Even before we got married we decided that we didn’t want to use any form of contraception including condoms or birth control. Our OB-GYN looked at us like we were crazy when we told her we didn’t use birth control. Many people feel the same. In this video we sit down and talk about our choice not to contracept and explain our reasoning. We also explain what we do instead of contraception, which is the hidden art of natural family planning.
The Big Secret: Natural Family Planning
Twice a year we put on marriage preparation retreats and we’re always surprised to discover that of the 60 couples on the weekend with us, the majority of them have never heard of Natural Family Planning. We believe in NFP for many reasons and try to share it with as many new couples as we can. And we ask that you share this video with any of the newlywed couples in your life so that they won’t be left in the dark when it comes to NFP.
More Information on Natural Family Planning
This video barely touches the surface of how NFP works. We purposely don’t go into too much detail, but if you’re interested in learning more, here are a few resources you might find helpful.
Find an NFP Class
The Couple to Couple League puts on in-person and online training sessions for couples interested n exploring Natural Family Planning. Check out their website to find a class near you.
Natural Family Planning from a Secular Perspective
If you aren’t religious, but are still interested in learning more about NFP, we’ve got the perfect resource for you! Check out IUseNFP.com for non-religious, non-sectarian approach to Natural Family Planning.
Articles I’ve Written
Ricky has another blog called Leaders That Follow where he writes specifically about matters of faith. If you’re interested in learning more about the Catholic view of sexuality, you might find these articles insightful.
Books on Natural Family Planning*
Here are few of the best books around on the topic of NFP and sexuality from a Catholic perspective. Don’t take our word for it, these are the experts!
- The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning — Simcha Fisher
- Natural Family Planning: A Catholic Approach — Mary Lee Barron
- Holy Sex! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving — Gregory K. Popcak, PhD
- The Art of Natural Family Planning® Student Guide — The Couple to Couple League
- The Art of Natural Family Planning — John and Sheila Kippley
- Love and Responsibility — Karol Wojtyla
- Sex Au Naturel: What it is and Why it’s Good for Your Marriage — Patrick Coffin
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