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Third Third Journal Index

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06/06/2022Third Third Difference: A Great Way to Begin Serving Your Third Third DisciplesThese days, more and more pastors are looking for ways …
06/06/2022Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 1Introduction Recently I was talking with several people who are …
05/01/2022How to Add 7.5 Good Years to Your LifeI have good news to share. I am officially Ageism …
04/30/2022Overcoming Our Fear of MentoringSnakes, heights, flying, spiders, and public speaking.  Did your heart …
04/01/2022Third Third Wisdom from Dr. Hilda DavisIn my work with the De Pree Center’s Third Third …
03/31/2022Strength and Weakness in the Third Third of Life – Reflections on “From Strength to Strength” by Arthur C. BrooksI recently finished a book filled with wisdom for those …
02/17/2022Stopping Traffic on the Two-Way Ageism StreetAs I’ve given more of my time to leading the …ageism
02/16/2022Webinar: Helpful NostalgiaWatch the Webinar Now This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
01/30/2022The De Pree Center’s Third Third TeamA Note from Mark When I talk about the De …
01/29/2022Your Church and Third Third FlourishingYour Church and Third Third Flourishing By Mark D. Roberts …
01/05/2022How the Christmas Story Encourages Older AdultsI’m writing during the final days of Christmastide 2021-2022. In …
11/22/2021Webinar: Aging Faithfully with Alice FrylingWatch the Webinar now. This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
11/18/2021A Letter from Mark Roberts to Our Third Third FriendsDear Third Third Friends, I’m writing this letter for two …
11/18/2021The Smells of Christmas and Third Third FlourishingOne of the very best things about Christmas is the …
10/26/2021Gratitude and Third Third Flourishing:
New Studies and Striking Implications
Introduction In March 2020 I wrote an article called “Gratitude …
10/04/2021Don’t Let the Negative Narratives Keep You From FlourishingPeople in the third third of life have prodigious potential …
10/04/2021We Still Need the Power of Purpose in a PandemicJust over a year ago the De Pree Center’s Third …
09/09/2021Is Retirement Good for You? Or Not?A few weeks ago I started to wonder: Is retirement …
07/22/2021Retirement in the Bible? Some New Thoughts and EncouragementsIf you Google on “retirement” and “Bible,” you’ll find some …
07/01/2021The Paradox of Purpose in the Third Third of LifeA few months ago I wrote an article for the …
07/01/2021Looking Back on Blessings
and Looking Ahead to New Opportunities:
An Interview with Elizabeth Smith
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Smith who …
07/01/2021Surprised by Older Adults . . . at the OlympicsIn the last few months I’ve been watching the media …
06/15/2021Surprised by Older Adults . . . Dancing!A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article for …
06/02/2021Webinar: Retirement Reformation:
Abundant Fruitfulness in the Third Third of Life
Watch the Webinar Now. This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
06/02/2021Calling in the Third Third of Life: The BeginningScripture – Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD said to Abram, …
06/02/2021Surprised by Older AdultsA few days ago, golfer Phil Mickelson won the 2021 …
05/06/2021Longing for Fruitfulness in the Third Third of Life A few weeks ago I was talking with a woman …
05/05/2021Calling: You Have One!This devotion is taken from the small group and devotional …
05/05/2021Webinar: Building and Rebuilding Joy
in the Third Third of Life
Watch the Webinar Now. This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
04/05/2021Expanding Our Intergenerational HorizonsRecently, the De Pree Center hosted a fascinating webinar with …
04/05/2021Why It Was Great for Me, a 63-Year-Old, to See Godzilla vs. KongYesterday evening I saw the recently released film Godzilla vs. …
03/23/2021Webinar: Purposeful Retirement:
Live Well as You Make a Difference that Matters
Watch the Webinar Now. This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
03/03/2021Webinar: Intergenerational Collaboration:
A Key to Third Third Flourishing and Transformed Communities
Watch the Webinar Now.   This webinar was sponsored by …
03/03/2021How to Live Forever – A Review of the Book by Marc FreedmanI know what you might be thinking: “Mark, I can’t …
03/03/2021Keep On Keepin’ On – A ReviewTo be honest, I don’t watch many documentaries. When I …
01/29/2021A Third Third Perspective on the American InaugurationTo begin, let me state plainly that this article is …
01/26/2021Webinar: Living on the Encore CurveWatch the Webinar Now. This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
01/06/2021Purpose is Key to Third Third FlourishingWe often think of finding a purpose in life as …
01/04/2021Do You Want to Live to 100?
