What Does Breakthrough Look Like?

What Does Breakthrough Look Like?

Something is going on, and you want a breakthrough. You need God to come through for you in your finances, your mental wellbeing, your marriage, the stuff weighing you down. Why isn’t “it” happening? What does breakthrough look like anyway? How do you get there?

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When Your Spouse Chooses Work Over Family

When Your Spouse Chooses Work Over Family

You may have appreciated your spouse’s initiative and work ethic at first. But now the energy and hours they devote to their career leave you feeling neglected, lonely, resentful. Whatever you thought marriage would be, this wasn’t what you signed up for. What can you do when it seems your spouse chooses work over family?

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Questions When a Husband Has Trouble with His Wife

Podcast Episode: Triple Pandemic: Coronavirus, Anxiety, and Porn

What to Do When Your Husband Behaves Badly

Your spouse’s bad behavior can make your life seem as though it’s falling apart. Physical abuse, addiction and even withholding sex can create feelings of resentment, bitterness and more.

In today’s podcast, you’ll hear Dr Carol answer questions from real listeners and learn some concrete ways to move forward, or at least a clear way to think about things when your husband behaves badly.

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Together Through the Storms: Preserving Your Marriage During Times of Crisis

The challenges that marriages face are not unique. Whether financial, the kids or relational, all marriages are facing stress like never before. 

Jeff and Sarah Walton join Dr. Carol to discuss their own experiences in a marriage that has faced chronic illness, the after-effects of abuse, a child with neurological challenges, and financial difficulties—and show how to cling to Christ and each other. 

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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.