Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a term used to describe certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. Contrary to popular belief, the Catholic Church has never been against family planning. As Catholics, we are called to responsibility in our parenthood, considering first what God asks of us, what is good for us as a couple, our family and society in general. The only viable alternative to artificial birth control, Natural Family Planning is a safe, natural means to conform a couple’s fertility in accordance with God’s plan.
The USCCB states â€śNFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.
Since the methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act, they support God’s design for married love!â€ť
While the Diocese of Venice allows other methods of NFP (listed above) the following methods and systems have trained teachers within our Diocese.Â For more information, please contact Kim at email@example.com or 941-484-9543.
Couple to Couple League Method
Website gives class availability either by distance or onsite learning.
Learn about your faith and discover a natural method of family planning that goes beyond the physical. Â Taught by certified couples, the course begins Saturday, January 21st at St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres. For more information and registration, call Lisa Stalnaker 239-303-9257 or go to live-the-love.org.Â Live online and self-paced online courses also available for your busy schedule.