March 13th, 2017

[podcast] Real Talk About NFP #062

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This week we are getting real about Natural Family Planning.

If you are unfamiliar with NFP, here are some basic resources for you:

Catholic Teaching on Love and Sexuality
On Birth Control, from Catholic Answers
Helpful Links to some different resources/methods of NFP

Here is a link to the column I wrote for Crisis on the topic of NFP a few years ago:

5 Ways I Don’t Love Natural Family Planning

My main points, which I discuss in this week’s show, are:

1) NFP does not work well for everyone.
2) NFP is not mandatory.
3) Have we no shame?
4) It’s only information.
5) Temperament matters.

Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic!

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2 comments to [podcast] Real Talk About NFP #062

  • GREAT podcast, Danielle! We DO need to talk about this more. Somehow balancing the TMI and necessity to encourage one another. We sucked at NFP. Only barely hanging on and the biggest thing is that we constantly questioned our faith because if no one else was talkig about it, it must not be that hard, so what was our problem??? Of course, now, on the back end of our fertility it is easier, we are older and our communication has improved but oh to have had a sounding board in the middle of our fertility…what a blessing that would have been!! PS Meant to leave you voice mail (your fave) but the week got away from me!! Blessings!!

  • Thank you, Tracy! I really appreciate your feedback and encouragement. I also loved your comments about blogging/sharing about older kids and teens. It’s a tough balance sometimes, but we all need to know we are not alone in our struggles. I think I will take eon that topic next week. Thanks for all your encouragement and support!

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