Natural Family Planning Blessed Our Marriage: 19 True Stories by Fletcher Doyle
Servant Books, 2006
As the couples in this book make clear, NFP not only helped them to plan their families but also improved their marriages. Many of these couples speak of experiencing a renewed grace in their lives when they made the switch from contraceptives to NFP. All agree that the benefits outweigh the challenges, and none long for the days when they used artificial means of regulating birth.
Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilyn M. Shannon
4th ed., Couple to Couple League, 2009
A practical companion and resource for any couple practicing NFP, FCN explains cycle irregularities and offers nutritional suggestions to improve cycles and understand our body balance. A go-to resource for anyone who is charting and sometimes confused by their cycles.
The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher
Our Sunday Visitor, 2014
If you’ve tried Natural Family Planning and have discovered that your life is now awful; if you feel judged or judge-y; if you trust NFP but your doctor doesn’t, if you’re just trying to figure out how the heck to have a sex life that is holy but still human—you’ll find comfort, encouragement, honesty, wit, and, most important, practical advice here. Popular Catholic writer Simcha Fisher shows what it’s really like to practice NFP and how to achieve those fabled marriage-building benefits.
Life-Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage by Kimberly Hahn
St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2002
Real-life stories offer a beautifully clear and gentle presentation of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage and family, including sexuality, family planning, infertility, and adoption.
Birth Control and Christian Discipleship by John F. Kippley
2nd ed., Couple to Couple League, 1993
Details the Protestant rejection of contraception after 1930, the connection between contraception and abortion, the entire issue in the light of Christian discipleship, and much more.
The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples by Angelique Ruhi-Lopez and Carmen Santamaria
Ave Maria Press, 2012
One in every six United States couples experiences infertility. This book describes the Church’s teaching on reproductive technologies and provides a rich spiritual perspective on the emotions and faith involved in embracing the cross of infertility. The authors, who both experienced periods of being unable to conceive, walk in solidarity with readers, compassionately coaching them through the challenging landscape of infertility.
Other national organizations that teach NFP consistent with Catholic teaching:
The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) (http://creightonmodel.com)
The Billings Ovulation Method, (http://www.bomausa.org)
Natural Family Planning, Marquette University (http://nfp.marquette.edu)
Northwest Family Services http://www.symptopro.org/)