General Testimonies

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Below you will find a sampling of testimonies from standers and prodigals that will encourage you in how God is moving in their lives.

Each Saturday in Charlyne Cares we publish testimonies from people around the world. You can subscribe to Charlyne Cares by visiting charlyne.org. You can submit your own testimony by visiting our testimony submission page!



“I see the misery that believing in self is causing my dear one. I believe God is faithful and has all the answers through Christ. May God have mercy on him, and help me to be a 1 Peter 3:1 wife. Thank you Rejoice, for your constant encouragement and commitment to God's Word!”  (Virginia) 
“I am grateful for the growth and teaching I have received from God since my stand. I pray, read the Word and fast. It is a miracle that my prodigal has started to visit me and our child several times a month. Previously we were not on talking terms. I am learning to forgive even when it hurts. My role model, Jesus Christ, said forgive them Father even whilst they were nailing him to the cross. I submit to my prodigal -cooking, cleaning, serving, listening - and I also pray for him . It is hard because he still lives with the OW. I thank the Lord for His Word in Ephesians 5: 22.”  (United Kingdom) 
“When my husband left, I was devastated and heartbroken for my children and me. I cried out to God and told Him I would stand for my marriage. Since then I have grown so close to the Lord and He is so faithful. A few nights ago I was very burdened for my children and concerned about the negative impact on their lives from their dad leaving. I cried out to God to protect them and put a love and thirst in their hearts for the things of God. The next day my prodigal daughter called and said she had been praying and reading her Bible every day and my son texted me to say God had spoken to him about some things and he is growing in his relationship with the Lord. Praise God, I was so excited and knew that God is hearing my prayers and is going to restore my marriage and our family for His glory! (Isaiah 43:18-19)”  (Missouri)
“Praise God! He has answered two prayers for me and my daughter. First, my husband got a job after almost two years of being unemployed. Then, my prodigal husband confirmed that he would allow our daughter to attend a private Christian school that I had such a strong desire for her to go to. After he insistently said she was not going to attend that school, all of a sudden, he said he agreed with me that she should go there and he is even going to pay for it himself! I am just in awe of our God. We serve a mighty, loving God.” (California) 
"My husband is still home. Praise to our wonderful God, He is answering prayers I am praying during my stand. He is so faithful." (South Africa)
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“One of my favorite stories of Bob's is the Fun Bus. I've read it several times and even read it to my 13 year-old-son to help him understand what my husband, his dad, is going through right now. One day on my way home from work the Lord led me to go a different way, which He does from time to time, that takes me past a truck stop where I've seen Covenant Transport, Swift and United trucks. Once I even saw one with my husband's name on it. So this day I was excited, anticipating what He had in store for me. As usual, God always tops Himself and never ceases to amaze me! Before I even got to the truck stop, in the parking lot of an auto repair shop, was an old school bus repainted to be used for another purpose. But the purpose that day was to encourage me, because right on the side in huge letters was written ‘FUN BUS!’ The Lord told me that even though my husband is on the 'Fun Bus,' it's broken down and not so much fun after all! I praise God for the many ways He shows His love!”  (Florida) 
“After a period away from home (21days) fasting and praying for all marriages to be restored around the world, reading Charlyne Cares every day, I returned to the enemy’s response to my focused time with God. More trials and circumstances were waiting for me, but God. I was not concerned, but prepared as I had retreated into the arms of the Lord for 21 days and was filled with fresh anointing. God had taken my prayers to another level and prepared me. The Lord gave me clear signs that He remembers me, PTL ! He has not forgotten my prayers. He will not forget yours! Here is one of many signs that He is working. In 1973 a song called 'Welcome Home' became a number one hit. Since returning from my retreat, I keep hearing the song featured in a TV advertisement for home insurance. Insurance companies restore losses when a claim is made and found to be valid. God is our insurance and we have a valid claim. He WILL restore.”  (United Kingdom)
"When my husband left several months ago and became involved with another woman, I was devastated. During his trips home, God has allowed me to see the spiritual battle for his soul and I praise His Holy name that He is working on my behalf.  He tells me he loves and misses me. I can see my husband's heart softening and even though he says it will never work.  I know the power of my God and I know nothing is too hard for Him!  (Louisiana) 

"I work in a nursing facility and had to work on Mother's Day. On the way home from work I say a Covenant Transport truck. I just started smiling and praising God for showing me this sign." (Missouri)

