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When Can We Use NFP?

When Can We Use NFP?

This year, National Natural Family Planning Week is July 23-29! Here are some common Q&As about NFP and resources to help you learn more about it. This article explains the Church’s teaching on using natural family planning to postpone a pregnancy or space children.


Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning

What does the Catholic Church teach about married love? Marriage is an intimate, lifelong partnership in which husbands and wives give and receive love unselfishly. The sexual relationship expresses their married love and shows what it means to become “one body” (Genesis 2:24) and “one flesh” (Mark 10:8, Matthew 19:6). The sexual union is meant […]


The Boxes We Create

Sometimes our thoughts and experiences can place people in a box rather than extend a hand in friendship. MaryJo reflects on the ways we can show mercy to help and support families who are different than we are.


Summer (Formation) Routines

Summertime is full of opportunities for adventure…and boredom. Stacey writes about the “formation routines” for her children in the summer months that help them grow in contemplation and responsibility.


Millennials Who Marry Before Having Children More Likely to Thrive Financially

“In general, Millennials who marry first are more likely to be on track to realizing the American Dream than those who put childbearing first.” A recent report released by the Institute for Family Studies and the American Enterprise Institute found that Millennials who earn at least a high school diploma, work a full time job, and get married before having children are financially better off than peers who do not follow this sequence.


Little Bodies of Christ

After receiving the Eucharist at Mass, reflecting on the gift of children, MaryJo meditates on the beauty of the children she has helped as an occupational therapist and her own children she has raised with her husband.


Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach

Infertility causes suffering for couples who desire children, and author Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz knows this from experience. “Facing Infertility” addresses the multi-faceted effects infertility has on couples within a Catholic framework. It’s a resource that is useful both for couples and their loved ones.


The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla

The personal witness of a happy, holy married life can be a source of encouragement and strength for others who are striving to virtuously live their own vocations. The letters of St. Gianna Molla and her husband, Pietro, provide an image of beautiful, sanctifying married love.


The Feast of Holy Innocents and Our Call to Defend Children

The feast of the Holy Innocents, says Pope Francis, is a reminder to all of us to protect and cherish the children in our midst, especially those who are suffering.


Midnight Mass for Christmas

Christmas is a night of glory, joy, and light, says Pope Francis. We must remember all suffering children on this day, and bring them the hope of the baby Jesus.


An Open Letter to Newlyweds Regarding Children

Although our culture may focus on the hardships of parenting, Josh reflects on the goodness of parenting, a task that is meant to sanctify children – and will sanctify the parents along the way.


Mothers as Models of Faith in the Family Today

When it comes to raising children in faith, new research has shown that mothers tend to be more influential than fathers on the religious experience of their children.


Does Divorce Affect Parents Differently than Couples Without Children?

A new study has taken a different approach on studying the consequences of divorce, comparing in what ways divorce affects couples with children and couples without.


How Does Family Instability Affect Girls?

Divorce affects all members of the family in one way or another. While past research has emphasized the effects of divorce on young boys, a recent study brings insight into how marital instability negatively affects young girls.


When A Child You Love is Grieving

Grief specialist and author Harold Ivan Smith provides a valuable resource for those helping a grieving child. He gives practical advice for every stage of the process that is sure to aid children and adults alike.


The True Nature of Parental Love

Looking back on a summer pilgrimage to the Holy Land, blogger Stacey reflects on the depth of the love of God the Father for all His children and for each individual person.


How Does Parental Technology Use Affect Both Parents and Children?

In a world where multitasking is sometimes seen as a necessity, parents are facing a challenge in balancing work life with home life. A recent study explored how frequent parental technology use in the home can negatively affect both parents and children.


Adoption: Room for One More?

The decision to adopt requires sacrifice and discernment. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe combines practical advice with personal experience to help those families considering adoption.


Is There a Connection Between Divorce and Religion?

A recent study found that children of divorced parents are less likely to identify as religious or regularly attend religious services. These results have important implications for Church ministries involved with engaged and married couples.


The Importance of Silence

It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.


Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love

A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.


Reality vs. “Infertility”

A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.


A Childlike Wonderment of God

Blogger Dennis recalls the times when he read stories to and with his children. Read more for Dennis’s touching thoughts on the innocence of a child’s imagination and their openness to a deep relationship with God.


How does “boomerang fathering” affect families and children?

In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.


Tasting Death

Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.


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