Charlyne Cares


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, October 27, 2016

This testimony is proof once again that
God does heal marriages.
Greg and Missy share what led to the breakdown of their marriage. You will hear from Greg as he explains the thoughts he battled that eventually led him to leave his home and into the arms of another woman.

Missy cried out to the Lord and had grown in her faith, enough to not be shaken when news of a non-covenant baby was delivered. You will hear how God brought Greg home and resurrected their marriage after he moved home. You will once again be encouraged to believe that God does touch and transform hearts in His perfect timing.

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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

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.  Psalm 112:7-8

“To be honest I never thought that this day would have come! But my marriage is finally on the path to restoration. We were literally hours away from being officially divorced when suddenly my wife had a change of heart! There is no possible way any human being could’ve done this on their own. This was all God! He moved in such a big way that it just overfilled me with joy! My wife is back!! Although we have a long road ahead of us still, we are on the right track now. God is great and when He makes a promise He definitely keeps it. I had a hard time believing that at times but He is true to His Word! Jeremiah 29:11 has been a verse that I constantly had in my mind and can appreciate now even more. His mercy is beyond compare and He is the God of miracles and that God of second, third, fourth, etc. chances. Those still in the middle of your storm, don’t give up. Just cling onto God with everything you have even if you think nothing can change. Keep seeking Him out. I love you God!”  (Arizona)

“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.”  Jeremiah 29:11

“One night while at work I begin to think of my circumstances. They reminded me of what happened to Job, as I am a stander. I had read the book of Job before but did not fully understand. Here are seven things God allowed me to see as I live alone. 1. God knows, He is aware. 2. God limits the trial (you will go through some hard times). 3. Seek growth not vindication. 4. The ‘why’ is often unanswered. 5. Trust God with the same faith you did when you accepted Christ. 6. God is faithful and rewards our faithfulness. 7. We emerge when we learn what God is teaching us. (Ask yourself what is God trying to teach me in my marriage crisis?) It’s not just about our broken marriages but about our relationship with Christ!”  (Texas)

“Last night my covenant husband and I attended a worship night. At one point I caught him gazing at me with the sweetest smile with a loving affection I have never seen from him before. He then says to me, ‘Come in close’ and pulls me towards him, wraps both his arms around me and kisses me on the forehead. We just sat there worshipping Jesus together. Together as one, the way God always intended it to be, we sang the words, ‘The battle is won. You can put your weapons down. It is finished. You are surrounded by the arms of peace.’ It has been a prayer of my heart for him to grab my hand during worship so we can worship God as one. God answered that prayer exceedingly abundantly more than I could have ever imagined. I could tangibly feel the Father’s love over both of us and it was like His arms were wrapped tightly around the both of us as my sweetheart’s arms were wrapped around me. It’s such moments of God’s glory that make walking out our story so worth it!”  (Florida)

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…  Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

“I found this site hoping to find something telling me to stop fighting but instead, I was compelled to fight harder. I struggled with sharing because my prodigal walked away months after our wedding and has not returned. I keep fighting. We have been separated for many years but we do communicate and at times go to church together and to family events. This past weekend was our anniversary. I prayed for us to spend it together because we never celebrated an anniversary. I texted him, he texted back but I expected more. I always encourage others to thank God in the small things but this weekend I didn’t. I declared I’m done. But upon opening my email this morning, ‘Dark Cloud,’ I saw myself. I also read the prayer the stander posted last week. Today I declare I win. Standers, don’t give up, keep fighting, with God you win. God is an undefeated champion.”  (Texas)

“When I found out that there was an OW, I felt that it wouldn’t last. Recently my beloved called me and asked about his character in our marriage, as the OW had said some things that made him question himself. I asked God to use me as a mouthpiece and for me to not say anything that would hurt him further. Mission accomplished. My beloved is not home yet but I see You working Father! Hallelujah!”  (Kansas)

“My husband and I have been separated for some time now. We have had a couple of false starts resulting in him returning to the other woman. When my journey of separation first began, my prayer partner was given a dream and was reassured by our Lord that He would remove the OW in His perfect time and that the ties of lust kept my husband in bondage. I recently found out that my husband will be leaving the country for a year due to work. I was anxious and cried out to the Lord for comfort. I then heard a small voice reassuring me that our time apart this coming year will lead to healing and the removal of the OW. Hallelujah! Our Father never lies. His Word and promises always come to fruition. He is faithful and forever loving. Keep standing and never forget His Words spoken over you throughout your journey. His answers are always ‘yes’ and ‘Amen.’ All the glory to God!”  (Texas)

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ.  2 Corinthians 1:20-21

“Ephesians 5:22 – Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. The Lord has been teaching me to submit to my husband! It finally became clear to me that when we submit to our husbands, we’re not giving them all control, we’re not saying we have no say in the matter. What we’re saying is go ahead and lead our home like the spiritual leader you were meant to be, and I will get on my knees and pray that God direct my husband’s steps. Don’t forget, God is on the throne and not our husbands and certainly not us! I have been standing for many years. I finally understand this submitting. I also discovered that when I submit and let my husband lead, he becomes stronger in the Lord, because it is a heavy burden for him to lead and it leads him to pray more. It’s a perfect opportunity for me to say, hey, I’m praying for you too and you’re a great dad, you’ll do the right thing, and showing him that I do totally trust him. Try it! You may just find out you like it! I have!”  (Arizona)

