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!



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“Praise the Lord! My husband has been home for several months. We have had some very rough months because he is an in-home prodigal. I have also prayed for the OW since I found out about her, and the Lord has answered one of my prayers for her. She has moved on and is dating someone her age who is single. A lot of times the enemy attacks me with thoughts that my husband is hiding something from me. While praying about this the Lord gave me Luke 8:17. Now I know that if there is something, God will reveal it in His time, not on my time. Praise God!”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise God! This is way overdue. My husband and I had no communication for almost a year and I moved out of our home state to find work. I kept standing, paying support for our children and tithing regularly. Then it went from a text from him, to communicating daily. From becoming companions again, to monthly visits and spending Thanksgiving and Christmas as a family. Finally, SUDDENLY, he asked me to move in with him. I was reluctant at first because there are some areas that God’s still working on with us, like removing his addictions, especially alcohol (I’ve been free from alcohol 23 months), but I saw God softening his heart and decided to love him unconditionally, living as husband and wife. We’re not yet fully restored/remarried and I know I must stand for life, but I have faith and so many answered prayers. You’re in my prayers!”  (Nevada) (posted 4/25/2017)
“‘Lift up your eyes and look around; all your children gather and come to you. As surely as I live,’ declares the Lord, ‘you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.’ Isaiah 49:18 My restoration testimony not only includes God restoring my marriage, but also restoring my relationship with my precious children. When my husband and I divorced, he gained custody of our three children. For years I was bitter and angry towards him, which resulted in my estrangement from my children because I couldn’t get along with their father. Now, with my new heart and love towards my children’s father, I am watching God heal and restore my broken relationship with my children! In fact, my oldest daughter invited me to lunch, the same one who had the hardest time accepting me back into her life. God is moving, and soon we will be the WHOLE family God intended from the beginning of time.”  (Texas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“This website was referred to me by a relative a few months ago. My husband and I had separated. After I gave it all over to God and asked that He let His will, not my will, be done in my life and began rejoicing with a heart of expectancy, I was able to find peace and strength I did not know I had. I began praying for my husband every day all through the day. I also began praying for the OW. In one of Charlyne’s messages Easter week, she asked that we pray for our prodigal spouses to be touched by the Lord to turn from their sinful ways and that they will have a deep desire to return home that week. I did just that and rested in the Lord (Matthew 11:28-30). My husband texted me that Saturday morning, the last day of the week, and asked to return home. He has ended things with the OW and is now at home. Praise God! We have both committed to working on our marriage. Prayer changes things. What is impossible with man, is possible with God (Luke 18:27). Keep praying, keep the faith and keep believing; your prodigal will return.’  (Louisiana) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise the Lord! My husband has been home for several months. We have had some very rough months because he is an in-home prodigal. I have also prayed for the OW since I found out about her, and the Lord has answered one of my prayers for her. She has moved on and is dating someone her age who is single. A lot of times the enemy attacks me with thoughts that my husband is hiding something from me. While praying about this the Lord gave me Luke 8:17. Now I know that if there is something, God will reveal it in His time, not on my time. Praise God!”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“These last couple of days we’ve been reflecting on Jesus’ death. As I read Matthew 27:45-56, my Lord brought to my mind that all the spectators had their opinion of how God would save Jesus (But the others said, ‘Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.’), if He really was God, or even the Son of God. None of those opinions even came close to what God had planned. God didn’t save Jesus from death; God used Jesus’ death to save US! And then He brought Jesus back to LIFE, so He conquered the power of death over us once and for ALL! If I didn’t already know the details of what transpired over those four days, I sincerely doubt I could’ve imagined that this was God’s plan when Jesus was arrested. God did immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Praise God and trust Him to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine in and through our circumstances and our marriages and our families today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“All glory to God. I wanted to share good news to all the standers here. God is faithful. My spouse and my daughter left me and I am not allowed to see them. I continue to pray and cry out for the Lord’s help. True enough, God is faithful. My spouse and my daughter came to my work place on Preparation Day. Praise the Lord. He is the only God who can do immeasurably more than what we ask and imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) To those who stand for their marriage restoration, don’t give up. We serve a supernatural God. Let us pray together and stand for our marriage. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  (Malaysia) (posted 4/25/2017)
