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!



“‘Trust in the Lord and do good, live in the land and feed on truth. Enjoy serving the Lord and he will give you what you want.’ Psalm 37:3-4.Thank you for Charlyne Caresencouraging us standers every day. My Lord has been so faithful to me and my children since the separation from my prodigal spouse. Even though my prodigal still lives in the far country, there is frequent contact with him now via text messages and phone calls. I totally believe that my restoration is on its way. Since finding this Website, the Lord is changing me every day and He is my refuge and strength; He is forever faithful to me and my children. Thank you to Rejoice Marriage Ministry for continuing standing for all marriages around the world, all the glory to our Heavenly Father. I will continue to stand for my marriage and believe that the Lord has great things in store for me and my family. AMEN.” (New Zealand) 
“Praise God for His faithfulness. After two hard years of standing, my wife and I are getting back together. We will be meeting with our pastor for marriage counseling. I thank God that I never gave up. My prodigal spouse is also glad that I stood in faith as this has been the turning point in her life. God is faithful.” (South Africa)
"Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:19-21
"It has been one and a half years since God restored our marriage. Married less than a year we were on the brink of divorce with my husband moving to another country leaving me and my newborn with no support. Today we are a praying, spirit filled family leaning on God for love and provision. We love each other, God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Don't ever give up. The Lord wills your marriage be restored. You don't need anyone in life but the Lord. He is your Spouse. He will lead your earthly-spouse back home. PTL!"  (Singapore) 
"My husband was told that he could divorce me in 2007, but God's timing stalled it for close to two years. All I could do was humble myself and pray. Through Charlyne Cares, I learned to zip my lips, be gracious and do what is right instead of wanting to be right. I have a long way to go and it has been a struggle dying to the flesh, but I know that God is moving mountains both for me and for my prodigal. All I need to do is work on myself. My husband suddenly started wanting to take our daughter to Mass after being away from the church for many years." (Hawaii)
“Though we have been divorced for years, the Lord has recently allowed me to purchase and begin renovating a family-sized house. I believe this is where we will be reunited and serve God together as a whole family. As details of the house's history are revealed by people at my church, increasingly I'm hearing God say that this is His plan. Dear standers,'The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything.’  Philippians 4:5-6 (ESV)  Seek God's face in all your circumstances and never, never give up.”  (England)
“Jesus is ALIVE! My husband and I have been married to each other twice. We had been separated for over two years and were heading for divorce again when the Lord appeared to me in a vision and asked me to fight for my marriage. At this time my husband had moved on and we were not communicating so it looked impossible. I prayed and fasted and cried and almost gave up a few times when I would hear stories from the other side. God surrounded me with His love and taught me to love unconditionally. I developed an intimate relationship with Christ that would never have occurred were it not for this situation. He encouraged me with dreams and more visions and I stood my ground. The more I prayed, the worse things seemed to get; my husband got engaged to the OW. But I trusted God and laughed at the enemy. I knew I was on the winning team with Christ. Six months after I started standing, my husband called me and said he was coming home. God's Words are the surest prophecies. Trust in God always!”  (Arkansas)
“I didn't know until yesterday that the divorce was to ‘wrap up.’ This was also the day that we were to appear in court for what I thought was a progress report. However, God had other plans. When we got to the courthouse our case was not on the docket! My memory verse I just learned last night is Hebrews 4:16 about approaching the throne of grace with confidence. God's reputation is on the line here and He will not disappoint. He has given me a vision of restoration and it is my job to never give up on Jesus or my wife.”  (Kansas)