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 

"My son and daughter-in-law asked me for Thanksgiving dinner. My son called back and said that he forgot to tell me that he had asked 'Dad' to join us. My husband was there on Thanksgiving along with the rest of the family. It was beautiful. My husband asked me to pray before we ate. What a God we serve. This is the first time in years that we have all been together. God is repairing more than our marriage. He is working on the relationship between my son and his father. (Texas)

"Thank you for the devotional on Romans 15:13. I am thanking God, regardless of what news I hear. He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. I encouraged a friend with that verse earlier this evening and there it is again in the devotional. God is so awesome." (New Zealand)
“I was rereading a Charlyne Cares when I suddenly thought about how much I love my prodigal husband, and I thought about texting him that. The Lord has called me to tell him that I love him daily, loving him unconditionally, but I'd already texted him that morning. So, I second-guessed myself about doing it again, yet I felt compelled to do it and do it now! So, I sent him: ‘I love you very much and wanted to tell you that right this moment.’ At the very same moment, I received a text from him of a heart, just out of the blue. Wow!! It reinforced to me the sound of God's voice, plus it let me know that God is right there with my husband too, even though he appears to reject God. That evening, I used this door God opened for me, and texted him to tell him again that Jesus knows him and loves him, and that's whose Spirit is in me - which is how our text exchange happened like that. I know God is working, and I delight in the little ways that He shows me things. Psalm 37:4.”  (Washington)  

"I saw my husband at an event last weekend, we talked for the first time in months and spent time in a casual fun setting with friends. The next day was Mother’s Day. He took me and our kids to dinner. Praise God for answered prayers and for bringing us together on Mother's Day." (Texas)

“After a long time of little contact, my thousands-of-miles-away prodigal phoned me the first time in some years. She was very broken and crying most of the time and at the end of our conversation, she gave her life new to the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty. I have done nothing about it nor pushed her in this; it was all her decision and her own free will. Please don't give up on your spouse, even when you think the Lord has forgotten you, as I more than once thought. Never give up praying, don't lose hope. Our God is greater and He never forgets. To the Lord be all the glory.”  (Germany)
“All I want to do is to praise our Lord for so many things He has been doing and so many signs He has been giving me. Last week I started feeling anxious about this week because of two important dates: Valentine's Day in our country and our anniversary. On Sunday, I received a beautiful anniversary card from your ministry and this alone would have made my week. But our Lord always does better! Guess who delivered this card in my hands? My beloved husband! He arrived home to see a soccer game on TV with our son and gave me the card. Thank You, Lord for this wonderful surprise!”  (Brazil) 
“Our God is able, He is worth our praise! Last month we had an ice/snow mix storm. I was stranded with my vehicle and no one to call to come for me because It was dangerous for anybody. But God! He provided me with a shelter and with a volunteer tow service to rescue me. I praised the Lord and thanked Him for it. Immediately after I prayed, the Holy Spirit placed in my heart to text my husband to tell him to be safe and about my situation. He called me immediately and showed me concern and care for my safety. I told him that I loved him and he responded, ‘Me, too!’ My heart was full of hope. After many months of separation and very little communication, I see the hand of God moving. I never will give up on God or my husband.”  (North Carolina)
“The Lord had told me a short while ago to "let go" of my husband and my marriage. I was holding on to them so close that God could not do His work. I was putting my marriage and restoration first and not God. During this time, I thought that God wanted me to just put my husband and restoration out of my mind. I became very lax in my walk with God and stopped praying for my husband and marriage. I want to thank God that one day I was speaking to a friend who told me that God wanted me to pray for my husband. It was my responsibility and if I didn't pray for his salvation, no one would. God wants me to put Him first and only Him and to continue my stand. I want to encourage you my fellow standers, when God gives you a Word, let Him finish speaking, don't finish for Him. Put God first, He will take care of you. Don't give up on your spouse even when things don't seem right”  (Canada) 
“I got your website from a friend and since that day it has provided inspiration and hope for my tomorrow. After struggling for 18 months, my husband has decided that our marriage of 16 years is worth fighting for. I bless God that he has left the other woman and returned both to God and his family. I realize that it is not always easy, but I thank God for restoration has come to my household. I want to encourage anyone else going through this, remember God honors covenant. As he was with Abraham, He will be with you, but you have to trust Him. Praying for marriages worldwide and ask that you keep us in your prayers, that God will strengthen us.”  (Bahamas)
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“I had an affair of three months, got pregnant and my husband divorced me. At first he wanted to work things out with me and even raise the baby. I was selfish and made bad choices and chose the wrong path for a short time. We were apart for some time and I was getting my life back on track with God. The Lord has healed and forgiven my sins. Thanks to Him, my husband and I are remarried. He is amazing and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Never give up!”  (USA)

