Jen Hatmaker Quotes

This is a compilation of my favorite Jen Hatmaker quotes.

Jennifer Lynn Hatmaker is a television presenter, speaker, blogger and author. Jen has really been a source of inspiration to many people through her articles, books and television programs. She has been featured in Christian Today magazine and she is also the host of a television series titled “Your Big Family Renovation”.

As an author, Jen Hatmaker has written multiple best-selling books like For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, Of Mess and Moxie, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess and many others.

Here are some inspirational Jen Hatmaker quotes to help you become the best version of yourself:

Best Jen Hatmaker Quotes

best Jen Hatmaker quotes

1. Grief cannot be sidestepped; it must be endured. -Jen Hatmaker

2. Nothing hurts worse or steals more joy than broken relationships. We can heal and hurt each other, and we do. -Jen Hatmaker

3. You have no other responsibility than to represent Jesus well, which should leave that person feeling absurdly loved, welcomed, cherished. -Jen Hatmaker

4. People may hate us because of Jesus, but they should never hate Jesus because of us. The way we treat others should lead them to only one conclusion. -Jen Hatmaker

5. We should not cushion every blow. This is life. Learning to deal with struggle and to develop responsibility is crucial. A good parent prepares the child for the path, not the path for the child. We can still demonstrate gentle and attached parenting without raising children who melt on a warm day.

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6. Love God, love people. Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly. Treat people as you want to be treated. If you want to be great, be a servant. -Jen Hatmaker

7. Love means saying to someone else’s story or pain or anger or experience: “I’m listening. Tell me more.” Love refuses to deny or dismantle another’s perspective simply because I don’t share it. -Jen Hatmaker

8. If you move with the blessing of your people, marvelous. But even if you don’t, this is your one life, and fear, approval, and self-preservation are terrible reasons to stay silent, stay put, stay sidelined. -Jen Hatmaker

9. I don’t like when people minimize their gifts. There is a difference between humility and insecurity, and self-effacement does no one any favors. We teach our watching children to doubt and excuse and diminish themselves. -Jen Hatmaker

10. The Christian cliché “love the sinner, hate the sin” is problematic because it is always long on judgment and short on love. People sense that deeply; they understand when a relationship is fundamentally unsafe, precariously balanced on a scale of disapproval. -Jen Hatmaker

Inspirational Jen Hatmaker Quotes

inspirational Jen Hatmaker quotes

11. Flatten your feet, because nothing in your life is too dead for resurrection. -Jen Hatmaker

12. We are not promised a pain-free life but are given the tools to survive: God and people. It is enough. -Jen Hatmaker

13. We can heal and hurt each other, and we do. I’m hoping to help lead a tribe that does more healing and less hurting. I consider that my job. -Jen Hatmaker

14. You are doing a wonderful job. Parenting is mind-numbingly hard and no one is perfect at it and we’ll all jack a thousand parts, yet somehow, against all odds, it will be enough. -Jen Hatmaker

15. Be kind. Be you. Love Jesus.

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16. You do not have to be who you were, who you have been. If you have a dream brewing, I hope to throw light all over it. -Jen Hatmaker

17. If you encounter a new idea or perspective, I hope you feel free enough to consider it. If you need to bury an old label, girl, here is a shovel. You can care about new things and new people and new beginnings, and until you are dead in the ground, you are not stuck. -Jen Hatmaker

18. Wise women know what to hold onto and what to release, and how to walk confidently in their choices—no regrets, no apologies, no guilt. I deeply believe God wants this freedom for us. Scripture instructs us to live presently and joyfully, resisting worry and believing Jesus set us free for freedom’s sake. -Jen Hatmaker

19. We have no obligation to endure or enable certain types of certain toxic relationships. The Christian ethic muddies these waters because we attach the concept of long-suffering to these damaging connections. We prioritize proximity over health, neglecting good boundaries and adopting a Savior role for which we are ill-equipped. -Jen Hatmaker

20. Trust me, no one wants a perfect friend who can’t offer a minute of transparency. We can get that on Pinterest. Our souls ache for real people in real homes with real kids and real lives. We may carefully curate online identities with well-chosen pictures and selective information, but doing so leaves us starving for something true. I seek only friends who bleed and sweat and laugh and cry. Don’t fear your humanity; it is your best offering. -Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaer Of Mess And Moxie Quotes

Jen Hatmaker Of Mess And Moxie quotes

21. You are not anyone’s savior; you are a sister. -Jen Hatmaker

22. Love refuses to deny or dismantle another’s perspective simply because I don’t share it. -Jen Hatmaker

23. It is one thing to “feel nice feelings” toward the minority voice; it is something else entirely to challenge existing power structures to include the whole variety of God’s people. -Jen Hatmaker

24. People may hate us because of Jesus, but they should never hate Jesus because of us. The way we treat others should lead them to only one conclusion: “If this is how Jesus loves, then I’m in. -Jen Hatmaker

25. Isolation concentrates every struggle. The longer we keep our heartaches tucked away in the dark, the more menacing they become. Pulling them into the light among trusted people who love you is, I swear, 50 percent of the recovery process. -Jen Hatmaker

26. I sincerely believe we are created by a Creator to be creative. This is part of His image we bear, this bringing forth of beauty, life, newness…It looks like art, it looks like music, it looks like community, it looks like splendor. That thing in you that wants to make something beautiful? It is holy. -Jen Hatmaker

27. Motherhood often feels like a game of guilt management. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming and debilitating. Sometimes just a low simmer, but it always feels right there. There is never any shortage of fuel to feed the beast, so the whole mechanism is constantly nourished to administer shame and a general feeling of incompetency. -Jen Hatmaker

28. This life is not a race or a contest, there is enough abundance to go around, your seat at the table is secure, and you have incredible gifts to offer. You are not in competition with your peers.

