NFP—Personal Reflections and Pastoral Insight

NFP has seen me through the journey from fear, to acceptance, to a great joy in my fertility."

The articles below are from married individuals and couples who practice the NFP life-style. Rooted in Catholic beliefs about the human person, human sexuality, marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood, these real-life stories witness to the enduring truth of Church teaching and the human experience of striving to live a life of faith in an ever challenging world.


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  • NFP, The Theology of the Body, and Our Marriage, by Michael and Alysha Chambers. A couple's witness story.
  • "Patti's Story," by Patti Gutierrez. A tender two part testimonial that will make you smile: it reveals how God cares for His children! Part 1; Part 2.
  • Signs of Grace, by Jennifer Ricard. An NFP teacher shares how she and her husband embraced the Church's teachings on conjugal love and responsible parenthood.
  • The Many Dimensions of Openness to Life, by Jennifer Drees. A wife and mother shares how she and her husband decided to adopt a child.
  • The Week We Were Pregnant, by Josh Noem. A husband discusses the surprising movement to trust God in living the NFP lifestyle.

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