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What’s More Important than Your Marriage?

What’s More Important than Your Marriage?

When you get married most people appropriately assume they will be Number One to their spouse. There’s nothing like the heady days of being in love. Those days make you feel nothing could ever be more important than your marriage.

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Sexuality as a Single Christian

Sexuality as a Single Christian

Perhaps you look at married couples with envy. It seems they get to express themselves sexually any time they want, and you wish you could do the same. Surely God couldn’t have meant for you to survive long-term without getting your sexual needs met, could He? How far can you go? What can you do? How do you handle your sexuality as a single Christian?

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When “Turning the Other Cheek” is the Un-Christian Thing to Do

Did you know that turning the other cheek isn’t always the best solution when dealing with a problem–especially for a child? Dr. Carol is joined by Paul Coughlin, of the Protectors to discuss why bullying is the precursor to aggressive behavior and racism as well as the leading form of child abuse in America.

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Three Things that Will Ruin Your Marriage Love Life

How to Do Wonders with One Dollar a Day

Best of the Best: The Sexless Marriage

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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.