In the United States, it is officially #NFPWEEK. Understanding why the Church encourages the use of Natural Family Planning (NFP) can be a very difficult concept for many Catholics to embrace. Take the time to read some of the teachings of the Church that explain the importance of the”why” behind this belief.
For those marriages that do embrace and live out this aspect of the faith, the path can often be very difficult. NFP requires discipline, sacrifice, and fasting. Yet, the graces bestowed on those couples who faithfully persevere in allowing God to work in the most intimate part of a marriage are numerous. We as the Church must encourage and support one another as we seek to obey the Lord and His plan for our families.
There are many wonderful Catholic bloggers who are doing their part in to inspire others to practice NFP. From advice on talking to your daughters about fertility awareness to pointing out the harmful effects of birth control, these women will inspire you to reflect on the beauty of this teaching and how to practically apply it to your life.
Best of NFP Week
NFP WEEK & HUMANAE VITAE from Catholic Life, Catholic Wife with Annie Deddens