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  • Women Speak on Natural Family Planning

    01/03/2020 11:10:37 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Carrots for Michaelmas ^ | Leah Heffnerin
    1. A long time ago, before I was sexually active, I was put on the pill to control symptoms of extreme PMS. Not only did I see no relief from symptoms, truthfully, everything stayed the exact same, including my cycles being irregular and unpredictable. After more than a year on the pill, I decided to stop taking it and my cycle became regular, my extreme symptoms of moodiness and irritability literally stopped and the severe cramping was reduced – none of which had happened on the pill like it was supposed to. 2. At the same time I stopped taking...
  • Why Evangelicals Should Rethink Contraception, Part Three

    12/06/2019 1:01:35 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 131 replies
    The Stream ^ | Aug '18 | Julie Roys
    Like most of my colleagues, I intended to have two, maybe three kids. And like them, I thought the Catholic view of sex and contraception was ridiculous. That was about 25 years ago. Since then, I’ve discovered Theology of the Body (TOB) — Pope John Paul II’s biblical analysis of what it means to be human. This radically transformed my view of the body, human sexuality — and in turn, birth control. And now, I don’t think the Catholic view is ridiculous. I think it’s biblical. And though I’m not dogmatic about it, I, like a growing number of evangelicals,...
  • How My Awful Experience with the Copper IUD Led Me to Truly Natural Birth Control

    10/30/2019 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 25, 2019 | Kelsey Weber
    I was doing what thousands of women do daily—perhaps even what you’re doing right now: late at night, Googling another symptom that I was sure was tied to the new form of birth control I was on. I was looking for answers. Medical sites led me down one path and chat forums down another, until I finally found my answer I didn’t know I was looking for. I came across Natural Family Planning (NFP) and realized that the only true side-effect-free birth control is the one where you start listening and learning from your body. And I was so ready...
  • New Shocking Reasons Hormonal Contraceptives Tank Women’s Sex Drive

    05/05/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | May 4, 2019 | Grace Stark
    One of the greatest paradoxes about birth control is that, while it may make sex seem more available to women, many women taking the drugs feel less in the mood. The connections between hormonal contraceptives and symptoms of low libido are long established. But research reveals further reasons women may be experiencing less sexual pleasure while on the Pill, ring, patch, implant, or IUD. Not only have hormonal contraceptives been shown to significantly decrease women’s testosterone levels, and lead to severe depression and suicide attempts . . .
  • How I Overcame Resentment toward NFP for Less Frequent Sex

    04/23/2019 10:25:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | April 17, 2019 | Joseph Mariston
    In July 2018, Natural Womanhood CEO Gerard Migeon published an article called “When Men Resent Natural Family Planning,” which included an anecdote from a male friend who told him “I hate NFP.” I can totally identify with that perspective. At the end of the article discussing other possible factors influencing his friend’s challenging love life outside of NFP, Gerard opened up the floor to hear other men’s experiences with NFP in an anonymous online survey. Here is my experience. I agree 100% there is a huge need for us men to have a space to talk about difficulties with Natural...
  • Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. He Thinks Gov't Has An Interest In Providing It

    09/10/2018 12:49:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The media aided abortion activists’ misrepresentation. CNN said Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ While he didn’t, some of them in fact are. Following a week of theater billed as confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, desperate Democrats turned to the media for help peddling yet another unwarranted attack on the Supreme Court nominee: that Kavanaugh believes birth control is abortion.The charge followed an exchange during Thursday’s hearing when Sen. Ted Cruz asked Kavanaugh, who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006, to explain his dissent in the Priests for Life case. That case, as...
  • Uh-oh. Secularists Sad to Discover Pope Francis is Catholic

    01/19/2015 2:06:43 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    CreAtive Minority Reporta ^ | January 19, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    This is a breakup letter. But it's worse than that. This is a breakup letter by a junior high schooler who is trying to tell everyone in the hallway outside homeroom that the person they had liked a few days ago is just like kinda' totally awful or something. Some lib in The Inquisitr wrote:Elected in 2013, Pope Francis has since shown us a very convincing image of a bold, refreshing deviant who has adamantly defied the church’s typically iron-fisted conservatism. His stance on LGBT, women’s rights, atheism, and evolution were so mind-blowingly revolutionary that many people saw him as...
  • The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning

    06/30/2014 6:47:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | Revised New American Bible
    The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning Caitlin Marchand In a contraceptive culture it is little wonder that natural family planning is often in the Catholic spotlight.  Perhaps it is also little wonder that we accidentally slip into using the secular world’s terms or attitudes when discussing it.  It is well established to anybody willing to hear that NFP is a licit practice.  In fact, it is not merely an acceptable but second rate choice made by second rate Catholics but can and should be undertaken in such a spirit as to be equally receptive to God’s will and lovingly exercise...
  • Humanae Vitae: what if? (Context: JP2's "Theology of the Body")

    05/08/2014 11:09:28 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | May 6, 2014 | George Weigel
    Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna has long been a vocal supporter of Humanae Vitae’s teaching on the morally appropriate means of family planning. So it was noteworthy that Cardinal Caffarra recently conceded that, while Humanae Vitae’s conclusions were true, its presentation of those truths left something to be desired. As the cardinal put it, “No one today would dispute that, at the time it was published, Humanae Vitae rested on the foundations of a fragile anthropology, and that there was a certain ‘biologism’ in its argumentation.” Which put me in mind of a document I discovered in 1997 in a...
  • August 2013 NFP: NFP + 169K, Exp. 180K