“Praise to the Lord, the God of mercy and compassion. My anniversary was approaching and I was anxious and worried that my ex-husband would forget this year. I told God I am done waiting, that I couldn’t hold on any longer. But God. My prodigal texted me and said, ‘Today would have been our anniversary. I don’t think I will forget until I am dead, that we’ll always be connected because we were together so long.’ I testified to my husband that I am married for life and that he is my husband no matter what. The Lord provided a chance for me to show unconditional love to my husband, and opened communication and we texted for several hours. The Lord is faithful and most worthy of praise. I know that my husband has his own plans, but it is the Lord’s will and way that prevails.  Psalm 94:11. Thank You Lord for Your unfailing love.”  (California)

…the Lord—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.  Psalm 94:11 (ESV)

“I would like to submit a testimony as a means to step out in faith as well as express my thanks to our Heavenly Father. My husband and I went through a period of increased communication including several out-of-state visits. I really thought my ‘suddenly’ was so near. However, all communication has stopped after my husband informed me that he needed to try and make it work with the OW as they have a daughter together…whom I’ve met and have come to adore. Although this was a devastating blow and I feel very afraid, I want to thank our Lord for preparing me by way of signs and recent Charlyne Cares devotionals; especially ‘Time to Pray,’ ‘Hold On,’ and several others. Finally, the other day, I was literally crying out to God, asking, ‘What do I do? I don’t know anymore’ and at that moment I passed a mailbox with the house number ‘624’…my WEDDING DATE! Then, the very next day, the license plate on the truck in front of me read, ‘624!’ Thank You Lord! Please send my hubby home!”  (Michigan)

“During holidays, I gave a brief reference to my long stand for marriage healing. Not very bold yet firm. I mentioned how God loves to heal families, nothing is impossible for Him and how He also keeps covenant with Israel. Suddenly a sister in the Lord confessed she was just planning to announce a divorce. Shocked, I asked her to reconsider, turn around and encouraged her to read the daily RMM devotionals, scrap the words from her vocabulary, get ready for an extended stand and flee or remove all other personal obstacles. She was convicted by the Holy Spirit. Later I met the couple several times. They were truly beaming more and more with ongoing restoration in the air.”  (Australia)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NKJV)

“I’m new to this ministry and a new stander. On my lunch break today I was having a low point. Wondering at what point I will give up even though I don’t want to. PTL, all of a sudden I get an email with the Lunch Break Testimonies. These devotionals gave me the hope I needed to keep standing and keep my faith in the Lord. Similar things have happened several times during this experience and I know that this is God at work. I thank all of you for giving me hope and pray that all marriages are restored.”  (Kentucky)

My husband divorced me a couple of years ago and legalized his adultery with a non-covenant. But God is worthy of all praise, honor, and glory. We started to communicate. He told me that things are not going too well. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Don’t put your eyes on your circumstances, put your eyes on the Lord. He will take care of everything.”  (Georgia)

“I am standing, knowing in the promise of the Lord. The D day happened but PTL, God is a God of restoration. The lines of communication have started to open up. He is calling. He even asked me to attend a meeting with him. False starts happen but then so does the suddenly. Keep your faith. I am and continue to pray God is listening and working it out.”  (Texas)

“My husband and I have been separated for awhile. It’s been a lot of false starts between us. Things became so bad between us that I stopped standing. I began an emotional affair and decided to file for divorce and pawned my wedding rings. Since then God dealt with me. I immediately broke it off with the other person, repented and now am standing again. I had been asking God for a sign, then I received a text from my husband that he will always be here for me and he is not going anywhere, that I am His. God allowed me to see that He still is working on his heart and not to be discouraged. I went back to the pawn shop where I had pawned my wedding rings over four months ago. I had tears in my eyes when the clerk told me that in five days I would have lost my rings, but they still had them and were holding them.”  (Missouri)

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:21

“It’s been so long since I sent in a testimony but God has been gracious. A few weeks before our daughter was born my husband became so mean and brought an OW home to live. I had to flee for my safety but God intervened in amazing ways. After she was born, he asked us to return home and has been so in love with his little girl. I am still praying and holding onto God’s promise to perfect what He has begun. A few days ago, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to take an early lunch. I went to the break room and a colleague of mine was telling another she was done and leaving. Somehow the room emptied and it was just the two of us and I shared my stand. She couldn’t understand that such a thing exists and said I was the only voice different from all others asking her to leave. I told her there’s absolutely nothing that God can’t do. At first it seemed like sharing my stand worsened things at home but I know it’s the enemy’s lies! We overcome by the blood of the lamb and words of our testimony. Loudly I proclaim, God can!”  (Illinois)

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…”  Revelation 12:11
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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