This podcast is brought to you by Katharine Gray - the Christian Dating expert and founder of Friends1st Friendsfirst is an introduction service for single Christians across the UK. It is based in the Midlands and is run exclusively by Christians for ChristiansFriendsfirst is open to unattached Christians of all denominations and ages and welcomes people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions. It is a friendly and professionally run service that puts its members at the heart of everything it does.
How you dress can really affect how you feel - especially particular aspects of dress - that you might not have thought relevant. In this clip, we'll show you what can make a real difference in how you feel and your self-confidence when dating.
This Christian Dating Coaching clip will explain the importance of casting your net wider to help you find your Christian partner. It will also show you HOW to cast your net wider which most people don't do and therefore miss the many single people that could be available to them.
Having Boundaries in Christian Dating is really important to keep you safe and ensure that any friendship or relationship is developing in the right direction. Listen to this short video to hear what some good boundaries are that you should be considering in your Christian Dating Journey.
Are you OPEN to Dating? - If you are a Christian hoping to meet someone special, then you need to assess if you are really truly and absolutely OPEN to dating. Lots of people think they are open but in fact, have put up lots of barriers around themselves that inadvertently stop them from meeting people.
Being Authentic when you are Christian Dating is very important and critical to being successful in Christian Dating. This clip talks about how to be authentic - and what a wonderful thing that is (even if you are a bit older than you'd really like). Being authentic stands you in good stead.
What is Attraction in Christian Dating? Who are you attracted to and are you looking for the right things when you feel attracted to someone. listen to this clip to find out more about the kinds of attraction you should be thinking of if you want to be successful in Christian Dating.
Give someone the gift of your full attention, listen well and hard (so you remember what they say) and you will find your dating goes much better and is more successful. How attentive are you to others? Listen to this clip to find out about why attentiveness is important and how to cultivate it.
If you are a Christian and looking for a soul mate, then you want to be someone who is approachable. Listen to this video to find out how important being approachable is, and how to make sure you are as approachable as you need to be.
Having someone to be accountable to is really important if you want to be successful in Christian Dating. Find out how to find someone to be accountable to and how it will affect how successful you are in Christian Dating.
In this clip, Katharine talks about how to deal with a long-distance relationship to make sure it works - and that the problems of distance aren't a hindrance to your getting to know each other and finding out if you are right for each other.With sensible tips on how to make a long-distance relationship work based on her own and others' experience, you'll find this video useful.
Do you always tell someone else you don't want to continue the relationship/friendship or do you should just 'go quiet' and hope they'll get the message. That's what many people do - you may even have had it done to you. Find out what is the best way to handle the situation
When you are dating, what are you looking for?Many people are looking initially for the wrong things - and that is why they aren't successful in dating and move from one relationship to another, never finding Mr or Miss Right.In this clip, we share the most important thing to be searching for when you are considering someone else - and that is CHARACTER.
In this clip, we learn how to say no to someone when you are in a dating situation and you don't want the friendship or relationship to continue.This is never easy to do but in this clip, you'll discover the right ways to do it and ways that honour the other person, making you a better person.
Zoom is a great piece of technology that everyone can use to enhance their dating. No longer does it really matter where anyone lives, when you are in the early stages of getting to know someone because with Zoom you don't have to travel to meet them.Hear about the benefits of dating by Zoom and why dating by Zoom might really help you move forward in your dating success.
Katharine the founder of friends1st discusses how in dating it is OK to say No to someone if and when they want to take a friendship or relationship forward and you don't want to.Saying No is often difficult - especially if the other person wants to move forward or is pressurizing you to do so. This episode talks about the importance and value of your own boundaries - one of which is the ability to say NO.
This dating coaching clip for Christians discusses the importance of ATTITUDE.Like in many areas of life, the attitude you have can radically affect the outcomes you get, and dating is no different. Giving concrete examples of the effects of positive and negative attitudes, Katharine outlines and explains why having a positive attitude in dating is so important to your success.
Katharine Gray the founder and director of friends1st advises people who are looking for a soul mate to use as many different means as to meet that person. Just using one agency, one website, or one source of meeting people significantly limits the opportunities you have of meeting other suitable people.