    09/06/2013 5:30:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge Twitter ^ | Sept 6 2013 | Tyler Durden
    NFP + 169K, Exp. 180K— zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 6, 2013
  • "Condoms everywhere": A look at contraception

    07/26/2013 7:22:01 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 July 2013 | Matthew Olson
    ... "The administrator of the individual health unit, a much more polite authority, gave a similar spiel but revealed that there is no law mandating the disbursement of these products. This means that the DOH, entirely on its own initiative and apparently without any sort of official citizen advisement, has simply decided to regularly budget taxpayer funds for them." ... "With that in mind, is contraception really the answer to the epidemic of sexually-transmitted diseases? Recently, the Democratic Party of Sebastian County hosted two ladies promoting this idea. One of the speakers, when just gently pressed by the friendly audience...
  • The Big Lebowski Recovery: Jobs Up 195k, But Full-Time Jobs Down 240k, Part-time Up 360k

    07/05/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 26 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, non-farm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June. nfp070513 Unfortunately, the household survey reported that part-time jobs increased by 360,000 to 28,059,000 – an all time record high. Full time jobs actually FELL by 240,000. June Full vs Part Time Jobs historic As a result, U6 unemployment and marginally attached workers rose to 14.3%. u6070513 At least the labor force participation (of part-time workers) rose. lfp070513 And the employment to population ratio rose ever so slightly. emppop070513 America is realizing the disaster that is Obamacare. the-dude-from-the-big-lebowski-1
  • A Grim Preview Of This Friday's Jobs Number

    10/31/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Outraged At FLA · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/31/12 | ZeroHedge
    Following this morning's dismal employment sub-index from Chicago Fed PMI and the recent Philly Fed employment sub-index, the 'data' suggests that this week's (now confirmed by the BLS that NFP will be released on Friday as scheduled) payroll data could be the first negative print since September 2010.
  • 5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church

    06/07/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 126 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church JENNIFER FULWILERI would encourage anyone who is thinking of abandoning their Catholic faith to consider the following five questions. Author Anna Quindlen has been in the news lately, promoting a new book called Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She recently spoke with NPR's Terry Gross about a wide range of topics she covers in the book, including her recent decision to leave the Catholic Church. She summarized this decision by telling Gross: The pedophilia scandals, the church's reaction to them, and their constant obsession with gynecology — taken together at a certain point,...
  • Young Catholic Women Try To Give Church’s Position On Birth Control New Sheen

    04/15/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2012 | Michelle Boorstein
    Young Catholic Women Try To Give Church’s Position On Birth Control New Sheen Ashley McGuire is part of a movement of younger, religiously conservative Catholic women who are trying to rebrand what may be Catholicism’s most-ignored teaching: its ban on birth control methods such as the Pill. Michelle Boorstein April 15 Ashley McGuire fell in love with the Catholic Church five years ago, after reading its teaching against artificial birth control. McGuire, then a skeptical Protestant college student, initially saw the ban as a mandatory march to “domestic slavery.” But the more she read, the more she was blown away...
  • Essays for Lent: Natural Family Planning

    04/03/2012 8:56:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Natural Family Planningby Sebastian R. Fama Natural Family Planning (NFP) seems to be the Catholic Church’s best-kept secret. It’s not that the Church wants it to be a secret. The message just doesn’t seem to get out. NFP is the licit alternative to contraception, or birth control as it is usually referred to. NFP is just as effective as any method of contraception and it has the advantage of causing no harm to the woman’s body with side effects and complications.Rather than tamper with a woman’s body, NFP works with it. It is important to note that NFP is not...
  • Essays for Lent: Abstinence

    04/01/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Abstinenceby Sebastian R. FamaThe concept of sexual abstinence is not as popular as it once was. Tragically, even some Church goers have little or no regard for it. They choose to follow the lead of pop culture rather than the teachings of their faith. Even so, most men and women, at least subconsciously, believe that fornication (sex outside of marriage) is wrong.The standard defense for condoning fornication is usually a variation of the following: "There’s nothing wrong with sleeping with someone you really love. " Curiously, the same men who say this to their girlfriends say the opposite to their...
  • Birth Death Adds 87K To Today's NFP Miss, 491K Jobs In Past Year Due To "Statistics"

    09/02/2011 6:56:21 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 2, 2011 | Tyler Burden
    Take Green (i.e. double zero), and subtract from it the Birth Death adjustment and presto: you have reality, or what we predicted earlier today- a negative NFP print. Also, for the seasonal sticklers Birth Death has added 491k jobs in the past year: no seasonality here.
  • Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception

    04/14/2011 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 174 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    Catholic women overwhelmingly use birth control, despite an official ban by the church, a new study finds......
  • How is Weight Watchers Like NFP? [Catholic caucus]

    04/13/2011 11:47:00 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/13/11 | Kay Anne Kelly
    In the late summer of 2000 I entered the doorway of the nearest Weight Watchers and tipped the scale at a little over 200 pounds. After having two little boys within two years of each other, health issues from the first birth experience, and the death of my mother just days after my second son was born I took solace in one thing: chocolate. A busy work schedule which included me passing off the little boys to my husband, Pat, as I headed to my retail job in the evening did not help matters. I knew I needed to eat...