“God hears prayer. Over a year ago my sister decided to cut all communication from me which included no communication with my heart and love, my only niece (her daughter). I hadn’t seen her, talked to her nor held her in a year. A decision to stand for my marriage caused this distance. Please remember, it’s not what man says, it’s what God says. I have prayed and fasted many months for a restoration in that relationship as I also stand for the full restoration in my marriage (God is also working in a mighty way in that area too). The other day while coming to visit my mom, my niece was allowed to say hello to me…not just hello, but I got to hold her, kiss her and hug her. I told her I love her so much and cried like a baby. If God is healing dysfunctional family relationships, surely He will do the same in marriages. Is there anything too hard for God? Pray and fast RMM family and never lose hope in God to turn things around! Earnestly praying for you all!”  (Arizona) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I thank God for allowing my husband and me to spend this year’s anniversary together. We planted flowers in the front yard! I count it all joy even though he is still living in the far country with the OW. God allowed us this time together. I have been praying, fasting, and reading and I am not tired yet. However, it can get pretty low but I desire to hold on and look to the hills. I know God is holding all of my tears in a bottle and He knows all about everything. I realize I just have to wait on the Lord and His timing. I thank God for helping me to stand. Hold on dear ones! It’s impossible for God to tell a lie!”  (South Carolina) (posted 4/25/2017)
“After me almost becoming a prodigal as my heart was becoming hardened for what seems like a hopeless, very long stand, the Lord miraculously touched my heart by watching Bob’s funeral service. I could literally feel walls coming off of my heart as I became like a little child for my husband’s needs and God’s concern for him. I immediately dismissed the file I made for divorce. I asked the Lord to show me a testimony that You can still heal my marriage despite an order of protection I made against my husband. I ordered every book that Bob had written. When the books arrived, they were spread out on my bed and, with a brand new heart for my spouse, I was hungry to read them. My daughter chose the first one she saw which spoke about a man who had an order of protection from his wife. My God is merciful and lives every day to help us standers to never give up.”  (New York) Have you read Bob’s book, The Saved Seat? It is my favorite fiction book that Bob has written, but I love them all! Do you like to read and get into a story? Bob has intrigued the reader not to see how it will end quickly, but uses different people to teach you about the principles of the Bible. Sam was very successful, but suddenly he has lost his wife, family and everything. But God! Are you waiting to help someone else who has marriage problems? God uses another man to help Sam turn to the Lord and lead him to his church. There is hope! No more story, but you will be blessed and encouraged about the power of God. – Charlyne (posted 4/25/2017)
“Tonight I had a text message conversation with the OM in a response to a letter I wrote my wife. During the conversation, I kept calm and relaxed as he told me that my wife didn’t love me. Although, I know she does and has said so. It was revealed to me that the love and grace God has given me for my wife gives me victory over the enemy. God’s love that He gives us to forgive our loved ones and to love them no matter what they do or how they act is God’s victory over the evil principalities that have been sent to destroy families. It has given me freedom and peace over so many things. Thank You, Lord.”  (Iowa) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise the Lord, for He is a faithful God! My husband, who left me for an OW, called me today to talk to me. He said he likes talking to me and that he misses me, but that it’s not fair to the OW. He mentioned that he wants to move with the OW, but I know that is the enemy talking. I will not let him discourage me from my stand. I put my faith and trust in our Heavenly Father and I will continue to pray for my marriage restoration as well as for all other broken marriages in the world. He has given me Matthew 6:33. ‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’ Standers, do not give up. Let us all stand and encourage one another. For our Heavenly Father is continuously moving mountains for those who put their trust and faith in Him.”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“To God be all the glory, praise and honor. I have been standing for years. God has been working on the other side of the mountain in these last few weeks. After multiple filings for divorce, I experienced a miracle. This last filing my prodigal really wanted a continuance, but it was denied by the judge. But God! Man’s no can’t compare to God’s yes. We ended up in court again. This time I witnessed a softening of my prodigal’s heart. After discussions with the mediator and judge, we mutually agreed to have the case withdrawn. Thank You, Lord. Trust God’s Word and don’t be distracted by what your prodigal is saying and doing. My favorite scriptures: Luke 1:37; Psalm 46:10.”  (Maryland) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise God! This is way overdue. My husband and I had no communication for almost a year and I moved out of our home state to find work. I kept standing, paying support for our children and tithing regularly. Then it went from a text from him, to communicating daily. From becoming companions again, to monthly visits and spending Thanksgiving and Christmas as a family. Finally, SUDDENLY, he asked me to move in with him. I was reluctant at first because there are some areas that God’s still working on with us, like removing his addictions, especially alcohol (I’ve been free from alcohol 23 months), but I saw God softening his heart and decided to love him unconditionally, living as husband and wife. We’re not yet fully restored/remarried and I know I must stand for life, but I have faith and so many answered prayers. You’re in my prayers!”  (Nevada) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I’ve been separated for several months, and have given God my marriage from the beginning. I’m thankful for God allowing this season in my marriage to occur because I’m able to truly see His glory. I ask God daily to help me walk the path He has chosen, give me peace, and words when I’m communicating with my spouse. Our oldest daughter had surgery this past Monday and the two of us together seemed like nothing was wrong. As I was leaving the hospital, thanking God for His protection of our daughter and a great day together with my prodigal, a FedEx truck stopped in front and at the red-light a pickup truck with ‘Total Restoration’ on it. I know this wasn’t a coincidence, it was God. Our communication has been much better and he visits much more lately. The question of taking our children to visit the OW has stopped. He still doesn’t call to talk, but when he picks up our kids he will stay for a while. Almost like he doesn’t want to leave. In God’s timing, it will all be perfect.”  (Louisiana) (posted 4/25/2017)
“God is good! After a very bad phone call from my husband on Friday telling me to move forward with separating our financial things and filing for divorce, God moved and turned things around. My husband called on Easter to see how I was doing. After talking, he asked if we could ‘let things ride a bit.’ Of all days, on Resurrection Sunday! First the small miracle that he even called, then that he asked to wait on moving forward with the divorce. God is good and He will fight our battles for us, we just need to be still and let Him! (Exodus 14:14).”  (Tennessee) (posted 4/25/2017)
“‘Lift up your eyes and look around; all your children gather and come to you. As surely as I live,’ declares the Lord, ‘you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.’ Isaiah 49:18 My restoration testimony not only includes God restoring my marriage, but also restoring my relationship with my precious children. When my husband and I divorced, he gained custody of our three children. For years I was bitter and angry towards him, which resulted in my estrangement from my children because I couldn’t get along with their father. Now, with my new heart and love towards my children’s father, I am watching God heal and restore my broken relationship with my children! In fact, my oldest daughter invited me to lunch, the same one who had the hardest time accepting me back into her life. God is moving, and soon we will be the WHOLE family God intended from the beginning of time.”  (Texas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“This website was referred to me by a relative a few months ago. My husband and I had separated. After I gave it all over to God and asked that He let His will, not my will, be done in my life and began rejoicing with a heart of expectancy, I was able to find peace and strength I did not know I had. I began praying for my husband every day all through the day. I also began praying for the OW. In one of Charlyne’s messages Easter week, she asked that we pray for our prodigal spouses to be touched by the Lord to turn from their sinful ways and that they will have a deep desire to return home that week. I did just that and rested in the Lord (Matthew 11:28-30). My husband texted me that Saturday morning, the last day of the week, and asked to return home. He has ended things with the OW and is now at home. Praise God! We have both committed to working on our marriage. Prayer changes things. What is impossible with man, is possible with God (Luke 18:27). Keep praying, keep the faith and keep believing; your prodigal will return.’  (Louisiana) (posted 4/25/2017)
