Meet Contributing Writer – Dr. Ray Guarendi

We are pleased to announce that the newest contibuting writer to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine is Dr. Ray Guarendi. Dr. Ray’s articles will focus primarily on the family and raising children.

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and radio host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” ― can be heard weekdays. Please see our radio affiliate listings (Ave Maria Radio & EWTN Radio) for a station in your area. You can also listen live online or on Sirius satellite radio, channel 160. His website is http://drray.com.

Dr. Ray’s experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice.

Dr. Ray has been a regular guest on national radio and television, including Oprah, Joan Rivers, Scott Ross Prime Time, 700 Club, Gordon Elliot, and CBS This Morning. He’s appeared on regional radio and television shows in over 40 states and Canada. He has been the program psychologist for Cleveland’s Morning Exchange, Pittsburgh 2-Day, and AM Indiana. He has written several books, including Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime, You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!, now in its twenty-fifth printing, Back to the Family, Good Discipline, Great Teens, and his newest book, Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It.

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About the Author

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two adult children, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.

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1 Comment

  1. Great addition! I saw Dr. Ray years ago on Life on the Rock and later when he made a presentation at St. Lawrence in Lawrenceville. His ideas on how to raise Saints have stayed with me as our children turned into teenagers- and now as we face sending our firstborn off to college.

    I’m looking forward to more of his wisdom and humor!

    Leigh Gant

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