We asked our members why they chose NFP. Here’s just a sampling of their answers: 1. “My wife did years ago because she didn’t want to take any more medications. She wants her health and wants to do things naturally.” – E.G. 2. “My husband was raised Catholic and I was baptized in the faith…

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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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An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** At some point after giving birth, often before the baby is six months old, a small percentage of women experience thyroid problems. About one to four months after the birth, some new mothers (approximately 4 percent) develop an overactive thyroid gland. They may…

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NFP Uncensored is a series of candid accounts of the way NFP informs every aspect of life. You can follow the posts by searching for “NFP Uncensored” here in the Living the Love blog (use the search bar on the right-hand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. Note from the editor:…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Dr. Greg Popcak On this 49th Anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae, one point that continues to be overlooked is that sexuality stands at the center of the lay vocation. Attempting to practice a lay spirituality while ignoring sex is like living a zombie spirituality that divorces…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Jason Evert Contraception is nothing new; history records people using various methods of birth control four thousand years ago. Ancient people swallowed potions to cause temporary sterility; they used linens, wool, or animal skins as barrier methods; they fumigated the uterus with poison to keep it from…

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/lawsuit-alleges-birth-control-packing-error-led-unwanted/story?id=35140742   Reason #5476 that I’m grateful for NFP We rely on ourselves. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but I have come to see this as a good thing.

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By Dr. Greg Popcak “I’ve gotten serious about my faith in the last year or so. I’ve done a lot of reading and God really opened my eyes about how natural family planning is the way to go. The problem is my husband is absolutely, completely, 100 percent against it. I don’t know what to…

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Bilbo Baggins, lost in a dark cave, discovered a ring of power. He slipped it on his finger and found that it made him invisible, which proved useful in escaping orcs, obtaining information and stealing dragon treasure. Standing before God’s altar, a bride and bridegroom exchange rings. These rings, however, do not make them disappear.…

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Every healthy child is born with a functioning circulatory system, digestive system and respiratory system. But no one, no matter how healthy, is born with a complete, functioning reproductive system. Every healthy person is born with one half of a reproductive system, either the male half or the female half. And that system is not…

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