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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.

 
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...

Love is for Giving

Love is for Giving

Food for thought - Love is for giving By Bob Goodnough Love is the first-mentioned characteristic of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is given to us freely and abundantly, as long as we keep on giving it away, freely and abundantly. But if we feel that smiles, thank...

The A – Z of Dating – F

The A – Z of Dating – F

The A to Z of Christian Dating – F is for …… Over the many years of running friends1st I have heard hundreds of people question whether they should even consider joining a dating agency because surely, as a Christian, God will bring someone into their lives won’t he?...

Rise Up and Step Out

Rise Up and Step Out

Disappointment - Rise Up and Step Out! Once we step into the valley of disappointment, we can end up spending quite a long time there. Disappointment is a long valley, one where we can stay for years if we're not careful or mindful of God's plans for us. If you have...

A Story of Hope and Trust

A Story of Hope and Trust

Couples success stories – A story of Hope and Trust I pray as l am writing my story that someone will be encouraged, as they read. This is our story, a story of hope and trust. First and foremost l want to give all the glory to God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and...

The fourfold path for Healing Ourselves and our World

The fourfold path for Healing Ourselves and our World

 The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our WorldBy Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his daughter Revd Mpho TutuThe Book of Forgiving, written together by the Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his daughter Revd Mpho Tutu, offers...

Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights and Lowlights Marianne from the Christian Gift company writes a wonderful reflection on Jesus' highlights and lowlights from Matthew 14. In Matthew 14 Jesus experienced one of the lowest moments of His life when His cousin John the Baptist was beheaded. His...

Hold Your Criteria Loosely

Hold Your Criteria Loosely

Dating Advice ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hold your criteria loosely I’ve recently had the rare privilege of introducing two friends to each other and they have now got engaged. Despite running...

The A – Z of Dating – E

The A – Z of Dating – E

The A to Z of Christian Dating --------------------------------------------------------------- E is for EMOTIONS Dating – for anyone who has done some – is generally a highly emotive subject.  Well, if not a subject, then certainly an experience. Talk to anyone about...

Are you looking for a good wife

Are you looking for a good wife

Are you looking for a good wife? If you are hoping that you will find a good woman to share your life with, and perhaps have the pleasure of making her a wife, it would be good to know what you are looking for. We’ve talked before about looks fading and basing your...

Gillian and Keith – More Friendsfirst success

Gillian and Keith – More Friendsfirst success

Sometimes couples don’t tell us they have got married (which is very sad for us) or we don’t get to hear their story for a long time. Previously widowed, Gillian and Keith are one of those couples who have been together for a number of years now but whose story we...

Build Your Dating Muscles

Build Your Dating Muscles

I have learnt an interesting lesson recently. Chances are that many of you have learnt this lesson already – at least anyone that goes to the gym will have done – but I suspect there are lots of members that don’t go to the gym (I am one of them!) and therefore may...

The A – Z Of christian Dating – D

The A – Z Of christian Dating – D

The A to Z of Christian Dating   D IS FOR DUMP Ah we could write so much on the word ‘Dump’. Dumping an unsuitable boyfriend or girlfriend immediately comes to mind (which many, myself included, find or have found to be hard to do) but as Christians I hope we would...

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas What is if it’s not about who you marry, but why? Gary Thomas is a writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston. You can follow him on Facebook. One of our members wrote to tell us about this book saying: “I wish someone had...

Signs You Are Not Ready For a Relationship

Signs You Are Not Ready For a Relationship

Signs You Are Not Ready For a Relationship All of us put out vibes, whether they’re subtle or in your face. Other people can ‘suss us out’ and discern more about our motivations than we realise. Some of us are advertising to the world that we simply are not ready for...

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most? Lydia Sohn interviewed the oldest people she knew; many of which were 90-something years of age, about their lives and any regrets they may have. Their responses contradict popular research about ageing and happiness. My...

Dawn & Meirion – Another Success Story

Dawn & Meirion – Another Success Story

Dawn and Meirion both joined Friends First in 2011. We had both seen an advert for Friends First in different magazines and decided to take the plunge and join. I had been a member for a number of months by November 2011  and was getting very disheartened as I did not...

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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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