Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate the birth of our country and the abiding importance of our inherent freedom as people with inalienable rights. As our own special CCL way of celebrating independence, we thought we’d share a few reactions of women who’ve enjoyed breaking free from the hormonal birth control pill and other forms…

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Chris and Summer’s love story

Real couples really do use NFP, and we asked them to tell us their NFP story. We will be sharing them here on the blog — the good parts and the struggles. Each of these couples is writing their own love story, and have chosen to do so by following God’s plan for marriage. Here…

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Happy Summer!

There always seems to be an association between summer and freedom. I’m sure it harkens back to those elementary school days when the final school bell rang and you were off without a care in the world, armed with a swimsuit and a later bedtime. My brother and I often marked it in our pre-teen…

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Millennials and marriage

The sun is shining a littler brighter and warmer as summer is approaching and that means that wedding season has arrived! My social media timelines are full of newlyweds, dress shopping and bridesmaids galore. While I’ve gone to the occasional fun family wedding every few years, I have yet to hit the wedding frenzy that…

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David and Jane’s love story

Real couples really do use NFP, and we asked them to tell us their NFP story. We will be sharing them here on the blog — the good parts and the struggles. Each of these couples is writing their own love story, and have chosen to do so by following God’s plan for marriage. Here…

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Birth control options [stink]

There isn’t a birth control option for women that doesn’t suck, and that’s a problem. This was the headline of a Cosmo article I came across (not linked because of the article’s distasteful language), and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree. The article was a first person account of a young woman who chose a Paraguard…

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Teresa and Willie’s love story

Real couples really do use NFP, and we asked them to tell us their NFP story. We will be sharing them here on the blog — the good parts and the struggles. Each of these couples is writing their own love story, and have chosen to do so by following God’s plan for marriage. Here…

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A great time for new beginnings

Happy Easter! Yesterday was a happy time to rejoice and be with family as we celebrated the new life given to us in Christ. New life and new beginnings are something we are fortunate to witness nearly every day at CCL in the stories of those who have found new life in their marriage and in…

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Hugh and Emma’s love story

Real couples really do use NFP, and we asked them to tell us their NFP story. We will be sharing them here on the blog — the good parts and the struggles. Each of these couples is writing their own love story, and have chosen to do so by following God’s plan for marriage. Here…

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Birth control and blood clots

As an organization that teaches natural family planning, we always try to inform women — Catholic and non-Catholic alike — of the truly harmful and risky effects that birth control has on the body. One such risk is blood clots. Women are often ill-informed on the potential danger of deadly circumstances such as stroke, heart attack…

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