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The Antidote to Self-Doubt

The Antidote to Self-Doubt

What does the self-talk in your head sound like? What do you tell yourself? Perhaps like so many people you keep second-guessing yourself, wondering whether you’ve got what it takes. The self-defeating messages keep screaming and you feel paralyzed. Is there an antidote to self-doubt?

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Three Things to Focus On When Your Spouse is Not a Believer

Three Things to Focus On When Your Spouse is Not a Believer

You may have married before you became a Christian, and now feel the growing disconnect between your newer relationship with Jesus and your relationship with your spouse. You may have married someone who is not a Christian thinking things would work out, and they most certainly have not. Or you may have married believing your spouse was a Christian, but they have moved farther away from Christ while you have moved closer. What do you do when your spouse is not a believer?

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It’s a Girl Thing: Grace Greater than Pornography

Girls and women are affected with pornography too. Today Dr Carol talks with Jessica Harris about her experience being addicted to – and finding freedom from – pornography addiction. They also talk about Jessica’s recent marriage, and the issue that has been even harder for her and her husband to address than her past with pornography. 

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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


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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.