Archive for December 2017

Family size: How many kids?

There’s an age-old question that haunts NFP families worldwide: How many kids should we have? The question of family size is serious, but without a clean-cut numerical answer. There are lots of opinions out there — many of them more than happy to make themselves known, whether you asked or not — and many factors…

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Resolve to achieve your resolutions

It’s New Year’s resolution time! It’s one thing to set a goal, but it’s a totally different thing to actively accomplish it. If you’re looking to… Live sustainably Go green Jump-start a healthier lifestyle Save money Get a handle on reproductive health Achieve a pregnancy Postpone pregnancy Improve intimacy in your marriage …NFP can make…

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Instagram inspiration

Meet the Catholic woman whose young family fuels a wildly popular lifestyle blog Name: Anna Liesemeyer Age: 33 City of residence: Atlanta Husband’s name: Gabe Kids’ names and ages: Gabriel, 8; Veronica, 6; Max, 4; Rocco, 2; Azelie, 1 Website: inhonorofdesign.com Why did you launch In Honor Of Design? I started it in 2010, and it was…

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CCL’s Facebook hits record high

We did it! Just in time for the new year, CCL’s Facebook page hit 10,000 likes — thanks to you! Social media is an indispensable tool for evangelization and, through our platform, we give you the tools to share the beauty of NFP on our own. We regularly post shareable quotes from relevant Church documents,…

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Straight talk on NFP, man to man

From the Family Foundations archives **** So you’re getting ready to get married in the Catholic Church and you’re wondering about natural family planning? You’re probably wondering if it’s really good for your marriage and why the Church cares about your method of family planning. You might be wondering what life is really like for couples who…

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Infertility in Advent

Infertility is one of the worst pains that can befall a couple. And for those couples struggling to conceive, Advent — an entire season dedicated to the hopeful anticipation of a long-awaited birth — only highlights the aching they live every day. To all those couples reading this: we see you. Advice is probably not…

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NFP Uncensored: Single 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 right-hand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. I was three years into…

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A nod to the love languages

From the Family Foundations archives **** Learning to speak each other’s love language has been crucial for our marriage and it fits remarkably well with our practice of NFP! When Maria and I were engaged, I learned early on that she loved to read self-improvement books — books on relationships, on faith, and when we were expecting…

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