husband is thinking of us and missing us. God continues to amaze me with His faithfulness." (Colorado)
“I wanted to buy a birthday gift for my husband. I could not find anything, so I prayed to God to help me. I went to a shop and thought about an a e-book reader. I had never thought of such a gift and my husband had never talked about it. Besides, it was too expensive. But I bought it and my husband felt very honored that I appreciated his work that way. In the afternoon my mother came and gave me exactly as much money as the gift had cost.”  (Germany) 
“I saw a testimony about the book of Matthew. Today I prayed that God would give me a word and our pastor talked about that book. After church I met my husband. He said the day of the divorce haunts him every day. I prayed that God would remind my husband of our marriage and the vows we made. He is seeing a new person who is a prodigal, too, and wants me to meet her. I agreed and plan to share with her about my stand and Jesus. Praise be to Jesus. My husband doesn't know God is changing him and he is on his way home. To God be all the glory!”  (Pennsylvania) 
"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)
"I've felt God speaking to me in recent months. Finding this site confirmed what I thought already; that God would restore my marriage. I asked God for my very first sign and while perusing the praise reports on this web site, He showed me Isaiah 42:16, the scripture that He gave me during the loss of my firstborn daughter. Praise God." (Florida)
"I separated from my husband some years ago. Eventually I began declaring that I wanted my marriage and rebuked everything that I had been saying over the last several months. Then God began handing me my weapons to fight for our marriage. I asked God to show me that the walls were coming down. This week my spouse called and the other person is gone. He said that he knows what family is and we are now working on ours. Praise to God." (Alabama)
“I am in awe of our Father's faithfulness. All week long I had been getting messages that everything was going to be just fine. I even was told to start thanking God for a ‘Prosperous Marriage’ followed by a dream where I was told that I was triumphant. After a heated discussion with my beloved, the Lord intervened to the point where I was the one who ended up being apologized to and told how much I was loved. The conviction of the Holy Spirit is powerful and despite all the schemes the enemy tried to throw, he was defeated. But God! I am now thanked for being a real woman and continuing to love. My beloved is now taking responsibility for his personal actions and the state of the relationship. God is faithful.”  (North Carolina) 

“My husband and I were remarried last month. He thought I was the enemy but it was just the opposite. He was tricked like the prodigal by his ‘so called friends’ and I prayed and heard from the Lord for 11 years that he would return. He divorced me and I never heard a word from him. I got many attacks from the devil and so did my children while I was standing for our marriage. God got us through them all, but it was extremely difficult. I never dated, and was faithful to the call. Finally, on the date of our first wedding, I saw him on Facebook, and he clicked me as a friend. He admitted that all the messages from the Holy Spirit, and all the scriptures were true that God gave me. He was in awe that I had prayed for him all these years. His journey was not easy either, and he suffered as well as we did. We are all so happy to be reunited as a family, and it was worth all the praying. God is Faithful and HE DOES KEEP HIS PROMISES!”  (Florida) 

"Today I spoke to my husband and he told me had gotten married. I knew that he was planning to but thought that he would include our girls. For the first time I was not upset at all. Even hours later I still feel fine. I am so happy that I did not get upset or lose my composure. Just to keep praying! I put on my wedding band as I do every morning with joy that I am trying to do my best by setting an example for our girls."  (North Carolina)
"God is Great! I fasted all last week about my marriage. Yesterday, as I was traveling, God placed six Covenant Transport trucks along the way. I've traveled this same path may times and usually do not see even one truck! To me this was God's way of reminding me that He is working even when things don't look so great. God is so good!"  (Oklahoma) 

"Miracles do happen. My wife and I were separated. I was the one who caused the problems, but became the stander for the marriage. I was saved and became a true Christian. My marriage was restored a few months ago. Nothing that happened regarding the restoration was my doing, I gave my marriage to God and in His time He restored our marriage." (New York)

