Getting Naked Later: A Guide for the Fully Clothed

Getting Naked Later A Guide for the Fully Clothed It s your eighth wedding this year You are livening up the dance floor with a stirring rendition of YMCA when suddenly the moment comes that separates the crowd The slow dance This one s for pairs Yo

  • Title: Getting Naked Later: A Guide for the Fully Clothed
  • Author: Kate Hurley
  • ISBN: 9781938633140
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s your eighth wedding this year You are livening up the dance floor with a stirring rendition of YMCA when suddenly, the moment comes that separates the crowd The slow dance This one s for pairs You are not a pair You thought you would be married much sooner, but it hasn t worked out that way You are trying to make sense of the unexpected single life.For single yoIt s your eighth wedding this year You are livening up the dance floor with a stirring rendition of YMCA when suddenly, the moment comes that separates the crowd The slow dance This one s for pairs You are not a pair You thought you would be married much sooner, but it hasn t worked out that way You are trying to make sense of the unexpected single life.For single young adults who are trying to find balance between contentment with the life they have and a desire to find their match made in heaven, Cupid is a Procrastinator is a source of comfort, relief, challenge, and inspiration Join Kate Hurley in the story of friends who give horrible advice, Amish dating practices, being a bridesmaid times than anyone should, and learning to trust God when you don t understand His plan.Kate doesn t offer a magic formula that will bring your spouse to you, nor does she ask you to be content with your gift of singleness With candid humor and refreshing honesty, she shares her own struggles and discoveries as a single person and invites you to come with her on a journey toward hope.

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    1. RESEÑA EN ESPAÑOL COMPLETASingle people: Welcome to the club!For all those people who feel that the years go faster than they should, and that the wishes of finding the perfect partner are far: read this book.Kate Hurley exposes us realistically, sometimes raw and censorship, the single life and the struggles versus married people. The classic answers and advice other people say, and often without knowing it, they strengthen the thoughts of loneliness that may cross our heads.It seems that jus [...]

    2. I read this book several moons ago now, and I hesitated to review it because I had loved it so much that I didn't think I could do it justice. In the inhospitable landscape of dating advice, we all might need Kate's words to reassure us. I needed her straight-talk, and her sense of humor, and her strong grip on both spirituality *and* reality. Particularly, I needed her bravery when she said that while singleness is certainly no curse, it's also hard. It's probably harder for a mature adult sing [...]

    3. Me likey :) Honest and hopeful book for singles, written by single who is suffering and trying to find a sense and value in being unvoluntarily single when desiring companionship and marriage. Authoress Kate Hurley is very authentic because she wears no mask in front of her readers, or more - her friends, because that is what you have become. When she suffers, she says it. When she she feels hopeful and loved, she says it as well. If you are suffering from your singleness, you dont have to hide [...]

    4. Yeah Sometimes being single sucks but I didn't like the self-pity tone that was so heavy in this book ,It made me feel kinda depressed .I understand how much hard it is to be single and to be under pressure to get married but worrying and freaking out and wallowing in self-pity never helped What I liked most though is the strength of the author's faith and choosing to believe in God's goodness and to be grateful for what she already has .I think most women are like sticking to schedule I should [...]

    5. I was surprised by how much I liked this book, and especially by how relateable I found it. As an "old married woman" one could perhaps claim that I am not the intended target audience of this book, but even so I discovered that Kate Hurley had words of wisdom for me as well, and I found myself highlighting passages all over the place.Because in the end, Kate Hurley's book is about "hope deferred" (Proverbs 13:12). For Kate Hurley, Cupid turned out to be a procrastinator. Others may be waiting o [...]

    6. Being honest: I enjoyed this book. I really did BUT, -yeah, there is a but-I don't agree with the author in some little aspects, maybe because we're from different cultures and we live in totally different realitiesEVER, -as I said- I really enjoyed this book. Was funny, pretty honest and make me smile in some references that I completely understand -I mean, we're singles, right?-.Although this may seem like a book for desperate singles, you don't have to be one for read this book.It helped me t [...]

    7. Review to come. I need to discuss this with Sarah. :)--2018This book never fails to teach and remind me of who I am, and whose I am.

    8. Quite simply the best book I have ever read on being a single Christian. *I read an ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.

    9. As a regular reader of Kate Hurley's blog thesexycelibate, I knew before this book was even published that I'd want to read it. Her writing on the blog is poetic, piercing, sometimes filled with raw emotion but pretty much shot through with the desire to glorify God and love others despite -- or sometimes by way of -- her singleness.Hurley is around 36 years old at the time of writing, a Christian songwriter who's slowly letting go of the fierce desire she feels for a husband and family. She bec [...]

    10. This book is written by one of my favorite bloggers The Sexy Celibate. Kate Hurley is authentic, funny, and inspiring as she shares her reluctant journey with singleness into her 30s. So many authors writing on being single either gloss over the hard times or move toward complaint & bitterness. Kate avoids both extremes. She gives a much needed voice & validation to the hurt & lonliness of being single and shares her deepest desires with refreshing vulberability and honesty. She does [...]

    11. (Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book!)I have never highlighted so many paragraphs in a book in a long time. Cupid is a Procrastinator by Kate Hurley is a fantastic book. This book is on the topic of being single. I have read a number of books regarding the topic of dating and purity, but none of them have affected me the way in which this book has. Kate does a wonderful job at describing her life as a single woman and how that has affected her daily life. She also makes comparisons on wh [...]

    12. *I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Yes. Yes to this book, this author, these words - YES.I desperately wish Cupid Is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life had been the book I'd read about singleness years ago. I have been married for nearly 10 years but had no idea of the baggage I carried from growing up in the same era and setting as Kate Hurley. She is witty and snarky and serious and lovely in her writing, and I was ch [...]