“While fasting yesterday, I asked the Lord to show me the reason that my waiting is so long - many years now. I was moved to do this by one of Charlyne’s teaching where she admonishes the stander to ask the Lord to reveal the reason the marriage is not being restored. Later the Lord led me to Psalm 105, a psalm of thanksgiving. Several times during the day He reminded me to give thanks. So I have decided to submit a praise report to praise the Lord for keeping me encouraged through the years. He has encouraged me in many ways; the most delightful is when I spot a license plate of the state where my spouse lives. Keep standing dear stander. The Lord is on your side.” (Canada) 
“I have had many signs from the Lord this past week about my marriage being restored. I saw "Precision Restoration" on the side of a huge truck, I saw a car with a license plate that had my anniversary numbers and 'Forgive' on it. Through scriptures God has revealed a specific healing for my husband and then my son saw the same scripture on his own. Today I felt the Holy Spirit tell me, ‘It is done, my child. Your husband is back.’ I am declaring, by faith, that my marriage and family are healed by Jesus' precious blood. Praise God! I feel I am to get ready. Thank you to all the standers on here, because several times God spoke through you to me in very specific ways that strengthened and helped my stand. Our miracles are coming, standers! God bless you.” (Arizona) 
“I have been standing for some months now and my suddenly happened today. My wife and I really hadn't spoken because of a court order. But the order was dissolved last week and she got in contact to tell me that that she didn't want me back home. Within a week she had hit a lot of financial problems and had asked for my help. She texted me and she said she would go to the courts on Monday to do an immediate dismissal of the divorce. I thank God that she said that but I'm a little scared that she is doing it only because she can't do it financially. Please continue to pray that God softens her heart. Stay strong standers. God does hear our prayers. John 11:41-42.”  (Florida)
"May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance." 2 Thessalonians 3:5
“I can’t contain my joy, I have to share this with Rejoice Ministries which was an anchor of support throughout my stand.  After some years and several false starts, my prodigal is home. It happened suddenly; only God knows how. The OW called to apologize. I feel like I am dreaming.  Standers, take seriously what Charlyne and others say about Christ. He is alive and His promises to you will not return to Him void.  And also take Habakkuk 2:2 seriously. I wrote down all my revelations, coincidences, signs and promises which I will be sharing with standers soon.  I had to learn faith in God, not based on what I saw or perceived. This was only by letting go and letting God.  For now, beloved, be encouraged. Only last week I did not know my suddenly was near.”  (United Kingdom) 
“Since September it has been one thing after another. I almost lost my mother, financial issues and complete silence for many months from my husband. My prayers seemed to decrease with each passing month, especially during the holiday months. It took everything I had to pray when I did pray. A week into this new year, I really broke down to God and prayed for a glance over my mountain. Four days later I received a text from my husband that he left the OW. I praised God instantly. I know I have to pray harder and consistently now more than ever. I thank God so much for not giving up when I had obviously begun too. He is a merciful God.”  (Florida)  
“Our court date was today. God gave me the words to speak and a wise judge who is requiring my husband to take one counseling session and has rescheduled the date in two months because we did not file financial paperwork! My husband is angry now. Please pray that God will soften him! I prayed and wrote in my prayer journal that God would provide a car. Two hours later, I got a phone call from a relative who was sending me a check for a car and they had no idea I was having car problems! I told my work secretary what happened and that God was speaking to me. She told me that God was speaking to her and that my husband is coming back. She told me she and her husband were divorced for nine years and got re-married last year! Praise God!”  (Indiana)
"I needed to share medical information with my husband following my recent surgery. He had come home to see me through it, but had not been in touch since leaving. I started several times to write a letter but it seemed like the Lord wasn't in it. Finally I prayed that if God did not want me to write, my husband would call from overseas. Not only did he call, but the Lord helped it to be a good conversation." (Illinois)

