Navigating NFP Together

Céline Gaeta interviews Amber and Conner DeHart. As newlyweds, they believe having conversations about family planning and navigating it together is a solid place to start. Céline: Connor and Amber, tell me a little about your family and how you met! Amber: Connor and I met at work, and we were friends long before we…

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Fertility Life Skills

Have you ever been camping? (Real camping—not RV camping!) How quickly priorities get reordered to remind us of the “basics” – keeping warm, safe, fed. It can be refreshing – and leave us with a new perspective and even a sense of accomplishment! The Life Skill of Knowing Your Fertility Sometimes we end up “camping”…

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What’s An NFP Guy To Do?

By Jim Volpe In the software industry, we have a saying, “Run towards the pain.” When we have identified a pain point in a business process, we exercise that process more until we find out what is wrong and fix it. This is a great strategy with computers, but things are a bit different with…

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Ask Me (Almost) Anything About NFP

CCL offers a bi-annual Live Clergy Seminar. In 2023, the “Ask Me (Almost) Anything” webinar, hosted by three Catholic doctors, gave clergy the chance to ask questions that were the most pressing for them about natural family planning, contraceptives, fertility and faith. Priests and deacons, diocese and parish staff, and even one international clergy from…

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A Plan for Meal Planning

By Amanda Rohwedder, founder of Temple + Table. I frequently hear from newlywed – and not so newlywed – couples that they struggle to know what to make for dinner and want ideas that are both healthy and easy. Enter: meal planning! Cooking certain ingredients in bulk at the start of the week to use…

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Sharing Faith by Example

By Céline Gaeta for Family Foundations magazine. Illeane & Travis Athougies’ belief that the most important and effective way to show our children the beauty of the Faith is by example, is lived out in their ministry as a CCL teaching couple. Céline: Travis and Ileane, tell me about where your journey as a couple…

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Celebrating Food And Connection

By Amanda Rohwedder for Family Foundations magazine. Think back to the last meal that you ate…did you say grace prior to eating? Did you choose food that would nourish your body? Did you actually taste and savor your bites? Did you interact and converse with the person with whom you were sharing the meal? Food…

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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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Support the Church, Build the Family

By Savanna Duca for Family Foundations magazine. “This will never work,” said Stacy after meeting Sean at Franciscan University and learning they had rival football teams. Yet, with grace and hard work, the Martins have been married 22 years and have six kids, even while Stacy cheers for the Browns and Sean roots for the…

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Everything Beautiful in its Time

By Heather Murphy, CCL Development Director, for Family Foundations magazine. Fall and winter are seasons steeped in tradition for my family. It begins when we go on retreat at a Benedictine Monastery, spiritually resetting ourselves. Then school and soccer begin again. Next, we look forward to the Apple Festival, trick-or-treating in our NY hometown, Thanksgiving…

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