The Jill Monaco Show
CONVERSATIONS THAT INSPIRE YOU TO LOVE WELL
Are you one of the singles who need to feel understood? How do you process the hardships in your life alone? Do you wonder why there are so many singles who are looking for a community but there aren’t a lot of places to find it? My podcast guest today with Kate Hurley will make you laugh at the silly things singles hear and be touched by her struggles with depression and chronic sickness.
Kate Hurley was a touring musician for 14 years, playing everywhere from castles in Germany to villages in India to 15,000 people hippie gatherings. She has made 5 solo albums, including an upcoming live worship album. Her voice ushers you into the presence of God. I have her album on repeat. She had a popular blog on singleness for many years and wrote a book called Getting Naked Later: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life (formerly Cupid is a Procrastinator). Both titles just crack me up. And it reflects the witty person Kate is too.
Today we talk about singleness but if you’re married don’t tune out because Kate is now dating and has more to say about being in a relationship. This is a perfect podcast to share with a single friend who needs to know they are not alone in their struggles with being single. Kate shares her struggles with being single with chronic illness, her fight against depression, and how she’s encountered the love of God in amazing ways. She will share some biblical insight from her book Getting Naked Later, why she wrote this for singles, and what God has taught her about not being able to have children of her own.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE
- How do you long and let go at the same time?
- Being real about pain, disappointments, and struggles
- Her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts
- How God takes hardship and makes it beautiful
- Struggling with chronic sickness while single
- What married people wish singles knew
- What she’s learning from her current relationship
- The journey of wanting children and why she calls it the tragedy of her life
- Why it’s okay to grieve the loss of things and what we can expect from God in that place
- The difference between closing a chapter and turning a page
- Some details about what is in her book, Getting Naked Later