January 22, 2013

NFP Resources

I shared our experience of using NFP yesterday, and I put up the list of some NFP resources in a tab.  However, I decided to also make the list of resources a post so that everyone will see it!   Here are some really excellent things to check out if you want more information about NFP. 


Websites:
  • I Use NFP  This is the best place to look for general information about NFP.  You can learn about the different methods, find the answers to frequently asked questions, read real life stories from other women, and learn more about why NFP is such a good option.  
  • 1 Flesh  This is a website developed by college students who promote the idea of marriage without contraception.  There are a lot of good articles with information about the risks of taking birth control, as well as real life stories from women. 

Articles/Blog Posts:

Books:
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: If you want a secular book that doesn't look at the religious aspects, I highly recommend this one.  I can't advocate it from a Catholic standpoint because it talks about the FAM method where you use barrier methods during periods of abstinence.  However, there is very comprehensive information about women's cycles and reproductive health.  
  • Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution  by Mary Eberstadt - This is SO good.  A very, very fascinating read about how the introduction of contraception has had a devastating impact on our society, in terms of divorce, pornography, etc.  It gave me chills and fired me up against the use of birth control.  
  • Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West - This book gives a beginning understanding of the Catholic Church's teachings on sexuality.  It is based off of the Pope John Paul II's 129 lectures during the 70s and 80s. 
  • Holy Sex by Dr. Gregory Popcak - This is a great book that discusses the Catholic view of sex and breaks down a lot of the false beliefs people have about what is acceptable in a marriage.  
  • Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions About Catholic Teaching  by Christopher West - This is the only book on here that I have not read, but I have heard so many good things about it, and I am planning on reading it soon! 

Personal Accounts:

I hope this is helpful! Please let me know if there are any others you think I should add to the list!


7 comments:

  1. Whoa. Impressive. Very nice assembly of sources!

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  2. Holy Mother of All NFP Lists! Awesome!

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  3. This is so awesome Caitlin! So helpful and needed!!!

    My husband wrote what I thought was a fabulous article a few months ago for Grace Patton. And I like to brag about my husband :)

    http://www.camppatton.com/2012/07/guest-post-on-natural-family-planning.html

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    1. I actually think I read this a while ago, Ana! Thanks so much for sharing it! You are an awesome couple! :)

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  4. So I was JUST putting together a list of references for a friend of mine. Good thing I checked your blog. Will save me time!

    God is so good.

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  5. bookmarking this to save and show to others...some of the best resources!

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  6. Thank you for your real view of NFP. I just ordered "Good News About . . . " by West as suggested in your list. God bless you an your beautiful family.

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