A Candid Take on NFP, Man to Man

So you’re thinking about natural family planning? You’re probably asking if it’s really good for your marriage and why the Church cares about your method of family planning. You might be wondering what life is really like for couples who use NFP. I know. I’ve been there. Here are some things I wish I had…

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Opening the Door to God’s Plan

Briana and Andy, both active duty military at the time, were selected by their parish priest to be part of the planning committee for World Marriage Day. It was then they were introduced to Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and natural family planning. Briana’s ears perked up when she heard what…

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The Cascading Blessings of NFP In Marriage

Corbin and Emma share how NFP impacts the way they live as a family every day. It’s a life skill – something more than the thermometer, charts and app. It’s a lifestyle that has filled their lives with a cascade of blessings that they would never have imagined. Something More Emma and Corbin met in college…

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NFP: For All Seasons of Life 

Does practicing NFP have benefits for those outside the childbearing years?  Based on personal experience and studies in literature, I would argue it does.  NFP is a life skill that has benefits well beyond those focused on assisting the decision to postpone or conceive. For couples using NFP, I have documented the benefits of improved…

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NFP is Pro-Woman

It’s National Women’s Health Awareness Week from May 12th-18th, 2024 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? What if there was a…

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NFP: Not Just Good, Good for You

Who doesn’t want more ways to live a healthier, more joyful life? Couples who practice Natural Family Planning have even more reasons to celebrate their desire to live lives that are faithful to the Church because NFP isn’t just good, it’s good for you. Of course, most NFP couples know that natural family planning offers…

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Abstaining from Frustration

NFP couples talk a lot about the blessings abstinence brings.  Some talk about SPICE (using the times of abstaining to pursue Spiritual, (non-sexual) Physical, Intellectual, Creative, and Emotional intimacy) and there is something to this. Couples who know how to manage Phase II abstinence well are masters of SPICE. They enjoy many benefits to the…

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Fertility Life Skills

Have you ever been camping? (Real camping—not RV camping!) How quickly priorities get reordered to remind us of the “basics” – keeping warm, safe, fed. It can be refreshing – and leave us with a new perspective and even a sense of accomplishment! The Life Skill of Knowing Your Fertility Sometimes we end up “camping”…

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What’s An NFP Guy To Do?

By Jim Volpe Pain Points In the software industry, we have a saying, “Run towards the pain.” In Business, after identifying a pain point, we exercise that process more until we find out what is wrong. Then we fix it. This is a great strategy with computers, but things are a bit different with humans.…

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A Valentine’s Day Gift of a Different Variety

Valentine’s Day is often either a beloved day to show appreciation to loved ones or despised for its use of commercialism. While yes, it’s a great day to be a florist, a jewelry store or a candy store, we all know buying things for each other does not scratch the surface of what love and…

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