It’s a very sad but true fact that Christians are not immune to the hard pressures of married life which for many can and do lead to divorce. We talk to so many people who are divorced and who face a whole range of issues in their lives as a result of their divorce. Obviously there’s the pain of the divorce itself, but years later there are often barriers and fears about starting a new relationship. And yet divorced people are no different from unmarried singles who long for companionship.

One of our previous members, the Revd David Robertson and I had many conversations about this (he was divorced himself when he joined friendsfirst in January 2003) and after he’d met and married fellow member Gill, he agreed to write a book for us specifically for people like him, who were divorced and wanting to meet new people.

‘Risking Romance Again – Dating after Divorce has now been published and is a fantastic manual for divorced people looking to start new relationships. It’s short, pithy and very thought provoking and has already received excellent reviews by the Bishops of Bedford and Hereford. The book has also received a lot of media coverage including news about it in the Daily Telegraph and David has been very busy giving lots of radio and other press interviews. For further information about dating after divorce and the book itself, click here.
For reviews from other readers click here.
The book can be ordered directly from us – call 0121 427 1286 or from Amazon.com or from any good bookshop. It costs £7.99 plus p&p. Buy it for yourself if you are divorced (or dating a divorcee) or alternatively it’d make a great present for someone you know who is divorced.

The book prompted us to conduct a survey for divorced people. If you’d like to take part, please click here.