Finding and Connecting With Others

When my husband, Adrian, and I were first married, none of our friends were in steady relationships.  As we started our family, we still hung out with them, but they remained single.  We joined a parish and attended regularly but didn’t find groups or friends that we could connect with. The Family Foundations magazine we received…

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Support the Church, Build the Family

“This will never work,” said Stacy after meeting Sean at Franciscan University and learning they had rival football teams. Yet, with grace and hard work, the Martins have been married 22 years and have six kids. All while Stacy cheers for the Browns and Sean roots for the Broncos. The couple, having practiced NFP since…

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“Promote CCL” October 2023 Round-Up

October was the month our TC’s and Promoters let us know about their work in their local Dioceses! They promote, offer their usual NFP courses live and online, and lead hundreds of chart reviews for their students. They also make themselves available for presentations and events where they believe others can benefit from knowing more about…

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“Promote CCL” September 2023 Round-Up

It is amazing how the actions of just one person can be the catalyst to something even bigger. A CCL TC sent an email to her diocese to have them forward on to all parish secretaries, and one secretary emailed the TC back to express her support of NFP. The secretary then personally reached out…

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Volunteering With Joy in a Busy World

Written for Family Foundations magazine by Heather Murphy. When I was a child my mom was always busy. At my school. In our church. Around the community. While she was a traditional stay at home mom, we joked that she worked as a full-time volunteer. Watching her give of herself and the difference she made…

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Volunteering – Receive More Than You Ever Give!

Karen and I have sometimes wondered how it is we have been active volunteers for 35+ years.  Looking back, a few key themes seem to explain our inability to stop. First, volunteering brought us together with other like-minded souls who have over the years become a cadre of lifelong friends. Second, volunteering gave us something that…

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