A Review of Growing Young by Marta Zaraska
Do You Want to Live to 100? A Review of …
12/22/2020Hope in the New Year: Implications for Third Third LivingI read a fascinating and surprising article recently: “Hope for …
12/07/2020The Road Ahead for Third Third: Why I’m Excited About ItI’d like to share with you my recent experience leading …
12/07/2020How Christmas Memories Can Enrich Your LifeChristmastime is filled with memories. At least it is for …
10/30/2020Relationships are Essential for Third Third FlourishingRelationships Are Essential for Third Third Flourishing by Mark D. …
10/14/2020Gaining Margin to Give Back: An Interview with Stephanie SmithWhen I interviewed Stephanie Smith – an African American woman …
10/09/2020Webinar: Uncommon RetirementWatch the Webinar Now This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s …
10/08/2020A Third Look at What Matters: Gospel, Society, and Ministry“Avocation excites your mind. Avocation releases your brain and your …
09/23/2020Webinar: The Power of Purpose in a PandemicWatch the Webinar Now: This webinar was presented by Fuller’s …
09/22/2020Story, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will WillimonStory, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will …
09/11/2020Finding Courage as an Artist: An Interview with Roxanne Fulkerson“I wanted to be a visual artist my whole life, …
08/24/2020Re-Ignite and Your Third CallingToday I had a most interesting and encouraging meeting (by …
07/24/2020Entrepreneurship in the Third Third of Life – More Than You Might ImagineThe Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is arguably the world’s leading …
06/15/2020Webinar: Flourishing in the Third Third of LifeWatch the Webinar Now: This webinar was presented by Fuller’s …
06/12/2020Transforming Prayer in the Third Third of Life“When you pray, don’t pour out a flood of empty …
06/03/2020God Gains Through Us: An Interview with Janet“God gains through us.” “When I’m in a situation and …
03/19/2020The Third Third Language Challenge: Why Use “Third Third”?I like “third third” because it’s fairly neutral. It divides …
03/16/2020The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Part of a Natural Disaster?Why refer to the aging population as a silver or …
03/12/2020The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Part of Monster?Is it helpful to refer to a group of human …
03/11/2020The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Old? Or a Perennial?On the term “perennials,” Barbara Cartensen says, “The symbolism it …
03/09/2020One More Gratitude ExerciseToday I’d like to recommend an additional gratitude exercise. This …
03/05/2020A Second Gratitude ExperimentThe experiment comes from the seminal work of Martin Seligman. …
03/01/2020A Gratitude ExperimentHere is one common gratitude experiment you can try. The …
03/01/2020Gratitude and Lifelong FourishingThere’s little question that gratitude makes a major, positive difference …
02/28/2020Flourishing in the Third Third of Life: A New Initiative of the De Pree CenterWe will help people flourish in the third third by …
02/06/2020“The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment” – Some ReflectionsWhat allows folks to age well, even when struggling with …
02/06/2020An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: A Review of a New Book by Jeff HaanenAn Uncommon Guide to Retirement recognizes that we’re in a …
02/06/2020Flourishing in the Third Third of Life: The Promise of Psalm 92So, for those of us who are in the third …
02/06/2020We Need a Biblical Vision for Flourishing in the Third Third of LifeThe Bible underscores in multiple ways the potential of older …

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