Dealing with Triggers in your Marriage

Dealing with Triggers in your Marriage

The only people who don’t get triggered are those who are perfectly healed and completely mature. And neither you nor your spouse are there yet! So how do you handle triggers in your marriage? Is a fight or withdrawing inevitable? There must be a better way.

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Are You Hoping or Doing for Your Breakthrough?

Are You Hoping or Doing for Your Breakthrough?

When you feel stuck and little seems to change, humans tend to fall into one of two ditches. Some people dig in and determine to “try harder.” Other people give up. And sometimes you go from one extreme to the other, and back again. So what really is your role? Are you hoping or doing for your breakthrough?

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His, Hers and Ours: The Do’s and Don’ts for Raising a Successful Blended Family

Building a blended family successfully is not easy. Under the most ideal circumstances it takes time–lots of it. However, it can be done well. Ron Deal joins Dr. Carol to discuss how your family can be blended and blessed in today’s episode.

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Relentless Faith: What to Do When God Seems Silent

How do you hold onto faith when everything seems lost? Whether illness, death, failure or the break-up of a relationship, pain and suffering causes us to question God. But when God seems silence that pain is often magnified and we question Him. 

Michele Cushatt joins Dr. Carol to discuss her personal journey as well as how to be certain of God’s presence when everything has fallen apart.

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Find out more about our Powerful Breakthrough Prayers online course

Learn How You CAN Experience Your Breakthrough

Feeling stuck, frustrated, and wondering why God hasn’t been answering your prayers – it’s very real. But one action step can change that!

God does not magically drop breakthrough on you from “on high.” He invites you to work together with Him in order to experience what He has for you.

Jesus desires you to experience the Fully Alive kind of life that He paid so much for to bring you, but it’s not magic or wishful thinking. 

In this episode, Dr Carol and Woodley Auguste talk about discovering those action steps, and invite you to an online experience to help you actually take them!

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Register for the Powerful Breakthrough Prayers course today, and discover the next step toward your breakthrough!


The Truth About Anxiety, Depression and Porn

Emotional wounds are serious. With depression and anxiety affecting more than 17 million Americans, finding ways to self-medicate like watching porn aren’t uncommon when we’ve been hurt.

On today’s episode Erik Hildebrandt joins Dr. Carol to discuss his own personal journey and how to find lasting freedom. 

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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.