    13. As a divorced woman, I'm not quite her target audience - Cupid hit me at age 19 and that didn't work out so well. That said, I enjoyed Kate Hurley's honest discussion of the emotions that many single (and single-again) people experience. The rant chapter tickled me, and I particularly appreciated her thoughts on being willing to find "family" relationships outside of marital or biological relationships.It could have used some more careful editing - as a copy editor, it was hard not to wince at m [...]

    14. I knew nothing about this book before a friend suggested it other than it was by a Christian blogger. But I will admit, the title did catch my interest and pique my curiosity. I started reading not really knowing what to expect.When she started talking about ministering to the Rainbow Family, I wasn't sure what to think. That may be because they are gathering just miles from where I live and have been in the news a lot lately.I had a hard time rating this book. I settled three stars because I sk [...]

    15. Thank you to Netgalley and Harvest House for the ARC! Honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Normally I read books on singleness through one squinty eye, ready to be offended at the first sign that the author's take on singleness is that "singleness = waiting for our future husbands" and so forth, but this book isn't like that. It's an honest take on the experience of long-term adult singleness, and Hurley nails down most of the biggest issues that singles face. Best of all, she has a fi [...]

    16. This is the first honest, funny, real, Jesus - centered book on singleness that I have read and I'm so very thankful that Kate wrote it. Often books on singleness - whether the theology of singleness or how to be a good single person (whatever that means) - can be filed under the word "trite." This one does not fall into that category. The author is winsome and bold and honest in a way that made me feel like I was sitting in her living room, weeping and rejoicing as we talked about our lives. If [...]

    17. Being a single adult is not easy. I love to Kate Hurley’s book Cupid is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life captures that.She starts off confronting a common, easy misconception: we are less because we’re alone. She moves into advice to and from married folks, and ends with ways to seize this season the best we can.She writes “All of us desire three basic things: to be loved for who we are to feel like we’re valuable, and to know we’re not alone.”I love how h [...]

    18. Honest and real. This book seems to be classified as a book for Christians, but I found it more to be a book for humans, single and shacked up.This is the first book about singles that doesn't just make you feel like it's ok that you're still waiting for your spouse, boyfriend, soulmate or whatever. This is a book about being ok with being single, about the good and the bad of a single status. It's empowering to feel like you're normal, not too picky, too unlovable, too crazy or 'too something' [...]

    19. I've found the topic of singleness and dating has been coming up a lot in my life the past few weeks, so I was intrigued when this book was recommended to me. It's definitely a book that discusses the subject from a Christian viewpoint, but it's much less idealistic and pious than most other books I've read by Christian authors. Kate Hurley is real about her own experiences and opinions about dating and singleness without being ultra-religious or demeaning. I don't agree with all of her views, b [...]

    20. Where has this book been the last three years?! Singleness is something I accept some days and loathe others. This book addresses issues nobody wants to talk about, especially within the church. Kate Hurley is bold, vulnerable, relatable, witty, and entertaining; everything an author should be when writing a book like this. This book is unique, insightful, and refreshing. It has changed me and challenged me in several areas of my life. I'm sure I'll be rereading it soon. A definite must read for [...]

    21. If you are weary of those singles' books filled with glib mate-snagging advice or books that urge you to embrace the "gift of singleness," this book is for you. Kate is that witty, hospitable friend who invites you to peek into her life. You will find her to be good company, and you'll find this book to be a refreshing reminder that you are not alone in your journey. She offers insights into Scripture, thought-provoking questions, relatable stories, and most of all, her friendship on the pages o [...]

    22. Quick read on my day off because it sounded more interesting than the book I am prepping to teach. Funny, but doesn't re-invent the wheel. I did like the rant chapter, though. It gives me hope that someday I can write a whole ranting book and it might maybe get published.A slightly snarky survivor of the "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" Christian dating advice of the 90s, Kate Hurley gives her anecdotal wisdom about singleness as a Christian woman in her mid-thirties.

    23. (Thanks to Netgalley for the advance copy!) Ms. Hurley has written a disarmingly honest, candid look at how she experiences extended singleness. We've experienced singlehood fairly differently, but while I didn't personally relate to much of the book (being fairly resolutely single), I daresay many Christian singles will. She provides encouragement without false hope and empty platitudes, and never fails to point back to the ultimate source of meaning - Jesus.

    24. I feel like Kate and I would be such good friends in real life. At times the book was a little too cynical for me but overall it was great. I love her thoughts on singleness, challenges for singles and married alike, and suggestions for how to live out in the calling God has you in be it for now or forever.

    25. I liked this one! I wasn't sure what I'd think, as I have read the author's blog from the begging, so didn't know if there would be a lot of new information in the book. But it was great, and it really made me sit down and think about life as a single Christian over 30 as I've not really done before. I recommend it!

    26. This was an okay book. Parts were humorous, relatable, and encouraging; but, there were other things that just didn't sit well with me. I liked how the book was written in a friendly way and that the author was very honest about her feelings of being single. *I received a free e-copy via NetGalley for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions express are my own.*

    27. Would have been 3.5 stars if that were a possibility - I enjoyed the author's vulnerability and openness. And also because each time she approached the precipice of cliché or soppiness she'd reign herself in and pull it back, which resembles pretty closely how I like to chat about things with people too. This is a funny and somewhat insightful book that I'd recommend to all.

    28. *I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*I really enjoyed this book. It is nice to read that I am not still the only single person out there. Sometimes it feels like it. I liked Kate's humor and complete honesty in this book.

    29. Appreciated her honesty and humour and her willingness to say it as it is. I loved her perspective and the hope she proclaims within her own struggle. While reading, I had to recognize that my own desires differ from hers but the root of disappointment is still the same. All in all a great read.

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