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Christian Dating Blog

Christian Dating Blog

About our Christian dating blog

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.

 

Your questions answered…

Your questions answered:  Is it OK to contact more than one person at once (and how do I cope with that)? Is it ok to see more than one person at once? If you're in an organisation like friends1st or heavenly partners (let alone any online dating sites or apps), and...

Falling Upward

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life - By Richard Rohr In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr offers a new way of understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failing can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth....

Old habits die hard

Live Free: Old Habits Die Hard Whether you realize it or not, your daily life is largely comprised of countless habits. When you perform any given action, say rinsing your toothbrush with water after adding the toothpaste, your brain forms neural pathways specific to...

Refining the Gold

Refining The Gold A wedding ring is usually made up on 14ct gold. 58.5% of it is pure gold and the rest is a mix of other metals, ‘impurities’, including nickel, copper and zinc. If the gold is melted over considerable heat, the impurities within it rise to the...

First Impressions!

First Impressions!  The following ad appeared in the Atlanta Journal: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship. Ethnicity not important. I’m a very good looking girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping...

The A-Z of Christian dating – L is for Learning

The A to Z of Christian Dating - L is for Learning   For some reason the majority of people who are actively seeking to meet someone new – i.e. who are ‘dating’ seem to do very little personal development! I make that assessment based on having run a dating agency...

Beware of your Criteria

  Dating Advice - Beware of Your criteria The gorgeous cat I gave my husband a year before we married, that was a big part of our family life, very sadly died whilst we were away last summer. To our amazement when we returned from holiday a friend who had lent us...

Welcome addition to the friends1st team

Welcome Hayley  Hayley joined us two weeks after I broke my back! This is a picture of her adoring our new kittens-not a distraction at all to the working day! She's a great addition to our team as I'm sure you'll agree if you've spoken to her.Discover if we have...

Please Pray

​Please Pray I was with my home group leader (before lockdown 3!) recently sharing a time of prayer. We were praying for what we do with our lives-her as a GP and me running this business-and where God may want to use us in the future. As we were praying for...

True Friendship

True Friendship

True Friendship By Vaughan Roberts A great little book and an excellent read on friendship – that is relevant whatever your marital status is. This is real food for thought. In a culture where online communications and communities can be set up in seconds, it is...

How to go out alone as a man and reap the benefits!

How to go out alone as a man and reap the benefits!

How do you solo-cialise with panache and not look like the creepy guy in the corner? We are naturally sociable animals. Just as gorillas helpfully pick flies off open another, so too do our wingmen, buddies and mates help us feel more comfortable in social situations....

K is for Knowledge

K is for Knowledge

The A to Z of Christian Dating --------------------------------------------------------------- K is for Knowledge   There are more single people in our society today than ever before so many people think dating is easier than ever before. We look around us and see...

Are you in Love? Or just Attached?

Are you in Love? Or just Attached?

Be aware of people and relationships that aren’t all they seem at first especially if you are a sensitive type of person! Have you ever met someone and felt such an instant and amazing bond that you thought this person must be The One? You feel so comfortable with...

When the ‘penny’ finally drops….

When the ‘penny’ finally drops….

My husband and I did a couple of zoom courses whilst we were in lockdown. One was been a ‘canter’ through the Bible and the other was a philosophy course covering the great philosophers. Some of the material (particularly the Bible course) we were quite familiar with,...

Do Christian dating sites work?

Do Christian dating sites work?

Do Christian dating sites work? This is an interesting question which needs a bit more unpacking to fully answer. When you ask "Do they work?" we need to understand what you mean by 'work'? Obviously they work from a technical point of view - they function but we...

How to get a Date worth Keeping

How to get a Date worth Keeping

How to Get a Date Worth Keeping By Henry Cloud It stinks, doesn’t it. But what can you do to fix it? More than you’ve ever imagined. You can put an end to the datelessness. Starting today—right now—you can begin a journey that will bring fun and interesting people...

How to make a Long-Distance Christian Relationship work

How to make a Long-Distance Christian Relationship work

How to make a long-distance relationship work Why can’t love be simple? Why can’t you meet someone who lives round the corner, is instantly attracted to you, likes the same things and will be enthralled by you – and you them – forever? Well, probably because that...

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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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