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Charlyne Cares is a daily reminder that God cares and that we care about your marriage. Each morning Charlyne sends a devotional and Bob does a Prodigal Perspective on Tuesdays. These come from someone who has experienced the tragedy of divorce and the triumph of a family restored by God speaking to Charlyne's heart not to give up on their marriage after she divorced Bob.

Today's Charlyne Cares Devotional

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What should you do when your spouse come and visits at your house and you start to become intimate? We are frequently asked by standers about sexual issues. Bob and Charlyne talked together about this very popular subject and will show you God’s Word about the very important subject. You then can know in advance how you will respond to your beloved spouse when they start testing the waters or return home.
 
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LUNCH BREAK TESTIMONIES
I am praising the Lord that we are sending out an extra bonus of testimonies from standers around the world. To God be the glory! I know that having marriage problems, being separated or divorced or having your spouse possibly marry the other person for a season is not easy, but God is moving in hearts and lives around the world!
 
Please stand firm, walking in faith, believing and trusting in the Lord’s mighty power. God is faithful to His promises. God is a God of reconciliation! – Charlyne

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)

“I never cease to be amazed at God’s faithfulness. After many months, our Lord has redeemed my family and my husband and I are back together. I realize now why God did not heal us immediately when I decided I wanted Him to. You see, I was the one who gave up. I did not stand for my marriage. I quit and walked away because I believed the devil’s lie that I deserved better. When God changed my heart, my husband was still hurt, angry, and was involved with the OW. God has taught me in my stand that it is HIS job to change my spouse, not mine. My job is to let Him change me. Thank You Jesus, for loving us, forgiving us, and bringing us back to You and each other!”  (Mississippi)

“But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.  He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”  Job 5:8-9

“My prodigal husband called me three times the other day and told me that he was lonely, (he travels for work). This was significant because he is with another woman. The Lord used this information to show me the reality of things, when the enemy tries to make it something it really isn’t. We talked for more than two hours, mostly him talking about the Lord! During our conversation, the other woman beeped in on the other line. He told her that he was on the phone and that he will call her back! I was touched that my husband, in that moment, chose to talk to me, his wife, instead of her! I praised God for my miracle!”  (Georgia)

“I’ve been changed so much by this separation, and my faith and relationship with God is so much stronger. I have surrendered my life and marriage to God and I know that God is control and has a plan for us. However, there are days where I am upset, disappointed and disgusted with my husband. Often, I’ll say to myself that I will continue to pray for his salvation until God releases me and then I’m done with him. I’ll say that I don’t want to be reconciled with him anymore, but the love that I hold in my heart for my husband is too strong. On those trying days, God always speaks to me. Either I will have a dream about my husband, see a billboard which reads ‘Trust in The Lord,’ or the Lord will give me happy memories of my husband. I know that we struggle not with flesh and blood and that my husband is trapped and being deceived by the devil, but it is so hard to accept that sometimes. But standers, I have come too far and suffered too much to give up now and don’t you give up either.”  (North Carolina)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 6:10-12

“Praise the Lord. God gave me a job. Although the salary is not high, the schedule is nice. I want to thank God because He has never abandoned me, and even though He has proved my faith multiple times, I always knew that He was going to rescue me. My marriage has not been restored yet, I just know that God will do it, and I continue to stand in the gap. And you can’t imagine! My husband is taking me to my work every morning. We don’t have kids, so there is no pretext for him to do so. Just God as Mighty Giant! God has worked in my husband’s heart. Although sometimes I get weary and weak, He renews my strength. My God is big, strong and invincible. Glory to God!”  (Ecuador)

“After an argument with my prodigal, I was left feeling absolutely defeated. That night I was feeling extremely weary, lonely and confused, so I prayed for someone to come together in agreement in prayer with me. The next day I received a call from RMM and we prayed together! Recently, God told me to let go completely and, as painful as it might be, I have done just that. I have to move out of His way. I have bags of clothes that I have yet to go through since my beloved and I have separated. But tonight I looked through them, and came across a shirt that has 2 Corinthians 4:15 quoted on it, and I knew that was just another sign from our Lord. Stand dear standers, stand! Stand on the promises that God has made and claim them in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen!”  (South Carolina)

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.  2 Corinthians 4:15

“Who says men don’t cry? Well, Christian men do cry. I have been crying for many months, asking, praying to the good Lord to restore what evil has destroyed. My wife left me with our sons. I was led to RMM. I am a stander, crying every day but praying intensely and daily to our good Lord. And even though my time has still yet to come, as a combatant stander, I praise and thank the Lord for the testimonies and daily devotionals. Please pray for my wife and restoration of my marriage.”  (Guatemala)

“When I text my husband the OW responds in ugly ways. I prayed last week that he would call me. I sent him a text, but turned off my phone so I couldn’t get the negative response from OW until I was ready to hear it. Instead, my husband called and left a kind voicemail. Praise God for this call!”  (North Carolina)

