How to Extend Grace Without Tolerating Sin

How to Extend Grace Without Tolerating Sin

Jesus was full of both grace and truth. (John 1:14) We as humans tend to easily fall into the ditch on either side of that grace-and-truth road. Last time we addressed the truth dimension. Today let’s unpack what it looks like to live in and extend grace without tolerating sin.

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How Unhealthy Christianity can Wreck Your Marriage

How Unhealthy Christianity can Wreck Your Marriage

Isn’t making Christ the foundation of your marriage supposed to make things better? Then why aren’t things going the way they should between you and your spouse? Why does it seem your prayers aren’t working? Some who claim to be Christians look nothing like Jesus. And that kind of unhealthy Christianity can wreck your marriage.

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Screen Kids: Parenting Wisely During the COVID-19 Season

What kind of a home are you building for your children? Parenting isn’t easy, but there are strategies to raise kids even in times of uncertainty – iPads and all. Author and speaker Arlene Pellicane joins Dr. Carol to discuss this and more on today’s episode. 

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How Christian Women Can Make a Difference In Culture

Each of us has more influence that we think. But where do you start? And how do you leverage the talents God has given you?
If you’ve wanted to make a difference then you don’t want to miss this episode. Today Kathleen Cooke, of Cooke Media Group discusses how she’s been able to maximize her life for the Kingdom of God in Hollywood and ways you can do it too.

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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.