From the Family Foundations archives   Good for you How NFP & better health go hand in hand By Maria Wiering   Ten years ago if you would’ve told Laura Devick she’d have chickens in her garage, the newlywed would’ve laughed. But fast forward a decade, and you’ll find three chickens behind her home in…

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A powerful wedding homily for a young bride and groom If you want to enjoy a beautiful wedding homily, check out this text from Father Stephen Wang, the priest who married CCL members Maria and Jake Poston, the young couple featured on the cover of our new January-February issue of Family Foundations. “He gave such…

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The May/June 2012 issue of Family Foundations features an article about a private Facebook group of dedicated NFP users who struggle mightily with NFP. They comprised a list of recommendations for the U.S. bishops of actions that they believe will help make the practice of NFP easier for married couples. Check out their list, and…

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By Christina Ries Family Foundations Assistant Editor Agnes Koenigsknecht had the look of an air-traffic controller, the one that strikes so many mothers of the bride. “We need one round table on the stage,” she instructed on a Friday morning in June, the eve of the big day. Her legion was in full force, a…

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Marion Fernandez-Cueto did a terrific job synthesizing Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium in the latest issue of Family Foundations, drawing out 10 thought-provoking guidelines for evangelization. They ring throughout this story of faith sharing, a column I wrote in 2013, especially this statement from the Holy Father: “We need to develop a broad and…

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It is often the hardest part of practicing NFP: discerning whether you have a sufficiently serious need to postpone the next pregnancy while balancing that against the call to be generous in the service of life. In our latest issue, we look at responsible parenthood from several angles: What does the Church say: grave vs.…

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The May/June 2012 issue of Family Foundations is already hitting mailboxes. In this issue we look at how some NFP couples have faced the heartbreak of their adult children making choices that go against the values in which they have been raised. Read how these couples have relied on their faith for strength during the…

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From the May/June 2012 issue of Family Foundations: How to respond to adult children in troubling situations by Marian Friedrichs Brianna King Daily attended her first CCL convention in 1998, when she was 9-years-old. “My family drove all the way from [Hixson, Tenn.] to Colorado,” she recalled. “My dad was very moved by Father Frank…

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From the May/June 2012 Family Foundations: by Marian Friedrichs Rosemarie Keller* of New York was a CCL member for about a decade until her husband’s adultery brought their marriage to an end. Today, Rosemarie faces the complicated challenge of dealing with her ex-husband and former in-laws as she raises her three girls. A devout homeschooling…

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Good Kids, Bad Choices Did your grown child move in with a significant other? Or get pregnant out of wedlock? Have you ever counseled a daughter against divorce or disagreed with your son’s parenting decisions? NFP families aren’t immune to these struggles, and we’re shining a light on how you handle the gravest challenges closest…

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