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A Christian dating blog for believers

Christian dating blog’s are becoming more popular than ever before. Not just because of the faith and focus on Jesus, but also because of how simple it is to create a blog these days. Our blog focuses on dating and relationship advice with tips for single Christians from Friendsfirst and much more.

Dating guru reveals little known secret to meeting more people

Dating guru reveals little known secret to meeting more people,  and getting more dates… By Katharine Gray If you’re like most people, you’ll be looking for the quickest way to find your dream soul mate. Not sending spam, you’re too smart for that, but...

Grace by Sheila Jacobs

I’m always amazed at the way Jesus treated people with such grace. I have often spoken (and written) about the woman at the well’s encounter with Jesus (see John 4), but it’s interesting to look at the way He dealt not just with strangers, but with His...

Where do you live?

Where do you live? Many members tell us that they aren’t even getting to make friends with other members because of where they live – i.e. they live too far away from the person they’ve contacted. We had a piece of written feedback about this recently...

Something Better

Something better I love the stories of Jesus in the Gospels. Jesus doesn’t change; He treats people today as He treated them when He walked the earth. So we can learn about how God interacts with us by looking at how Jesus interacted with people on a...

The importance of listening

Dating Lesson - The Importance of Listening Did you play the childhood game called “Chinese Whispers”? Listening is one of the most powerful social skills in our possession, and despite early lessons (or games) on its importance, mastering it can take a...

Hope when it Hurts by Kristen Wetherall and Sarah Walton

Hope when it hurts by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton Hope when it hurts is a fabulous devotional book for hurting people and it’s refreshing because the two authors are still in the midst of suffering so they write from real experience. The book is...

Bite Sized Goals

Bite Sized Goals Finding a soul mate is no different in many ways to wanting a great job, or wanting to move to a nicer house or anything else we want in life that is significant. Achieving any of these things is helped if we set ourselves some goals....

Being Still by Sheila Jacobs

Recently, I was spending some time with the Lord and I saw ‘a picture’. Sometimes God does speak to us in dreams, visions and ‘pictures’, and so I took notice of what I was ‘seeing’. I saw a pretty cottage at first. But then I noticed that someone had...

The Essential is Invisible

  For those of you who did any research into friends1st before you joined (you did do that didn’t you?!) you’ll probably be aware that I have been writing newsletters, blogs and archives for our members for a long time (well like 17 years now!). I guess...

A lot like Eve by Joanna Jepson – Book review

A Lot Like Eve by Joanna Jepson Joanna Jepson was born with a facial deformity that led to her being mercilessly bullied through childhood and adolescence whilst a strict evangelical upbringing imposed further challenges. Reconstructive facial surgery...

Walking backwards to Christmas

Walking Backwards to Christmas Walking Backwards to Christmas gives you a new and grown-up perspective on the Nativity story you first encountered in school and church Nativity plays. Stephen Cottrell gets you back into the real meaning of the childhood...

Getting the most out of events

Events - making the most of them I hosted one of our events near Stratford upon Avon and took the opportunity to observe how different attendees ‘behaved’ during the event and thought that sharing a bit of what I noticed might be useful to everyone –...

First impressions

First impressions - they’re so important You probably know the saying: “You only have one chance to create a first impression” and you’ll know how true it is. First impressions count! So if you’ve only got one chance to make a first impression then...

Profile compatability

Profile compatability How to assess if someone is compatible with you based on reading their profile I’ve rarely met anyone who is capable of reserving judgement about someone they meet until they have truly got to know them. It seems that all of us do...

Identification

Identification   Discover the best ways to meet single Christians facebook Twitter Pinterest RSS...

The Journey

The Journey - By Sheila Jacobs Recently, I was asked to go on a walk with a friend. Now, this wasn’t just an ‘ordinary’ walk. This was a proper walk.  An organised one.  And it was advertised as ‘five and a half miles’. That seemed like a journey!...

Just how open to God are you?

Open to God It’s my passionate belief that as Christians we have access to the maker of the Universe – to a God who can do absolutely anything. He can move mountains – and do things in our lives that are wondrous and ‘unbelievable’ to non believers. ...

Vegetables – An analogy about the sexes

Vegetables - An analogy about the sexes (An article for women only!) I’ve been wondering quite a lot recently why men and women approach dating so differently, and particularly why so many of the women on our books say there are no decent men ‘out...

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