“My prodigal left me for several months, without any communication. I would try to call and text him every day, to no avail. I prayed for his return or at least to ease my pain. At that time, I didn’t know there was an OW, since we separated because of other issues. I found out about the OW after we got back together. I tried to zip my lips and was patient with him, but I cried every day. It was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, to not be angry and forgive a deceiver. I was only able to forgive and forget what he did to me after a year, through prayers, meditation and from reading Charlyne Cares and listening to her podcasts every day. Five years later we are still together and going strong. He now has given up his OW and tells me his schedule daily to prove to me he is faithful. There is nothing, but love and respect between us, a renewed relationship that is only possible with God’s help. Do not give up, keep on standing. God has a plan for you and it is only for your good and nothing less.”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“All Glory to God. After several months of standing, my husband is home. He decided himself that staying was best. It is my forgiveness, patience, love and humility towards him despite the OW and brokenness in our hearts that helped him make that decision. What he does not see, is that it is Christ in me that allows me to act in such ways towards him. God’s love for my husband has truly become my own. Now that he is back home, my prayer is my children and I can be a visible and very present vessel of God’s love for him that will draw him back unto the fellowship of Jesus Christ. Glory to God for removing his heart of stone and giving him a heart of flesh. I’m trusting God to rebuild His fallen tabernacle and my husband shall love his God again. ‘For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.’  Isaiah 43:19 (NLT). My answer is, ‘Lord I see it, I see a river in my desolate marriage!’”  (Kansas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“My prodigal left me for several months, without any communication. I would try to call and text him every day, to no avail. I prayed for his return or at least to ease my pain. At that time, I didn’t know there was an OW, since we separated because of other issues. I found out about the OW after we got back together. I tried to zip my lips and was patient with him, but I cried every day. It was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, to not be angry and forgive a deceiver. I was only able to forgive and forget what he did to me after a year, through prayers, meditation and from reading Charlyne Cares and listening to her podcasts every day. Five years later we are still together and going strong. He now has given up his OW and tells me his schedule daily to prove to me he is faithful. There is nothing, but love and respect between us, a renewed relationship that is only possible with God’s help. Do not give up, keep on standing. God has a plan for you and it is only for your good and nothing less.”  (California) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I have been standing for many years. At times I become discouraged, because so much time has passed. I was praying to the Lord, please let me receive a text or something from my spouse. God answered my request, and even better then a text, I actually saw him at a restaurant. I was able to say hi to him. I know that the Holy Spirit put such a smile on my face that he couldn’t help, but to smile back. He has agreed to go to counseling with our child to restore their relationship. This is the beginning. Our God is bigger than all our problems. His Word is sharper than a two-edge sword, cutting through the sin of this world. He is looking for a faithful generation, someone who will stand in the gap. Be encouraged, God sees what you are going through. He collects all your tears. He wants to restore your marriage, more than you want it restored. He wants His perfect timing so this time, your marriage will be all he wants it to be. Malachi 4:6.”  (Texas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I am a stander for many years and this is the third attempt of divorce from my husband. This time he is very eager to divorce me and move to the other side. This week I met this lovely 90-year-old who has no idea about my situation. She told me after 25 years of marriage her husband left her and his two adults kids for another woman. He married the OW and had a child. The family was so devastated that they lost all communication with him. She remarried and her husband passed away a few years ago. Meanwhile, she found out that her first husband divorced the OW. After 40 years of no communication, he called her a year ago to apologize about leaving her and spending all his life regretting what he did to his family. She had no idea he felt that way all these years. He died a few months after the call. The story made me realize prodigals do want to come home after a while, but he never had that chance.”  (Florida) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I have joy and hope in my heart at what God has worked together for good. In response to my voice message, my husband called me, but only to blame me for our son’s not calling him. The conversation went downhill after that and the OW got on the phone. God helped me to tell her that I am praying for her daily to know how deep and wide and long and high is His great love for her. Just days later he called our son to meet with him. I agree with Luke 15 in saying ‘…he came to himself’…and ‘Let us eat and be merry, for this day my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found!’ Soon I’ll be seeing my spouse come home and I’ll run out to meet him like the prodigal father did (‘giving something on a lavish scale’). I pray and believe this for you, too. All praise to God who always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus.”  (North Carolina) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise the Lord! After several years of standing, my husband and I are living together again in a new house. It did not happen on my terms, but on God’s, and it was a quiet ‘suddenly,’ different from what I expected. I had to step out in faith and keep walking forward on this journey of standing, though many counseled me *not* to reconcile with my husband just yet. But God! He gave me just enough peace and then showed up in a BIG way after the move. There is still a long way to go, but the demons my husband struggles with are bound and lacking in power. The biggest change is in me. ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me!’ After going through deep suffering, God has given me new life and filled me to overflowing with love, strength, and power. I keep waiting for things to get bad again, but the Lord reminded me of Isaiah 41:12, a promise He had given me which is now being fulfilled. Trust in God to do it HIS way and surrender all to Him!”  (Canada (posted 4/25/2017)
“Last week I was in a car accident. I’m not to put weight on my leg and walk with a walker. I had to be outside to mail a letter. While trying to get up the stairs on to my porch my husband and the OW arrived next door where they live. He watched me trying to get up the stairs and didn’t come help. Disheartened, I called RMM for prayer. About an hour later I was cooking dinner and looked at the clock on the stove. It read 5:24. Our anniversary. At that very moment, my cell phone alerted me that I had a text message. I thought wouldn’t it be great if that was my husband, but I quickly pushed that thought aside. He hadn’t texted me in a month. I continued to break up the spaghetti noodles I was placing in the pot to cook before looking at my cell. I was surprised to find the text was indeed from my husband. He was at work, away from the OW. He wanted to know how I was and said how good it was to see me up and moving. We chatted a few minutes and I told him I loved him. PTL!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I grew up in a home where we knew nothing about church and a relationship with Jesus. So it took me awhile to go to God after our separation. Since then I joined a church, got baptized and am teaching my children everything I can about God and His love for us. They pray for their dad to come home every night. It hasn’t been easy but somehow God gives me the strength to keep praying and standing for our marriage and our family. I’ve seen my prodigal husband’s heart softening little by little towards me and I praise God. I know He’s working in his heart. Recently, a friend’s marriage I’ve been praying for was restored out of nowhere! I saw God work in that marriage right before my eyes. Her prodigal came home suddenly even though she lost hope. I believe my suddenly is close. To all standers, don’t give up on your spouse. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Nothing is impossible for God.”  (Texas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“I just wanted to say how loving our God is. My wife and I have been separated for months now. I am in recovery from an addiction and now have nine months sobriety, thanks to God. I have started a new job and I have a brand new life, praise God. I am standing. She is seeing someone. It hurts. My love for her deepens every day though. I have been praying for communication between us. Last night after I spent time with God we talked. I had gotten short with her earlier and I texted her to apologize. She told me that she deserved it. She agreed to talk and we talked for 45 minutes. I told her what I was doing and that I didn’t care what was happening, she could come home anytime. I told her she wasn’t too far down the road for God to bring her back. I continue to stand and pray and will until she is back home with me!”  (Florida) (posted 4/25/2017)
“My husband was granted the divorce due to the fact I did attend court because I listened to the wrong voices of friends and family. What a big mistake I made. Through it all, God gives me peace and I continue to stand for my marriage, only taking direction from the Lord. I began to stand on the Lord’s promise in 2 Chronicles 20:7. My husband and I started to draw close to each other even as he is still with the OW and she is having his second child. Today was our hearing with our daughter and who she is going to be living with and who gets visitation rights. My God is so good and I was granted judgment. Thank You Lord. I will continue stand for him and will even remarry him when the Lord says it’s time. Standers, trust only the voice of the Lord.”  (Trinidad and Tobago) (posted 4/25/2017)
“God hears our cries. Yesterday when exchanging our children, my wife berated me for her financial situation (she left a couple years ago). I did my best to zip my lips and tried to be kind instead of retaliating. On my drive home I prayed that God would fight for me (Exodus 14:14), because I did not want to try to prove my innocence by arguing. This evening, my wife called and apologized for yelling at me and blaming me for her finances (she has not apologized for anything for well over a year). Later, I decided to watch a movie. I picked the movie ‘Stuck In Love,’ but I did not read the summary and instead chose based upon the actors. Worthwhile spoiler alert…this secular movie is about a husband who waits for his wayward wife, and she comes back home, suddenly and repentant for leaving. Praise the Lord, He reminded me that my wife will come home.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 4/25/2017)
