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.

 

Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights and LowlightsIn Matthew 14 Jesus experienced one of the lowest moments of His life when His cousin John the Baptist was beheaded. His immediate reaction was to go to a solitary place and pray and grieve. But life soon invaded this moment - Perhaps He felt...

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. Gillian and Keith are one of those couples who have been together for a number of years now but whose story we have just received....

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 DUMPAh 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 not...

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

The Sacred Search by Gary ThomasWhat 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 RelationshipAll 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 a...

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. Their responses contradict popular research about ageing and happiness. My preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s,...

Dawn & Meirion – Another Success Story

Dawn & Meirion – Another Success Story

Dawn and Meirion both joined Friends First in 2011 - They would like to share their success story with you....   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...

The Hard Work of Dating

The Hard Work of Dating

The Hard Work of Dating   I think most of us think that dating is going to be easy - that the right person will just come along and we’ll know that from the first contact, we’ll meet and walk off into the sunset together. I know secretly I thought like that, even...

Virgin Monologues by Carry Lloyd

Virgin Monologues by Carry Lloyd

Virgin Monologues by Carry LloydIn the dating game, the V-word has become as strange and complicated as the L-word, with purity as outdated as pay phones. What is an ex-atheist, post-porn addict, unorthodox Christian girl to do these days? How can she create...

An event with a difference

An event with a difference

An event with a differenceA big thank you is due to our member Roger who led a walking event for us in early April. This is his review of the lovely day they all had.On Saturday 6th April an equal group of male and female members met up in Winchcombe town car park for...

Dating Advice from Pope Francis

Dating Advice from Pope Francis

Dating Advice from Pope Francis One area of life that everyone seems to have advice to offer is dating. If you have told anyone you are single, I am sure you will have had dating advice from your single friends, from your married friends, and even from your mom. But...

Making Friends

Making Friends

WHAT FRIENDS FIRST DID FOR ME by a member who wants to remain anonymousMaking Friends“I joined friendsfirst 12 months ago.  At the age of 78, I steeled myself for universal rejection. What actually happened was very much to the contrary.  Not only did I receive...

The 3 Date Rule

The 3 Date Rule

The 3 Date Rule“I had been single for a couple of years and had become fed up of being on my own.  However, I wasn’t sure I wanted to embark on another relationship that never actually went anywhere.  So, I decided to take positive action and felt that Friends1st...

The A-Z of Christian Dating – C

The A-Z of Christian Dating – C

The A to Z of Christian DatingC is for CHARACTER When you are searching for a soul mate, THE most important thing you should be looking for is CHARACTER.But strangely character never seems to come high up on people’s lists when you ask them what their ideal partner 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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