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Christian Dating Blog

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Articles and advice on friendship and dating for single Christians to help them meet others, date successfully and find a wonderful partner. Our blog focuses on dating and relationship advice with tips for single Christians from friendsfirst’s founder Katharine Gray and other guest bloggers.

 
Love in His image

Love in His image

Love In His Image: 7 Rules for Christian Dating As a Christian man or woman with a devout focus on God’s place in our daily lives - navigating the waters of modern dating can be tricky indeed. The place of faith and God within the context of a new relationship can...

Learning from the Book of Ruth

Learning from the Book of Ruth

Learning from The Book of Ruth – a Bible Study   with thanks to Michelle Taylor for this material given at the Dating Academy in 2018.  In order to get the most from this study article, please read the book of Ruth in the Bible. It’s 4 short chapters. What has...

The Path of Life

The Path of Life

The Path Of Life There's a lovely verse in Psalm 16:11, which says simply, 'You will show me the path of life;’. Jesus' own life gives us a pattern to follow in many ways. He was born into a family, tended by parents, had brothers and sisters, learnt a trade and...

The A-Z of Christian Dating – I is for….

The A-Z of Christian Dating – I is for….

The A to Z of Christian Dating Less of I – More of U.  More than any other time in history, we live in a world that is dominated by ‘I’ being at the centre of my own universe. We are more conscious of our rights and expect them to be met. Perhaps as a result, we are a...

The Rainbow

The Rainbow

The Rainbow   A simple but profound way of saying thanks to all those who are so self-giving at this time has been is to applaud our NHS helpers and carers. Likewise, for children to make pictures of rainbows to give to others - particularly those in hospital,...

Making the most of Lockdown

Making the most of Lockdown

Making the most of Lockdown  It is just a month since we all entered lockdown and it’s hard to comprehend how quickly our lives have changed. One minute everything was normal and the next – totally unexpectedly – everything had changed. We might have longed for some...

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Book by Charlie Mackesy Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse was an instant favourite with our booksellers. A book to bring people together, Charlie Mackesy’s inspirational paintings and...

Dating Anxiety

Dating Anxiety

5 Ways to Overcome Christian Dating Anxiety We found this wonderful article by Shannon Kolakowski which covers many anxiety topics but also social and Christian dating anxiety which we thought you may find really helpful. Anxiety disorders are the most common...

Are you Single?

Are you Single?

Dating Advice - How to find out if a Christian stranger is single or not   We are always encouraging members to get out to as many social events as they can with the view to meeting new people. There are so many opportunities to do this – whether in Christian...

The A – Z of Christian Dating – H

The A – Z of Christian Dating – H

The A – Z of Christian Dating - H is for Hope in Christian Dating   If you are just starting out in your dating journey then chances are you are filled with hope.  This article is aimed more towards people who have been dating for a while, who perhaps are wondering if...

Updates & Hard Work

Updates & Hard Work

Have you been on a dating Christian rollercoaster lately? I’m writing this at the end of February after probably the busiest six weeks that I have had for a long time and a roller coaster of a journey which included my husband losing his mother and the long planned...

The Dating Manifesto

The Dating Manifesto

The Dating Manifesto - By Lisa Anderson   Finally, a no-holds-barred word on Christians searching for love, dating, preparing for marriage and maximizing singleness from someone who's actually living it. For Christians searching for love The Dating Manifesto is a...

Is Dating Messing You Up?

Is Dating Messing You Up?

  Is Dating Messing You Up?  This article is taken from notes made at our Dating Academy when we were extremely fortunate to have Anthony Delaney speak to the group. He spoke from his experience of dating prior to becoming a Christian, and then his experience of...

The A-Z of Christian Dating – G

The A-Z of Christian Dating – G

The A – Z of Christian Dating - G In this A-Z of Christian dating - G IS FOR GIRD YOUR LOINS Dating let alone looking for a Christian partner and dating is hard work for the majority of people.  You might be the lucky exception but don’t expect it to be that way. ...

The Power of Letter Writing

The Power of Letter Writing

The Power of Letter Writing I am a passionate believer in the power of letters. Though I don’t write so many myself nowadays (though I still do write some) it is still a form of communication which I think is very special, totally unique and creates a very strong bond...

Make 2020 Different!

Make 2020 Different!

What will 2020 bring you? It’s January 2020 and another brand new year is upon us. It’s a good time to take stock – look back to what 2019 held – what you planned to make happen and what did happen. Did you do all that you wanted to do? Did you develop yourself in any...

Joseph and the Three Gifts

Joseph and the Three Gifts

Joseph and the Three Gifts: An Angel's story By Brian Sibley My husband brought this book back from the CRE Exhibition and read it aloud to me in one sitting. It’s brilliantly written, thought provoking and tearful. I would highly recommend it.  Although we are all...

THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN FINDING A LIFETIME PARTNER

THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN FINDING A LIFETIME PARTNER

  THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN FINDING A LIFETIME PARTNER With thanks to Eveyln (8984) for this article; the Role of Prayer in Finding a Lifetime Partner. Love is something everyone desires to find. It is a blessing which believers and non-believers crave to have. It is...

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Katharine Gray

Katharine Gray

friendsfirst's founder and Director

I’m Katharine, founder of friendsfirst, the UK’s longest running, and largest off-line, Christian friendship and introduction agency. My amazing team and I provide direct coaching, personal support and introductions to single Christians in the UK and Ireland.

Hundreds of people have married through friendsfirst and many babies have been born, including triplets!

I have a huge passion and energy for life, believing that life is a wonderful gift from God that should be lived to its fullest. When I’m not matchmaking, I like to live on the edge by riding sport horses and leaping large hedges.

I’m happily married to someone who’s completely different to my wish list and I count my blessings every day that he asked me to tie the knot!

I believe God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. If they aren’t there, God hasn’t finished yet…

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