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A Cure, not a Band-Aid

A Cure, not a Band-Aid

The problem isn’t always the real problem. Taking Tylenol when you have a fever doesn’t cure the infection. Mowing the grass doesn’t take out the weeds. It was the under-the-surface part of the iceberg that sank the Titanic. You need a cure, not a Band-Aid. Whatever metaphor you choose, problems won’t get better unless you get to the stuff underneath the surface.

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What You Don’t Know About Marriage CAN Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About Marriage CAN Hurt You

Marriage as God intended it to be is about learning to love well. We don’t learn that automatically. What you learned before you knew you were learning it – about life, yourself, relationships, marriage, God – notably impacts your relationships today. You can’t leave your past behind until and unless you deal with it. What you don’t know about marriage really CAN hurt you.

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Your Relationship Questions Answered

Being in a relationship is often not easy. In today’s episode, Dr. Carol answers the tough questions about relationships, depression, guilt and more. 

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Want an Amazing Life? Be Curious and Engaged

Do you have a dream buried in your heart that you don’t want to let go of?  If you feel stuck and desire more, then it’s time to become more curious. 

Joining Dr. Carol is New York Times best-selling author, a former practicing attorney and humanitarian, Bob Goff to discuss practical ways to create an amazing life by eagerly learning something new.

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A Worldwide Perspective: Conversation with Christian Music Artists Seth and Nirva Ready

Is your life perspective too small? What would happen if you looked to see things the way God does–globally? Joining Dr. Carol are recording artists, Seth and Nirva Ready to discuss their personal journey and how they allowed God to not only direct their lives in a larger way, but also to be used for His glory. 

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Choosing Your Focus In 2020

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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.