Navigating NFP Together

Céline Gaeta interviews Amber and Conner DeHart. As newlyweds, they believe having conversations about family planning and navigating it together is a solid place to start. Céline: Connor and Amber, tell me a little about your family and how you met! Amber: Connor and I met at work, and we were friends long before we…

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Fertility Life Skills

Have you ever been camping? (Real camping—not RV camping!) How quickly priorities get reordered to remind us of the “basics” – keeping warm, safe, fed. It can be refreshing – and leave us with a new perspective and even a sense of accomplishment! The Life Skill of Knowing Your Fertility Sometimes we end up “camping”…

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Ask Me (Almost) Anything About NFP

CCL offers a bi-annual Live Clergy Seminar. In 2023, the “Ask Me (Almost) Anything about NFP” webinar, hosted by three Catholic doctors, gave clergy the chance to ask questions that were the most pressing for them about natural family planning, contraceptives, fertility and faith. Priests and deacons, diocese and parish staff, and even one international…

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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to…

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Ditching the Pill …and Other Contraceptives

An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** Congratulations on your decision to discontinue birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives! You have taken a giant step toward better health. As hormone specialist Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., has written, you cannot achieve optimum hormonal balance while you are on the Pill, because hormones…

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20 Reasons Why Our Members Chose NFP

We asked our members why they chose NFP. Here’s just a sampling of their answers: 1. “My wife did years ago because she didn’t want to take any more medications. She wants her health and wants to do things naturally.” – E.G. 2. “My husband was raised Catholic and I was baptized in the faith…

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How About Some Earth Day Props for NFP?

When was the last time you were astounded by the beauty of nature? It happened to me by surprise last weekend when a friend and I stumbled upon an Earth Day Fair at a local park. To be honest Earth Day isn’t something I celebrate or anticipate, so the eco-friendly exhibitors and vendors didn’t hold…

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NFP Couples Find Natural Shift to a Healthier Life

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, since they’ve made a “natural shift,” you’ll find three chickens behind her home in downtown Fargo, N.D. – bantam-sized Ameracaunas that spend the day roosting in an “incognito coop” inside…

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Women Share Why They Don’t Use Birth Control

While it can sometimes seem that women who do not use contraception are few and far between, they are out there! I recently came across this Buzzfeed article with images of women displaying their reason they do not use birth control. The reasons given are across the board with some mentioning the importance of new life, the…

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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to celebrate? Don’t…

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