Teen Fertility Awareness: Helping our Daughters

Many parents, and I was one of them, dread having to have “the talk” as their child approaches puberty. We aren’t quite sure what to say about teen fertility awareness, and we fear what questions we may get. Looking back, I see that practicing fertility awareness helped my husband and me grow comfortable talking about…

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NFP Uncensored: Single and Charting

I was three years into my nursing program when I decided to transfer from my former college to Franciscan University of Steubenville. It was there — not in my nursing classes — that I first heard about Natural Family Planning. I was in a Catholic Marriage course with Dr. Scott Hahn when he explained the…

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Those Catholic Women who use Contraception

From the Family Foundations archives ****  This article originally appeared as part of Jennifer’s blog for the National Catholic Register, available at www.ncregister.com. When I was giving a talk early last year, two women in the front row caught my eye. They were about my age, nicely dressed and seemed to be friends with one another. They…

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A Call for Modern-day Warriors

From the Family Foundations archives **** OK, I admit it: Part of me thinks it would be fun to be Attila the Hun. I would pull on my helmet and leap upon my warhorse. As the battle horn sounded, I would brandish my javelin and howl, urging my fierce steed into the front of the attack. Let…

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A Medieval Marriage of Mention

Today is the feast day of St. Margaret of Scotland (b. 1046, d. 1093). Unlike St. Joan of Arc or Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Margaret isn’t a saint most people have heard of, let alone are familiar with. But, her story highlights how the beautiful interplay of femininity and masculinity can work together in profound ways…

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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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