Discover 7 Keys to Living Fully Alive

Learn More...


How to Move Closer to your Spouse

How to Move Closer to your Spouse

Knowing about God’s design for intimacy in marriage is great. But that goal can seem so impossible to approach. What about if you’re not there? (And who is?) How can you pursue intimacy with your spouse and experience more of the intimacy God designed you to have?

Read more

3 Steps to Fulfilling what God Created You to Do

3 Steps to Fulfilling what God Created You to Do

Why are you here? What is the reason God placed you on this earth? Many people struggle with that question. Without a sense of purpose people become depressed, while having a reason to live makes it possible to thrive even in the worst of circumstances. Fulfilling God’s purpose for you is one of those big ideas that impacts every part of your life.

Read more



Click on any title below to hear a podcast episode.

How to Discover Your God Given Purpose

How to be a Smart Stepmom

The Choice for Life in a Difficult Pregnancy

I Still Believe: The Russ and Tori Taff Story

Six-time Grammy and 18 Dove award winner Russ Taff and his wife Tori join Dr. Carol to discuss their story of enduring faith, fame, alcoholism and ultimately recovery. Their story of brokenness and persistence will encourage anyone to not let the trauma of the past hold you back from restoration and God’s love. 

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

To purchase your copy of Russ and Tori’s book I Still Believe, click here

To connect with Russ Taff, join him on Facebook or Twitter.


For more podcast episodes click here!



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.