Making Deposits in your Relationship Trust Account

Making Deposits in your Relationship Trust Account

A marriage without trust is not much of a marriage. It’s relatively easy to break trust with your spouse, and not at all easy to re-build. How much better to grow a healthy balance by making steady regular deposits in your relationship trust account. That investment will pay off.

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Solid Ground in Times of Change

Solid Ground in Times of Change

A wise professor told me once, “You can never step in the same river twice.” Each time you step in, the river is different. So, where can you find solid ground in times of change?

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Overcoming Fear Over Your Finances

Are you experiencing financial challenges and the ends simply aren’t meeting? Whether due to Covid-19 related economic disruptions or unexpected bills, there is light at the tunnel emotionally and even spiritually. 

Megan Buerkle of the Crown Financial Ministries joins Dr. Carol on this special episode to discuss ways to overcome fear over your finances. 

Check out the multitude of helpful resources at Crown Financial Ministries

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A Language of Healing when Talking about Racism

For many Christians, responding to the killing of George Floyd becomes a complicated matter. Arnita Willis Taylor joins Dr. Carol to discuss the issues of race from a Gospel perspective and how God sees the matter. 

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It’s a Woman Thing: Finding Freedom from Porn and Sex Addiction

Women and porn. Often viewed as a “men’s” issue, women viewing adult entertainment or erotica has become commonplace. But the damage caused by this entertainment can have devastating effects to the mind, body, and spirit.
On today’s episode, Crystal Renaud Day joins Dr. Carol to discuss this issue as well as how to break free from sexual addiction. 

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What Do You Do With the Broken Pieces?

What do you do when  it seems like everything falling is apart around you?

Sarah Thebarge, a Yale-trained physician assistant knows first hand. At 27, she nearly died of breast cancer, but that did not end her deeply felt spiritual calling. Risking her health, she moved to West Africa, experienced God’s redemption in a powerful way.

In today’s episode you’ll learn Sarah’s story as well as how God can transform your life in the most difficult of circumstances. 

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Your life's experience, work, and ministry is really blessing my life. Thank you Dr. Carol - from one ministered soul to you a mouthpiece of God's Word. Whew! So I just shed a few more tears while writing this.


Your videos and articles helped me greatly. I had decided that that if by a certain time my husband and I were not making progress, I was leaving. But then my husband and I talked!!! We have a long way to go, but with God we will succeed. Thank you Lord, and thank you Dr Carol."


We faced this hurdle where we needed help. Dr Carol listened, and when she gave advice it felt like it was without judgement and made us both see the issue in a new perspective. Now our marriage is stronger than ever.

Brian & Suzi



Hello, my name is Dr. Carol Tanksley

I’m an OB-Gyn physician, Doctor of Ministry, author, and speaker. And I’m so happy you’ve joined me on this journey to live Fully Alive!

I’ve practiced medicine for 25 years (in Texas since 2005), and am board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. I currently practice part-time, providing short-term relief for other OB-Gyn physicians and hospitals. This provides the flexibility for me to do more of the ministry work I love.

While continuing to practice medicine, I also obtained an M.Div. (Master of Divinity), and then a D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Oral Roberts University, focusing on Christian leadership. My husband Al and I together produced a regular radio program “The Dr Carol Show” from 2009 until not long before his death in 2016.

Speaking, writing, and connecting with people both here and around the world lets me help men, women, and couples live more Fully Alive and experience the good health, loving relationships, and joyful spirituality that Jesus came to bring us.

I live in Austin, Texas, where I get to enjoy being Grandma Carol to four wonderful grandchildren.