Couples who chose NFP find they experience a wide range of benefits that go far beyond physical and health-related advantages. NFP is definitely safe, healthy and green, but it is also at least as effective as contraception options (besides sterilization), and many couples are happily surprised to find that it helps improve their relationship as well. Read on to learn more!
Safe, healthy, green
Keeping your body safe and healthy is a big priority. You can avoid the risks and side effects that come with the drugs and devices of contraceptive methods by choosing natural family planning (NFP), which is 100% natural! Because there are no potentially harmful chemicals, hormones or devices put into your body, NFP is safe. Because NFP does not interrupt your natural cycles and, instead, respects and informs you of your natural fertility, it is healthy. And because NFP does not involve the continual purchase of medications or devices, it is green, with no negative influence on either your body or the environment.
Obviously it is important that what you choose to plan your family is effective, and NFP is no exception. Modern methods of NFP are as or more effective than all contraception options except sterilization. Plus, with increasing studies that verify this, more and more physicians are confidently recommending it to their patients as a viable option – and not just to postpone pregnancy. Fertility awareness is also incredibly helpful to those couples who are trying to achieve pregnancy because it easily enables a couple to pinpoint the most fertile time of the cycle.
Builds joyful marriages
Couples are often surprised to learn that many NFP users report that NFP helps improve their relationship. Those considering NFP are usually concerned about periods of abstinence when trying to postpone pregnancy, and yet NFP users say those times apart help them connect on a deeper level. NFP helps keep their relationship fresh, fun and flirty, almost like a return to their courtship days. NFP couples also talk about increased respect for each other, often coming from the shared responsibility of the method. NFP couples feel more like a team, and that extends beyond the issue of family planning. Finally, many couples find that NFP helps them build a deeper and closer relationship to God since they are experiencing marriage as He intended.