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!



"A month ago I wrote my husband a letter that expressed my heart and requesting to spend time together. The last two weeks he called me to see how I was doing and invited me over and we spent hours together. He also mentioned something from the letter when I was leaving which confirmed he read it and shows God is softening his heart. This comes after four years of standing and a divorce. God hears our prayers; don't give up on your beloved spouse." (Florida) (posted 3/18/2011)
"Today I go to the hospital to sit with my mother-in-law in ICU. My husband is home now, and this is my first chance to see her and my opportunity to share Jesus' love for my mother-in-law, not yet saved. I am praising the Lord and asking for the wisdom Jesus promised." (Ohio) (posted 9/19/2008)
"I decided to pray and fast after my husband told me he has re-filed for divorce. I was in divorce court in January and he dropped the divorce and gave me a tight hug. The surprise of him re-filing caused me to ask God, ‘Are you sure you want me to stand?’ During this mouth I have seen two Covenant Transport trucks. The second one I saw had a blue line underneath the words. On a different day I saw two rainbows. I believe God was speaking to me loudly. What is even more shocking is that Covenant Transport trucks aren't common in my area.(Illinois) (posted 11/5/2011)
“A praise! My daughter wrote a long e-mail this morning explaining her finding peace with our Lord! We had not been in communication for some time following the death of her father. She asked if we could work on restoring our relationship! Thanks be to God for His faithfulness!”  (Colorado) (posted 11/25/2014)
"I had not heard from my husband. On the second day of my fasting and praying my husband called to say that he was thinking about me and wanted to check on me to make sure that I was all right. God does answer prayer." (Virginia) (posted 2/12/2010)
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36:26  (posted 7/30/2012)
“God is still faithfully showing me signs! As I was driving down the highway, I was watching for one of the many Swift or Covenant Transport trucks that I have seen. However, I suddenly came up to a white truck that said, ‘Complete’ transport. I have never seen these trucks before. But the amazing thing was that I glanced across the highway and there was an identical truck heading in the other direction! For a moment I passed directly between two ‘Complete’ signs! This is at the same time the song ‘Completely’ has been touching my heart for my husband. Praise God! He is able!” (Wisconsin) (posted 1/12/2015)
“My husband, as a Christmas gift, gave me a beautiful diamond ring that represented past, present, and future. Although, the card read that the ring did not signify the return of a prodigal husband, but symbolized the stand of a wife who is trusting faithfully on the promises of GOD for marriage restoration. I see the ring as a concrete promise of what GOD has guaranteed to me through His Word, which is the restoration of my marriage. GOD’s promises do not return void!”  (California)  (posted 1/29/2012)
"I met with my attorney and afterward I was feeling discouraged because my husband is proceeding with a divorce. I stopped to pick up lunch. I looked down at my receipt and read the name of the guy who had waited on me: Jesus. Thank You, Father, that you had that little bit of encouragement all lined up for me. I remembered that You are always with me in this storm." (Washington) (posted 2/20/2009)
“God is so good! While on spring recess, I had a wonderful week of time with my Lord. He had prompted me to ‘prepare the room’ this week, and I first thought He meant the room after moving my mom to assisted living. Then He showed me yes, but also ‘room’ in my heart. He also prompted me to attend Saturday afternoon at my church for a special blessing, so I did. Remember the "Is this seat taken" testimony? Yes! My spouse was there, with someone, but WAS there! I was excited and nervous. He heard God's Word about sanctity of marriage. I praised God and prayed and prayed. He gave me a glimpse that He IS working on the other side of the mountain ... and to let Him continue the good work He has begun. Thank You Father God, and for every prayer partner. ‘For the One who calls you is faithful!’” (California)   (posted 4/14/2014)

"My wife has been gone several years now and I know how hard it is for many to even hear those words. But God used these trials for His glory, turning me from a carnal Christian who never opened his Bible to a man who never closes it and prays without ceasing. All of us will be tested to see if our faith is real. What my wife may have used for evil, God has used it for good and now my life is His and my wife and children see a change in me where God has changed my heart. In His time, He will change my wife's heart and restore us. Use this time alone for God to change you as He has changed me." (Idaho)

(posted 4/2/2011)
"Once again I am awed at God's goodness. Bob's devotional about home answered my silent and questioning prayer from a few days ago. Last night I finally went to the evening prayer meeting at church and was blessed beyond measure, just worshiping our Lord." (New Zealand) (posted 4/23/2010)
“This morning I taught my Sunday School class about God's fulfilled promise to Abraham and Sarah (His giving them a baby in their old age) and how ‘nothing is impossible with God.’ (Luke 1:37) Earlier this evening, in my kitchen, I was thinking about that and reciting the verse in my head. Then I came and checked today's ‘Streams in the Desert’ online. The verse for the devotional was Genesis 18:14, ‘Is there anything too hard for Jehovah?’ And, it talked about Abraham and Sarah and God's fulfilled promise. Tonight I checked today's Charlyne Cares, and, guess what? The first line was, Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.' Romans 4:18 I am one of those who has been standing for a few years. My situation seems beyond impossible. I am thankful for God's gentle reminder to me that ‘nothing is impossible with God.’” (Georgia) (posted 9/19/2014)
