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Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping men, women, and couples experience good health, loving relationships and joyful spirituality that Jesus came to bring.

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping men, women, and couples experience good health, loving relationships and joyful spirituality that Jesus came to bring.

    What Healing from Trauma and Betrayal can Mean for Your Marriage Now

    What Healing from Trauma and Betrayal can Mean for Your Marriage Now

    Your heart is shattered. How can you find healing when you've been wounded by trauma and betrayal? And that process is even more challenging when you brought your past complex trauma into the relationship to begin with.

    Trauma expert and counselor Stacey Sadler Smith has both experienced that herself, and now brings years of professional experience to helping both individuals and couples heal from trauma and betrayal. She talks with Dr. Carol on this episode about her own story, about broken attachments, and about the process of repair after trauma and betrayal - both for one's own heart and for the relationship.

    Connect with Stacey Sadler Smith on her personal website, at Daring Ventures, or on Facebook or Instagram.

    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    Contact to share links:  stacey@daringventures.com    

    • 36 min
    Understanding the (False) Solution Porn Offers and Why it Matters

    Understanding the (False) Solution Porn Offers and Why it Matters

    Many who use pornography struggle to quit when they try to, even if they deeply believe it's wrong and even while using various tricks and techniques and "praying more". Porn is often seen as the problem, and it is a problem. But what if porn is the (false) solution being offered to a different "problem". 

    On this vulnerable and raw episode, Dr. Carol talks with Drew Boa about how he came to see "porn as my pacifier". They unpack the often-unaddressed issues that lead to pornography use. Hear how Drew did the hard and successful work to heal and develop a truly intimate marriage in the process, and how he now helps men find redemption in their sexuality, and healing and transformation in community.

    Connect with Drew Boa on his personal website, on Husband Material, or on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
    Find Drew's book Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community 
    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    • 33 min
    A Survivor's Story of Freedom from Trafficking

    A Survivor's Story of Freedom from Trafficking

    Most people know sex trafficking exists. But you might imagine that's something "out there" and could never affect anyone close to you. And why would someone ever get hooked into that lifestyle? Why don't they just leave?

    Dr. Carol's guest on this episode is Jasmine Grace Marino. As a former sex worker who now helps and advocates for others on the journey out of that lifestyle, she talks openly about the matters of the heart that are at play for those affected by sex trafficking, including the roles of addiction and pornography. And it's not hopeless; you'll hear the joy of working to help others experience freedom.

    Connect with Jasmine Grace Outreach on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
    Find Jasmine's book The Diary of Jasmine Grace: Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed   

    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    • 34 min
    The Best-Kept and Proven Secret for Improving Your Mental Health

    The Best-Kept and Proven Secret for Improving Your Mental Health

    May is mental health awareness month. It's no secret that mental health issues have become a pandemic in our culture. How can Christians navigate their own mental health in ways that are both effective and consistent with their faith? And what might the Christian church have to offer in the broader mental health arena?

    Joe Padilla, licensed and ordained minister, talks with Dr. Carol about the Mental Health Grace Alliance - validated in scientific journals, and perhaps the largest network of Christian mental health groups worldwide. Combining research-based best practices and Bible-centered curricula, this resource is a best-kept secret available anywhere to anyone.

    Find out more about the Mental Health Grace Alliance on their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    • 43 min
    Why Being a Real Man is Different than you Think, and How to Get There

    Why Being a Real Man is Different than you Think, and How to Get There

    With all the talk in the last few years about "toxic masculinity," what is a real man? Does it have to do with doing "manly" things such as sports or being outdoors? It can't be being "nice;" that's not appealing. What's really at the core of being a man, particularly as God intended?

    Author, radio host, and advocate for children's healing Brant Hansen talks with Dr. Carol on this episode about the kind of men, and especially young men, we need. He describes some critical decisions a young man needs to make, and applies this to relationships, sexuality, and one's spiritual life.

    Connect with Brant Hansen on his website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram.
    Find out more about the CURE organization Brant advocates for.
    Find Brant's latest book The (Young) Men We Need: God's Purpose for Every Guy and How You Can Live It Out

    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    • 37 min
    Are You Getting What You Wanted: The Christian Man's Key to the Life You Always Wanted

    Are You Getting What You Wanted: The Christian Man's Key to the Life You Always Wanted

    What did you expect out of life and marriage? Are you getting what you wanted? Life can get busy and overwhelming for a man in the "stress bubble" in trying to manage life, marriage, perhaps kids, career, and trying to be the man God created you to be. You could use some help. 

    Jim Ramos, author, speaker, and founder of Men in the Arena, is Dr. Carol's guest on this episode. They talk about the major mindset shift Jim had to experience that changed everything in his life and especially in his marriage. Husbands will be both encouraged and challenged, and we've got a few words for women as well.

    Check out Jim Ramos and Men in the Arena on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube

    Check out Dr. Carol's new book Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships
    And look around at all the supplementary resources at YourSexpectations.com.
    Dr. Carol loves to hear from you. You can leave a confidential message here.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

MamaZ&E ,

Thank You for Speaking to These Sensitive Topics!

I’ve had the privilege of meeting Dr. Carol in person and have had her as a guest on my podcast and am SO thankful to have her as a resource! Many people shy away from speaking to such sensitive topics, but Dr. Carol’s expertise and education are such a blessing to so many women. THANK YOU!

Lydia Santos | The Jar Podcast

RickrodROX ,

Super Helpful

Listened to your interview with Eric about anxiety and depression and how God changed him through changing his thoughts. "Seeing yourself as a victim is the definition of depression"....Sooooo good!

Asaud7 ,

Informative and great advice

Great insights and practical advice on relationships and more.

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