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.

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  (posted 2/14/2017)
“Now more than ever I have faith in God that my restoration is here. I personalized Ezekiel Chapter 36 for my restoration and slept. I woke up to a devotion which capitalized on Joshua 14:10 and Habakkuk 2:3. For now I'm resting in God's love and standing on His sure promises. Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV)– For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”  (Ghana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My husband came across your website because I walked away from him and was living in my own place. He began praying for us and here I am, back home, and believing with God all things are possible. Thank you for inspiring him. We have been praying and reading our Bibles every day. The future can only become brighter. Amen.”  (Indiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Praise God! My husband is home. We’ve had several false starts in the past several months. But I trust God that this time is the start for the rest of our lives. I pray for every stander and prodigal. The struggle is hard at times and sometimes so peaceful. But I put my full trust in our God. With Him, all things are possible. In Jesus’ name, a stander for life.”  (Louisiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I’m praising my Lord Jesus Christ not because my husband is back home but because through this trial I have drawn so near to the Lord. I have been separated from my husband for some time now and I’ve seen how things turn for the worst. My husband started the process of the divorce. I feel as if something broke in my heart but I also feel a sense of peace that I can’t explain. That night when my husband told me the bad news, I felt like God was speaking to my heart and saying, ‘Can’t you see that I have to break this old thing so I can make something new?’ Isaiah 43:19 (KJV) This scripture has blessed my heart and I have to trust God in whatever He is doing in my family’s life is all good no matter how it looks and feels. I had another opportunity to tell my husband that night that I would continue to stand for him forever. My pastor and his wife said this changes nothing. It’s only a piece of paper with no value in God’s eyes! God can do a miracle! Please don’t get discouraged!”  (Texas) (posted 2/14/2017)
“It happened suddenly but my husband is home to the glory of God. After him having kids with the OW, marrying her and divorcing me, he is now back home as the Lord had promised throughout the years. He appeared like he was enjoying his life but he now tells me he was miserable. This ministry taught me how to ‘zip my lips’ and pray with scriptures. I can tell everyone that God is always faithful even when we aren’t and His Word is true. Standers, don’t give up, have faith in the Word and pray the Word. Even after the return, keep praying and make prayer your lifestyle. Don’t let down your guard. Trust that the Lord who brought my husband home will do the same for you. Luke 1:37 was my scripture whenever it seemed like nothing was happening on the other side of the mountain.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My husband came across your website because I walked away from him and was living in my own place. He began praying for us and here I am, back home, and believing with God all things are possible. Thank you for inspiring him. We have been praying and reading our Bibles every day. The future can only become brighter. Amen.”  (Indiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I have been standing for my marriage for some time now. Since my spouse left home, he has always been proving difficult towards me and to our children. Last Sunday he called the children for a meeting. My children are young adults. The report was that he was so humble and apologetic, saying maybe he shouldn’t have behaved the way he did. He wants to be a better dad now. I believe that he will surely very, very soon return back home. I want to thank all standers for sharing their testimonies. Those testimonies have impacted my life. God bless you all.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My husband and I have been separated for many years. But I only started standing a few years ago. Up until last year we had no communication, but now we talk to each other almost every day. My stand has been a roller coaster ride. There are days when I feel so strong and then there are those days when I just want to give up. But God! My children and I do devotions together every night and their support of my stand has also helped me all these years. Last night, while my husband and I were talking, he casually mentioned that the other woman broke up with him! I am truly amazed by our awesome God. He just proved once again that He does answers prayers. He keeps his promises to those who believe. So please, don’t give up! For NOTHING is impossible with God. Luke 1:37.”  (Philippines) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Praise God! My husband is home. We’ve had several false starts in the past several months. But I trust God that this time is the start for the rest of our lives. I pray for every stander and prodigal. The struggle is hard at times and sometimes so peaceful. But I put my full trust in our God. With Him, all things are possible. In Jesus’ name, a stander for life.”  (Louisiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Victory to Jesus! I’m in my 13th week of pregnancy and my husband finally communicated, asked about the pregnancy, suggested we file taxes jointly, and his heart softened to start talking. Satan tried to evict us from our family home this week, but Jesus, in prayer, said He would provide the morning of court. The eviction had to be re-filed because my husband’s name needed to be on it. The Lord said to inform my husband as head of our household about our challenge, and he’s being kind. He even confessed what he hates in his prodigal life living with the OW. He had a second near fatal car accident two weeks ago, almost lost his medical insurance when diabetic, and hates his job that he does overtime. Just like Bob shared, he was in prodigal misery.  When I got satanic fog hate, I responded with love letters, and covenant marriage prayers until I’m 80.”  (Texas) (posted 2/14/2017)
“After reading the devotions from Rejoice Marriage Ministries, praying, and fasting, I can see a change in my prodigal. He initiated contact. He isn’t home yet but I know God is working. My situation felt so helpless and I felt like giving up many times. The scripture that I always go to is Ephesians 6:10. Don’t give up my fellow standers. God is working behind the mountain, you just can’t see it.”  (New Jersey) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My wife and I recently finalized the divorce in the eyes of man. God has used this to bring me to the breaking point and turn to Him. I always had faith and God has opened many doors for me, but I wasn’t walking having a relationship with Him. I turned to Him, seeking Him and trusting in Him. He has given me such peace. I started doing a small men’s group class and was recently asked to lead my own group class. He has also brought other men who are going through the same thing that I am. I am in scripture every day and praying over my wife and others always gives me such joy to see how sharing what God has done for me uplifts others. God has told me that He is bringing her to me. She agreed that she will come and do taxes and it will be the first time we have been alone together since she left. God has told me to love her over and over. 1 Peter 3:7, Ephesians 5:25.”  (Iowa) (posted 2/14/2017)
“PTL! I am in a group with other standers. They woke up sharing praise reports and I have been asking God for a sign, anything to show that God was working on the other side. I told God please, today. It was 10:40 p.m. when I fell asleep and just thought, ‘It’s not today.’ BUT my God is great. My husband showed up at my door step at 11:45 p.m. to bring our children food (kids were obviously asleep).  All the glory to God! He is faithful! My husband is not yet home but I believe he is in on his way. We live by faith and not by sight. I encourage everyone to sacrifice the flesh a little and pray at 3 a.m. and noon and night and pray with your children. My kids have helped me in my stand so much. Their prayers are powerful and their spiritual lives are growing. A few of my kids’ favorite Bible verses that have helped along the way: Psalm 37:4; James1:2-8; Jeremiah 30; Ephesians 6; Luke18:1-8; Luke 15:11-32; and Isaiah 41:10.”  (Connecticut) (posted 2/14/2017)
“All glory be to God in the highest praise. I’ve been standing for some years and just like many standers, it has been hard, far beyond what words could explain. But the person I was before my stand began is now a distant memory. A glorious God has radically transformed me and I now daily try my best to portray the best possible reflection of Him. I am awed, wowed, lost for words for just how Jesus has shown up in my life. These past few years challenged me severely, but God always proved faithful and still does. I firmly believe God has only allowed these unfortunate happenings to bring about His best for our lives, in every possible way and in measures unfathomable. (Genesis 50: 20) To this day my stand continues and certain challenges may persist, but godly perspective has helped me to persevere. May heavenly favor be poured upon us as we continue seeking God for our marriages.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I want to praise God. I went to court and I was happy to see my husband, but he was bitter and angry. They put him in a room while the attorneys talked. I went back to that room and said, ‘Can I sit with you?’ He said sure and we talked just about family. His attorney needed to talk to him. When I went back in, my husband was angry and crying. I heard some things I never wanted to hear but God was with me. I had ordered a book I forgot about and it came in God’s timing. ‘Speak to Your Mountain’ by Kenneth Hagin. It helped me see it does get darker before the dawn and I need to focus on God’s promises, not the way things look. I will not be divorced because that is the promise God gave me on 12/15/15. I’m standing in faith. My God is awesome!”  (Ohio) (posted 2/14/2017)
