Archive for May, 2016

Natural Family Planning Online Home Study Course

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Today (May 28, 2016) an engaged couple said this about the online Home Study Course
Hello Sheila,
Below are the completed questions for Chapters 6-8. Thank you for such an incredible NFP manual. It was extremely enlightening, and brought up some important conversations between us. I cannot thank you enough for this experience. Thank you. (Houston TX)

Another couple just finished the NFPI Home Study Course (May 25, 2016) and said:
Hi Sheila,
Thanks for taking the time to help us through the course; it was very informative and we’re glad we took it!  Thanks.  (Denver CO)

We ask couples to rate the course, from 1 (the least) to 10.  The first couple gave us a “10.”  The second couple rated the course with a “9.”

A couple just starting the course said:
Hi Sheila,  Over  the past couple months, we read the NFP guide (all of the manual) and are ready to take Test 2 and Test 3. Attached is Test 1. I have found this guide to be extremely helpful in better understanding my body and how we can use it to predict fertility or times of infertility. It is amazing to think that God has constructed our bodies in such a way!!   Thank you for creating such a great guide that is aligned to the teaching of the Church! We really appreciate it! (May 29, 2016; Westminster CO)

The Online NFPI Course:  The online course can be taken in the privacy of your home and when it is convenient.  All work is reviewed on the same day it is received or the following business day.  The course covers the chapters in the teaching manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach.  The couple learns Catholic teaching, all the signs of fertility, and ecological breastfeeding.  They also gain experience in chart interpretation and hear from witnesses.  Another feature is the low cost.  The donation requested is very economical compared to other NFP programs.

NFPI Online Home Study Course
Sheila Kippley

Natural Family Planning International: www.NFPandmore.org

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Do you know

that breastfeeding is the only variable that offers lifelong protection against breast cancer?

―that if every mother worldwide did predominant breastfeeding 823,000 lives of children under 5 would be saved each year?

―that the frequent nursing of “ecological breastfeeding” offers the best hope of a long-term milk supply?

Do you know that NFP International teaches ecological breastfeeding as a form of natural family planning?

that ecological breastfeeding provides, on the average, 14 to 15 months of natural infertility due to the absence of menstruation?

And what is ecological breastfeeding? Eco-breastfeeding is that form of nursing in which

1) the mother fulfills her baby’s needs for frequent suckling and her full-time presence and

2) in which the child’s frequent suckling postpones the return of the mother’s fertility.

Do you know that NFP International is the only American NFP organization that teaches all of the following?

1. Ecological breastfeeding as a form of natural family planning.

2. The covenant theology of human sexuality as an easy way to grasp the teaching of Humanae Vitae.

3. Systematic NFP with different answers for different situations.

4. The need for a sufficiently serious reason to use systematic NFP to postpone pregnancy.

5. The immorality of using masturbation and sodomy during the fertile time as a form of “NFP.”

Do you know that NFP International needs your help to grow as a corporal and spiritual work of mercy?

We believe that developing a culture of life requires a widespread rejection of marital contraception and conversion to God’s plan for life, love and family. That entails generosity in having children, acceptance of ecological breastfeeding, when possible, for spacing babies, and using chaste systematic NFP when more spacing is needed.

Please visit our website. We are working to make it the “go-to” site for 1) practical help with NFP including a downloadable manual for a small donation and free charts, 2) theological support for Humanae Vitae, 3) breastfeeding research, 4) a Home Study Course, and much, much more.

If you share this conviction, please help the NFPI apostolate. Please make your check to NFPI and send to:  NFP International, P. O. Box 861; Steubenville OH 43952 or go online to donate.

Thank you for reading this. Please pray for us and for the NFP International apostolate. Please donate; your gift will make a difference. NFPI is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible.

–John and Sheila Kippley

Natural Family Planning: The Truth Will Make You Free

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The truth will make you free. That familiar and profound statement comes from Jesus: “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” –John 8:32.

Jesus is the reason for this website and our kind of NFP. The single most important reason for learning how to practice natural family planning is that you want to do what is morally right. If you are Christian, you believe what Jesus said at the Last Supper, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6). In Chapter 1 of our user’s manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach, we explain why we believe that Jesus is the ultimate author of the teaching that only the natural methods of conception regulation are morally right to use. Also important: NFP is NOT Catholic birth control.

There’s something more. We teach how to observe and evaluate all three common signs of fertility.  Knowing the truth about the various natural signs involved in fertility awareness will make you free to choose what seems best for you at this point in your life.  Only by knowing all these elements are you free to make an informed choice to use them singly or to use them together in a cross-checking way.

NFP International is unique in teaching ecological breastfeeding as a specific form of natural family planning. Almost everyone today says nice things about breastfeeding in general, but the only pattern of breastfeeding that truly spaces babies is the frequent nursing of ecological breastfeeding. The research has been done and the evidence is clear. When mothers do eco-breastfeeding, as a group they will experience breastfeeding infertility for an average of 14 to 15 months. Again, only by learning these things are you free to make a well informed choice.

You can teach yourself from the NFPI manual which you can purchase and/or download for a modest donation. You will find that its Q and A format makes for easy reading and actual use. Better yet, take the NFPI Home Study Course. In this course you will interact via email with a real person who will correct your three tests and point out any areas of weakness in your understanding and interpretations.  You will learn the material well and will be able to interpret two charts for a better understanding.  The course is not at all difficult, but still the common comment from students who take it is this: “I can’t believe how much I’ve learned!”  This course is very economical.

The truth will make you free. Learn more with the Home Study Course.

John and Sheila Kippley