"This week my husband and I will celebrate three years of reconciliation. What an amazing journey this has been. We are also expecting our first child, something the doctors said would be impossible. All the credit goes to God, with thanks to Bob and Charlyne for sharing the truth when I needed to hear it." (Virginia)

"God is good. I was feeling depressed and lonely and I prayed those feelings away. I knew something big was going to happen and praised God in anticipation. The next day my husband showed up with his belongings, asking to come home. I am so grateful and aware that I am now standing firmer than ever because the enemy will attack more now than ever." (Texas)

My husband called me yesterday to tell me that we had to either set a court date or sign divorce papers uncontested immediately, because his "filed divorce" had been in the docket for the maximum amount of time. I told him that I still refuse to sign his divorce papers, because I don't want a divorce nor do I believe in a divorce because it isn't God's will! God is in control and I am trusting God alone to do the impossible and restore my covenant marriage. I know that I know that this isn't a coincidence! God has the final say so and all of my faith is in Him! He has given me a peace that surpasses all understanding! I want to give God praise, honor, glory, and thanks in advance for restoring my marriage, as He promised! Standers, NEVER give up!”  (Arkansas)
"In a recent email my husband was describing activities he saw us doing together in the future. For the first time in many months he wrote that he loved me. God is showing me in many ways that He is working on my husband and I have faith that our marriage will be restored." (Wisconsin)
“God is so faithful! I'm praising God because I invited my husband for Christmas. He came and we cooked and spent time with our family. I know my marriage will be restored real soon. To everyone praying for their marriage, please don't give up! God will restore our marriages. I thank God for this ministry. God bless you all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”  (California)
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.   Psalm 34:17-18
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17 
“I thank the Lord for the work he is doing in all of our marriages. This week Isaiah 28:16 was given to me.'See, I lay a stone in Zion a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed." The Lord is laying the cornerstone down (Jesus), our foundation and He says that if we trust in Him we will never be put to shame. I'm trusting in the Lord for the healing of my marriage even though no one else can see it and I'm thanking Him now for the amazing weekend He's already planned as we celebrate the graduation of our son in a few days.”  (Tennessee) 
"The LORD's grace and mercy have sustained me in a weary land. Recently my spouse, other family, and friends joined me to celebrate an important milestone in my child's life. My spouse and I got along fine. He even phoned me after getting back to his home to let me know he had arrived safely and to thank me for planning the celebration. Several days following the event I plunged into the valley of confusion, revisiting the concern of 'how long, O LORD shall I wait.' But that very day the LORD encouraged me, first with the thank-you phone call, and out-of-state licence plates (two on the same day), and scriptures. I'm clinging on to our LORD for encouragement. I especially need His help with my refreshed observations of the particulars of our "crazy cycle" (see Dr. Emerson Eggerichs: Love & Respect). My God is able to save."  (Canada)
"Praise the Lord, I feel so blessed. My Internet is disconnected and I am unable to read my email or listen to 'Stop Divorce Radio' as I'm used to doing, but today God worked it out that I have access to the Internet. My soul is encouraged and my faith is lifted." (Jamaica)
"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:20-23
"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." Psalm 62:1-2
“My husband and I have been separated for a year now and he lives with the other woman. I have been praying that we will spend the holidays together as a family. Tonight while going through the channels I turned to a Christian network and as it was ending the speaker said ‘this is the year the prodigal returns home.’ PTL! I believe it and I receive it. God does speak!” (New Jersey) 
"After months of no communication, I was surprised when my husband replied to my instant message. We chatted about small things. We agreed to meet when he comes to my place for a visit. I thank the Lord for that sweet time He gave us." (Philippines)
"I recently discovered a message about the Permanence View of Marriage. After listening to it over a dozen times, I took a new marriage vow. I vowed to God that I will live alone the rest of my life before I break the vows that I made to Him and to my wife on our wedding day. I will keep my wedding vows “until death do us part according to God’s holy ordinance.”I will honor Christ with this life testimony regardless of what my wife does. All of you bear witness to my new vow. Since then, many of the Monday Charlyne Cares have confirmed this stance for me. Praise God! When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Ecclesiastes 5:4-5.  (North Carolina)
"To God be the Glory for the things He has done. Today my prodigal spouse stopped by to pick up some papers. I have not seen him in months. He has apologized for his actions and says that he wants to come home. I have been praying and standing. Many times I wanted to give up, but God moved and I am grateful." (Louisiana)
“The enemy has been pulling out all the stops the past few days. But I kept praying, focused on God and danced in the rain! I just got off the phone with my beloved prodigal. We have a court date coming soon. He told me a few times in our phone conversation that he is not sure he is doing the right thing! He also told me he loved me! PTL! God has planted the seed! I got to tell my husband I was praying for him and would never give up on him. I am more sure than ever that God's promises He made are true! Our marriage will be saved!”  (Minnesota) 
“Praise God for answered prayer! I've been praying a lot for God to restore communication between my spouse and me. It has been months of silence. I've been standing for several years, but God is faithful to His promises. A few days later. I had an answer to my prayer. My husband called me and we spoke for a few minutes. I was able to send him a text later thanking him and letting him know he's in my prayers always! I am claiming Mark 11:23 and believe the mountain of OW, separation and divorce will soon be torn down. May God pour His perfect love into all of our marriages this Valentine's Day. God bless you all!”  (California)

