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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Women’s magazines – Love ’em or hate ’em?

Verily has broken new ground in women’s magazines, and we were grateful for our chance to feature Verily’s co-founder Janet Sahm in the March/April 2014 issue of Family Foundations. But, evidently, it hasn’t been an easy road. Weeks after our interview, and just as our issue was about to be mailed, Verily subscribers received this message…

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Part 3: Humanae Vitae 45 Years Later: Is it still relevant?

Part 3: Humanae Vitae in 21st Century Language Bob & Gerri Laird This week marks national NFP Awareness Week as well as the 45th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Part 3 of this series explores Humanae Vitae’s arguments via the modern language of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. In his writings and…

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Resources: Teaching kids about sexuality

Here are a few CCL-recommended resources for teaching children about sexuality. Whole Life Curriculum Theology of the Body for Teens and Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers Theology of His Body, Theology of Her Body Growing Up in God’s Image Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians Sex Respect Family…

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An NFL quarterback who uses NFP?! You bet!

NFP in the NFL! We are excited to announce that the September/October 2012 issue of Family Foundations features an exclusive and indepth interview with San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany, about their embrace of NFP and its impact on their marriage and family. Philip says people notice that their family is…

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Just one more

Real-life vignettes of welcoming the unexpected (You read the vignettes that appear in the July/August 2012 issue of Family Foundations here.) When my husband lost his job and we were facing a second move in less than two years, I immediately concluded (without much prayer or reflection, I’m sorry to admit) that this  was clearly…

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