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How Do You Spell RELIEF? 2 Keys to be Fully Alive.

How Do You Spell RELIEF? 2 Keys to be Fully Alive.

Things should be better than this. How long are you supposed to wait for the “Fully Alive” life Jesus promised? Is getting past your hang-ups supposed to be this hard? For you, how do you spell RELIEF?

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Something Special is Happening Today!

Something Special is Happening Today!

The really good news is, You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

Yes, Jesus loves you just the way you are, unconditionally. But He also loves you too much to let you stay in the condition in which He finds you! He wants you to experience being truly Fully Alive physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.

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Are You Fully Alive?

A Pathway to Healing for Christians Experiencing Grief

If you’ve experienced a loss, there is a pathway to healing and hope. In today’s podcast, Dr. Carol unpacks everything you need to know to work through the crises of faith and emotional hurt drawing from the scriptures and her own personal journey. 

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  • Find The Christian’s Journey Through Grief on Amazon, or wherever Christian books are sold.
  • Begin your 30-day email devotional series by texting GRIEVE to 44222, or clicking here

The Christian’s Journey Through Grief Podcast Episode

The apostle Paul declared Christians do not grieve in the same way as those who do not have hope (1 Thess. 4:13). But that doesn’t mean we don’t or shouldn’t grieve.  Dr. Carol is joined today by Drs. Sam and Brenda Chand as they discuss what exactly is a Christian’s grieving process, how to embrace God’s comfort and more.

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3 Things to Do When It’s NOT OK

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? Are you in the midst of it right now? Our world is full of things that are not OK and often we don’t know how to handle it or help someone that’s experiencing their worst day(s). 

In today’s podcast, Dr. Carol unpacks what to do if you are hurting and things appear insurmountable.

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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.