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

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.  Jeremiah 17:14 
“Praise be to Jesus. God is so faithful. He has delivered my beloved and I from the chains of the devil. He confirmed it and a few days later things started to fall in place-physical manifestations of our deliverance. God has turned his heart back to his real family. My suddenly moment is around the corner and I testify now that my marriage is restored. I see and behold beauty for ashes, gladness and dancing for mourning. Glory to God.”  (Uganda) 
"About one and half years ago I asked for a prayer partner here in New York, and the good Lord put one in my path. Last week she felt the Lord telling her to send her husband some property that he was seeking in their divorce settlement. When she did, after much dying to flesh, he was so taken by it that he came to get it and stayed for dinner and much conversation, and the promise to become friends again. The encouragement was well received by us both and we continue to pray and listen for the leading of the Lord. Please stand with us for this marriage." (New York)

"My wife told me she wanted a divorce. I got a lot of advice from family and friends to move on and give her a divorce, but God kept telling me he would restore our marriage. Praise God, He blessed us with a miracle and brought my wife home. We are getting marriage counseling and building our relationship God's way. Thank You Jesus." (Colorado)

“To Our Lord and Savior Jesus be all praise and glory. After two and a half years, another marriage, many mistakes by me, and more hours crying out to God then I could ever recall, my wife and one flesh mate is home. I cannot begin to describe the process that brought us to this glorious time except to say God kept His Word. When my wife left and God told me to wait for her I didn’t know what to make of it. He told me He had given me one wife and the only one He would give me. He told me to wait for her and be faithful to my vows. Yes it was suddenly, but it was a reunion I will praise Him for forever. I was worried when that day came that I would still be hurt and angry. But God took just enough time to take all that away and build the love and complete forgiveness I would need to welcome her home without condition or reservation. Don’t give up, not ever. He is not slow to keep His promises; He takes just the right amount of time to make us ready and complete His work and not a day more.” (Alaska)

“God is faithful! My husband and I have been separated for many months. He asked me to go to dinner to discuss the divorce. I have been praying and fasting for reconciliation and for the Lord to draw my husband close to Him. He explained that he has felt so confused and unsettled and unsure of everything. He said he did not know where all of that was coming from. (I do). We did not discuss the divorce but did not discuss reconciliation either. The next morning he texted me and asked if I wanted to come over for dinner. I went and he asked me to come home. We both know there is still work to be done to make our marriage last. I am praising God for His love and amazing grace and mercy. So many times I cried out saying ‘I can't do this!’ I was right, I couldn't, but He could. Please don't give up! And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10.  (Virginia)

"I don’t know how many times I told God that I couldn’t do it any more. Every time He picked me up and carried me until I could again walk the road to marriage restoration. I am reminded of going through child birth. Many times I would tell the doctor that I needed to stop. It was just too hard. As soon as that precious baby was born I was grateful that I had not quit. Now instead of a baby, I have a precious new husband." (Oklahoma)

"I have been helped by Rejoice Marriage Ministries for a few years. My husband left me and our children and filed for divorce. We are still married and God is working. Since that time, God has provided for our every need. I have also faithfully tithed my meager income and divided it between four worthy ministries. I stepped out in faith recently and increased my giving from 10% to 15%. My cup overflows and God's grace has been abundant. It truly is more joyous to give than to receive." (Minnesota)
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