“When my husband left, I immediately knew that I needed to fight for my marriage. I prayed, but I also stubbornly and vainly tried to fix it through my own power. During this time, we had a false start. Then I found RMM, and I surrendered it all to God. He repeatedly told me to be silent and let Him work, to stop reaching out to my husband and let my husband come to me. I began to pray for a breakthrough in communication. After some time of no contact, my husband emailed me! It was filled with double talk and blame. I felt so disappointed, but God showed me that He orchestrated this so that I could show my husband unconditional love, to demonstrate the change God has started in me. He gave me Matthew 10:19-20. God gave me the words I needed to speak to my prodigal. I responded in love which I know was not the reaction my husband was expecting. My suddenly hasn’t come yet, but I know that God’s ways are far above my own. He is mighty, and He is restoring. To God be the glory!”  (Colorado) (posted 2/14/2017)
I’ve discovered RMM just recently. PTL! My husband left several years ago and has an OW. Late last year, things turned out for the worst when he said he’s not interested in getting back together anymore. I was so devastated and became very bitter. But God…He put people in my life who helped me to get back on my feet and to grow my faith. These people taught me to seek Him first and everything else shall fall into place. God provided everything I needed even down to the Bible that I’m to read each night. I saturated my mind with His Word and prayed honestly. Now, I’m greatly humbled as I witness every day that, indeed, God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him. I now have a growing relationship with my God. I’ve learned to obey. I’ve learned that this life is really about our walk with God. I continue to stand for my marriage for He has given me Isaiah 55:11. My husband is now starting to spend more time at home and we have become friends again. God is indeed faithful!”  (Philippines) (posted 2/14/2017)
“These past few days have been fulfilling. I understood what it means to stand in the gap for marriage restoration when I was introduced to RMM. I started standing for my marriage restoration and I must admit am still a novice or, better put, am not listening to the Holy Spirit and trusting God the way I should. I have met road debris in these past months and I finally cried out to God, saying I could not cope any longer. I asked God to take absolute control. For so long God has told me to surrender. It finally became really loud and clear. I have asked God to forgive me. He has shown me my wrongs and I am more than ready to surrender completely. Please brethren, I can’t do it on my own. More than ever I need your prayers for godly sorrow and repentance for my husband/prodigal and for me to be the daughter and child that He wants me to be.”  (Nigeria) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I’m praising my Lord Jesus Christ not because my husband is back home but because through this trial I have drawn so near to the Lord. I have been separated from my husband for some time now and I’ve seen how things turn for the worst. My husband started the process of the divorce. I feel as if something broke in my heart but I also feel a sense of peace that I can’t explain. That night when my husband told me the bad news, I felt like God was speaking to my heart and saying, ‘Can’t you see that I have to break this old thing so I can make something new?’ Isaiah 43:19 (KJV) This scripture has blessed my heart and I have to trust God in whatever He is doing in my family’s life is all good no matter how it looks and feels. I had another opportunity to tell my husband that night that I would continue to stand for him forever. My pastor and his wife said this changes nothing. It’s only a piece of paper with no value in God’s eyes! God can do a miracle! Please don’t get discouraged!”  (Texas) (posted 2/14/2017)
“It happened suddenly but my husband is home to the glory of God. After him having kids with the OW, marrying her and divorcing me, he is now back home as the Lord had promised throughout the years. He appeared like he was enjoying his life but he now tells me he was miserable. This ministry taught me how to ‘zip my lips’ and pray with scriptures. I can tell everyone that God is always faithful even when we aren’t and His Word is true. Standers, don’t give up, have faith in the Word and pray the Word. Even after the return, keep praying and make prayer your lifestyle. Don’t let down your guard. Trust that the Lord who brought my husband home will do the same for you. Luke 1:37 was my scripture whenever it seemed like nothing was happening on the other side of the mountain.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/14/2017)
