Growing in Faith, Growing in our Mission 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I had a good laugh the other day when I saw a meme that said, “I have a mustard seed and I’m not afraid to use it!” How hard it is sometimes for us to believe in that little mustard seed and see as God sees.…

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May Your Legacy Give Glory to God

Written by Jason Staas. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2022. Considering the lives of the Saints, it is easy to get caught up in the legacy of their thoughts, words, and deeds. For example, the heroic act of virtue of St. Gianna Molla in choosing the life of her daughter over her own, or…

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NFP in a Post-Roe World

Written by Melissa Gorley. Originally published in Family Foundations. This blog is a part of a series where we will meet three couples who are boldly doing this work and living the truth that St John Paul II speaks about – “the Gospel of God’s love for man, the Gospel of the dignity of the…

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Build a Culture of Life and Love with NFP

Written by Melissa Gorley. Originally published in Family Foundations. (Part 1 in series) With the U.S. Supreme Court reversing the alleged Constitutional right to abortion in the Dobbs decision, the issue has largely returned to state governments. This is a huge victory for human life and the righting of a great national injustice. Political battles…

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CCL Volunteers Today

Written by Mike Manhart. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2022. One of the most important reasons for CCL’s 50+ years of service is our volunteers. Few organizations that depend on volunteers can match the strength and commitment of CCL volunteers. Our average length of service for Teaching Couples is 16.8 years and for Promoters…

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Three Marian Images of Pregnancy

Written by S.J. Duca. Originally published in Family Foundations. There is a temptation to grow weary of the familiar. We see so many images of the Virgin Mary that they can begin to blur and lose significance. There’s also a temptation to tire of the familiarity of domestic life, especially in a culture that devalues…

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What’s Next on Your NFP Adventure?

Written by Silvia Schmidt. Originally published in Family Foundations. Being an apostle means you are someone who preaches the Good News of Jesus Christ, sharing the richness of your Catholic faith. When I was younger, I would never have imagined that being an apostle could have meant teaching NFP. I guess it makes perfect sense.…

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The Impact of Teaching Couples Together

Written by Jim Volpe. Originally published in Family Foundations. In marriage, two people become greater than they would be separately, joining together and leading to an abundance of life and love. It is a pleasure to work together and volunteer my time with my wife as we help other couples to have joy filled marriages…

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Best Kept Secret for a Healthy Marriage 

Written by Anne Marie Williams. Originally published in Family Foundations. Natural family planning played an integral role in CCL teaching couple Linda and David Ulmer’s decision to convert to the Catholic faith. Linda first learned about NFP in college during a Marriage and Family class at the Baptist university she attended, though she was told…

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The Heart of an Evangelist 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I have always loved the tradition of CCL to be evangelistic and meet couples where they are at in their faith journey. We share our stories of conversions, both small and large, especially in Family Foundations. That helps strengthen us all on our path in life.…

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