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A Beautiful Friendship

There is something beautiful about friendship between a priest and a married couple. Not only do they support each other but their respective vocations are also mutually inspiring. The priest discovers in the Christian couple a community of love in which the sacred mysteries shine within the thick of human life. The couple, on the…

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The Value of Conversation Starters

Fr. Emmanuel, Nicole and Bill (a young couple preparing for marriage) discuss the value of “conversation starters” (discussion questions after each chapter). As Father Emmanuel emphasizes, the questions related to teachings and stories in Your Love Story generate the kinds of discussions between couples that not only teaches but impacts their feelings about marital love…

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Teaching Through Illustrations

Illustrations, images and graphs reinforce the teachings of Your Love Story and bring a lighter, conversational tone to the profound message of the book. Fr. Emmanuel discusses the simple beauty of the illustrations and how helpful they are in making an important point or reinforcing a key teaching. Nicole and Bill discuss the impact that…

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The Gift of Marriage

Marriage is a great gift from God. This gift corresponds to the way he has made us, male and female, and involves us deeply in his work of creation and salvation. When a baptized man and woman tie the knot, they are committing to participate in a particular way in the life, sacrifice, resurrection, mission,…

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Independence from the tyranny of chemicals

Happy Independence Day! We hope you have had a pleasant weekend full of cookouts, fireworks and, most importantly, family and friends. Amidst the unwinding and fun we should also remember why we have this wonderful holiday—we are celebrating the freedom and independence we have as a country and as individuals, and the men and women who have…

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CCL recognizes outstanding NFP efforts in 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio — (June 21, 2016) — The Couple to Couple League (CCL) has announced the recipients of seven awards for outstanding efforts in promoting natural family planning during 2015. Teaching couple John and Kristen Hamill of Broomfield, Colorado have received the Konald A. Prem Award, given for their outstanding teaching efforts. In addition to…

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A refreshing twist: Cosmopolitan quotes TOB

Yep. You read that right! Cosmopolitan, that popular magazine featuring beauty, fashion, career and (really bad) sex advice, recently published an online article on why some woman of the 21st century would choose to wait until marriage to have sex. Not only that but what you might find in this article is actually quite refreshing…

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Be part of our Humanae Vitae video!

We are doing something big  for NFP Awareness Week this year — and we need your help! We want to reawaken the world to Humanae Vitae through a video of personal testimonials. Would you please record a short video with your spouse? We’re looking for two components in a super-short video. (It could be just…

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Hook-up culture not what it seems

Growing up in Catholic schools, I received a clearly painted picture of what my sexual future should be — abstinence until marriage. In middle school, we learned the Church’s teaching and the basis behind why you should wait for marriage to have sex. Then high school health class introduced us to STDs and unplanned pregnancies,…

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Great post crammed with the truth on contraception

If you’re like me, I’ll bet you face the difficulty of explaining to non-Catholics — or even Catholics! — what the Church teaches and why. I mean, there is a ton of background there! I grew up in Catholic schools and learned Church teaching, and still, some of it I just find hard to understand.…

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