“PTL. I got separated from my wife several months ago. There was no communication between us. I was advised by families and friends to let go, forget the marriage and move on with my life. I was in so much pain and confused. God used my neighbor, who is also standing, to introduce RMM to me. The resources helped me. I kept reading testimonies of standers and my faith was renewed. I started fasting and praying for the restoration of my marriage. Communication was restored between me and my wife. I saw her after so many months. We were able to settle our differences. She’s right here beside me as I type this testimony. I serve a God who is living. Days ago, because of the way everything was, it looked hopeless, but when it was God’s time for my wife to come home, nothing could stop her. If God can do this, what is it He cannot do? PTL standers, keep standing, He will do it.”  (Nigeria) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Last night I went to church and felt the Lord tugging on my heart to sit alone this time and save an extra seat. A stranger sat in that extra seat who, not coincidentally I found out, had just gone through a divorce. Normally I would have started right away with my story, but something told me to first listen. Turns out, her husband had been married before her and his wife divorced him for another man. Both had since been remarried, but God pulled them back together decades later after bringing them the revelation that it was never His will for them to be separated. My heart broke for this woman sitting next to me, but yet I was praising God for restoring this original covenant marriage according to His will. I am certain that God will heal and bless this woman and her children, just as He will bless the other marriage He is restoring. And this God encounter brought so much reassurance and hope in my own story that nothing will stand in the way of God’s promise for restoration!”  (Florida) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My spouse emailed me to say he has started divorce proceedings. During the morning school run, I asked God to humble me and my spouse. He sure has. How am I feeling? Quite calm. Who knows about tomorrow but that will be looked after by the Almighty. I scrolled without looking on my Bible app. My God is great. He is alive, He is here with me. Amos 9:11 (EXB) – ‘In that day I will restore [rebuild; raise up] the tent of David that has fallen, and mend [repair] its broken places. I will rebuild [restore; raise up] its ruins as it was before.’  The Lord promises to restore. I am standing on this scripture. Pray for me as I pray for you all and the good works of RMM. Thank You Lord, God is able.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Praising God for what He’s doing on my Marriage Restoration Journey! I took my husband out for lunch for his birthday. We had a wonderful time laughing and talking. At the end, he invited me to come back home to see it because he remolded it since I’ve been gone. I take this as a sign that I will be moving back home soon as the Lord is restoring and making all things new! Let’s keep standing. God is working it out for our good and His glory!”  (California) (posted 2/14/2017)
“PTL. On arrival at court, the opposing attorney did not want to use the temporary judge therefore it’s been postponed until next month. I told my attorney, ‘See, God does not want us to get divorced.’ Our first trial was on our 16th anniversary of our first date inscribed in our wedding ring. Today is ‘Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.’ Thank you all for praying. May God the Father bless each one of you and your family.”  (California) (posted 2/14/2017)
“Praise God for this ministry and the testimonies. This has been a great help to me while I’m waiting. God blessed us to go on a date last week for the first time in a while. I was shocked when he called and said be ready tomorrow, we’re going out. It was nothing special but to me it was a blessing from God showing me my suddenly is on the way. Just like I wasn’t expecting that phone call, that’s how my spouse will return. He comes by often, something he wasn’t doing, so be still and wait for your suddenly. I am.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I have several relationships with friends and my mom that needed restoring. For months, I have been faithful in praying for them to heal. In January, these relationships have been restored. The two friends I prayed for have seen that we can look beyond our past hurts after some time and my mother came to my door to apologize for the pain she caused me. The only one that has not been restored is my marriage, but I believe it’s coming soon. God keeps His promises and I know, based on all my answered prayers last month, that He is listening. He is an all powerful, all faithful and loving God. He told me to stand, so I’m standing.   John 16:33 – ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ I’m with you standers!”  (New Jersey) (posted 2/14/2017)
