Archive for August 2017

Candid advice from a happy housewife

From the Family Foundations archives **** Isn’t this totally a fun topic?! Thank you so much, dear fall of Adam, for wreaking havoc on our sexuality! In all seriousness — and I do mean, in all seriousness — it has taken me nearly 20 years to appreciate the blessing and gift of our marital covenant. And I…

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A call for modern-day warriors

From the Family Foundations archives **** OK, I admit it: Part of me thinks it would be fun to be Attila the Hun. I would pull on my helmet and leap upon my warhorse. As the battle horn sounded, I would brandish my javelin and howl, urging my fierce steed into the front of the attack. Let…

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The future is bright!

Pictured left to right: Emma Golias, Clara Vincent, and Forest Hempen Three bright new lights shine at CCL Central! I am happy to announce that we have increased the number of couples we have taught by 10% over last year! However, this growth has led to a strain on CCL Central staff due to an…

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Coping with postpartum thyroiditis

An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** At some point after giving birth, often before the baby is six months old, a small percentage of women experience thyroid problems. About one to four months after the birth, some new mothers (approximately 4 percent) develop an overactive thyroid gland. They may…

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Is your family an environmental hazard?

In the face of recent concerns regarding environmental legislation, articles like “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” have gotten even more attention than ever before. But what is overpopulation and does it really have the direct correlation to environmental catastrophe that such posts claim? Aleteia published a valuable piece exploring the subject, and…

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NFP Uncensored: Engaged and charting

NFP Uncensored is a series of candid accounts of the way NFP informs every aspect of life. You can follow the posts by searching for “NFP Uncensored” here in the Living the Love blog (use the search bar on the righthand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. Isn’t it romantic…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2017: Enormous Success

$57,000. That’s the official gift count from Couple to Couple League’s second annual Humanae Vitae Giving Day. And that’s before the matching gift of $50,000. Thanks to generous gifts of all sizes, a grand total of $107,000 has been collected to directly support the mission of Humanae Vitae. “[The success of the giving day] opens…

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NFP Uncensored: Miscarriage

NFP Uncensored is a series of candid accounts of the way NFP informs every aspect of life. You can follow the posts by searching for “NFP Uncensored” here in the Living the Love blog (use the search bar on the right-hand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. Note from the editor:…

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Fact check: Is breastfeeding advocacy harmful to women?

The question: Is breastfeeding advocacy harmful to women? They say: French feminist Elisabeth Badinter published The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women last year. In the book, Badinter accuses breastfeeding advocates of pressuring mothers to nurse, thereby sentencing them to a “loss of freedom and the despotism of an insatiable child.” According…

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Cracking contraception

  Just over a year ago, Cracked.com published a humorous video called “If Birth Control Commercials Were Honest.” Using wit and a fair amount of raw language, the clip deconstructs the ridiculous notion that contraception liberates women. Now a year later, the video is no less relevant and the question “Do women have any other…

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