Finding Common Ground in Marriage

When two young people come from different upbringings, it can be a challenge to find areas to build a marriage on. But, when they have both discovered the wonder and beauty of God’s plan for marriage, things can fall quickly into place. Shawn and Felicity are one couple who can attest to the connection that…

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A Candid Take on NFP, Man to Man

So you’re thinking about natural family planning? You’re probably asking if it’s really good for your marriage and why the Church cares about your method of family planning. You might be wondering what life is really like for couples who use NFP. I know. I’ve been there. Here are some things I wish I had…

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A Life Skill to Strengthen Marriage

Nathan and Elizabeth Hoxie have learned that natural family planning can be a lifestyle. It’s not just a way to work with God in planning their family. The skills learned in the day-to-day practice of NFP allows them to live their vocation as a married couple. They are a family striving to achieve their ultimate…

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Opening the Door to God’s Plan

Briana and Andy, both active duty military at the time, were selected by their parish priest to be part of the planning committee for World Marriage Day. It was then they were introduced to Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and natural family planning. Briana’s ears perked up when she heard what…

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The Trumpets Are Sounding

I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Easter season!  We just finished up our first Revelation90 program on May 13th, the feast of our Lady of Fatima.  What a joy it has been for all of us to use prayer, nutrition and exercise to improve our cycles and reveal the gift of our femininity once more.…

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The Cycles of Life Connect Us to Our Creator

Years ago, I came upon a small, yet I believe significant, revelation.  I had grown up in the country my entire life, the daughter of parents who had both grown up on Indiana farms.  Living a life close to nature came, well, naturally to me and my siblings.  In the summer we tended our garden,…

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NFP: Not Just Good, Good for You

Who doesn’t want more ways to live a healthier, more joyful life? Couples who practice Natural Family Planning have even more reasons to celebrate their desire to live lives that are faithful to the Church because NFP isn’t just good, it’s good for you. Of course, most NFP couples know that natural family planning offers…

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5 Ways to Get More Out of Marriage Prep

I’m currently four months deep in an 8-month engagement. As I write this, my fiancé is in a U-Haul moving across the country. He’ll stay there until I move and join him after the honeymoon. As we are now long-distance and because he is not Catholic, much of the planning and prep still remains. Despite…

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Thoughts on IVF, Infertility & Miscarriage

CCL hosted a webinar where Clergy had the opportunity to ask a panel of Catholic doctors questions about NFP and fertility. The doctors answered in light of the latest medical and scientific information. Dr. Lauren Rubal shares answers to questions about IVF, infertility and miscarriage from that webinar. Q: Catholics who have lingering difficulty with…

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Evidence That NFP Is Good For Marriage?

By Mike Manhart, MD I’d wager that every couple believes and hopes their wedding day is the first day of a lifelong relationship. Today however, one out of every two adults encounter divorce in their family or of a close relative. I suspect many see a lifelong marriage as more an unrealistic ideal rather than…

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