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A diocesan NFP teacher’s primary role is to provide NFP instruction and
follow-up to couples/clients. He or she conveys respect for each
couple/client and promotes their autonomy in the use of NFP.
By integrating Catholic teaching on human sexuality, marriage, and family life into their instruction, a diocesan NFP teacher encourages couples/clients to grow in their marital relationship.
Diocesan NFP teachers are accountable to and work in cooperation with the diocesan NFP coordinator.
(Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry, p. 7)
"Talking the Talk" NFP Forum, Diocesan Activity Report, 1996.
This article provides practical tips when presenting NFP information in both formal and informal settings.
Teaching NFP is a True Mission, Natural Family Planning, Diocesan Activity Report, 1995.
John Paul II courageously challenges NFP teachers to extend their commitment beyond a mere scientific knowledge of a woman's fertility towards a more serious approach that values the gifts of life and love.
Education Techniques and NFP Instruction NFP Diocesan Activity Report, 1994.
This article provides basic groundwork in learning techniques to help NFP teachers more effectively reach their adult audiences.
Integration of Abstinence in NFP International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1987.
Maureen Ball and Dorothy Scally
In her section of this article, Maureen Ball states that the married couple should integrate periodic sexual abstinence into their lives. Dorothy Scally adds that with differing personality types of both husband and wife, it is the job of the NFP instructor to help couples view periodic sexual abstinence as built on positive values.
The Joy of Abstinence? International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1985.
Louis P. and Sue Ann LaBarber
With years of experience as workshop leaders for teaching NFP, Louis and Sue Ann LaBarber explain psychological and practical tips for teaching periodic abstinence. They explain that for NFP teachers, the student's perceived "problem" of periodic sexual abstinence can be addressed through simple communication techniques such as a change of phrase.
The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well Being of Families- A Review Charles and Sheila Potter, NFP Forum, 1996.
Charles and Sheila Potter, former NFP co-coordinators for the Archdiocese of New York, offer a hopeful outlook for the NFP movement through a review on a 1996 overview of contraceptive use and failure in the United States.
Achieving Couple Autonomy in Natural Family Planning -
An Aid for Teachers" by Hanna Klaus, M.D., and Mary Ursula Fagan,
A.C.S.W. (coming soon)
The Client's Right of Privacy and the NFP Teacher International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1982.
James J. Pattee
This author maintains that the NFP movement is part of the health care system and NFP teachers are required to act as such. This means they must be aware of and practice health codes and clients right to privacy.
Psychological Aspects of Natural Family Planning International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1981.
Ronald Conway provides teachers and counselors with an authentic, practical, and holistic approach to Natural Family Planning with special attention given to current pervading sexual attitudes.
A Couple's Witness NFP Forum, Diocesan Activity Report, 1997.
This is the kind of story that inspires NFP teachers--a wife shares her powerful story of the journey she and her husband took as children, as spouses, and finally spouses willing to accept God into their marriage. An amazing witness!
Natural Family Planning Is the Way to Go International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1986.
Terence Cardinal Cooke
At the First National Meeting of Diocesan Coordinators of Natural Family Planning, Cardinal Cooke speaks of the importance of this pastoral ministry. He highlights Pope John Paul II's reasoning for inviting the church to participate in NFP and references the Holy Father for the benefits of NFP ranging from focus on family life to developing the virtue of chastity.
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