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  1 Chronicles 16:8-11  (posted 11/27/2011)
"My prodigal has allowed me to fast and pray with him as he undergoes some mounting personal and financial woes. He thanked me for praying twice within the last week. God is good. Please especially tell Bob that he was right about allowing me to be kind to my husband." (New York) (posted 1/10/2011)

"My prodigal came over for Thanksgiving with such a humble spirit. I know God is touching him. God allowed me to see this change in my prodigal. Praise be to God." (South Dakota)

(posted 11/14/2012)
"I was crying out to the Lord, just wanting to hear my prodigal’s voice. That afternoon when I arrived home my spouse had left a message on my home answering machine. He didn't know he had called my home by accident. The Lord answered my prayer and I got to hear his voice. What an amazing God we serve." (Australia) (posted 7/3/2009)
“All praise to God, my Lord and Savior. I am encouraged today, knowing that God is in complete control. I’ve learned that obedience and complete faith in God’s Word are the keys to deliverance. I have surrendered my will and my timeline for restoring our marriage to God. Amazingly, once I let go, God stepped in and begin to restore in ways I never imagined. My word to all standers is to trust in the Lord, pray without ceasing, zip your lips, show unconditional love, keep your eyes on Jesus not your circumstances. Keep the faith knowing that God is moving on the other side of the mountain.”  (Tennessee) (posted 3/4/2015)
"My husband and I are talking again. He has been spending more time helping around the house. I know God hears my prayers. I have faith and believe this is the beginning of God restoring our marriage for his glory." (Alabama) (posted 11/14/2008)
“God is so good! After being separated from my husband for a couple years, I am pleased to say that our marriage has been restored. It has not been easy, but I realize once I gave up and stopped trying to fix things myself and let God work for me, everything just fell into place. My spouse and I went from not being able to have a five minute conversation without arguing, to spending entire days just laughing. I’ve become appreciative of the trials our marriage faced, because the joy brought by the restoration is greater than every tear I’ve ever cried over my marriage. Keep faith in God. He will make your marriage better than you have ever imagined. The Lord stated that when He restores He outdoes himself. I never could have dreamed this was what He had in store for us.” (Michigan) (posted 10/13/2014)
“Praise God for softening my husband’s heart. Due to the fact that the child support/alimony now comes through the state, my account is very low until the check comes through. My sweet husband noticed this and texted me that he had put money in to help us out until the check comes through! Thank You Lord for putting us on his mind!”  (Texas) (posted 10/13/2014)
“My stand has been a long one. I have fallen a few times but praise the Lord for the Holy Spirit; I picked myself up and kept running the race. Look at God not at what your spouse is doing. This is about changes He makes in you. I have had 4 visits in the last month and a half; 2 visits in the last week. I also noticed that when he says he is going to bring something, he does that within days of his promise. It is cute that God is working in him and he wants to earn my trust again. He wants us to do something we used to do together, just the two of us. We are becoming friends again. God is great!”  (Illinois)  (posted 9/13/2011)
“Praise the Lord. Thank you also to RMM. If I had not found RMM I do believe things would be different. After a few false starts my husband has been back home for a few months. We are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving as a family. We have talked more and prayed more together than we have in years. I have learned to put my trust completely in the Lord. Thank You God for showing me nothing is impossible for those who believe and have faith.”  (Florida) (posted 12/5/2014)
“The enemy of my soul is trying to tell me not to post this testimony because every time I do, something bad happens but he is a liar. This past weekend was amazing! My husband came to town to visit our son and to attend our son's Kindergarten graduation. He stayed at the house, we watched movies, and on Sunday my son asked him to attend church with us. First he said no but the Lord changed his mind and HE DID! My son got baptized and his dad was there to witness it. I am praising the Lord for this! I am praying to God to break any other relationship and restore my husband back to our family. I know, I believe, He is able. All honor and praise is to Him!”  (North Carolina)  (posted 6/5/2013)
"My mother told me that I was wanting a miracle. The Lord that I trust is working a miracle in our marriage and our family. I wanted to give up so many times but the Lord kept telling me to trust Him. I have learned so much about trusting Him. I continue waiting on the largest miracle of all, when my husband turns his heart to the Lord and becomes the spiritual leader of our family." (Virginia) (posted 10/9/2009)
“My prodigal and I have been separated for a while and he has filed for divorce. I am standing for my marriage. I walk for exercise, and that is also my prayer time. Many times, as I walk, I find feathers in my path; always when I need that extra push of encouragement. Today was especially difficult, and I found two throughout the course of the afternoon. I was questioning whether this was reassurance from the Lord, or just a coincidence. When I opened up my Charlyne Cares devotional tonight, one of the featured verses was Psalm 91:4. God is faithful, indeed.”  (Colorado)  (posted 9/24/2011)