"My husband left our home . I was attempting to draw closer to God through all of my pain.  I sought help from anyone who would listen, family, friends, and church members and began to divorce my husband.  The Lord led me to your web site and I began the spiritual journey toward healing my marriage. The Lord told me not to my divorce, but to believe Him for my marriage to be restored, even though my circumstance seemed impossible. On Mother's Day, my miracle returned home. He is broken, wounded, and needs Christ, but I trust God completely for the rebuilding of our family. Thank you for your ministry and being so real and transparent with your testimony.   (Georgia)

One of my prayers was for a prayer partner, for a Christian couple for my husband and I to be friends with and a godly man for my husband that he could relate to and be accountable with. Recently I went to a women's gathering at the home of one of the women from my church. As we were praying for others I felt led to share my stand for my marriage. As I was asking for prayer, another woman started crying and told us her husband recently left her. Not only did God answer one prayer and give me a prayer partner but I also felt He used me to have this woman open up about her situation since no one knew what she was going through. Even though I am hurting and need comfort, God has used me to help my new friend and encourage her and to provide her with materials I've obtained from RMM. I pray that both of our marriages will be restored suddenly and when our husbands are back that they can be friends and we will all be used by the Lord in a mighty way.”  (New York) 
“Praise God! Miracles abounded in court. I went to court ready for however things worked out: I knew God's will would be done and He would supply the words. My foes would flee before Him. God worked everything so I did not have to say one word, not even my name for the record! He struck through every complication with a bolt of lightning. And He took care of every single little detail, answering every single prayer and more. It was stunning. I had a new lawyer, new judge, new venue and did not know what to expect, but I trusted in our Lord. He had it in His hands telling me, ‘I am with you.’”  (California) 

“God allowed my husband to call me on Mother’s Day and he came over to see the children on Tuesday. Our little girl gave him a piece of paper and told him to write something to me. He wrote 'Happy Mother's Day' and drew happy faces on it. That made my day.” (Alabama)

Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart... and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. 2 Timothy 22,26
"The Lord blessed our marriage with the return of my wife five years ago. I want to encourage each of you to never give up even when things seem dark. Some of my best growing as a believer is in those times when all I had to cling to was God and His promises. When doubts arise seek prayer and God's Word. God's timing is always perfect, right now you have a great opportunity to grow in your walk, to build your faith. After five years my heart still rejoices when I read the restoration of marriages. You are being prepared for something greater." (Florida)
“For we overcome him by the Blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony. (Revelation 12:11) My husband who has been separated from me and in the far country for some time, spent three nights with me this week. I am aware he is still going off to the far country and the enemy tells me that I should be mad. But when I see these things I look up and smile because I know our redemption draweth nigh. The enemy thinks he is slick but his tactic only supports my knowledge of who my Redeemer is. Praise God, repentance, salvation and restoration is around the corner.”  (Jamaica) 
"I am a stander and me and my husband have been separated for quite a while. Just this week my husband sent a text message saying he loved me, I feared that this could and would never happen again but God made it possible. All things are possible with Jesus Christ. My desire is to pray and encourage other couples." (United Kingdom)
“My husband and I have been separated for many months. God told me from the beginning of the separation that HE would restore. I believed God but did not forgive my husband. After seeking God’s help for me to forgive I began to change. Weeks later my husband came to see me and said that he wanted to come home. I noticed that he was still driving the other woman's car and became upset. He held me, told me that he has always loved me and will be coming home soon. I know that God is at work. I know that my husband is coming home. I continue to pray for his life and for those like me who got so fed up with waiting that they canceled Charlyne Cares on their phone!! I can see that I had to change to let God have HIS way in this situation. 'Because He lives I can face tomorrow...'” (United Kingdom)
 
