It can seem like a cruel joke that God has designed women to go through premenopause at around the same time of their lives that they begin to feel their bodies aging, they may have mid-life tension related to finances or career situations, they likely are parenting teenagers, and may also be caring for aging…

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I have been failing so often to choose joy during this fourth trimester because I was relying on my vocation to fulfill me. How very foolish. I know rationally that my vocation is not my end-all — my life with Christ is.

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Calling all former birth control users! The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has filed a Citizen’s petition to encourage the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) to require more transparent labeling of the risks associated with various forms of birth control on their packaging. They’ve got all the studies, all the arguments and all the proof lined up,…

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From the Family Foundations archives **** One in five. That’s the best estimate of the number of adults who suffer from a “diagnosable mental disorder” in any given year. Anxiety disorders are the most common, and often pair with depression. These conditions can make practicing NFP excruciatingly difficult. Jenna Hines, a 31-year-old NFP user from Chelsea, Michigan,…

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From the Family Foundations archives **** There are physical issues that reduce libido, and in fact, a reduced sex drive could very well by your body’s way of alerting you that things are not quite right. A healthy libido is normal and a sign your monthly hormones are in sync as they should be. So while relationship…

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Wow! What a year 2016 has been for CCL, natural family planning and birth control. So much has happened that has left a big impact. Here’s a short recap of some highlights from this year: CDC Warning: The CDC released a warning to women who aren’t using birth control stating they should avoid drinking all together…

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If your social media feeds are anything like ours, you may have seen a new study about the pill and depression being posted multiple times yesterday. Understandably so, because it is a pretty big deal since it reveals a true link between the pill and depression in women. Add another side effect to hormonal contraceptives…

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