“God is moving! I just need to be still! I had fallen away from reading my devotions, Bible and praying regularly for myself, spouse and family. So, I got up and prayed. I opened my Bible to Song of Solomon and began to read it. The title of Chapter Two in my Bible is ‘Lapse and Restoration.’  I read the text and began to smile when the words started talking about the singing of the birds (Song of Solomon 12:2) because I wrote down a Word from God which spoke of singing birds exactly one year and one month to the date of this scripture. I am amazed at how personal God can be! And after months of intentionally looking for a CT truck I gave up, but finally saw one pass suddenly the next day! My spouse later texted that day saying ‘papers’ will be coming soon, but I am not moved! God is with me! I believe restoration is already here!”  (Louisiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I committed to tithe to RMM every month. There were times when I was jobless. I never stopped tithing and trusted God with it. Just when the finances in the bank were about to exhaust, God provided me with a job. By December I was almost zero on savings as December is the month of celebration. I managed to buy gifts for all my loved ones. I received my salary in January and the situation has been such that I was so busy at work that I was unable to spend a single penny on myself which kept my salary intact. Plus, on top of that my husband sent me money after none for months. I wasn’t expecting much, but to my surprise he sent me an amount equivalent to my salary. Together it makes to five times more than what I tithed and spent on gifting during December. Only God can be this faithful. Malachi 3:10.”  (India) (posted 2/14/2017)
“He said he would do it and He did. In the middle of my pain and despair when I couldn’t see how my in-house prodigal could change, God clearly gave me this verse, ‘Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.’ Jeremiah 32:17. Now several years on, my marriage looks like a different place. Things are not perfect, but the anger, shouting, emotional abuse is almost nonexistent. I absolutely could not see how we could get here. I thank this ministry for giving me the resolve to stand.”  (United Kingdom) Praise the Lord! We serve an awesome mighty God and He is faithful! – Charlyne (posted 2/14/2017)
“PTL! My divorce went through last week. I was feeling particularly down and I went to my quiet place to talk to God. I normally sit in my truck, but this time I felt an urge to go sit by the water. When I got there the place was crowded but the Holy Spirit directed me to be obedient and get out. I walked down to the bank. I started praying and meditating. The water in front of me started shimmering. Two seagulls caught my attention. One was circling high and the other circled low. A third seagull came and circled in between them. After a while the low circling seagull flew up to the high seagull and they circled together. They then flew off together, and the third seagull left in the opposite direction. I believe God led me there to see that sign. My wife will come back to me, but first she must stop circling low and come back up to God. Then the OM and the enemy will flee and we will soar together.”  (Mississippi) God is so awesome to speak to His children in so many different ways! Be obedient and always keep your eyes, ears, and mind open to messages from the Lord wherever you are! – Charlyne (posted 2/14/2017)
“Some days ago I desired to hear from our God. I needed His comfort and He gave me two scriptures: Exodus 14:13-14 ‘Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today.’ And 2 Chronicles 20:17a – ‘But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.’ After four days, the Lord confirmed me His Word with the Saturday Testimonies. There were testimonies where the Lord gave the standers the same scriptures He gave me. Our God is the same in any place, and is giving us His Holy Spirit to keep standing and living in Him. I am waiting to share my testimony about how my husband arrives to Christ’s feet and finds salvation, and how my marriage is restored for His glory and honor, because, for him who believes everything is possible!”  (Venezuela) (posted 2/14/2017)
Isaiah 54:5 – ‘For your maker is your husband, the Lord Almighty is His name. The Holy One of Israel is your redeemer: He is called the God of all the earth.’ I have a testimony that the Lord truly has been my husband since my husband has been away. The Lord helped me buy a house that was almost half of what I had been paying. It hurt to move away from our home that we shared but I could no longer afford it on my own. And God made a way for me to buy a home when I did not think my credit score was high enough. Somehow my credit was great; only God could have done that. I praise Him with all my heart for doing this for me.”  (Missouri) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I just want to thank RMM for all you do! I’m in the middle of a really hard moment as I’m typing this message. I hardly slept last night and I struggled to open my mouth to give praise to God. I love God and have grown so much over these last years but even today I struggled with reading God’s Word. No one really understands the process of standing for a marriage that is so completely dead and it limits who I talk to about my situation. But, I know you understand. When I can’t find the strength to encourage myself or open my mouth to praise God, I know RMM has an uplifting word for me to just listen to.”  (Ohio) (posted 2/14/2017)
“My husband left our country with the OW. I have never had contact with him, but for God’s glory, the Lord has been reminding me a great promise, Isaiah 43:18-19. In addition, at work, they have been continually playing a song that my husband dedicated to me when we were dating, ‘I Will Never Give Up.’ This is my God talking to me. I will also never give up, because the Lord has never lost a battle, and this year is the year of our marriage restoration. Dear standers, it doesn’t matter where your prodigals are, the Holy Spirit blows and gives life. Waiting for my God’s suddenly.”  (Venezuela) (posted 2/14/2017)
