Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

About the Author


Carolyn Tatem is a native of Washington, D.C. and a resident of Prince Georges County Maryland.  She attended Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1990.  She continued her education and went to The American University, Washington, D.C. and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in 1992.

Carolyn gave her life to the Lord at the age of twelve. Since that time she has been committed to serving the Lord and working in ministry. She was a member of Faith Bible Church (Washington, DC) for 15 years and moved to First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Glenarden, MD) in 1994.  She met her husband (Deacon WilliamTatem) while serving as a Youth Advisor in First Baptist Church of Glenarden’s (FBCG) Youth Ministry. This year, they celebrate 18  years of marriage and have three children,

Carolyn is a teacher by profession.  Ever since she was a little girl, one of her favorite things to do is teach.  She spent eight years teaching high school in Alexandria, Virginia (T. C. Williams High School), three years teaching middle school in Landover, Maryland (Shabach! Christian Academy) and currently teaches Homeschool.  In October 2015 she was licensed into ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

Carolyn has served as a teacher/facilitator for the following ministries:  Youth Ministry, Home Maker’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and Queen Esther Ministry.  She and her husband have a passion for marriage and minister to couples through teaching in the Bible Institute, Couples Ministry and have been hosting a Newlywed & Engaged Couples Fellowship within their home for over ten years.   In September, 2010 Carolyn  published her first book “Marriage from A to Z” (Principles for a successful marriage).  Two years later, Carolyn published her second book, the “Marriage    from A to Z Study Guide”.    She later developed a book for singles titled, “Marriage from A to Z for Singles.”  In December of 2015 Carolyn published her 4th book, “Embracing Excellence.”

In addition to having a heart for Couple’s Ministry, Carolyn also has a heart for Women’s Ministry.  She is the Director of the Queen Esther Ministry at First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  Queen Esther is a ministry that specializes in training and discipling women for Christ.  Carolyn is excited about God using her for such a time as this!



5 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Carolyn I have read your blog entries and they are Great! Thank you for the invitation.

  2. Lady Carolyn…you are indeed God’s Queen being used mightily for such a time as this! Hugs and blessings to you and hour earthly “king” William (smile).

  3. Carolyn, thank you for the invitation. I have been blessed by your blogs about marriage. I look forward to more for application. Again, thank you for your ministry.

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