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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MyParishNFP.org: A Place where Fertility and Faith Come Together  

Written by Melissa Gorley. Couple to Couple League has launched a dynamic, one-stop parish outreach initiative called myparishNFP.org. With resources for clergy, parish staff, and couples and families gathered in one site, it has never been easier to access trusted video and textual materials, classes, and personalized support for navigating fertility with faith.   At myparishNFP.org,…

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NFP, Intimacy and Prayer

Written by Melissa Gorley. When the word “intimacy” is used in the context of marriage, it most often refers to physical and sexual intimacy and sexual relations. Humans are, however, spiritual as well as physical beings and a healthy married life of course includes other intimacies, too. Charting fertility cycles together can be a source…

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Getting Ready for NFP Week

National Awareness Week for NFP is coming up July 24-30th, 2022. The USCCB designates Natural Family Planning Awareness Week during the week of July that highlights the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) because it articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast…

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Our daughters deserve better

It happens way too often. I’ll hear from one of the young women learning NFP from CCL who would like help reviewing their chart. That’s the good part. The frustrating part is that they often don’t know enough to help me answer their questions. Our daughters deserve better. One example is a 29-year-old woman who…

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‘Man up and love your wife!’

Our marriage is infinitely stronger, better, more exciting and more enjoyable because we stopped contracepting. Our sex is better. Remember when you got married, when everyone went away and you and your spouse were able to unite for the first time? Remember how amazing that was? When we’re in a situation where we need to abstain, we tend to be more flirtatious. We get to experience that honeymoon feeling again.

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What makes CCL different?

It’s wonderful that there are so many methods out there for the varied lifestyles of NFP users. Among all of them, though, CCL really stands out.

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NFP is pro-woman

It’s National Women’s Health Awareness Week and we expect to see media messages about how women have been empowered through contraception. But is contraception really best for female health? Is shutting down a perfectly healthy reproductive system truly empowering our daughters, wives and mothers? What if there was a form of empowerment that elevated women…

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What you don’t know can kill you

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, an opportunity for valuable information about the risky condition to get into the hands of those who need it most. So how much have you heard about it in the media? More important, how many teenage girls and young women do you think are hearing about the dangers of…

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The world of quieter conversions

St. Paul’s conversion, with all its drama and bright lights and the booming voice of God, reads like something out of a comic book. While such film-worthy revelations of God to his people are rare, quiet conversions and reversions are far more numerous than people may believe. In NFP circles in particular, we see that…

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