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Kristen Hatton is the author of The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for StudentsFace Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World and Get Your Story Straight. In addition to her own blog, she is a frequent contributor to The Rooted Ministry blog and enCourage women’s blog.

Kristen lives in Oklahoma with her pastor husband and is the mother of three teenage/young adult children. Learn more by visiting her website at

Key points from her interview to consider:

1. Grace is an essential part of parenting well – we go from only serious to members of the ‘silly club’
2. Healthy boundaries sometimes require saying ‘no’ and that’s ok when you consider the long-view of parenting
3. Parents have to be more than a BFF with their kids, it takes courage to hold consistent with your values and beliefs