Every marriage is unique. The husband and the wife are each unique and their relationship cannot ever be duplicated. While each relationship is one of a kind, however, marriage itself has not been invented by each couple but has been designed by God and has an objective nature. The couple’s marriage will be happy and…

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While the Church suggests certain guidelines for sexual morality, right or wrong are really a matter of personal conscience–or at least that’s the shaky assumption my wife and I stood upon when we were first married. We thought we were committed Catholics but it never occurred to us to mention contraception when we went to…

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Breaking News from Stratford-on-Avon The sacred task of educating upcoming generations about love and marriage is as ancient as it is urgent. Shakespeare shows us this task, badly bungled, in his Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories of all times. Romeo mopes onto the stage, moaning about his unrequited love not for…

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Fr. Emmanuel O. P. is a Dominican Friar serving in St. Dominic’s Parish of San Francisco. He serves as counselor, supporting and teaching engaged couples about the truths, benefits and challenges of Catholic marriage. Fr. Emmanuel offers a compelling introduction to the discussion of Your Love Story, enforcing the value of Your Love Story in…

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Guest post by Stephanie Calis If you’ve heard an intro talk about NFP, you likely realized the health and marital benefits of NFP are well-documented, rich with solid talking points about communication, mutual respect and closeness between spouses. These benefits certainly sound nice, but have they left you wondering what they might look like in the reality…

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When Matt and Haylee Glassman, of Bridgeport, Conn., got married in 2010, they had big dreams. They wanted to prove the goodness and effectiveness of NFP to their families, who do not support Church teaching on marital sexuality. “We had grand plans for how we could change the sexual culture, change our families,” said Matt,…

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NFP can help to both avoid and achieve pregnancy. Whether this is the first time you’ve heard it or it’s already burned into your brain, it’s a pretty helpful fact! You are learning to identify the most fertile point in your cycle, letting you know the optimal time for you to get pregnant-that’s some pretty…

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One of the consultants at the CCL office received a thank you call the other day.   Many NFPers call into our central office with special problems and circumstances that their teaching couples, or even doctors, may not be familiar with in the context of NFP and the experts we have here are always happy…

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There is something beautiful about friendship between a priest and a married couple. Not only do they support each other but their respective vocations are also mutually inspiring. The priest discovers in the Christian couple a community of love in which the sacred mysteries shine within the thick of human life. The couple, on the…

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Illustrations, images and graphs reinforce the teachings of Your Love Story and bring a lighter, conversational tone to the profound message of the book. Fr. Emmanuel discusses the simple beauty of the illustrations and how helpful they are in making an important point or reinforcing a key teaching. Nicole and Bill discuss the impact that…

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