MyParishNFP.org: A Place where Fertility and Faith Come Together  

Written by Melissa Gorley. Couple to Couple League has launched a dynamic, one-stop parish outreach initiative called myparishNFP.org. With resources for clergy, parish staff, and couples and families gathered in one site, it has never been easier to access trusted video and textual materials, classes, and personalized support for navigating fertility with faith.   At myparishNFP.org,…

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NFP, Intimacy and Prayer

Written by Melissa Gorley. When the word “intimacy” is used in the context of marriage, it most often refers to physical and sexual intimacy and sexual relations. Humans are, however, spiritual as well as physical beings and a healthy married life of course includes other intimacies, too. Charting fertility cycles together can be a source…

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Jesus’ Sacred Body Reminds Us of the Dignity of Our Own:

Resources for Teaching Kids About Mass Written by Melissa Gorely, CCL & FSI Staff Writer Teaching our children to love Jesus present at every Holy Mass in the consecrated bread that becomes his Body not only forms them in the Catholic faith, it also reminds them of the special gift and dignity of their own…

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Overcoming Postpartum Challenges: Coaching May Be a Solution

Written by By Melissa Gorley. Adapted from a Family Foundations article by Melissa Gorley. The postpartum season is one of joys and challenges. The joy of holding that precious baby makes all the hard work worth it, but there are also challenges including charting the return to normal menstrual cycles. Coupled with a renewed respect…

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Green Places, God Spaces, and Learning to See

Early in our marriage, our first little backyard had a fruiting mulberry tree that became a center of our family life. Its life and growth marked the seasons, with spring being an especially messy one as we tracked berries from it into the house. We hung a swing from a low branch and spent precious…

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Day of Creation Celebration!

Not too long ago, our family had a season of summer vacations to national parks. Every other year we made a road trip to one of the great ones: Big Bend, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It was the right time for us to do this- three of our four kids then were boys, ages ten down…

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