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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.

 
Dating Anxiety

Dating Anxiety

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

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...

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 …… Finding a Christian Partner 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...

Rise Up and Step Out

Rise Up and Step Out

Disappointment - Christian Daters Rise Up and Step Out! Christian daters, sit up and take notice! Once we step into the valley of dating disappointment, we can end up spending quite a long time there. Disappointment is a long valley, one where we can stay for years if...

A Story of Hope and Trust

A Story of Hope and Trust

Couples success stories – A story of Hope and Trust in Christian Love 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 in Christian Love. First and foremost l want to give all the glory to God...

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...

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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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