The Marriage Minute

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man


This is a Marriage Minute from Integrated Catholic Life with Mike Carlton.


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Have you ever wondered why some couples get married in the church then stop going? If Church was important to the wedding, then maybe Church is important to the marriage.

Jesus elevated marriage to be a Sacrament that provides the couple with grace to nurture and strengthen their holy relationship.

Marriage is a covenant of love; a love shared between you, your spouse, and Jesus.

It’s been said, “Those who pray together, stay together.”

Since it takes three to get married, doesn’t it take three to remain married? You need to share your love for each other with Jesus. He is there for you in your marriage to help along the way, not just on your wedding day.

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Mike Carlton Writer

Mike Carlton was born in Buffalo, NY. He married his college sweetheart Laurie and has six children. They were married in Ohio in 1991 and live in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. He is the son of the former NFL football star Wray Carlton. Mike currently works as the Global Vice President of MiMedx, a worldwide orthopedic biologics company in medical devices.

He graduated in 1989 from Miami University, Oxford OH with a B.S degree in Marketing and studied in the M.B.A program at Xavier University, Cincinnati OH. He earned an archdiocesan Catechetical Teaching Certificate for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2003.

Mike was raised Presbyterian and converted to the Catholic Church in 2002. In 2003, he started the apologetics ministry called “Why Catholic” at his parish, St. Peter Chanel, Roswell GA. In addition, Mike and Laurie help start, with Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, MAC “Marriages Are Covenants”, a ministry outreach program of the Integrated Catholic Life for married couples. He has been interviewed on the Sacred Heart Radio Program, the “Deep in Scripture” program on EWTN radio, and has been an invited guest on the “Journey Home” television program on EWTN. A popular speaker, Mike has given his conversion talk around the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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