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SOCIAL SANITY
IN AN
INSTA WORLD

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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 the suburbs of Chicago, where they are active members of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. 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 passionate about encouraging and equipping women to drink deeply from the well of God’s Word and find their identity and purpose in Christ. She 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. As she shares from her life experiences, Gretchen writes with authenticity and boldness, encouraging women to seek Christ right where they are and live in his abundance. Gretchen lives in Atlanta with her husband, Greg, and two sons, Nolan and Haddon. You can follow Gretchen on Instagram.

Melissa Kruger serves as director of women’s content 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 Motherhood, In All Things: A Nine Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy, Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests, and Wherever You Go, I Want You to KnowHer 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 co-founder of Risen Motherhood and serves as the executive director and co-host of the podcast. She is the co-author of the best-selling book Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope For Everyday Moments, the author of To The Cross I Cling, reflections on a special needs diagnosis, and of the best-selling children’s book Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer. Laura, her husband, and her three children live in central Iowa. You can find her on Instagram or at www.laurawifler.com.

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 the cofounder of Risen Motherhood where she currently serves as the content director and co-host of the podcast. She is also the coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments. Emily, her husband, and their five children reside in central Iowa. You can find her on Instagram @emily___jensen or stay connected through her newsletter at emilyajensen.com.

 

 

Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal best-selling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

INTRODUCTION
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

CHAPTER 1
History: Understanding the Story of Social Media

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

CHAPTER 2
Identity: Embracing Your Limits

Jen Wilkin

CHAPTER 3
Emotions: Guarding Your Heart

Gretchen Saffles

CHAPTER 4
Discernment: Choosing the Better Portion

Melissa Kruger

CHAPTER 5
Influence: Following Wisdom

Laura Wifler

CHAPTER 6
Relationships: Loving Well

Stephanie Greer

CHAPTER 7
Rhythms: Reclaiming Your Time

Ana Ãvila

CHAPTER 8
Decisions: Choosing to Stay or Go

Emily Jensen

AFTERWORD
Posting Well

Ruth Chou Simons