Creating Catholic Traditions

By Susan Hoefer for Family Foundations magazine. In the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, the father of 5 daughters who are looking to get married, speaks of the importance of tradition.  “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as—as—as a fiddler—on the roof!”  Given our society’s current infatuation with progress,…

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Navigating NFP Together

Céline Gaeta interviews Amber and Conner DeHart. As newlyweds, they believe having conversations about family planning and navigating it together is a solid place to start. Céline: Connor and Amber, tell me a little about your family and how you met! Amber: Connor and I met at work, and we were friends long before we…

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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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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to…

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NFP Uncensored: Growing a Better Marriage

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 righthand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. When I was…

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Isaac and Kaylene’s Love Story

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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NFP Uncensored: Engaged and Charting

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 righthand side of this page), or by searching #NFPUncensored on social media. Isn’t it romantic…

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How Humanae Vitae Inspired a Mission

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Chris Reynolds In his encyclical Humanae Vitae, Paul VI wrote, “[T]here comes to be included in the vast pattern of the vocation of the laity a new and most noteworthy form of the apostolate of like to like; it is married couples themselves who become apostles and…

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Ryan and Kassie’s Love Story

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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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to celebrate? Don’t…

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