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Natural Family Planning


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Natural Family Planning: Respecting and Honoring the Total Self-Giving of Married Love


What is Natural Family Planning (or NFP)?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies.

NFP 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.

NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.

"Married love differs from any other love in the world. By its nature, the love of husband and wife is so complete, so ordered to a lifetime of communion with God and each other, that it is open to creating a new human being they will love and care for together. Part of God’s gift to husband and wife is this ability in and through their love to cooperate with God’s creative power. Therefore, the mutual gift of fertility is an integral part of the bonding power of marital intercourse. That power to create a new life with God is at the heart of what spouses share with each other." ( USCCB, Married Love and the Gift of Life, 2006)


Frequently Asked Questions about NFP

Basic Information about NFP

Natural Family Planning Resources


Certified Local NFP instructors

NFP Trainer

Organization

Contact

Parish of
Association

Certification Date

Guillermina Pinelo Hinojosa

Family of the Americas

210-367-5307

St. Jude

Esperanza Macias

Family of the Americas

210-844-5171

St. Jude

Brittney DeWinne

Family of the Americas

Email

210-859-8835

St. Mark Parish

Neal & Shelley Davis

CCL Promoters

Email

830-285-8864

Divine Mercy - New Braunfels

4/27/2003

Christopher & Nicole Glowe

CCL Instructors

Email

210-257-6616

St. Anthony Mary Claret

3/18/2004

Greg & Martha Kauffman

CCL Instructors

Email Greg

Email Martha

830-980-9723

Shrine of Padre Pio

5/4/1989

Tina Luther

Creighton

Email (General)

Email Tina

210-262-9731

St. Luke

8/17/2013

Kevin & Lisa McCormick

CCL Instructors

Email

830-257-7803

Notre Dame - Kerrville

2/28/2003

Ty & Gabriela Meyer

CCL Promoters

Email

210-455-2028

Diocese of Victoria

3/3/2009

Gerard Migeon

CCL, Creighton, Family, Marquette

Email

210-954-4196

Natural Womanhood

Referral Only

John & Cathy Nix

CCL Instructors

Email

210-695-8020

St. Mark

2/7/2011

Eddie & Jessica Pena

Family of the Americas

Email

512-586-6622

St. Joseph - Del Rio

5/19/2014

Marisol Robles

Family of the Americas

Email

210-861-8009

Blessed Sacrament

2/19/2013

Kathy Sadler

Family of the Americas

281-787-7826

St. Joseph - Del Rio

11/15/2012

Robert & Veronica Wallace

CCL Instructors

Email Robert

Email Veronica

210-481-3020

St. Mary Magdalene

3/16/1999

Monica Wilkes

Creighton

Email

972-832-3682

St. Peter - Boerne

2/15/2014

Andy & Briana Wilson

CCL Promoters

Email

928-246-5012

Military Bases

8/18/2008

Shira Wise

Creighton (online, long distance)

Email

509-308-6640

Three Rivers area

Online only