“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)
“Recently I learned that the judge issued a final judgment to end our holy union. I do not accept this, and I began to cry out to our Lord for guidance and direction for the next step. I wanted so much to give up as I was tired of struggling and suffering. However God did not allow that. My devotionals were centered around new beginnings and all things made new. While at a red light I contemplated contacting an attorney for alimony/child support then I spotted the Covenant Transport truck, which I have never seen in Georgia. God is always in control and on the throne. I know restoration is here.”  (Georgia)  (posted 9/13/2011)
“Wow! God has been so good to me. We could all say that if we'd humble ourselves before Him. Righteousness is what the Lord has burdened my heart over this week. He lead me to Psalm 119 one night where every word jumped off the page at me. This chapter truly was my heart's cry for my beloved. It was incredible that the Lord spoke to my heart to me through His Word. I encourage you to read the longest chapter found in the Bible. You will be blessed as will your spouse for praying it over them. We can't love the Lord without loving His instructions. You may not be able to sit in the presence of your spouse, but the Creator of the universe is always waiting on you to sit with Him. There is nothing like the love of our Lord! God bless you and your marriage!” (Kentucky) (posted 8/19/2013)
“Hallelujah! The Courtroom Prayer Warriors must have been praying very hard! The court dates were continued at the last minute. This is now a four month delay! God has His plan through the difficulties. My lawyer is suddenly retiring but I am calm because I trust God and He speaks so strongly to me. A powerful witness to my lawyer and wonderful lessons for my children witnessing God's miracles protecting us. I am very weary from the battle, but knowing others are praying and God is speaking keeps me going! God bless you all! I pray for you too. Thank You God for yet another miracle!”  (California)  (posted 1/22/2013)
“PRAISE GOD! I just heard that my husband was over at a friend’s house this past weekend; in the course of one and a half hours, he mentioned me three times! He even said he was thinking about going and seeing me! Thank You Lord!!” (Florida) (posted 11/5/2011)
"As I have drawn near to God He has drawn near to me. I am now more content and at peace then I have ever been in my entire life. Although I still want my covenant wife to come home, I realize that the most important thing is for her to come back to Jesus. This is my most earnest prayer for all prodigals." (Georgia) (posted 12/29/2009)
"One of the first promises God gave me concerning my marriage came from Ezekiel 37, but it wasn't the dry bones story. It was directly following it in verses 15-28. This morning God again led me there and I prayed through those verses. What a confirmation to see Charlyne's devotional today ending with the very scripture I started my day with, (Ezekiel 37:21-24). Praise God for His loving reminders." (Minnesota) (posted 7/3/2009)
"My husband and I separated several years ago. I didn't know what to do. That's when God led me to your website. I was very encouraged We are back together living in our home for several months. My husband is a preacher and God has restored our ministry and our marriage. God is great. Never give up. If God said it He will do it." (Canada) (posted 1/28/2011)
"After telling me the separation agreement is drafted, my husband said he still has his concerns about coming back, which means he is thinking about it! I prayed for the opportunity this week to talk about our relationship and we did. He is surprised at my love for him and my trust for our relationship working out. Thank You, God." (Canada) (posted 8/28/2010)
“I was divorced, but began standing before divorce was mentioned. I relocated from Oklahoma to Georgia, where my prodigal lived, at the Lord's leading. Shortly after relocating, I found out that he was involved with someone else. My heart grew bitter and I abandoned my stand and started a relationship of my own. Shortly after starting it, the Lord told me to end it. I obeyed. My prodigal heard that I was dating and wanted me back. So I ended up moving in with him. I knew this was not my suddenly, but GOD works in all things! I know in my heart this is God's plan and His doing. While living here with my prodigal, I have wavered in my stand and my faith because of the betrayal I felt. I choose to believe God. God said it's not about me and that I must fast and pray again. This is my position. I trust God!” (Georgia)   (posted 4/1/2014)
I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15 (posted 2/11/2011)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:4-6          (posted 9/3/2013)
“We had a false start a few months ago. Out of frustration and anger I permanently locked my husband out of our home and my life for a few weeks. PTL, we are now in a place where communication has been calm and friendly. We spent a day together this weekend helping family, and it was as if we weren’t separated. I know God is working on the other side of the mountain. I have faith that total restoration of my marriage is happening right before my very eyes. The hardest part for me during my season of pain is standing still and waiting for God’s perfect timing, but through constant prayer, I’ve found peace and calm during the storm. God is an awesome God. Standers don’t give up.” (Maryland) (posted 9/29/2014)
