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1000-NaturalFamilyPlanning

  1. 1. Natural Family Planning "Couples are empowered with NFP–women have a valuable tool to gauge their health. The menstrual cycle has actually been called the 5th vital sign, because it can tell a woman that much about her health." - Batrice Adcock A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  2. 2. Natural Family Planning "We used birth control for the first four years of our marriage, and we thought we were getting all that we could out of our sex life. We were wrong." - engagedmarriage.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  3. 3. Natural Family Planning "With NFP, you learn about the female body and how it works. It means we can take care of our bodies on a whole new level." - Guggie Daly A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  4. 4. Natural Family Planning "I simply cannot imagine a more intimate and sacred topic of conversation than that of fertility and the willingness to accept children (or not). " - engagedmarriage.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  5. 5. Natural Family Planning "Many women are initially put on the pill to “treat” a host of common reproductive problems. The pill does not effectively treat these problems, but simply suppresses the woman’s menstrual cycle, delaying treatment of the problem." - Batrice Adcock A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  6. 6. Natural Family Planning "When we found Natural Family Planning and started using it, we no longer had any of the lingering, often back-of-mind, worries about whether we were harming her health, marginalizing our intimacy, or reducing our sex life to something less than it should be." - engagedmarriage.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  7. 7. Natural Family Planning "Practicing NFP is a wonderful way for spouses to learn that intimate signs of affection don’t always have to lead to intercourse." - Christopher West A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  8. 8. Natural Family Planning "The spouses [physical] union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life. These two meanings or values of marriage cannot be separated without altering the couples spiritual life and compromising the goods of marriage and the future of the family." - Catechism of the Catholic Church A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  9. 9. Natural Family Planning "When God designed the marital act, He designed it to have two inseparable dimensions: a unitive, or love-giving dimension, and a procreative, or life-giving dimension. Love and life: they always go together. All love is life giving. Real love is never intentionally made sterile. " - Matthew Habiger A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  10. 10. Natural Family Planning "Modern NFP is a thoroughly researched, safe, medically effective and family-supportive method of fertility regulation which can be used either to avoid a pregnancy or to achieve one. It has been used effectively worldwide for over 20 years. " - NFP Outreach A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  11. 11. Natural Family Planning "Until 1930 even all Protestant denominations taught against the idea of artificial contraception." - Richard Frank A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  12. 12. Natural Family Planning "All contraceptives have potential adverse side effects, most of which affect the woman." - A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  13. 13. Natural Family Planning "NFP couples are in a much better position to teach their teens about sexual self-control." - chastity.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  14. 14. Natural Family Planning "You cannot help but improve your communication when you talk about fertility signs and concieving or postponing almost on a daily basis!" - Sarah Kolath A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  15. 15. Natural Family Planning "Couples using NFP have an understanding of how to time intercourse to achieve pregnancy." - chastity.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  16. 16. Natural Family Planning "The striking correlation between NFP and strong marriages is an important indication of the close relationship between NFP and the way God designed marriage and sex to work." - chastity.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  17. 17. Natural Family Planning "Couples who use NFP have a divorce rate of 1 to 3 percent. In one study there were zero divorces out of fourteen hundred NFP couples." - Christopher West A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  18. 18. Natural Family Planning "The moral difference between NFP and contraception is that contraception deliberately interrupts, sterilizes, and works against (contra) conception, while NFP respects the way God ordained conception to occur." - chastity.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  19. 19. Natural Family Planning "Observing and charting natural biological signs of fertility can be of great benefit for the couple who has infertility problems." - Marquette University A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  20. 20. Natural Family Planning "[Drugs] are to be used to heal dysfunction and promote the proper functioning of the body as God designed it. Contraception does the opposite: it prevents the natural functioning of the body." - chastity.com A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime

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