Posts Tagged ‘Family Foundations’

Man to man: Advice from NFP grooms

From the Family Foundations archives ****  She said yes! Great! Now what? There’s finding a church, ordering food, booking the DJ and photographer. It’s enough to make a guy go nuts! The recently engaged and married fellows interviewed by Family Foundations offered a few pointers for men preparing to take the big step. From learning how to argue…

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Eight habits to strengthen every marriage

From the Family Foundations archives ****  There’s a lot of confusion about what separates happy couples from unhappy couples. For instance, you might be surprised to know that happy couples argue about as often as unhappy couples and are about as good at solving problems! The real difference between marriage masters and marriage disasters is that happy…

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Food and sex are different things

From the Family Foundations archives **** I have never had sex. I do not plan on ever having sex. Our culture today leads many to believe that a man’s appetite for sex is like his appetite for food — it needs to be satisfied or he will wither. As a celibate man, I assure you, you can…

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Will you be the parent of my children?

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Janet Smith When John Paul II was a professor of philosophy, he wrote Love and Responsibility, wherein he attempted to give a philosophical justification for his claim that contraception is not compatible with human love. In brief, to say to another that one is willing to be…

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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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5 things you should know about vaginal infections

From the May/June 2017 issue of Family Foundations ——— For all women, when something changes down there it throws up a red flag, but that red flag might rise a little higher if it is an NFP woman who relies on her mucus and discharge to track her cycles. With some helpful information and tips…

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NFP couples find natural shift to a healthier life

From the Family Foundations archives   Good for you How NFP & better health go hand in hand By Maria Wiering   Ten years ago if you would’ve told Laura Devick she’d have chickens in her garage, the newlywed would’ve laughed. But fast forward a decade, and you’ll find three chickens behind her home in…

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Adventures in charting

By Leah Darrow Life can’t always be planned, and natural family planning hasn’t always been a perfect process for my husband, Ricky, and me. Don’t get me wrong: I actually love the idea of planning, organizing, making lists, Post-It notes, Ikea and The Container Store. But the reality is that I am president of the Procrastinator’s…

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Expressions of beauty uncut

Expressions of beauty A round-up of Catholic artists Humans are drawn to beauty, and that tug is inherently spiritual. “Every expression of true beauty,” Pope Francis wrote in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “can be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.” Theology of the Body puts that concept into…

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Interview with 1Flesh.org president

How 1Flesh makes NFP cool 1Flesh.org was founded in 2012 by a group of college students who felt compelled to introduce more people to natural methods of family planning through dynamic social-media outreach and the tagline “Bring Sexy Back.” Marie-Claire Reer, 23, a newlywed living in Austin and a graduate of CCL’s home-study course, serves…

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