“I just want to thank God for all he has done in my life/family while standing for the restoration of our marriage. I have been standing for my husband for several years and at the end of last year he informed me that he wanted a divorce. My family and I were devastated by this news and honestly confused because of the promise God gave me. I still give praises to God because our divorce was finalized a week ago, but God has given me peace in my pain and has kept us thorough it all. I know for sure that God did/is doing His part, but for whatever reason things didn’t turn out at this time as we expected. I know God is not finished with us and that greater days are ahead of us. I will seek God for continued financial provision and to continue to cover the hearts of our family. So, I say, to God be the glory for the things He has done and is doing in our lives. Lord I trust You. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, what it feels like, I trust God.”  (Louisiana) (posted 2/14/2017)
“PTL. I got separated from my wife several months ago. There was no communication between us. I was advised by families and friends to let go, forget the marriage and move on with my life. I was in so much pain and confused. God used my neighbor, who is also standing, to introduce RMM to me. The resources helped me. I kept reading testimonies of standers and my faith was renewed. I started fasting and praying for the restoration of my marriage. Communication was restored between me and my wife. I saw her after so many months. We were able to settle our differences. She’s right here beside me as I type this testimony. I serve a God who is living. Days ago, because of the way everything was, it looked hopeless, but when it was God’s time for my wife to come home, nothing could stop her. If God can do this, what is it He cannot do? PTL standers, keep standing, He will do it.”  (Nigeria) (posted 2/14/2017)
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Hiding the word of God in my heart has helped me pray more deliberate prayers basing my request on the scriptures. I feel that am in the same page with God. His word will not go back to him void but it will accomplish its purpose. Hosea 55:11 (posted 2/13/2017)
“After a couple of years apart, during which my husband repeatedly said that he had no intention of ever coming home, he has moved back in! Although he is not a believer, he has also been to my church several times. God completely crushed him in his attempted life away from me; now God has reunited us in a better relationship than we had before.”  (California) (posted 2/7/2017)
“Praise God. My beloved and I are together again. We are allowing God to lead us and are taking it slowly. Continue to pray for us to ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness’ and for me to never stop standing. Please sisters and brothers, continue to trust God and don’t give up hope.”  (New York) (posted 2/7/2017)
“Praise God! It is with great joy and thankfulness to the Lord that I can report that my husband is home! I had been standing for some time. Just like Charlyne’s story, all of my friends and family said, ‘Divorce him. Be done with him.’ But I stayed. I stood. I prayed. I knew God was going to restore my marriage. At the beginning, my stand was so hard. I had the hardest time ‘zipping my lips.’ It was only when I completely surrendered my husband to the Lord when my suddenly occurred. My love has been home for three months now; we are in the process of rebuilding our lives. God has completely transformed my husband! I’ve read so many testimonies saying, ‘Standers, stay strong. Don’t give up or give in.’ It is absolutely true! God WILL restore your marriage. He WILL touch your prodigal’s heart. Have faith. Sit quietly and wait on the Lord. He WILL do it. Thank You, Jesus!”  (Virginia) (posted 2/7/2017)
“After a couple of years apart, during which my husband repeatedly said that he had no intention of ever coming home, he has moved back in! Although he is not a believer, he has also been to my church several times. God completely crushed him in his attempted life away from me; now God has reunited us in a better relationship than we had before.”  (California) (posted 2/7/2017)
“While my suddenly hasn’t happened yet, the lines of communication are open at the moment. My wife is still struggling with her worldly view of what a relationship should be, putting herself in actual physical danger pursuing what she thinks she needs. But in it I can clearly see God bringing her back and protecting her. I hope my suddenly is near, but I will not be broken if this is another false start because it will all happen in God’s timing. Just thanking God for the opportunity to minister to her some in this difficult time. To God be the glory.”  (Michigan) (posted 2/7/2017)
