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About Pam Bass, When Marriage Matters Blogger

Pam Bass is a wife, mom, and licensed Christian counselor, who has helped hundreds of people over the last 23 years. She desires wives especially to be cognizant of the way the American culture can influence our stated Christian values. Through her blog, she hopes to encourage women (in particular) to be, know, and trust what God tells us in His word. Find out more at www.pambass.com .

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I’ve been reading in 2 Chronicles lately, through my daily bible reading plan. It always amazes me amidst all the wars and violence of the Old Testament there are verses tucked away that speak to me. One verse in ch. 25 is, v. 2: “Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not […]

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May
17

Running the Race

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I was out riding my bike this morning.  The trail was particularly busy for a Saturday.  After going a little ways I saw a water station.  That’s when I noticed a bunch of runners with numbers on them.  Ah, a race is going on.  Then I saw the yellow mile markers (whoa, I was already […]

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Apr
18

Busyness is not Next to Godliness

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I’ve been hearing people say over and over, “I’m too busy” “We wish we could, but we’ve got something going on”.  I wonder, why are we Americans SO busy?  What’s the point, really?  Going at breakneck speed drains us, stresses us out, makes us grumpy—or at least it does me! How can I reasonably expect […]

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Apr
12

Wanting a Fire by Night and a Cloud by Day

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I have been reading in Numbers lately.  Yeah, not straight through 🙂 My bible reading plan gives you about four chapters at a times and jumps around quite a bit.  So, one day I’m in Psalms, next in the New Testament, and now, in Numbers.  I am always amazed how God does two things: Gives […]

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Mar
28

Why Your Marriage Matters

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I’ve entitled my blog When Marriage Matters for a couple of reasons: It sounds good 5 people agreed with me that it sounds good It really does matter. It is succinct I forgot this reason already 🙁   (and five is a much better number than four!) What I’d like to share is why it matters […]

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Jan
14

Love Is Patient – Part 1

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You should really be careful for what you pray for.  God can and does answer!  I’ve been thinking a lot these days about the following: Identity  (What is it? What is my identity truly?) Patience (What is it really?  Why is it so hard? What does it look like in real life?) Community (What is […]

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Dec
16

Missing the Obvious

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Whew! It has been one crazy busy year!  I can’t believe it’s December already! How about for you? It seems like only yesterday I was enjoying my son’s high school graduation party, and now, he’s been gone a whole semester! Where has the time gone?  I bet I’m not the only mom saying that. So, […]

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Dec
11

From Ashes To Beauty

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This is not really my title.  I am borrowing it from the Old Testament, Isaiah 61:3 to be exact.  I was listening to a song on my playlist today (you know  I like old songs–I’m always getting inspiration from them!).  This one is from Toni Braxton’s song, “Un-Break My Heart.”   This is a very sad […]

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Dec
04

Live Here, Work Here

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“Live Here, Work Here,” is one of the mottos used in our household.  Simple. Short. Profound. Okay, maybe the last one is a bit of a stretch, but I really don’t think so.  It’s a foundational principle of households since the beginning of time I think.  I’m no historian per se, but if you grew up on a farm, […]

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Nov
16

If Not For You

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I really like old songs.  I like the lyrics.  I like the music.  It’s my generation I guess.  Just like today’s music will be someone’s generation 40 years from now.  When they are old, like me, they will reminiscent and enjoy “the good ole days”. So, the song I heard is today’s title.  “If not […]

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Nov
05

God’s Laws – Still Relevant?

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Today I want to focus on a few verses I read the other day.  They’ve been stewing in my mind for the last several days.  They are from Psalm 119, a psalm written by David about God’s laws and how he loves them, learns from them, and how so important they are for him.  And […]

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Oct
22

The Fonz and Happy Days

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Are you old enough to remember that show? Happy Days, with Henry Winkler as “The Fonz” and Ron Howard,as Richie Cunningham. METV plays reruns of “all those old shows old people like,” as my youngest would say. Little does he know, soon enough, his children will be saying that to him, and thinking he is […]

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Oct
13

Our God is Faithful

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God does not want you to miss out ladies!  He wants you to know: He’s ALWAYS with you He’s Good He’s Sovereign He loves you So very MUCH! He wants a healthy relationship with you He’s forgiven ALL of your sins, past, present and future He is and will transform your life, IF you allow […]

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Sep
24

Silly me, silly rabbit

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I’ve recently been traveling to see sick in-laws and to take care of my mom, who recently had breast cancer.  This is her second round.  The first was in 1982.  We got along just wonderfully, and manage to laugh our heads off several days.  This was my second trip in just a few months time. […]

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Aug
26

Why We or I Can’t Return

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A bit of a strange title, huh?  The following is written for women, but from the angle of what it feels like when someone you love wants to end a marriage or a relationship that you thought  might be headed towards marriage. It’s also about the Tender Warriors we love or say we do. Well, […]

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Aug
20

A Boy And A Bear

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Today I thought I’d share a story from my camp counselors days. Now, I did not have the privilege of attending camp as a kid, but I did get the honor of being a camp counselor for a summer or two. Since it is the summer time and some of you may wax nostalgic with […]

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Aug
13

Jesus Doesn’t Need Smoke

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Another great title, I know! I recently visited a different church. It had a circular sort of lay out which was pretty cool. It had the usual guitars, drums, etc. (Of course, no saxophone- bummer!) Then it had smoke roll out onto the stage. All I could think of was, Am I at a rock […]

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Aug
06

Tips to Keep Romance Alive in Your Marriage

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The American Marriage Cycle is fairly predictable. So much so, late night talk show hosts make fun of it. You fall in love, have a great time etc UNTIL the kiddos come along, then sex, romance, and fun go out the window! The stress of finances, children, parenting, work, in-laws etc can take their toll […]

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Jul
30

Managing Your Expectations

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Perhaps you think, okay, this article is for premarital couples, so I may just skip it. Well, you’d be partly right. Before you embark upon marriage, whether it be your 1st or 2nd one, you should thoroughly examine your expectations. Unless, of course, you want to experience a LOT of disappointments. Through my work, I […]

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Jul
23

A Sure Foundation

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Recently, I’ve thought about life since 2008.  Here’s a few major things that have happened: 2008-09 Financial crisis Wall Street Bailout Presidential Election Super Bowls H1NI FLU Hurricane Sandy Flight 1549 lands in Hudson River Michael Jackson dies BP Oil Spill Chile, Haiti Earthquakes happened 2 Olympics in China, and in Vancouver Trey  Martin & […]

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