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Kate Hurley

Kate Hurley is a singer songwriter, teacher, and writer. She has played and taught everywhere from German castles to Indian slums to 20,000 people hippie gatherings. She writes for the popular blog The Sexy Celibate ( and is the author of the book "Cupid Is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life" Which you can buy on Amazon. She also works with the poor and marginalized under Beta Communities, a missional community, and runs Mercy Projects, a non-profit, with which she makes projects to raise funds for charities that work with children.

Single at Christmas: A Love / Hate Story

Dear Christmas, I am writing this letter to tell you how I feel. I have been bottling up these emotions for most of my adult life. It is time to show up and tell my truth to you. To put it bluntly: I love you and I hate you. The early years with you were so memorable. We would get …

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6 (Totally Lame) Reasons It’s Good To Be Single On Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day—again. Reminders are everywhere: People kissing in public more often than usual. Co-workers gushing about the surprise dates their spouses are planning. Facebook is laden with people professing undying love for their new girlfriend, their husband of 20 years, or even their favorite pet! (I wonder if these people think they’re off the Valentine’s Day hook because of a post that took them 35 seconds …

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Why It Stinks To Be Unintentionally Overlooked

In the movie Bridget Jones, Bridget is having dinner with some pretentious married people. One of them says to her, “Bridget, why do you think there are so many people over 30 and single these days?” Bridget looks her straight in the face and says, “Well, I guess it doesn’t hurt that we have scales under our clothes.” We singles often …

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A Letter From Cinderella To Peter Pan

Letter From Cinderella to Peter Pan Dear Peter, We have now been on three dates. I loved our time flying to Never Never Land. (I especially liked it the second time, when Wendy didn’t tag along.) Flying with you was so romantic. My heart has been fluttery for days. I must admit that I got my hopes up. I have given …

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Throw Away Your List (Or Just Rewrite It)

I have a journal that I started when I was 20 for my husband. I poured my heart out to this journal. What was in my heart at the time was a considerable amount of romantic nonsense. Tucked away in that journal was “the list.” All you females out there, and probably even a lot of the males, you know exactly …

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Mary Remembers: A Poem For Easter

She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she did not recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?’”Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where he is and I will go and get him.” “Mary!” Jesus …

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