Usually when I hear about Natural Family Planning, the focus is on preventing pregnancy. I think this is, in part, due to the fact that Natural Family Planning proponents want to prove that it is an alternative just as effective as contraception. Although it is certainly true that NFP is very effective at preventing pregnancy, this emphasis saddens me because I believe that by simply comparing the preventative abilities of NFP with contraception, we lose the essence of what it truly is. It is not simply a method for preventing pregnancy, but rather a comprehensive system in which knowledge of the female body is utilized to plan a family – both to prevent (or postpone) pregnancy and to achieve pregnancy. Unlike contraception, NFP has a beautiful, life-giving component which should not be overlooked...continue reading at NFP and Me
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