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, "This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited." Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"  Ezekiel 36:33-36
"Praise the Lord and great is His faithfulness. After years of separation, and my spouse in another relationship for most of that time, my spouse and I have spent the last few months getting to know each other again and bringing reconciliation to our marriage. Our now-adult children have heard the good news that their Dad and Mum are back together again. I continue to pray for my spouse's salvation and thank God that He is working this out in His perfect time. I have noticed so many changes in my spouse and I am sure the changes in me are noticeable too. God has begun a good work that He will bring to completion." (Australia)
"It has been a few years since we divorced, but my spouse is home again. I continued to pray and read Charlyne Cares daily. Just like Bob and Charlyne said, it is just the beginning." (Illinois)
"I am praising God for my relationship with my prodigal spouse. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with him and our family. Started the day at our high school football game together, then had dinner at our house. He was with us till the evening and he helped me clean up after dinner. I am very blessed to have him continually involved in our lives. Waiting on God's perfect timing to bring him home for good."  (New Jersey)
“PTL, my husband traveled a long journey to be with me and our son since our son was going through surgery. We had time to play games as a family while waiting for our son to be called. We went home as a family and had dinner together. The Lord touched my husband; he asked our son to pray for him and he did just that PTL! Before that event I asked the Lord for a scripture and I was shown 2 Chronicles 9 about the Queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon. The following morning a friend sent me the same scripture by e-mail; that was no coincidence. I believe the restoration of our marriage will be a wonder to many for they will see the glorious powerful hand of the Lord. Let us continue to pray, and seek for wisdom from the Lord. Greater things are coming for standers and their families. Restoration is coming soon!”  (United Kingdom) 
“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) 
“God is faithful to work in our children's lives, even though our spouse is away, over a decade now. My unbelieving son recently married, and the next morning he felt a strong urging to take his new bride to church. The guest speaker spoke about how to be a godly husband and father. My son and his wife were in tears by the end of the sermon, and went up and talked with the speaker afterwards. During the sermon, he said God impressed on him that now he was a man. He also said he sees everything differently. Many family and friends were praying. I talked to him a week later, and he told me that he had accepted Jesus as his Savior. He was baptized several weeks later. How wonderful and faithful is our God. I have been claiming Psalm 103:17:18 for all of our eight children and now also our grandchildren.”  (Pennsylvania)
“Praise God! He is a Provider and Comforter! I have been unemployed for quite some time and God has provided for me and my two children well. Ephesians 3:20. I just recently received a job close to home and specific in nature to what I prayed for. Tuitions have been paid and the list of blessings goes on. God takes good care of His people. I trust Him. He will comfort, provide for and strengthen you. Be refreshed. God Bless!”  (Delaware) 
“Amazing God, how can it be?!! After many, many years apart, I contacted my husband and pretty much shamed him into coming to our grandson's high school graduation. He was very angry with me, but he came. For the first time our entire family was together celebrating this event. I apologized to him and the non-covenant spouse and they rather reluctantly accepted my apology. That night as they left, he said 'goodbye' and 'see you later' and hugged me!! I was so stunned I could not comprehend this. I am so in awe of God's great mercies and endless blessings for us even though I probably made the decision to call him without fully listening for God's clear answer. Praise You, Lord, for this and all your blessings: past, present, and those to come!”  (Minnesota)

"During Holy Week my prodigal who divorced me last year began moving things home. On Easter we spent time with both extended families after no contact with them in years. Hallelujah, Jesus is risen and He is resurrecting our marriage." (Ohio)

So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”  Genesis 22:14 
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I have been standing for some years and I am in awe of the love that God has for us. Today I was feeling dispirited and focused on the circumstances because my wife is meeting with a divorce attorney tomorrow. God, though, brought me great comfort to help me through this. First, today commemorates the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, an incredible story on faith. Second, the readings today were Luke 24:1-12, ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead?’, Hebrews 12:1-10 ‘For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves,’ and John 1:43-51‘Follow me.’ The icing on the cake was the first song when I started my run and I was worried about tomorrow – ‘Lean on Me.’ God, message received - I will follow Your will and trust in Your guidance and not worry about the circumstances. Please pray for a hedge of protection around my wife, my marriage, and my family!”  (California)

"I am so blessed. My husband has been home for several months. Our children and I stood on God's Word and His promises. We didn't listen to well meaning opinions, but only what God was saying. His Word is true." (Oklahoma)

"I began my stand some months ago when my wife and I separated. Since that time she has told me that she wants to end our marriage. I turned my life to Jesus and have felt so much stronger. Not long ago she told me that she forgives me and she hugged me. We have a long way to go, and I'm not sure which path my wife will yet take, but I see the Spirit in her again and I have faith that she will return to God and to our family, and that God will then use my marriage powerfully for His Kingdom." (Ohio)

