Jay Hurt

Jay Hurt is the author of The 9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship-for Singles. Personal experience, a liberation through faith and an appreciation for his perspective led Jay to share his insight on relationships. Dealing with challenging topics by confronting them with faith and common sense, Jay aspires to share wisdom to help others become fulfilled and blessed in their relationships. Jay lives in Nashville, TN and has two daughters, Kristina and Jalen.

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How Long is Too Long to be Just Dating?

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How Long is Too Long to be Just Dating?

Many women have asked me how long is too long to be dating or when they should expect to see their relationship take a step to the next level.  Decisions like this have to be a topic of conversation in the relationship.  As a man, if I’m OK with where we stand, or I don’t […]

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Single Parents: 4 Things Your Kids Are Learning from Your Relationships

Filed in Relationships by on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Single Parents: 4 Things Your Kids Are Learning from Your Relationships

As a single father, I’m always careful about who I date, who I bring around my children and deciding the right time to bring that special someone around my children.  Those are important concerns to think about when raising a child.  Your children deserve to see you happy and in a productive relationship.  Not only […]

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Write It, Post It, Speak It, Live It!

Filed in Relationships by on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Write It, Post It, Speak It, Live It!

A couple of years ago, I re-started an exercise, which was posting my objectives on an annual basis.  One of my aspirations was to be married by the end of that year.  I had a huge “post-it note” type of sticker attached to the wall in my bedroom.  Every morning, I awoke looking at that […]

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Impose Your Will To Realize Your Dreams!

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Impose Your Will To Realize Your Dreams!

Growing up in the Southeast, you could have mistaken me for a kid from Harlem that grew up next to Rucker Park if you only knew me by how much basketball I played.  I was severely addicted to the game.  I was a point guard and although I was just an average player, there was […]

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Taking Applications

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Taking Applications

A friend of mine was nice enough to share with me a comment she ran across as she was posting to her blog.  The comment read “I am a 65 year-old black man who wishes I was married, but I have never been married and it appears to me that I will never be married […]

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Financial Friday: Combining Lives and Money

Filed in Financial Friday, Relationships by on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Financial Friday:  Combining Lives and Money

Marriage is more than just a union of two people; it’s a union of two lives and everything in those lives.  It’s about more than just the romantic side.  It’s about combining lifestyles, families and philosophies about everything from parenting to health and wellness. One very important “meeting of the minds” has to be on […]

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The Importance of Forgiveness

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The Importance of Forgiveness

As a relationship coach and someone who writes for the premier matchmaker in the country, I have the tools and resources to deal with relationship issues not only for others but in my own situations as well.  Before I decided to take this journey to study and learn about the science of relationships, how they […]

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Rejection: A Positive Change in Direction

Filed in Relationships by on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Rejection: A Positive Change in Direction

Recently, I was discussing a situation with a client where he is in turmoil with his wife and family.  He got married a few years ago and he already had a daughter from a previous relationship which he brought to the marriage.  At some point, communication and trust broke down within the relationship.  Not long […]

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Financial Friday: How to Survive Black Friday (and the other holidays this time of year)

Filed in Financial Friday, Relationships by on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Financial Friday:  How to Survive Black Friday (and the other holidays this time of year)

Many of us in America feel that Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season.  I beg to differ.  I believe Black Friday is the second official holiday in the holiday season.  I have friends and family who prepare for Black Friday well in advance of preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  They […]

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Cultivating Healthy Relationships

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Cultivating Healthy Relationships

When we talk about relationships, we often talk about all of the things we do wrong and all of the mistakes we make.  Let’s discuss moving forward with relationships that have a good foundation and can grow into what we would like for them to be. Finding Good Ground We want to have not only […]

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Enhanced Dating Techniques

Filed in Relationships by on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Enhanced Dating Techniques

There are a lot of singles out there who are looking for ways to have better relationships and take charge of their dating lives. The key takeaway here is not about finding the perfect mate; the pathway to finding the right person is learning how to date properly. Let’s start with three important components for […]

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Jay Hurt – Author, Relationship Coach & Motivational Speaker

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Jay Hurt – Author, Relationship Coach & Motivational Speaker

Do you long for a healthy, happy relationship? Are you looking for a holistic, faith-based approach to making healthy relationship choices? I’m Jay, Relationship Coach and author of The 9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship. I work with singles & couples who want to learn healthy habits that honor God and their relationships. I can […]

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9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship (for Singles)

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9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship (for Singles)

A tenet is a principle or belief. In my book, I’ve outlined a practical approach to  building and maintaining a Godly, healthy relationship through the wisdom found in 9 common sense tenets. When these principles are applied, even in part, you’ll begin to see remarkable changes in yourself that can lead to a solid, lasting […]

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I Believe

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I Believe

Everything is possible for him who believes!  Mark 9:23 I believe it’s possible to change. I believe it’s possible to leave old habits behind and build upon new principles. I believe it’s possible to build a Godly, healthy, happy, lasting relationship! I believe because I’ve seen others do it. I believe because I have changed […]

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Impress…or Depressed?!

Filed in Relationships by on October 30, 2012 1 Comment
Impress…or Depressed?!

Gentlemen, I don’t think there is enough content for men about relationships. I will contribute to change this less than equitable behavior. Let’s start with a topic which I find intriguing to say the least:  How to impress a woman. What should we do to impress a woman? What do we say? How do we […]

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Dating for Single Parents

Filed in Relationships by on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dating for Single Parents

It’s been soooo long! The blessings I have received since I have done my last blog are too many to count! I won’t go this long again without blogging, so I hope you enjoy this and many more to come! In the interim, among many other things, I have been working toward my certification as […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Filed in Relationships by on March 30, 2011 1 Comment
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Wow! Now, I’m fully engulfed in social media, trying to manage multiple platforms to reach my audience, speaking on radio stations, invitations to speak with book clubs, etc. Can I stop for a moment to Praise Him?! Maybe I do a little of this in every blog, but when you are me and you have […]

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Lack of Options? More of a Lack of Patience…

Filed in Relationships by on March 5, 2011 0 Comments
Lack of Options? More of a Lack of Patience…

It’s still so amazing, just how good God is to us. He put this book in my heart, opened the windows of Heaven to pour out his goodness, now I have book reviews flowing in, Radio and TV stations inquiring for interviews and a recent article which is upcoming soon in an online magazine. Again, […]

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When is Too Late, Really Too Late?

Filed in Relationships by on February 12, 2011 1 Comment
When is Too Late, Really Too Late?

I hope everyone is doing well. Again, it’s a very exciting time for me. My book is out on booksamillion.com, barnesandnoble.com, pendiumpublishing.com and hopefully soon to be in Barnes and Noble stores around the country. I have reviews which we be available on some sites soon, and I will give links to those once they […]

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Definitely Worth Waiting For

Filed in Relationships by on January 29, 2011 0 Comments
Definitely Worth Waiting For

Ok, so it’s been a long time, I know. I have been away, getting my ducks lined up for Valentine’s Day. Yep, that’s the day the book comes out, and everyone can get so much more insight on ways to enhance your relationship, “for singles.” I’m so excited to finally get the complete message out. […]

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