Monday's guest devotional truly spoke to my heart. I began my stand in similar circumstances. It took three and a half years with several false starts, and my husband has been home almost six months. He still travels for work, yet there have been many opportunities to go with him. God is truly faithful. It was a painful process, and many times I prayed to be released from my stand, God said keep going. God is rebuilding our marriage and I am truly thankful. God bless you all. Keep standing, keep praying, the LORD keeps all His promises.”  (Illinois) (posted 5/18/2014)
"My husband sent a text to me saying that a voice inside him knows he should be with his family but it’s a struggle to do that. He admitted it must be satan. A week or so later he told me to hang in there because he had found a place to stay and once he crossed that hurdle, he encouraged me saying we could move forward in our relationship as husband and wife. He had been praying for help. He prayed for signs and believed he'd seen them. We will be reunited soon. Praise God!" (Indiana) (posted 1/10/2011)
“The Lord was asking me to submit to/honor my husband in a way I didn’t want to. Was I really ready to trust that the Lord would take care of me like he took care of Sarah when she called Abraham her Master? God then told me if HE was asking, HE would also provide! So I did. The next day I impulsively had my car’s oil changed. On my way, I asked the Lord to send me a marriage restoration testimony. Not thinking about it again, and as I was waiting for my car, the Lord also asked me to say the name Jesus. He said there is power in His name! I was afraid but knew if God was asking, He would provide! I am friendly, but don’t solicit chats in public. A devastating news story came on TV and two women started talking. I was able to share about how Jesus alone gives us strength and power. We began talking about faith and one woman shared how 10 years earlier her husband had left her, and after God teaching her to pray and honor her husband, he came home a changed man by Jesus! WOW! Thank You God!”  (Wisconsin)  (posted 8/28/2012)
"Praise God! My husband has been coming home lot more and actually wore his wedding band to church on Easter Sunday. I thank God for changing me and for giving me patience during the process of restoration. I continue to trust His perfect plan!"  (Georgia)  (posted 5/12/2011)
"God uses all things for good. My heart was filled with love, compassion and the kind of forgiveness only Jesus could enable me to feel towards my spouse and the other woman, after hearing that they were expecting a child together. I know satan meant this news to cause me to give up my stand, but instead it strengthened it and softened my heart all the more. I know my miracle is just around the corner." (Kentucky) (posted 1/10/2011)
“WOW!! God is amazing. I have been standing for my marriage for a few months. In the midst of it, I lost my little sister and went through surgery. But my God has been there for me all along. I'm still waiting for my miracle, but God has put in my heart to share with my fellow standers that He is restoring my marriage regardless of what I see. He says in Mark 11:24 (KJV) ‘Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you should have them.’That means if we are praying for our prodigals to return home and turn to the Lord, in His time it will be done. Just trust Him. God bless this ministry and all of my fellow standers and families around the world.”  (Texas) (posted 8/3/2013)
“All the glory goes to God. My husband came back after several grueling months. I read these testimonies, wishing and, at times, doubting that I would get the privilege to write one. But God! Throughout the storm, when my husband's heart was hardened, God found a way to bring him back to me with a soft heart. I'm so thankful, and these testimonies gave me strength when I had felt like giving up. Please don't give up, God hears your cries and will not hold back when the time is right. The Lord gave me Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV). Call onto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things that thou knowest notas well as Matthew 7:7 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I will keep praying for restored marriages all around the world. Don't give up, He is faithful.”  (California) (posted 11/18/2013)
“I would just like to give my God my most heartfelt praise. My own father passed into Heaven several years ago and I miss him, especially through my marriage struggles. But God is good. My in-laws live in my neighborhood and throughout this entire stand, they have been there for my children and me. My father-in-law does not take sides and, just as the father in the parable of the prodigal son, he is not going after his son but keeping watch knowing the Lord will send him home. I am blessed. Thanks be to God!”  (Illinois)  (posted 6/25/2012)
“After a year of separation, divorce and now living in different states, I woke up Saturday morning to an email from my wife requesting I fly out and spend the weekend with her! She shared how much she misses us being together and asked if I still thought of her as my wife. Later she told me she still considers me her husband, too. The Lord’s Word will never return void. He does part the Red Sea and make dry land! Praise God!"  (Colorado) (posted 12/2/2013)
"Praise the Lord. During a family visit my husband came by and spent the day and night with us, as if nothing had changed. He recently called and asked if I could watch his baby. Even though he insists that I move on with life, I know that God will restore my marriage soon." (Washington) (posted 9/10/2010)
“God is faithful! After separating from my husband a year ago, God kept giving me the message of restoration. Now my husband is home and ready to commit and work on our marriage. Nothing is impossible with God.”  (Kenya)  (posted 11/26/2012)
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