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The Role of Natural Family Planning International

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

This organization, NFPI, shares the founders’ 47 years of experience with teaching natural family planning and explaining morality in a way that ordinary people can understand. The content of our triple-strand approach to natural family planning is unique within the NFP movement.

Ecological breastfeeding provides a wonderful combination of health benefits for mother and baby, the emotional benefits of attachment parenting, and the natural spacing of babies. It is truly part of God’s plan for families. Only ecological breastfeeding with its Seven Standards provides a significant spacing of babies. Most couples can use ecological breastfeeding to space the births of their children and then use systematic NFP when they have a sufficiently serious reason for additional spacing or avoiding pregnancy.

The covenant theology of human sexuality provides an easy-to-grasp way to understand and internalize God’s plan for love, marriage and sexuality. The knowledge that the sex act ought to symbolize the commitment of marriage provides meaning and motivation to postpone the “marriage act” until marriage. The knowledge that within marriage it ought to be a renewal of the marriage covenant provides deep meaning to this expression of married love. It also provides a challenge to spouses to maintain an attitude of caring love and gratitude throughout every aspect of their life together.

The Kippley-Prem Method of systematic NFP provides couples with maximum freedom of choice and minimum abstinence.

Sheila Kippley

The NFP Home Study Course is Inexpensive and Informative!

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The NFP Home Study Course is Inexpensive and Informative!

The NFPI Home Study Course receives excellent evaluations form those couples who have taken the course. It is also half the cost of most other NFP programs. More content for less cost.  As a volunteer, I enjoy teaching these couples.  Below are recent comments from those couples who have finished the course in October 2018.

I feel that I have learned a great deal about using my body’s physical signs to understand and track fertility. I also have a greater understanding of the Church’s beliefs regarding fertility practices.

The info given to us over the past few weeks has been thorough. This course was very eye-opening to the world of NFP but also to the marriage covenant we are about to enter into.

This course was very informative and easy to follow. We have benefited from taking this course.

Thank you for all your help! The course was amazing.

We learned more about how to observe the fertility signs to increase our chances of pregnancy. As well as the necessary steps and challenges that follow. I would definitely say that both my fiancé and I have learned something from this course that we did not previously understand.

I’ve gained new knowledge from taking this course and have learned a lot.

There is a lot we did not know when it comes to performing natural family planning. I was not aware that the practices we had been performing was not what God has planned for us.

Sheila Kippley
Home Study Course Instructor

Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Natural Family Planning International is different from every other NFP organization because of our completeness.  That’s why we title our NFP manual as Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach.

Chapter 1 is an evangelical effort that places the teaching of Humanae Vitae in the context of faith in the Church based on the Last Supper promises of the Lord Jesus.  It offers theological support for Humanae Vitae through the covenant theology of  the marriage act.  For more on that, see my Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality (Ignatius, 2005).  This is the theology that helped to persuade Kimberly and Scott Hahn to accept Catholic teaching on birth control when they were still Protestants, and that was their first step toward full communion with the Church.  See their Rome Sweet Home.

Chapter 6 deals with Ecological Breastfeeding.  This is the most natural of all the forms of birth spacing.  And it DOES work when properly understood and practiced.  For more on that, see The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding (Lulu 2008).

The how-to chapters are based on the crosschecking system refined by Dr. Konald A. Prem, then a professor of OB and Gyn at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Except for the witness statements in Chapter 7, the text is in Q and A format, thus making it easy to read and understand.  It also has a comprehensive index.

The NFPI website has a trove of information for anyone interested in the various aspects of natural family planning.

John F. Kippley, President
NFP International
www.nfpandmore.org