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My Favorite Books, Podcasts, Organizations and More

My Favorite Books, Podcasts, Organizations and More

Some friends were at my home this weekend, and one of them was perusing my bookshelves. “What’s your favorite book right now?”

So, here are a few of my favorite things – not only books, but also podcasts, organizations, and more.

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Give Your Marriage the Gift of Communication

Give Your Marriage the Gift of Communication

When we surveyed hundreds of couples young and old about what they wanted in their relationship, by far the most common thing was better communication. Even more than sex or spiritual connection or finances. All those things are important, of course! But communication is the door to intimacy and all other good things.

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Where Does It Hurt? Practical Ways to Live Beyond Pain

In a recent study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC),  chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care and has been linked to dependence on opioids, anxiety, depression, and/or reduced quality of life. 

Could there be a spiritual or mental link to determining the root of pain?

In today’s podcast, Linda Mintle, Ph.D. joins Dr. Carol to offer practical insight she’s learned from her research findings as well as solutions to alleviating or managing chronic pain. 


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Three Keys to Beating the Holiday Blues

Do you dread Christmas and the holiday season? Discover three ways you can overcome the holiday blues and find healing and wholeness in this special episode.


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Thanksgiving–Even When Things Aren’t So Perfect

RealLife: The Christian’s Journey Through Grief

Walking through the process of grief in a healthy way isn’t easy. Incomplete recovery can lead to a trail of negative consequences in every area of life. 

In today’s podcast, Dr. Carol provides practical steps to working through the crisis of faith grief often brings including:

  • What to expect while grieving
  • What is normal and abnormal grief
  • How to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of grief
  • How grief affects one’s relationship with God


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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.