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The Secret Ingredient that Makes Marriage Work

The Secret Ingredient that Makes Marriage Work

The trash didn’t get taken out – again. His underwear is there on the floor – again. She was late getting ready – again. He didn’t listen – again. She made an excuse to say no – again. Should you have to put up with this?

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How to Handle Suffering You Cannot Avoid

How to Handle Suffering You Cannot Avoid

Some suffering is unnecessary. Suffering that we bring on ourselves through our sin and brokenness means that if our actions change, our suffering can change. But not all suffering is “unnecessary.” How do you handle the suffering you cannot avoid?

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What Happens After Abortion: Robin’s Personal Story

Since the landmark U.S. Supreme court Roe v. Wade decision, abortion is legal in all 50 states. However recent legislation on a state level has renewed the legal and Moral battle. 

In this deeply moving episode, Dr. Carol discusses Robin’s story of abortion as a Christian and God’s redeeming grace on her life and ministry.

Resources Mentioned: 

Rachel’s Vineyard is a therapeutic support group in the United States and Canada for women seeking healing after abortion.


Talking About Sex More – In Church

In today’s episode, Dr. Carol is joined by New York Times best-selling author, Mo Isom to discuss how sex should and can be redeemed by the church for the betterment of God’s people.

Resources Mentioned: 

Mo Isom has a number of resources yo’ll want to check out: 


The Surprise Turnaround Story of Adoption

Have you ever had God do a 180 on you? On today’s episode, Chad and Julie Canon join Dr. Carol to share their story that included the adoption of their daughter and how their lives were transformed–in great and surprising ways. 

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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.