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Third Third Difference: A Great Way to Begin Serving Your Third Third Disciples

These days, more and more pastors are looking for ways to serve their third third congregants, that is, folks roughly 55 years of age…

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 1

Introduction Recently I was talking with several people who are in or soon to enter the third third of life. We were speaking about…

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How to Add 7.5 Good Years to Your Life

I have good news to share. I am officially Ageism Aware. That’s true, at least according to one of those internet quizzes that pop…

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Overcoming Our Fear of Mentoring

You could come alongside someone who’s trying to make sense of what’s going on in their life.

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Third Third Wisdom from Dr. Hilda Davis

In my work with the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative, I’m always on the lookout for what I call “third third wisdom.” Usually,…

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Strength and Weakness in the Third Third of Life – Reflections on “From Strength to Strength” by Arthur C. Brooks

I recently finished a book filled with wisdom for those of us in the third third of life. Technically, Arthur Brook wrote this book…

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Stopping Traffic on the Two-Way Ageism Street

As I’ve given more of my time to leading the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative, I’ve been paying increasing attention to the issue…

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Webinar: Helpful Nostalgia

What if nostalgia could be leveraged to bring strength, unity, and change to your local church?

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The De Pree Center’s Third Third Team

A Note from Mark When I talk about the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative, I often speak as…

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Your Church and Third Third Flourishing

Your Church and Third Third Flourishing By Mark D. Roberts I’d like to begin with a few simple questions: Is your church helping you…

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How the Christmas Story Encourages Older Adults

I’m writing during the final days of Christmastide 2021-2022. In this season of the year, I’m continuing to reflect on the significance of the…

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Webinar: Aging Faithfully with Alice Fryling

Mark Roberts will be interviewing Alice about her brand-new book, Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older.

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A Letter from Mark Roberts to Our Third Third Friends

Dear Third Third Friends, I’m writing this letter for two reasons. First, I want to thank you. Second, I’d like to ask for your…

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The Smells of Christmas and Third Third Flourishing

One of the very best things about Christmas is the smells. Yes, it’s wonderful to celebrate the birth of Jesus. That’s the main thing….

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Gratitude and Third Third Flourishing:
New Studies and Striking Implications

Introduction In March 2020 I wrote an article called “Gratitude and Lifelong Flourishing.” You can find it in the Third Third Journal of the…

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