“All Glory to God. After several months of standing, my husband is home. He decided himself that staying was best. It is my forgiveness, patience, love and humility towards him despite the OW and brokenness in our hearts that helped him make that decision. What he does not see, is that it is Christ in me that allows me to act in such ways towards him. God’s love for my husband has truly become my own. Now that he is back home, my prayer is my children and I can be a visible and very present vessel of God’s love for him that will draw him back unto the fellowship of Jesus Christ. Glory to God for removing his heart of stone and giving him a heart of flesh. I’m trusting God to rebuild His fallen tabernacle and my husband shall love his God again. ‘For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.’  Isaiah 43:19 (NLT). My answer is, ‘Lord I see it, I see a river in my desolate marriage!’”  (Kansas) (posted 4/25/2017)
“Praise God! After I surrendered and gave to God all my worries about my prodigal husband, he left his other women and asked for another chance. I just thank God for returning my husband home. Time is the most important over pride.  Nothing is impossible with God, just pray and have faith. Never give up praying for your husband or wife. Your will be done, Lord.”  (Philippines) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Still standing. We’ve had false starts. And still I stand. I sat reading the story of Jesus being tried, judged, crucified and resurrected. Tears rolled down my face because I heard clearly, ‘I did all this for you, trust Me.’ You get tired standing, scared, and may even want to give up BUT GOD will draw you in. It’s a story I know I’ve read before, but today John 20:27 hit me like a rock. ‘Stop doubting and believe.’ God’s got this! My reply is, ‘I trust You and only You but I get scared of time.’ I heard again, ‘I did this for you, trust Me.’ So, my words to all who are standing are simple. Trust Him for He loves you!”  (Georgia) (posted 4/17/2017)
“My journey started many years ago and includes a divorce, non-covenant marriage, and now a baby. I used to say I’m a single parent of two beautiful boys, but I am NOT a single parent as I have the Lord walking with me through it all. The Lord is my Husband, my Provider, and the Father to my children when away from their dad. Lately, the Lord has brought me to a new place of peace in my situation. Recently, He gave me Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. I have read that verse many times but what stuck out to me is – at the proper time. God’s timing, not mine. In the meantime, He gives me the strength to sit together as a family at events, play with the baby and even give him a bottle! The OW seems to enjoy me and as much as my brain can’t reason this, I know it must be a God thing. If you think you can’t make it one more day, trust the Lord for one more minute and then the next and at the proper time God WILL restore!”  (Wisconsin) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I have been standing for a very long time and have gone through all stages. The Lord has taught me to put Him first above everything! The Lord has done another major miracle for me. I had nerve damage in my broken leg. I had a nerve block surgery done and it worked immediately! It has taken away my pain that I had. There isn’t a cure but I have shown signs there is one with our Great Almighty God! I felt so much like myself that I called my prodigal and, to my surprise, he called me back. We talked for three hours and then he called me back after work in the evening and we talked another four hours. I was on the phone with him while he was eating and right before he went to bed. I felt like I was right there beside him. I did get a chance to talk about the Lord. I praise the Lord for this special moment of communication between my prodigal and me.”  (Illinois) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Thank You, Father. I trust You and choose You alone. My praise report is another beautiful example of the Father hearing prayers and giving good things to His children. My husband moved in with the other woman while our new baby and I no longer had a home. We have been staying with family members. It is most important my husband come to faith; however, the Lord has heard my prayers asking Him to remove this ungodly relationship from our family. My husband just told me he wants to get a place with me and the baby. He wants to be my roommate and I know that will be hard, but I am thankful that the Lord is returning him to our family. Please pray the Lord will provide us with an affordable home. Praise the Most High King who has a perfect plan for all of us. Amen.”  (Texas) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I have been feeling down lately because things seemed to have gotten worse between my prodigal and me and the new distance was making things very hard. I started crying out to God and telling Him that if He wanted me to stand for this marriage that I need Him. I needed to hear from Him. I sat on the floor and started praying and opened my Bible for Him to speak to me. The random page that I picked was in the book of Joel. I started reading it trying to find something that He would be telling me and there it was at the bottom of the page. Joel 2:25 – ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten– the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you.’ I started crying and thanking God for this wonderful blessing! One thing I know for sure is that I am closer to God than I ever have been before and that makes all the pain worth it. I want to hear from Him every day! Standers, keep praying and keep your faith!”  (Texas) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Every time I pray, I pray for a miracle in my marriage but being so selfish, I never see the small miracles God performs in my marriage daily when I call on Him. I always expect these big miracles and overlook the small, more powerful ones. God is great people, never think your mountain is bigger than God. Believe, have faith and see how God works in His time, not ours, but in His perfect time. God is good. Praise His name forever. God has put me through this tough time for me to realize that I was taking my wife for granted. We are not together yet, but I know He will come through for me as He always does. What God has brought together shall no man separate. Amen.”  (South Africa) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I have been standing for my marriage restoration for some time. Following Charlyne and Bob’s teachings is such a blessing to me. My heart is healed. I am not only praying for my husband, but also pray for Rejoice Marriage Ministries prodigals, standers, the nation, Israel and the whole world. My husband and I started talking regularly since last year, recalling the good memories and the funny stories that happened when we were together. The best surprise was on our anniversary day when he replied happy anniversary too. He talked about seeing each other. Although we haven’t seen each other yet, I believe what God has started, He will finish. I believe my suddenly will be coming soon. Our God gets all the glory.”  (Ohio) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I just want to give all the glory to God. He is so good. Even when it doesn’t ‘feel’ like it. My spouse left for the fourth time a couple months ago. Although it has been a very difficult road, God has never left my side. He’s been giving me different revelations each week of who He is. Even though my spouse is out in the far country I am almost enjoying this journey with God. I am so thankful He didn’t leave me with the mess I was and that He’s using this experience for my good. He has delivered me from co-dependency and the thoughts of anxiety I once had about my spouse being gone. That is a miracle in itself! I still get afraid but I’m learning to trust in Him. Please standers, do not forget how good He is, even when it doesn’t feel like it. Praise Him and declare His Word over your life.”  (Georgia) (posted 4/17/2017)
“It’s been months with no word from my husband. This week was our son’s birthday, so I called out to my Lord for any form of communication for our boy. Glory to our Lord, he called this weekend. Our son wasn’t with me when the call came through so we talked. The Lord put it in my heart to write my husband a few weeks back to apologize for my role in the division that took place in our marriage. He called to wish our boy a happy birthday and to tell me that he received the letter. I prayed that the Lord would give me strength during that call and He did. I was bold, able to apologize, and pledge my unconditional love to my husband. I believe my boldness and love caught him off guard. He wanted to get it through my head that it was over, no hope. But instead, even though he was saying those words, I could hear the love in his voice. He also caught himself entertaining our future together then quickly went back on it. The Lord is working on the other side of that mountain.”  (California) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I have been discouraged at times when reading the testimonies, because I read about so many who have small evidences and experiences of progress with their spouse in communication or interaction in the journey of their stand. I have been thankful for those standers to have them, but if I’m honest, I have found myself asking, ‘God, why can’t I have even one of those?’ I have been standing for quite some time with zero communication or knowledge of my spouse. In one of the testimonies, there was another stander who had been standing for several years, and she had not had any communication with her spouse either. I was so grateful to read that, because I did not feel so alone anymore. Praying for all those with the extra burden and struggle of having no communication to encourage them. We will keep praying for those walls to come down by Him.”  (Tennessee) (posted 4/17/2017)
“This is for the standing husbands out there who feel defeated. Open that Bible and read Judges 6-8, the story of Gideon. I always knew about Gideon and his trumpet but there is much to learn in these three chapters about being: Bold, Obedient and Faithful – all to God’s glory! Gideon was afraid and uncertain but God continued to instruct and direct. Confess and submit your pride to God as His promises never, ever fail and He will be with you and direct your steps. Judges 6:23 – But the Lord said to him, ‘Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.’”  (Virginia) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I love to read the testimonies and realize that I’m not the only one who is facing separation and now divorce. I get encouraged for the ones that have been restored but I want to encourage the ones who haven’t been restored, like mine, and don’t even see a glimpse of what God is doing to NOT GET DISCOURAGED in the Lord. Yes, it hurts, but don’t stay on that hurt. Give Him your situation every day and trust that He will restore your marriage if it pleases Him. I now feel joy and a peace that surpasses all understanding. I want to finish my race that is placed before me well, keeping my eyes on Him no matter the circumstances. Some of my lost family have come to know Christ through my suffering and I believe this is all worth it to see them saved. Please stay faithful to our Lord! He is worth it! Standers, don’t give up! God is good no matter the situation. Psalm 121 (KJV).” (Texas) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Recently, I began crying out to God to bring me just one woman who would help encourage and strengthen me on my restoration journey, and the Lord answered my prayer by leading me to RMM. Sadly, there are few Titus 2 women like Charlyne who ‘encourage the young women to love their husbands,’ so I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be a part of such an anointed and Spirit-filled group of men and women. We are believing God to do the IMPOSSIBLE, and as long as we believe, the Word of God tells us that nothing will be impossible to us, including the salvation of our spouses, children and loved ones. To God be the glory! And many blessings to those standing in the gap for their spouses.”  (Texas) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Praise God! After I surrendered and gave to God all my worries about my prodigal husband, he left his other women and asked for another chance. I just thank God for returning my husband home. Time is the most important over pride.  Nothing is impossible with God, just pray and have faith. Never give up praying for your husband or wife. Your will be done, Lord.”  (Philippines) (posted 4/17/2017)
“My friend invited me to a woman’s conference. Before I left for the conference I told God if He would just give me one small sign to let me know that my husband is changing, I will stand as long as He wants me to. At the conference the speaker gave the scripture Ephesians 6:10-13 and then she quoted Proverbs 3:6. I knew God had given me my answer. I went up for prayer. All I said was I wanted restoration in my marriage and healing for my Crohns. After the woman prayed for me she told me God was telling her that He was not just repairing my husband, but other family members. She didn’t know that I’ve been praying God would heal my relationship with his family too. If you get discouraged, ask God to give you a sign and encouragement and He will. We have such a loving Heavenly Father.”  (Virginia) (posted 4/17/2017)
“I just want to praise God for an answered prayer! My husband had become withdrawn and I hadn’t seen him in several months whereas before I was seeing him three to four times or more a month. This was very discouraging to me, but he had told me he was working out-of- town a lot. I understood why he had not been by, but I just missed him so badly. I prayed and asked God to please move my husband to call me. I sent him a text after a few days of praying this and he responded by calling me! Even though we didn’t talk long, I was so thankful that God heard my heart’s cry and moved my husband to call me. I know God is continuously speaking to my prodigal spouse and he will be home soon!”  (North Carolina) (posted 4/17/2017)
“Being called to stand has been by far the hardest calling of my life. However, it has also been rewarding. My prodigal and I have been separated for a few years. Through this God has given me a love and forgiveness for him. The Lord has also convicted me to seek forgiveness from my husband for my part of our marriage breakdown. I have changed in so many ways, I cannot recognize myself at times. I have built a relationship with the Lord that gives me the peace I need to continue to stand and wait for my suddenly. We have two things we can control through this; one, how we react to the things we cannot control and two, allowing the Lord to change us. If you are praying for your prodigal to change, also pray that you are changed. It starts there. Growing in faith, in Jesus and a heart of stone changed to flesh have been my greatest blessings from this. Glory to God!”  (Washington) (posted 4/17/2017)
“RMM called me to pray for my marriage and my nursing school. Not even an hour later my prayer partner in nursing school called me. She told me that she left the library studying and was in a rush to go get her boys from school when a man approached her and asked her to jump his car that his family was in. She knew she had to go get her boys, but she also knew she needed to go help him. When she did, his wife started talking to her about nursing school. The wife shared she has a master’s in nurse midwifery and how they felt led by the Lord to move to this town and state from where they were. My friend called me because she knew it was God. I desire to go further in my nursing to become a midwife nurse. It is very uncommon in my state to meet a nurse midwife because we do not have birthing centers and nurse midwife practices. We are rejoicing and knowing God hears our prayers and is with us and has a plan for our lives! God is on the move!”  (Alabama) Yes, God does hear our prayers and God does speak to us in so many different ways! Keep your eyes and ears open for His soft voice directing our steps to turn to the right or to the left and so much more! – Charlyne (posted 4/17/2017)
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