“PTL God is good! My husband and I got remarried last Saturday. Don't give up, pray, cry, say, ‘Lord help me to keep the faith.’ God is on time. If He gave you what you wanted right now, you or your spouse might not be ready for it, so keep praying and let God do it in His timing. I love the Lord and thank Him for my restored marriage. This has been a long journey but with God it was all worth the wait. We are like one together. Thank You God, I owe You all the glory. Just know that God loves each of you and I will continue to pray for restored marriages. Amen.”  (North Carolina)
"Although my spouse has separated, she knows the Word, but does not fight the feelings and thoughts satan putd in her thinking. God is a true Friend helping me not to look at what I see, hear, or feel but building my faith to focus on His promise." (Germany)
“I just wanted to say thank you for posting the sermon aboutDon't Give Up.’ I've learned a lot on my journey. This journey has landed me in the arms of my Jesus so deeply but lately I have grown weary and yes, after all this time, confirmations, I still wanted to know if this standing thing was really what God wanted or am I wasting my time. Why wait and want someone who clearly doesn't want me? Is that fair to him either? I don't want to interfere with his life. I'll leave him be Lord if that's what you want. Then today still crying out to God, I click the devotional and the sermon says it all. All I could say was ‘God I am so sorry. Help me to trust when things seem like they are getting worse.’ So today I thank you for your obedience. I am crying a lot, but I am still standing. God Bless You.”  (New York)
“I give God all the praise, glory and honor for He is worthy of all the praise. In God's Word He says, the God who gives life to the dead and callsthings that are not as though they were.Romans 4:17:b  I have taken God at His Word and put all my trust in Him and daily I confess the Word of God over my marriage and all marriages and stand in agreement with all standers. I have been praying for the salvation for all prodigals and for them to return to their godly senses. When we continue to stay steadfast in the Word of God and immovable and abounding in faith, God moves even when we cannot see. Thank You Lord for answering my prayers and bringing prodigals home.”  (Texas)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119: 105
“I've been standing for many years. During the course of the stand, my husband divorced me and I was devastated. Despite what happened, God worked in my life and pushed me more towards ministry. Just recently, I received a word that the Lord was moving in my family and that there would be something specific around the number 18. I had to reach out to my husband to get help with a signature for the mortgage. In times past he ignored me. On the 18th my husband met with me to sign the paperwork for the mortgage I needed. He and I have been communicating via text. This is a great move of God because for years he has refused communication with me. God is moving.”  (Illinois)
Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.  Psalm 136:4 (NLT) 
“Praise God for giving me hope through someone else. I'm standing for my marriage, and God brought me to another state while I wait. Like so many others, I often wonder what is happening on the other side of the mountain. I've been able to share my stand and point a few others to this website for hope and support. Praise God, one of them yesterday told me in church that God had changed his heart from seeking a divorce to standing with God and seeking His will for his marriage. On the way to church I had asked God to bring a message through someone else. Then, the sermon was on ‘Till Death Do Us Part.’ God is working to save marriages everywhere. While I know He is softening my husband's heart, I don't know the future. I pray God will provide my ‘suddenly’ and to Him I always give all my praise and worship. Keeping the faith.”  (Colorado)
“My husband left me some months ago and I decided that divorce was not an option for me and began to pray for reconciliation. At first, my husband wanted nothing to do with me, and there have been many times that I have wanted to give up hope. But then God would give me little signs to show me I'm on His path. This past Monday, my husband drove six hours to see me and he showed me a marriage book he had bought and started reading. He asked me if I would start reading it too. Then, last night he called me just to talk because he was lonely and missed talking to me. We ended up talking for three hours! I will not give up! PTL!!” (West Virginia) 
"My wife returned and we were together again as a family for many months. But the enemy sadly led her to leave again. Now I'm learning to pray differently and finally beginning to learn to trust in God alone. Human help cannot fix this, but God can. His love never fails." (Oregon)
“I recently submitted a praise report of how my husband suddenly invited me to his apartment. He has since said that when he invited me over it was not something he had planned and the confusion on his face was there as to ‘how did this happen!’  Since then he has started phoning me and recently during a telephone conversation he suddenly started talking about the issues we had in our marriage which led to our separation. It was a painful, but very positive conversation which lasted for four hours and I KNEW God was totally in control as there was no blame game. Instead we both acknowledged things we had done or said that were wrong and apologized. We also made ourselves vulnerable for the first time ever in our 24 year marriage by confessing to things which we had buried deep inside of the pains from our childhood which we now realize had directly affected our reactions to certain situations in our marriage. I continue to zip my lips, pray and praise God.”  (United Kingdom)  
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