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Different Ways to Pray

Different Ways to Pray

Prayer is talking with God. We develop prayer habits just like other habits. Perhaps you’re in the habit of sitting with your eyes closed and speaking to God, or joining hands in a circle with a few friends in your small group, or standing quietly while someone in the front verbalizes a prayer. There’s nothing at all wrong with any of those, but there are many different ways to pray.

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Are You Wounding or Healing Your Spouse?

Are You Wounding or Healing Your Spouse?

You’re probably doing both. Two sinners getting married is a setup for pain – and for transformation. It’s likely you’re getting both wounded and healed yourself, perhaps more of one than the other. But that’s for another day. For now, what affect are you having on your husband or wife? How are you bringing yourself to the marriage? Are you wounding or healing your spouse?

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Advice to Those Whose Prayer Hasn’t Been Answered

Have you prayed and it seems like God hasn’t answered? Dr. Carol is joined by Celeste Gonzales, Women’s Hub Pastor at Celebration Church, for this insightful discussion on what to do when it feels like heaven is silent.

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To connect with Pastor Celeste Gonzales, you can find her on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.


The Two Most Important Things You Must Do When It All Falls Apart

Are you in the middle of a big decision and lack clarity? Have you attempted to do something and encountered one setback after another? In today’s episode hear why these two strategies will help you regain momentum even in the hardest of times. 

Resources mentioned on this episode:

The Change(d) Conference; find out how spiritual transformation happens. 


Why the Gospel Matters

When the Kingdom of God is functioning, everything increases. In this delightful conversation, learn how attempting something for God is destined for failure unless He’s involved, with Christian radio pioneer, Joe Emert.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Radio ministry covering Papua New Guinea: Wantok Radio
To connect with Joe Emert: New Life Radio Ministries
Or find Joe on Facebook


When it All Falls Apart: How to Recover from the Loss of a Loved One

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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.