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.

 
God’s Perfect Timing

God’s Perfect Timing

God’s perfect timingI was chatting to a member recently and at the end of our conversation she sweetly enquired of me ‘What news of your horse?’ It was so lovely that she was interested – and just in case you are too, here’s my news. And if you aren’t interested...

The Dark Night of the Shed by Nick Page

The Dark Night of the Shed by Nick Page

The Dark Night of the Shed by Nick PageAnother book recommended by my church. It’s all about Men, the midlife crisis, spirituality - and shedsA new bike - running the marathon - splashing out on a sports car - having an affair - taking up triathlon - upping sticks and...

The A-Z of Christian Dating – A

The A-Z of Christian Dating – A

The A to Z of Christian Dating - A is for AttitudeYour ATTITUDE will affect your success at dating. Like so many parts of life, your attitude towards it will affect not only your experience of dating, but also how you get on and ultimately the results you get.We all...

Contact Etiquette

Contact Etiquette

Contact EtiquetteWe’ve had a couple of ladies report to us that certain men are ‘harassing’ them.Now I’m sure as a man you certainly would not want to be considered as someone who harasses women, and perhaps you would be very surprised if you were told that a lady had...

Child, I love you

Child, I love you

Always The Same Words - " Child, I Love You "A long time ago I wrote a song called 'Come to the Father' that I used to sing to myself walking around the fields with my dog. The last verse went like this, “Come to the Father, Come hear His gentle voice. No...

Your Journey

Your Journey

Your JourneyThis feedback has really encouraged us recently and might make you think twice about your journey.I have been a member of friendsfirst  twice. Once in 2013 and again in 2018. I have found the process challenging and distressing at times.As individuals we...

Dating Lesson

Dating Lesson

Dating Lesson - Topics to endear others and keep a conversation going It’s one of the most dreaded moments in a conversation – the awkward silence. Neither of you know what to say and the longer it goes on, the more the pressure mounts to say something. Fortunately,...

Planning Time

Planning Time

I have been working on a calendar for 2019, using pictures taken in 2018. Looking back on the year in this way, it is quite clear that is has been one of my most amazing years ever. Some of you will know that this has been my 50th year – but I started out back in late...

Flirty Dancing

Flirty Dancing

  If you love Strictly Come Dancing and you love dancing yourself and you are looking for inspiration for your own dating experiences, then you are going to love the latest Channel 4 dating show. Ashley Banjo (a dance choreographer) is playing cupid in this new...

The Dating Academy

The Dating Academy

I'm really excited to be starting our 5th Dating Academy in February 2019. This year we are holding the Academy in Oxford, and we have a great group of people who will be participating in it. These lovely people are all people who have decided that they want to focus...

How I became a dating coach

How I became a dating coach

Over the last couple of weeks I've been busy delivering dating coaching sessions to a number of clients. Each person I meet with has their own story, so I thought it's only fair I share my story and how I became a dating coach. I set up friendsfirst in 1999, I know...

5 Ways to Increase your personal magnetism

5 Ways to Increase your personal magnetism

  I'm sure you've noticed how 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 though, anything they touch turns to...

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 recommend Calling in...

Women over 50 too old to date

Women over 50 too old to date

I was as amazed as the rest of the world to hear that the media had given any attention to French author Yann Moix saying he would be 'incapable' of loving a woman aged 50 or more.... despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine that he found women...

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 getting to know one another....

Unhappy and failed Marriages

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 flirting – Part 2

Guest Article by Peter Spalton – The Dating DoctorPeter 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 – from which this article has...

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 get into the right head...

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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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