Purpose and Joy

Jan 11, 2017 | Pamela Ebstyne King | Character & Virtues, Research Findings, Video



Why is purpose so important to joy? Executive director of the Thrive Center, Pamela Ebstyne King discusses how pursuing purpose can help adolescents discover true joy in this interview.


Author’s Note

This interview was originally published on Yale Youth Ministry Institute.


About the Author

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Pamela Ebstyne King

Pamela Ebstyne King is the executive director of the Thrive Center and serves as the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary academic interests are applied research at the intersection of human thriving and spiritual development. Dr. King’s work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable all people to thrive.



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