“PTL! Yesterday was our anniversary. I felt hopeless and I knew that my husband would not even greet me as we are not communicating for some time now. BUT GOD! While I was at the church where we got married, I suddenly got a message from my husband greeting me, ‘Happy Anniversary!” We were talking the whole day and he apologized for everything he has done and expressed how lucky he is having me as his wife. Although he didn’t say he loves me, I know this is the beginning of my suddenly. Our God is truly a God of miracles. I will praise Him forever with all of my life! Standers, BELIEVE that our God is able. He restores and He can change even your spouse’s heart of stone.”  (Philippines)

“And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 11:19 (ESV)

“I am divorced. I never imagined being like this, but it was God, working all for me to begin to seek Him. After our divorce, we had no communication. My husband used to send messages with someone of my family so he can see our son, but never talked to me. But God began to show me all of my mistakes, and truly I was wrong in all things. I cried and hurt until I received mail from sister Charlyne, telling me to zip my lips, let go and let God, and for me to ignore what people say. It was my major issue. I began to pray, and many months passed, until one day I received an unknown call. It was my husband calling to check on me and our son. I never expected this. God is the God of the impossible. He is awesome. Now I just wait for His will.”  (Nicaragua)

“Praise God, He is so good. I have been standing for my marriage for many months. I fell a bit but as soon as I stood I got back up. I began to feel God move again. Only a few short weeks ago, my ex communicated that the only time we would be spending together as a family would be for very special occasions like our son’s birthday parties. Just a couple of days after I took another stand, God presented me an opportunity to invite him to an event our church was having. The event had been postponed multiple times due to bad weather but our God was just waiting for the perfect time. He accepted the invitation and God blessed us with a fun family night together. Keep on standing. It’s okay if we fall, God loves us through it all. He just wants us to get back up.”  (Pennsylvania)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

“I made many mistakes in my marriage and separated. God worked in me and changed me. After several years praying, my husband returned home by a miracle of God, docile and in love. But I wasted the opportunity and he left again. God was faithful to the promise He gave me. God kept drawing my husband near but I couldn’t take advantage of each opportunity and he moved away. There were many obstacles. Now, after several more years, I felt tired of so much suffering and wanted to quit. But now, I am back in my stand. I will wait on God.”  (Argentina)

“My husband and I decided to take a break and during that break the OW got pregnant. My husband told me we could no longer be together because he couldn’t just leave her because of the baby and I needed to move on because we couldn’t be together. We had no communication for months. He called out the blue one day and said he was miserable and he still loved me but he doesn’t want a child to grow up in a broken home. I pray day in and day out for him, the other women and the baby. God does restore broken relationship. I’m just patiently waiting on my suddenly. It’s been several months and we finally got to see each other two weeks ago. That was something I prayed for. It was magical. Please keep us in your prayers standers.”  (Louisiana)

“I recently was called by my prodigal husband to come and rescue him and the OW from a shelter where they had been transported due to the recent horrible flooding in our state. He had lost his truck and also the place they were renting to the flood. Although it was a very difficult situation for me, I went and got them. He has been at home since then and she is out of the picture. We have had two previous false starts, and I have been very guarded and fearful of his intentions. The devotional ‘My Peace I Give You’ is just what I needed to hear at that moment. It reminded me that no matter what happens, the Lord is in control. The Lord is humbling me throughout this experience and I am learning to rely on Him more and more. I texted the OW and asked for forgiveness. The Lord convicted me of not letting my light shine during a very difficult situation. I will keep reminding myself that the Lord is my stronghold, and not to be anxious about anything, because I know that God is in control!”  (Louisiana)

“My financial situation looked doomed. I’ve been jobless since last year and my bank account was dwindling fast. I had been able to give to RMM many times, but without an income, I was no longer able to give. I cried out to Jehovah-Jireh, my provider, then began putting all of my change in a large jar in hopes that once it fills up, I could send it to RMM. In the book of John, the first miracle Jesus did was to turn water into wine using six pots. Also, Elijah told the widow woman to borrow as many pots she could gather. In her obedience she did as she was told, then Elijah filled the pots full of oil. The woman and her son were saved. My change jar is not full yet, but God took my faith and provided me with two jobs plus the full payment on my Master’s degree program and my mother-in-law gave me an enormous check. If any of you doubt God’s love, take a leap of faith and you will see the glory of God! I also challenge you to fill an RMM change jar.”  (Tennessee)

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”  Malachi 3:10

“My husband is ‘coming home.’ We are scared of the unknown, but after being unable to get divorced and unable to move on in other relationships, we both know it is because God does not want that for us. We are going to give it our all. Our children do not know yet, but I cannot wait to see their faces when it happens. I’m praising God and I will continue to do so. He’s going to be number one in our marriage from here on out. My husband hasn’t been to church with me in a very long time. He’s probably going with us tomorrow. Glory be to God.”  (Texas)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”  Jeremiah 29:11-14
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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