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The Key to Better Intimacy With Your Spouse

The Key to Better Intimacy With Your Spouse

How’s your sex life with your spouse? If this topic leaves you frustrated, angry, lonely, or feeling rejected, you’re in good company. I hear from husbands and wives every day who struggle here. But the key to better intimacy with your spouse is not fighting, begging, manipulating, or pulling away. And even if intimacy is “good,” it can get better!

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Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Are You Spiritually Healthy?

I hope you are. I really do! Hopefully your spiritual practices bring you joy and growth, you feel connected to others in a faith community, and your relationship with God is strong and resilient. But many people don’t feel spiritually healthy.

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How to Handle Toxic People in your Life

Three Keys to Healthy Communication in Marriage

A recent study from the Brigham Young University and Colorado State University found that couples who talk to one another regularly can strengthen a relationship. 

More than watching television or sharing a meal, regular conversation is integral to a lasting relationship, deeper intimacy and even more sex. But how do you engage your spouse when you’re in a “communication rut?”

In today’s podcast, learn the keys to building more meaningful communication with your spouse in this thought provoking episode.

Resources Mentioned: 

Check out Dr Carol’s Guide to Healthy Communication in Marriage.  

Become part of the Fully Alive Group online community this month for more in-depth conversations about Marriage Communication and other marriage challenges. 

Join us at the Change(d) Conference 2019: Mental Health and Emotional Wellness   

The Keys to Finding Mental and Emotional Wellness

Five Ways to Foster Faith in the Next Generation

In the years that Barna Research has tracked the Christian faith of Millenials and Generation Z, the numbers are quite troubling. In 2011, 59% of young Americans who grew up Christian had stopped attending their churches and those numbers are increasing.

What can be done to offset the decline of faith amongst the next generation? Mark Matlock, co-author of Faith for Exiles joins Dr. Carol to discuss the startling trends as well as the solutions in this fascinating discussion.

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Find out more about the Change(d) Conference 2019   

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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.