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What Kind of God Do You Serve?

What Kind of God Do You Serve?

You are a theologian whether you realize it or not. Theology is nothing more than what you believe about God. And the kind of God you serve makes a tremendous difference in just about everything in your life.

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When you should NOT be Kind to Your Spouse

When you should NOT be Kind to Your Spouse

Truthfully you should always be kind to your spouse. The problem comes when you confuse kind with nice. And accepting truly destructive behavior is decidedly unkind. Sometimes being kind to your spouse means doing what may seem to be very harsh.

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Growing in Faith and Wholeness: Life Lessons From a Brain Surgeon

How to Submit One’s Sexuality to Jesus

The topic of sex has various perspectives that elicit strong opinions. But what does God say about it and how can your sexuality be submitted to Him?

In today’s episode, Dr. Carol is joined by Matt and Laurie Krieg of Hole in My Heart Ministries to discusses sexuality and the Gospel, identity and their personal journey.

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Why Giving the Gift of Life Matters

April is National Donate Life Month. Joining Dr. Carol is Lemuel Bradshaw to discussing how you can inspire others to provide hope through donor registration and living donations.

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Find out more about Donate Life Month
Find out more about tissue and organ donation, and register to be a donor on your state’s Donate Life website, or the national site Donate Life America


Live In Better Health By Practicing This One Spiritual Exercise

Studies have found that forgiveness is directly linked to better emotional, physical and mental health. But how do you let it “go” when someone has wronged you? Are some things truly unforgivable? And more importantly, what does God have to say about it? Learn this and more in today’s episode. 



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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.