Archive for September 2017

20 reasons why

We asked our members why they chose NFP. Here’s just a sampling of their answers: 1. “My wife did years ago because she didn’t want to take any more medications. She wants her health and wants to do things naturally.” – E.G. 2. “My husband was raised Catholic and I was baptized in the faith…

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Chuck and Laura’s love story

Real couples really do use NFP, and we asked them to tell us their NFP story. We will be sharing them here on the blog — the good parts and the struggles. Each of these couples is writing their own love story, and have chosen to do so by following God’s plan for marriage. Here…

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NFP Uncensored: Growing a better marriage

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. When I was…

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The continuum of fertility: Breastfeeding

An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** The experience of a nursing mother — as she follows a continuum from complete infertility to normal fertility — is instructive for non-nursing women with irregular cycles or unexplained infertility. At the beginning of breastfeeding When the hormones of ovulation — FSH and LH…

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5 NFP myths debunked

If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes on social media, you’ve probably gotten the sense that everyone’s an expert on everything, but no one seems to actually know what they’re talking about. As the Information Age makes mistakes easier and easier to spread, it’s all the more important that we take the time to dig…

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Those Catholic women who use contraception

From the Family Foundations archives ****  This article originally appeared as part of Jennifer’s blog for the National Catholic Register, available at www.ncregister.com. When I was giving a talk early last year, two women in the front row caught my eye. They were about my age, nicely dressed and seemed to be friends with one another. They…

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Pregnancy is in

Something nearly unprecedented happened on Saturday at Fashion Week in New York. No, there weren’t any live goats on the runway (at least, not this year). No, PETA reps didn’t throw red paint on anyone and, no, nobody died. (All of these were actual events from years prior, believe it or not.) Something much crazier…

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Board of directors gains varied expertise

The CCL board of directors has gained several well-suited members in the last year, including its first-ever bishop. On July 1, Bishop Michael Sheridan of the Diocese of Colorado Springs began his service on the CCL Board. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Bishop Sheridan was ordained a priest in 1971. He went on to…

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Mom’s hilariously relatable pregnancy posts go viral

Pregnancy is an exciting time! But in the throes of morning sickness, insatiable hunger and feeling like a beluga whale, all of those “Yay! Pregnancy is so great!”  posts on social media can be more than a little annoying. Meet Maya Vorderstrasse, Instagram celebrity, Brazilian mom of Irish twins and optimistic realist of all things…

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Expecting and nervous? There’s an app for that

Graphic courtesy of  Life’n Stats via Google Play. Note: CCL is not associated with Life’n Stats and this is not an official endorsement; we just like supporting new moms! First-time mammas, rejoice! One of the best motherhood apps out there just got even better and now thousands of parents are using it to take the edge…

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