CCL’s Latest Improvement in NFP Charting

Written by Mike Manhart. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2023. As you read this, Peak Day – CCL’s newest version of our mobile charting tool – is available. This represents the latest iteration of CCL’s long-time effort to make charting easy and available to all. In the 1970’s CCL charts were all paper, then,…

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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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Newlywed and New to NFP (Part 2)

Written by S.J. Duca. Originally published in Family Foundations. Annie and Matt are the second couple featured in this two part series, where newlyweds share about their journey to the altar, their Natural Family Planning (NFP) experience, and what excites them most about Couple to Couple League’s new PeakDay app. ( You can read the…

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Newlywed and New to NFP

Written by S.J. Duca. Originally published in Family Foundations. For Holly Livingston, eight months married, the most surprising part is how natural it feels. “Of course, there has been adjusting, but being married to John feels so normal and ‘meant to be,’ even amidst the chaos of newness!” Holly and John are one of the…

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A New Path – Tools of the New Apostolic Age

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. We’ve pondered before the beautiful picture of the resurrected Lord as a gardener waiting for Mary Magdalene to recognize Him. He is holding a spade—a tool for working. This past year has been a labor of love updating our CycleProGo app to be reintroduced as the…

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Lent and Avoiding the Spiritual Diet

Written by Amanda Rohwedder. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2023. I always ask my clients to remove “diet” from their vocabulary and instead replace it with “lifestyle,” focusing on small, consistent changes over time. For what good is it to eat healthful for a small period of time in the course of a lifetime?…

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Sacrifice, Lent and NFP

Written by Katie Zulanas As we enter into Lenten season 2023, I have been meditating on many Saints who remind us that Lent is a chance to “begin again.” With prayer and fasting, our 40 days can give us a time and a place to invite Christ into our hearts in a way more fruitful…

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Begin Again This Lent

Written by Katie Zulanas We invite you to join us in our meditations of the stations with thoughts from the saints. Our overall theme this year and this Lent will be “Begin Again,” inspired by Saint Francis de Sales who tells us: “It is right that you should begin again every day. There is no…

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Surprising Opportunity to Witness

Written by Amanda Rohwedder. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2021. Food is a connector. God could have chosen anything to provide us nourishment and He chose food and the meal. After the experience of solitude during the pandemic, many of us longed to simply share a meal with family and friends . Now, with…

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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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