“I was so blessed by my sister-in-Christ’s testimony this morning! I transferred her testimony to my saved file as I often do when something I’ve read online speaks to my heart. I just want to encourage Karen with a ‘thank you,’ and also – ‘Why do you suppose that your husband still comes over to mow the lawn and why does he still stay in contact with his girls?’ Sometimes we get so focused on the silence that we don’t see the small beginnings. Zechariah  4:10. Light is shining through that small crack. That crack will become larger by God’s hand. He hears our prayers and rewards our obedience. Stay strong standers!”  (Ohio) (posted 2/7/2017)
“Last weekend was the first time I spent a significant amount of time with my spouse since our separation. We were supporting our son during his sporting event. I thank God we were able to communicate amicably and be there for our son. It was a good and familiar feeling. After the event, I had time to myself and began to feel a little discouraged. I turned on the radio and heard the song ‘Stand’ by Donnie McClurkin. Since then I keep hearing the song “It Ain’t Over Until God Says It’s Over’ by Maurette Clark Brown. God continues to encourage my heart. I thank God for removing my mountain and restoring my relationship with my husband. Though he is not home yet, I believe my suddenly is near. Praising God in advance. Keep trusting and believing standers!”  (Maryland) (posted 2/7/2017)
“After many years of separation and walking on eggshells, I have a breakthrough testimony. Yesterday I received an out-of-the-blue phone call from my prodigal husband stating this will be the year we deal with the status of our relationship, no longer running from its difficulties. He said he had been wanting to call for a few months but just now mustered up the courage. He said this new year was the right time and he said this year will be different. He sounded anguished with shame and condemnation, saying he wasn’t happy with what happened, nor proud of it either. I’m sure this is God moving in his heart and answering my prayers. I am praying and believing this will be our year of increased communication and reconciliation. I’m ready for my suddenly. All praises to our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Texas) (posted 2/7/2017)
“PTL! I’ve been standing for many years and have seen little progress. I asked God for a new assignment this year as I realized I was too ‘obsessed’ with my prodigal’s salvation and our restoration. He brought two people in my life to pray for. One is my own unbelieving sister who confessed she might need Jesus. She saw the peace I had and wanted that too. She doesn’t fully understand my stand but has supported me through the years. I told her how God has answered my prayer in sending her and she said, ‘Now you can focus on me and let God work on your husband.’ God is restoring lives, hearts and marriages, dear standers! Don’t give up. His divine plans for our lives are coming to pass, one prodigal at a time. 2 Peter 3:9.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/7/2017)
“The Lord is so gracious and faithful. My husband has been back for over a year now. We have our good days and our bad days. I was strong at the beginning but I slacked off on praying and keeping the enemy at bay. As a result, my husband opened up to me saying that he still has feelings for the former OW and misses being around her and their daughter. I was devastated. But I knew what to do. I went to my Lord and repented for not praying the way I should have been. I decided to do a full fast for five days. I prayed scriptures over my husband. I bound the evil spirits that were at work. I also prayed for the former OW. Well, my heavenly Father, as always, delivered with great faithfulness. My husband said that he no longer wants to go back to her but is choosing to stay with me. Apparently the Lord used his uncle to speak to him, exposing the truth behind all this. I praised God! Thank You, Lord! Never stop praying standers. Never! God bless.”  (Georgia) Praise the Lord that this dear stander remembered the power of praying her husband home and went back to the prayer closet! May I remind every stander, that you need to pray for your spouse, children and marriage forever. The enemy is just waiting for you to stop praying to attack you or your spouse in a different way. I suggest that all standers, but especially couples who are starting to communicate to read our two books on marriage restoration, Standing After The Prodigal Return/After The Prodigal Returns written by Bob and myself. But, my favorite book is Bob’s writing from his heart to another prodigal, titled: Finding The Way Home. This book is for every prodigal and for you to understand what is going to be happening when your spouse returns home with all their shame, guilt and the battle going on in their mind about the other person. Bob’s book is very honest and blunt about what your husband or wife can and can’t do from all of Bob’s personal experiences. You can read it now and when your spouse comments that you don’t know what they are going through, I would give them this book written from one prodigal to another prodigal! PS: Bob tells them to leave the other person immediately. Be prepared for your suddenly! – Charlyne (posted 2/7/2017)
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