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Characteristics of a Sound Mind

Characteristics of a Sound Mind

One of the Scriptures many Christians know well is 2 Timothy 1:7. In the KJV it reads: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” What is a “sound mind”? How can you know if your mind is “sound”? What can you do to get it?

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Closing the Gap Between You and Your Spouse

Closing the Gap Between You and Your Spouse

Intimacy doesn’t just happen. If you and your spouse ever are going to come closer together, one of you will have to make the first move. Think of the space between you. Is there a gap between you and your spouse? Closing that gap doesn’t have to be as overwhelming or dramatic as you may think.

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The Sacredness of Rest: Why You Need to Stop Doing and Start Being

Are there times where you’ve woken up and still felt drained? Despite adequate sleep, restlessness affects millions of people and prolonged exposure to emotional, physical and psychological stressors can lead to burnout. 

Sandra Dalton-Smith,MD joins Dr. Carol to discuss seven solutions to reset during times of being overwhelmed and the impact of proper rest on creativity, decision-making and more. 

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Disconnected: Sex, Marriage and Intimacy from God’s Perspective

How’s your intimacy? Is your sex life thriving? Or are you experiencing a disconnection when it comes to intimacy? Whether married or single, God’s design for our sex life includes wholeness and healing.

Learn how God’s design for sex, marriage, and intimacy to be connected has been disrupted, and some steps to take toward healing and integrity in this fascinating podcast. 

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Receive the 30-day email series Toward Sexual Integrity here

Join the Fully Alive Group online community here 

Why You’re Struggling with Sexual Temptation and What to Do About It

In 2018 alone, more than 5,517,000,000 hours of porn were consumed on the world largest porn site. 

Whether married, single, male or female, pornography is impacting our culture and countless lives.

Ron DeHaas president and co-founder of Covenant Eyes joins Dr. Carol to discuss why those number have increased and what can be done if you or someone you know is struggling with sex addiction. 

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Discover Covenant Eyes for yourself on their website

Connect with Covenant Eyes on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter

Find the book Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids

Following Jesus: Conversations with Keith Wheeler

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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.