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Can Any Good Come from Your Marriage Problems?

Can Any Good Come from Your Marriage Problems?

Your marriage is the union of two sinners. What a setup for problems! There are the “usual suspects” – money, sex, in-laws, household chores. Your marriage probably also has an additional load of baggage based on your unique circumstances. But could there be a way for good to come from your marriage problems?

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How Divine Discontent Drives You to Your Purpose

How Divine Discontent Drives You to Your Purpose

God does not want you comfortable. He doesn’t enjoy your pain, but becoming satisfied with the way things are is quite dangerous. This is not as good as it gets! There are many ways in which God uses divine discontent to drive you to your purpose.

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PODCASTS

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The Mistake Wive’s Make When it Comes to Their Husband and Sex

Is intimacy a point of conflict in your relationship?

Whether newly married or wondering if divorce is the way forward, trusting God and his promises for the success of your marriage is vitality important. But how important is sex in a marriage and what does it mean to your husband?

In today’s episode Dr. Carol talks specifically to wives, provides new perspective, and answers some of the toughest questions when it comes to men and sex.


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How to Find Hope Through Mental Illness and Suicide

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people. Although we know much more about it now, there is still confusion, stigma and shame surrounding the topic even among Christians. 

Kayla Stocklien joins Dr. Carol to discuss her experience of walking through the challenges of mental illness when her husband–a pastor who struggled with it and eventually took his life, and how God brought her through the challenges and grief surrounding it. 


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Maintain Intimacy with Your Spouse and Still be a Good Parent

Along with the joy of having a child and raising kids comes a major challenge to a relationship–lack of intimacy. Is there a way to preserve emotional and physical bonding between you and your spouse without neglecting other responsibilities? 

Daniel and Christina Im experienced this first-hand as they juggled raising kids, ministry and careers. In today’s podcast they share the keys to not just maintaining intimacy but also ways to make it thrive. You won’t want to miss this episode. </p?


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What’s the Point of Going to Church?

If God is everywhere, why is it necessary to go to a building–or stream church service? If you’re struggling with the idea of church, you are not alone. Recent Barna research has shown that one in three practicing Christians has stopped attending. But those same Christians have found themselves more emotionally stressed. Is there something powerful that takes place when we gather together? 
 
Kevin Makins joins Dr.Carol to discuss this and more in today’s  episode. 

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SUCCESS STORIES

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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.

Mady

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."

Anne

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

ABOUT ME

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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.