“Today unexpectedly a picture of my prodigal husband and his non-covenant spouse was shown to me. This was shown to me to show me I need to move on and discontinue my stand. To my amazement this did not break me. I would have expected in the natural to break down. But my God gave me peace and protected my broken heart. This only gave me a deeper desire to stand for my covenant husband to come to salvation with the Lord as he knew Him before and bring him home back to his family.”  (California) 
“This weekend my husband has been with us at our home. We have been separated for many months and recently I was becoming weary, physically and spiritually. But the Lord has given me signs that He is working and He does hear my prayers. Tonight my husband was going to go back to where he is staying and he did leave, but 15 minutes later he came back. He said he will sleep on the couch and he said he is confused. God is so good and faithful. Keep your eyes focused on Him and remember you have the victory!”  (Kansas)  
"This past week was tremendous. My husband sent me text messages and also asked me to send him family pictures taken a few weeks earlier. I had asked God for a sign in scripture twenty minutes prior to this and then I received this message." (Ohio)
"Dear standers, I've been separated for a while and was beginning to get weary, but little did I know God was answering every little prayer in His timing. I asked Jesus to send my husband godly men that are full of faith; on fire for Him. I also prayed that my husband would start to tell me again that he loves and misses me. I want to say that God is faithful to His promises and has softened my husband’s heart to tell me these things. The Lord has also sent a great man of God (Pastor) in my husband’s life to encourage him every day. PTL! My husband is on his way home."  (Nevada) 
“Today we celebrated 10 years married. My husband left me six years ago and returned two years later after much praying and standing. Although he left, he never followed through with the divorce and we were always married! I am eternally grateful to the faithfulness of God!”  (United Kingdom)
"I was blessed to find this Ministry yesterday. Twenty one years ago my wife and I were separated. A friend got a verse for me; Psalm 138:8. God put us back together. My wife left a month ago. This same friend got the same verse for me, not remembering about that verse 21 years ago. Today I began to look for strength from the daily 'Charlyne Cares.' Psalm 138:7-8 was used in the first one I read. Thank You, Lord. I know you're working." (Tennessee)
“A ‘chance’ meeting with someone at their work changed my life as they shared about God's desire to restore marriages and referred me to Rejoice Ministries. I felt hope for the first time in months and have been praying, fasting and claiming God's Word for my covenant marriage. Standers, please share your faith with others freely. God will use you to rescue another marriage for His kingdom. My husband isn't home yet, but I know absolutely that he will come home.”  (Oklahoma)  
"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)
“PTL even when it looks impossible, God is making a way out of no way. Every day is a testimony and I give God all the glory, honor and praise. I thank Him for saving me and my SPOUSE. He is no longer my prodigal, since God is preparing his return any day now. Speaking with my spouse this morning he revealed to me that the OW and he are going their separate ways. This time is different since God is in it. When I began my stand, God taught me to pray and surrender. I had to learn to take authority over my marriage, family and spouse. I learned to pray Hedge of Protection and Thorns. I also prayed for the OW’s salvation. I recognized my family and marriage was under a spiritual attack and I took back what Satan tried to steal. We will continue to fast and pray daily.”  (Georgia) 
"After attending our church service the Lord gave me a strong thought. My one flesh speaks to me again and tells me that in spite of her long silence, her indifference, her long rejection of me, I have continued to care for her and she now knows that she still cares for me. Glory to God." (Canada)

"One year ago tonight, I thought my world had come to an end when my husband left me for the OW. I had to take off work for a couple of weeks before I could function. I fasted and prayed like never before. I was led to RMM through a friend who stood for the restoration of his marriage. My husband and the OW told me I was delusional (speaking those things which are not as though they were). But who is delusional now? Tonight, I have my husband back in my life and it was SUDDEN, but the restoration is in baby steps. I am in awe at how God honors His word, praise, prayer, and fasting. My treasure is my relationship with my Lord from my stand. I learned from Charlyne that it does not matter what anyone says about my situation other than God. Ezekiel 17:24:  "'All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"  (Georgia)

"Early on Mother's Day morning I received a call from my husband, telling me he loved me and wishing me a happy Mother's day. This was better than a dozen roses. I give thanks to God and I will continue to pray for my husband." (Pennsylvania)

