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about the contributors

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra is senior writer and faith-and-work editor for The Gospel Coalition. She is also the coauthor of Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age and editor of Social Sanity in an Insta WorldBefore that, she wrote for Christianity Today, homeschooled her children, freelanced for a local daily paper, and taught at Trinity Christian College. She earned a BA in English and communication from Dordt University and an MSJ from  Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She lives with her husband and two sons in Kansas City, Missouri. You can reach her at [email protected].

Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. You can find her at JenWilkin.net.

Gretchen Saffles is the author of The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith and the founder of Well-Watered Women, an online ministry that reaches women worldwide with the hope of the gospel. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to study God’s Word, and she longs to see women grasp the fullness of the gospel in everyday life. Gretchen lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.

Melissa Kruger serves as vice president of discipleship programming at The Gospel Coalition. She is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of MotherhoodIn All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy, Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests, Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know, and His Grace Is Enough. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children. She writes at Wits End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Laura Wifler is the cofounder and executive director of Risen Motherhood. She cohosts the popular Risen Motherhood podcast and is coauthor of the best-selling book of the same name. She is author of the best-selling, award-winning children’s book Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer, as well as Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God’s Image in Every Person. Laura, her husband, and her three children live in central Iowa. You can find her on Instagram or at her website.

Stephanie Greer works as a gospel worker for ONE HOPE serving at The Garden Church in Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow her on Twitter.

Ana Ávila works as a senior writer for Coalición por el Evangelio and consulting scholar for Blueprint 1543. She is the creator and host of Piensa Podcast and has a undergraduate degree in clinical biochemistry and a diploma in biblical studies. Ana is the author of Make the Most of Your Time: A Practical Guide to Honoring God With Your Day. She was born in Mexico and now lives in Guatemala with her husband and their two sons. You can find her on YouTubeTwitter, and Instagram.

Emily Jensen is an author, a podcaster, and the cofounder and content director of the Risen Motherhood ministry. Emily is the coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments and the author of He Is Strong: Devotions for When You Feel Weak. Emily lives in central Iowa with her husband and their five children.



Ruth Chou Simons is a best-selling and award-winning author of several books and Bible studies. She is an artist, entrepreneur, podcaster, and speaker, using each platform to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through social media, her online shoppe, and the GraceLaced Collective community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are parents to six boys.





Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

History: Understanding the Story of Social Media

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

Identity: Embracing Your Limits

Jen Wilkin

Emotions: Guarding Your Heart

Gretchen Saffles

Discernment: Choosing the Better Portion

Melissa Kruger

Influence: Following Wisdom

Laura Wifler

Relationships: Loving Well

Stephanie Greer

Rhythms: Reclaiming Your Time

Ana Ãvila

Decisions: Choosing to Stay or Go

Emily Jensen

Posting Well

Ruth Chou Simons