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Hugh and Emma’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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Live the Love of your marriage vows

It’s always amazing to hear from couples who have realized that, once they got the nuts and bolts of their NFP method down, they saw further benefits for their marriage. Natural family planning brings couples closer together by increasing respect and communication skills. As many couples say, if you can talk about cervical mucus you can pretty much…

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The effects of an NFP choice

For any newcomers to natural family planning (NFP), or even those who aren’t so sold on it yet, it can seem a little puzzling. Likely even daunting. This is understandable considering our culture tells us that birth control pills and devices are the “end all-be all” of preventing pregnancy. But there is another way, and sometimes couples’ actual…

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Feeling burdened?

OK, we are a week into the new year. Are you being bombarded with commercials and advertisements for every kind of diet and weight loss product on the market? It only makes sense because for the next few weeks — or months — depending on how long the motivation lasts, a good number of people will be…

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Self-paced online course update

As you may have heard, CCL launched a new Self-paced Online Class in September, and we are starting to hear from couples who have completed it: Loved taking class from home Teachers encouraging and easy to understand Website easy to navigate and videos worked perfectly LOVED the couple LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the course This new class…

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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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NFP primer for learning couples

By Vicki Braun Why is it so challenging for us humans to adopt a new diet, take on a new sport or learn new job skills? Maybe it’s because we like rhythm and predictability; we enjoy constancy in our lives and learning a new habit or skill takes time to make it a regular part…

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Is NFP a leap of faith?

Recently I met a young man and we had a conversation over dinner. I guess you could call it a date. Quite appropriately he asked, “What do you do?” Oh boy, here goes, I thought to myself. I told him about CCL’s mission and that I work in communications. His response was, “So, I take…

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NFP orients couple to each other

By Bennett & Trish Rawicki Teaching Couple Bennett & Trish Rawicki share this witness talk with their students in Dallas, Texas. Bennett: When we got married we could have been the poster couple for needing contraception. We were both one year into grad school, with me in law school and Trish in medical school. We…

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Awkward much?

When you first learned a thing or two about NFP did the word “mucus” make you feel uncomfortable? Did the thought of learning the intimate intricacies of human reproduction in a room with other people make you want to find an NFP DIY book on Amazon ASAP? You’re not alone. CCL recently welcomed new teaching…

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