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 had an argument with your spouse and wondered when things in the house would return to normal?

Arguments are going to happen. Try to address them as they come and not let them pile up. The key is timely communication.

Here’s an idea. Next time, ask Jesus to help you listen to your spouse and give you the right words to say. Like St. Francis of Assisi prayed, “O Master, let me not seek as much to be understood as to understand.”

Finally, don’t share information with your friends that should remain private and never seek advice from a friend with an unhealthy marriage. For serious matters, seek a Catholic Marriage Counselor.

For more information, visit us on the web at integratedcatholiclife.org

God bless you!


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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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