Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
Today I’d like to do a 7 Quick Takes devoted entirely to Natural Family Planning (NFP). NFP is safe, healthy, effective and morally acceptable. To read a bit of how I came to be such an enthusiastic promoter and teacher of NFP, click here.
1. The beginning of a new year often prompts the making of resolutions. My latest column at Amazing Catechists talks about including NFP in healthy habits for the new year.
3. The Couple to Couple League has been offering NFP classes online/virtually for two years. James and I have taught more couples virtually in the past year than in the past ten years combined. While it’s not a perfect system as yet (internet problems do happen), it is an ideal way to learn NFP if there are no classes within driving distance. We’ve taught couples from Florida, Utah, North Dakota, Colorado, Ohio, California, Virginia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Wisconsin. For more information, check out this link: http://register.ccli.org/virtual
5. My first book, Emily’s Hope, is the fictionalized parallel stories of myself and my great-grandmother. In telling my conversion story, I also wanted to illustrate the beauty of NFP and the Church’s teachings on sexuality. For more information, or to watch an interview, to read reviews or an excerpt, check out the novel’s website or the Amazon page.
6. If you like to read good old-fashioned love stories, you’ll probably enjoy my third book, Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship. Earlier this week, I offered copies on Amazon Kindle and was surprised at the response (nearly 700 people downloaded the book on Kindle). I’ll be offering another free giveaway on Kindle closer to Valentine’s Day. Of course, it’s only 2.99 on Kindle so it’s a bargain either way.
7. Finally, if you are interested in learning more about Natural Family Planning, there are many different methods and organizations that teach NFP. Here are just a few: Couple to Couple League, Billings Ovulation Method, Serena (Canada), Creighton Model Fertility Care System.
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