“I just wanted to let everyone know that God is working wonders in my life and my ex-wife’s life. God let us eat dinner together last night. Praise God. God is good all the time.”  (Tennessee)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
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“Praise be to God, my husband called, confessed, and wanted to come home. We spent the weekend together. He showed up at church, sat with us, and rededicated his life to the Lord. The service was about marriage and the Lord testing our faith when things get hard. God is so good and faithful.” (Texas)
"God's grace has been so wonderful. He has been showing me to trust him with my finances, my job and children. They all are in his Hands, and how deeply He loves us. God does give me a glimpse of my spouse’s heart, like when he called to see if I was making pumpkin pie, or when he came to shovel our driveway when we had so much snow." (Washington)
"Over the last months, in dreams, prophecy, revelation and through His Word our Lord has confirmed He is going to bring my beloved wife home to me and He is going to bless us with the gift of a child. I have battled with fear and doubt. After months of praying and fasting all doubt has gone and God is now alive and living in my life. God is restoring our marriage and his gift of our child are as certain as the sun rising in the east tomorrow morning. Praise our Lord." (United Kingdom)
“It has been some time since I have had any communication with my husband or him with the kids which I don’t understand.  But I know I am not here to try and understand why, but to continue to pray for my husband, my marriage and my family. I try extremely hard to not slip into depression or look at other people's lives and wonder why am I here. The devotional from Bob yesterday really helped. I let Satan get to me due to the lack of communication with my spouse and started asking why am I still standing and I read his devotional and realize because this is where God has put me and nothing would be better tomorrow if I gave up - it would only be worse. I do not want to leave a legacy of divorce to my children. I have tried to be happy in this moment in my life with my children. I have been so busy being a mom and spending time with my family and my in-laws that I haven't had time to just sit around and sulk about my husband not being here. God has kept me busy in my life and having a good time.”  (Texas) 
"I contacted my husband to tell him of my father's surgery. He seemed much more concerned with the other news. Yesterday I received an unexpected text from him asking about my dad's health. He expressed admiration for my dad and positive feelings about the past relationship they shared. It is good that he has positive memories of the past and our family." (Arizona)
"I want to give honor and glory to God. A week ago my husband visited me to let me know that he was reading the Bible and going to church. He asked for my forgiveness. I am in awe of God's faithfulness. He never fails." (Illinois)
"I had a recent court date and my husband's attorney did not show up. My attorney asked the judge to rescind the court date. This is the second court date that has been changed. This was during a fast. To God be the glory." (Georgia)
“My prodigal left our home some months ago wanting a divorce. Most of those months there was no communication. Well this past month, he has started to come around the home. The last couple of weeks, he has been coming to the house unannounced just to sit and spend time with me and our young daughter. No talk of divorce; in fact, he's mentioned to me he knows where I stand with divorce. Before he leaves, he always makes sure to give me a hug and kiss on the forehead. God is moving! All the glory to our Father, for He is always good and faithful. One of these visits, he will be staying for good. Don't give up even when things seem impossible. Nothing is impossible for God! Amen!”  (Washington) 
“My wife and I became Christians, and afterwards met each other. After a short engagement we were married. Un-dealt with baggage, selfishness, and fighting became the norm. We separated for 18 months. I started the divorce as nothing was being done. At that point God grabbed a hold of both of our hearts. I cancelled the divorce, and there has been no hint of old patterns. He is still working to heal us both, but the marriage He is building is way more than I could have ever hoped for or dreamed of. We both surrendered all our ways of trying to get our needs met, and allowed Him to lead us in His ways. Divorcing my wife would have been a major mistake, and I am grateful to Jesus for stopping that action. My wife is amazing, growing and I have been humbled by the whole experience!” (Canada)
"The other woman left a message on my phone that she was putting my husband out and that he was all mine. I haven't heard from him, but I am fasting and praying today." (Louisiana)
"I was praying for a glimmer of hope from my wife. Then her father called and asked me to go to breakfast. We had such an amazing time. God really went before us and allowed for me to share my heart with my father-in-law, and I was able to see his. Knowing that my in-laws are praying for restoration just as much as I am was a real encouragement. Praise God." (Canada)
“I would just like to testify in the name of Lord that God is good and faithful and worthy of praise! This week in particular He answered my prayers and showed me a miracle, using an argument that my wife and I had and turned it into something good. She called me later that night to speak and she said something that I been praying and waiting for so long. She told me that she still cares for me and that she has strong feelings for me, and said that she knows that God only gives us one true love. Praise the Lord, now I know how my beloved wife really feels, and I know my marriage restoration is right around the corner. Never give up and pray without ceasing. God's grace will see you through.”  (California) 
“Thank you, Charlyne and the team at RMM for your faithfulness and obedience. After a particularly difficult day, I was so blessed by your devotional: Tomorrow Is Yours, Lord. Once again the message was in God's perfect time and Kelly's poem gave me the boost I needed.  Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.  Psalm  30:5b. Sometimes that night seems very long, but the morning WILL come! May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry in this coming year. Continuing to stand.”  (Australia) 
"I am in love with Jesus. He is my Rock and I want Him to be glorified in everything. He changed and is continuing to change me. He has used me to minister to other people." (Florida)

"I had a problem with my mouth and was always saying hurtful things which made sure that my prodigal would not return. Praise God, after months of praying, my prodigal has told me that he wants his family back and will be moving back in with us. This is the best Christmas gift I could have received other than my closer walk to God that this situation brought me to. I praise God that He does not give up on us." (North Carolina)

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