Natural Family Planning

Reflection for Engaged & Married Couples About Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning Instruction Pastoral Resources


Reflection for Engaged and Married Couples


“With the creation of man and woman in his own image and likeness, God crowns and brings to perfection the work of his hands: he calls them to a special sharing in his love and in his power as Creator and Father, through their free and responsible cooperation in transmitting the gift of human life…When, by means of recourse to periods (of fertility) and infertility, the couple respect the inseparable connection between the unitive and procreative meanings of human sexuality, they are acting as ministers of God’s plan and they benefit from their sexuality according to the original dynamism of total self-giving, without manipulation or alteration.” 
 (Pope John Paul II, On the Family, #28 & 32)


Have we made our decision on a family planning method together?

Is our choice an informed decision?

Have we read and discussed this information together?

Do we know enough about Natural
Family Planning not to practice it?

How would attending an NFP class help us make a more informed and mutual decision?


About Family Planning and Natural Family Planning

         What is Natural Family Planning?

         History of Natural Family Planning?

         Who uses Natural Family Planning?

         Natural Family Planning Information Sessions

         NFP, Infertility, and Other Special Circumstances            

         Responsible Parenthood

         Effectiveness of NFP

         NFP and Contraception

         Resources and Links

         Church Teachings on Human Life


Natural Family Planning Instruction

         NFP Instructors and Class Schedules

         Spanish Instruction   

         On-Line Instruction


Pastoral Resources

         Natural Family Planning Awareness Week Materials from the USCCB

         Homily Helps

         Married Love and the Gift of Life, the US Bishops’ Document Issued in 2006, in Print and Audio Formats