Climbing a Lifelong Ladder of Trust

You’ve probably heard of our third couple, popular Catholic writer Emily Stimpson Chapman and her husband Chris. A new-ish mom of three, Emily graced the PeakDay podcast recently to share the couple’s adoption story.   When Emily and Chris married in their 40s, they hoped for a pregnancy, but were also open to adoption to grow…

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Discerning in Love and Generosity

Discerning responsible parenting starts with prayer, but practical steps are handy too. Gabi and Marshall Boyland, an NFP teaching couple in Boise, Idaho, have a plethora of tips.   The couple fell in love during college at Montana State University. While Gabi was initially skeptical about NFP, she gave it a try when they discerned starting…

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Follow the Footsteps of the Saints to Mary

There are many beautiful quotes from holy men and women in the Church about Mary. Have you ever stopped to wonder why they said these things about the Blessed Mother? What were they going through in their own lives? What brought them to these insights and wisdom? Let’s follow in the footsteps of these great…

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A Lesson in Not Thinking Small

You’re more likely to find Krista and Jake Lasko hiking, teaching, or mentoring than watching the newest Mission: Impossible movie this summer. The couple share a contagious enthusiasm for the real— being active and fully present to each other and their community.  In rural western Colorado, Krista and Jake raise two pre-teen sons, but their understanding…

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The Rosary Beats With the Rhythms of Our Lives

One of the greatest tools of prayer in our Catholic faith is the rosary. When you watch a movie there is usually music that plays in the background as the story unfolds before your eyes. The Hail Marys and Our Fathers of the rosary are the background music to the story of each mystery that…

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Sharing NFP for 43 years – and Counting

Several decades ago, Clarence Vetter’s brother, a priest, approached Clarence and Betty with the news that NFP classes were coming to their area. Betty was pregnant with their second child when the couple was trained in CCL’s Sympto-Thermal method. They started charting postpartum and the rest is history. A nun later approached the couple, asking…

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“Promote CCL” September 2023 Round-Up

It is amazing how the actions of just one person can be the catalyst to something even bigger. A CCL TC sent an email to her diocese to have them forward on to all parish secretaries, and one secretary emailed the TC back to express her support of NFP. The secretary then personally reached out…

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