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Following up on their first two videos in this series, which cover the pill and contraception, Jackie and Bobby discuss the benefits and the beauty of natural family planning (NFP). Far from being just a more difficult form of contraception, NFP works in accordance with God’s design for life. While admitting some of the struggles that come with practicing NFP, Jackie and Bobby also talk about the joy and authentic freedom it has brought to their marriage.
Here’s what the Catechism has to say about NFP, or “periodic continence”: “Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. (CCC 2370)
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