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How I Experienced Transformation

How I Experienced Transformation

I’m not the same person I was before. Some feedback from friends recently has pushed me to reflect on my own transformation journey again, and I’m amazed at how I’ve changed. And the things I’ve learned along the way are allowing me to continue that journey now. I’d like to share how I experienced transformation, and still do.

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20 Things You Should Know About Your Spouse

20 Things You Should Know About Your Spouse

No human being has the potential to make a greater impact on the quality of your life than your husband or wife. Years ago I heard the advice, “Study your spouse.” That certainly applies before you say “I do.” It also applies throughout your life together. 

Whether you’re married now or considering marriage, here are some important things to know about your spouse.

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Are You Suffering from Toxic Faith?

Being filled with God’s spirit is more than a pleasant descriptor used in Scripture. In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Carol is joined by Dr. Thomson Mathew, professor of Pastoral Care and former dean of the College of Theology and Ministry at Oral Roberts University to discuss why your spiritual identity goes beyond church attendance and working hard for God.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Find out more about Dr Thomson K. Mathew

Dr Mathew’s book: Spiritual Identity and Spirit-Empowered Life 


Why Transformation Isn’t One Big Moment: The Miracle of the Apple Seed and Your Personal Journey

Kathrine Lee, life and business strategist, joins us today to discuss her personal transformation story and how God desires to mold us through the “w’s” of transformation: Word, Worship, and Witness.

And you’ll also hear how Kathrine is helping other women experience transformation in their challenged lives as well.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

To learn more about Karen, her foundation, or to connect, visit the following links:



For the Parent Raising Kids in an X-Rated World

In 2016, 91 billion pornographic videos were watched on one x-rated website.

For the first time in history, sexually explicit content is more readily available than in previous generations–with the vast majority of it accessed on smartphones. What’s a parent to do? Dr. Carol is joined by Jimmy Meyers, PhD and head of The Timothy Center as they discuss the effects of pornography on kids and young adults and how to protect those you love.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Fearless Parenting by Dr Jimmy Myers and George Barna 

Connect with Dr Jimmy Myers: Twitter, Facebook, or the Pairadocs podcast 

Freedom from Pornography Resource Guide 

Covenant Eyes 



How to Break the Power of Depression Through Worship

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. But God desires to take what seems insurmountable and use it for his glory.

Donald Dean, ordained minister and businessman joins the podcast and discusses his personal journey of overcoming depression through the power of worship. In addition, he provides listeners with the keys for experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit to replace sadness with joy.


To connect with Donald Dean you can reach him via email at


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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.