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How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

Thanksgiving comes this week in the United States. Many research studies show how choosing to be grateful can improve mental and physical wellbeing, and it’s certainly a vital spiritual practice. But we don’t often consider the ways in which gratitude transforms your marriage.

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The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

Why aren’t you more like Jesus?

God’s plan for you is to “be conformed to the image of His Son.” (Romans 8:29) How’s that working out for you? Would someone looking at your life say that you act like, talk like, respond like Jesus more today than you did when you first became a believer? Or more than a year ago?

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The Secret to Thriving Single

Five Steps to Spiritual Transformation

Ladies: Are You on the Merry Go Round of Modern Relationships?

Are you struggling to figure out a new or not so new relationship?

Dating, courting, just friends or friends with benefits are just some of the labels used to describe a relationship’s status for both Christians and those who don’t believe. So what’s a girl to do?

In today’s episode, Dr. Carol is joined by Kristen Clark, author, blogger and co-founder (along with her sister Bethany) of GirlDefined Ministries to discuss marriage, dating, sex and a whole lot more.

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When “Turning the Other Cheek” is the Un-Christian Thing to Do

Did you know that turning the other cheek isn’t always the best solution when dealing with a problem–especially for a child? Dr. Carol is joined by Paul Coughlin, of the Protectors to discuss why bullying is the precursor to aggressive behavior and racism as well as the leading form of child abuse in 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.