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29. But even if we disagree, perhaps even strongly, it is still possible to hold a civil dialogue where ideas find their way out into the open. -Jen Hatmaker

30. Worry less about getting recognized and more about becoming good at what you do. Take yourself seriously. Take your art seriously. You are both worth this. -Jen Hatmaker

31. We are never defeated, not even when all the evidence appears to the contrary. If you are still breathing, there is always tomorrow, and it can always be new. You don’t have to be who you were. -Jen Hatmaker

32. You are not pigeonholed into a brand; that is not the way God works. He is on the move, which means, if we are paying attention, we are on the move with Him. It’s so exciting! Possibility and adventure and love and life await us all. -Jen Hatmaker

33. Loved people love people. Forgiven people forgive people. Adored people adore people. Freed people free people. But when we are still locked in our own prisons, it is impossible to crave the liberation of others. Misery prefers company. -Jen Hatmaker

34. You can care about new things and new people and new beginnings, and until you are dead in the ground, you are not stuck. If you move with the blessing of your people, marvelous. But even if you don’t, this is your one life, and fear, approval, and self-preservation are terrible reasons to stay silent, stay put, stay sidelined. -Jen Hatmaker

35. Dialogue is easily spooked, so you must be vigilant against fear, dismissal, manipulation, and apathy—true enemies of safe dialogue. You’ll feel it at first, deep down, the urge to rebut, rebuke, refute. It will be a cold rock in your gut, tempting you to correct or disagree, or to be offended and center yourself in that person’s story. But that instinct can be overcome, and the results of someone feeling heard and respected are immediate and palpable. It takes a fairly high level of humility, empathy, and courage to keep a space open and healthy. It is a developed skill that takes practice. -Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker For The Love Quotes

Jen Hatmaker For The Love quotes

36. A good parent prepares the child for the path, not the path for the child. -Jen Hatmaker

37. Instead of waiting for community, provide it, and you’ll end up with it anyway. -Jen Hatmaker

38. We can have our junk together in a thousand areas, but if we don’t have love, we are totally bankrupt. -Jen Hatmaker

39. I seek only friends who bleed and sweat and laugh and cry. Don’t fear your humanity; it is your best offering. -Jen Hatmaker

40. Our primary defaults are exhaustion and guilt. Meanwhile, we have beautiful lives begging to be really lived, really enjoyed, really applauded. -Jen Hatmaker

41. People will take as much as you will give them, not because they are terrible humans, but because they only want this one slice of you. It doesn’t seem like much to them. -Jen Hatmaker

42. Unattended hurt, anger, and bitterness can destroy even the best marriage. Lean honestly into every hard place, each tender spot, because truthfulness hurts for a minute but silence is the kill shot. -Jen Hatmaker

43. God measures our entire existence by only two things: how we love Him and how we love people.

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44. We need to quit trying to be awesome and instead be wise. -Jen Hatmaker

45. We “love” people the way we “love” ourselves, and if we are not good enough, then no one is. -Jen Hatmaker

46. You’d be surprised how powerful kindness actually is. I am not being dramatic: you can save hearts and lives with grace. -Jen Hatmaker

47. A worthy life means showing up when showing up is the only thing to do. Goodness bears itself out in millions of ordinary ways across the globe, for the rich and poor, the famous and unknown, in enormous measures and tiny, holy moments. -Jen Hatmaker

48. One of the best parts of being human is other humans. It’s true, because life is hard; but people get to show up for one another, as God told us to, and we remember we are loved and seen and God is here and we are not alone. We can’t deliver folks from their pits, but we can sure get in there with them until God does. -Jen Hatmaker

49. The best I offer the world is the truth—my highest gift. What the world does with it is not up to me. I am not in charge of outcomes, opinions, assessments. I am not in the business of damage control. When I present a fabricated version of myself—the self who knows all, is ever certain, always steps strong—we all lose, because I cannot keep up with that lie and neither can you. -Jen Hatmaker

50. Folks who thrive in God’s grace give grace easily, but the self-critical person becomes others-critical. We “love” people the way we “love” ourselves, and if we are not good enough, then no one is. We keep ourselves brutally on the hook, plus our husbands, our kids, our friends, our churches, our leaders, anyone “other.” When we impose unrealistic expectations on ourselves, it’s natural to force them on everyone else. -Jen Hatmaker