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Encouragement for those new to NFP

From the Family Foundations archives **** Encouragement for those new to NFP…from those who have been there. “Be patient and trusting with it; it can be difficult at times. Know that it is not the magic key to all marital happiness, but it can help.” – Cindy O’Connor “Patience! NFP has been the best thing for our…

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For richer or poorer

From the Family Foundations archives **** Thirty years ago it was all different. There was a ring, a white dress and an “I do.” There were chicken and mashed potatoes, an open dance floor and an overjoyed couple ready to start their lives together as husband and wife. Now, as 20- and 30-somethings prepare to say “I…

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Motherhood: strongest antidote to selfishness

Pope Francis is the newest pope of the people. For the first time in decades, media reports on the Holy See are trending positive, non-Catholics find him endearing and his own flock reveal a certain admiration for him, lovingly calling him “Papa Frankie.” While we may have a special place in our hearts for the…

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Ten pieces of advice to prepare for labor & delivery

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Hillary Frost Photography‘s blog, to extend advice to a new mom and friend of the authors. 1.  Pick a good nail paint color. Hillary told me when I went to get my nails done before having Lo, “You better pick a good color, you’re going to be staring…

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Be not afraid: Advice for the new husband

From the Family Foundations archives **** Dr. Gregory K. Popcak William called our radio program with a question. “I’m getting married next month. I love Bethany, my fiancee, very much and I can’t believe how blessed I am that she said ‘yes,’ but as the wedding is getting closer I’m having a hard time sleeping at night. It’s not…

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Mourning after the nightmare

From the May/June 2012 Family Foundations: by Holly Rutchik Jonathan and Kristin Smies expected their third pregnancy to be a smooth sail. Been there, done that. But the Teaching Couple from Green Bay, Wisc., was devastated by a miscarriage. Kristin, a 29-year-old stay-at-home mother to two daughters, 4 and 2, learned they were expecting while…

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