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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.

 

‘A Case for Christ’ by Lee Strobels

  This book has been strongly promoted at the church I attend. I had been meaning to buy it for a while and then I heard they were showing the film.. It’s set in 1980 (Lee Strobel is still very much alive today) when his award-winning, investigative...

Productivity vs. Procrastination

Confession time: I’m a serial procrastinator. Chances are you might be too. Well at least I  know one of you is – a member who just told me she kept meaning to contact others and go out socially but just hadn’t got round to it yet. Sound familiar. If so read on as...

Katharine on Spirit Radio

  Are you a Christian? Are you single? Are you fed up & frustrated? If you answered Yes to any of these question it might be you are committing one of the Seven Deadly Relationship sins.If you would like to listen to Katharine on Spirit Radio -...

5 Ways to Increase your personal magnetism

  5 Ways to Increase your personal magnetismIncrease personal magnetism some men seem to be imbued with charm and charisma. People follow them and label them natural leaders. Girls talk about all the sparks after going on dates with them. It seems as...

It only takes one

  It only takes one .... When we say, "it only takes one" people tend to think that this is a rehearsed line and are trying to 'fob' members off BUT, Helen's journey proved that it really does take one. We hear the frustrations Helen faced on a daily...

Calling in ‘the One’

Calling in the one One of our Dating Academy members recently read a book which has inspired them greatly and I wanted to share it with you. Whether you are curled up in front of the fire on a winters eve or looking for a holiday read we really would...

Dating Lessons

Dating Lessons Dating Lessons - Maintaining a relationship is hard work, whether it is with a friend or a lover. The early days are rightfully called the honeymoon period of any relationship, with long conversations, sharing of interests, and general...

Sidholme Christian Singles Holiday

Sidholme Christian Singles Holiday Sidholme Christian Singles Holiday - July 2018 saw our first Friendsfirst Singles Holiday at Sidholme Hotel. This followed on from many other successful holidays previously on the Isle of Wight at St. Rhadagunds....

The importance of Learning

Important Learning I have just returned from a riding lesson. I have been riding for 12 years now and still consider myself a novice. Where horses are concerned there is always more to learn (and if William Fox Pitt – one of the UK’s top riders – is...

Unhappy and failed Marriages

Why do we have unhappy and failed marriages today? We came across this very thought provoking 'Why do we have unhappy and failed marriages today?' article by Dr. Samuel Kisseadoo, Professor of Biology, and Ordained, Licensed Minister in USA which we...

The Art of flirting – part 2

The Art of Seductive Flirting Part 2 By Peter Spalton – The Dating Doctor Peter Spalton was one of our speakers at the 2018 Dating Academy and presented a wonderful session on the Art of Seductive  Flirting. He then gave us some accompanying notes –...

Take out the emotion

Take out the emotion Take out the emotion when buying a horse by Katharine Gray I am trying to find a new horse. Well it seems to be the hardest thing in the world to find – despite the many thousands of horses for sale. It struck me that it was a bit...

Body Language

Body Language by David Lambert (Collins Gem)Paperback– 5 Jul 2004 Our review: A fascinating, highly illustrated guide to the secrets of body language , gestures and postures that reveals what we really think and mean. If you cross your legs are you...

Why don’t I get a reply?

WHY DON’T I GET A REPLY? Here is a heart felt letter received from a member about how they feel when they do not get a response from their first contact with someone. Why don't I get a reply? Please read it and take note “It had taken a while for me to...

In celebration of the ‘Late starters’

In Celebration of the Late Starters & 'Peter's Progress' Food for thought from Chris, the father of one of our recent members. I went to University when I was in my forties and at the age of 63, I finally completed and published my first novel...

Christian Dating Agency

A Genuine Christian Dating Agency friends1st is a genuine Christian Dating Agency. It is one of the longest running well established agencies that exists for Christians in the UK.  It operates entirely off – line, although there is obviously an on-line...

Biblical Christian Dating Sites

Are Christian Dating Sites Biblical? There’s nothing inherently unbiblical about Christian Dating Sites since obviously the internet wasn’t around when the Bible was written. Matchmaking is as old as the Bible itself (you could say if you look at...

Christian Dating

Christian Dating Are you looking to find a genuine Christian dating website – or agency that can help you meet other genuine Christians? Or are you even looking for Christian Dating advice? If so, you’re in the right place as that’s what friends1st 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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