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Feeling isolated or overwhelmed by living your faith in the areas of sex, marriage and family planning?
Well, you’re not alone.
I embarked on the NFP life like most people do in marriage prep, and quickly found the information my husband and I received painting NFP as the solution for all marriage woes, ill prepared us for the realities of the practice. We were expecting our first NFP surprise 3 short months into marriage, and another surprise was on his way only 7 months after her arrival. Both children were born via C section, creating dramatic implications on our family plans, and within 3 years, we invested endless time, abstinence, money and tears into learning 3 methods of fertility awareness (CCL, Creighton and Marquette). After about two years of physical and spiritual healing after the birth of our second, we decided we were ready to have another child – only to discover that we were experiencing secondary infertility due to complications from my second C section.
Why was all of this so hard? Why couldn’t we plan our family, despite our faithfulness? Why didn’t we know that there were method options to begin with? Why didn’t I learn fertility awareness sooner and understand the health benefits? And most importantly, who the heck was I supposed to talk to to straighten all this out?
After meeting dozens of women in this space within the past year and experiencing it for myself, I know the power of saying precisely what is on your mind without fear of judgment, and how that is the first key step to working through all manner of big questions, emotions and struggles. There is freedom to be found when we are safe to be totally honest, and that is what I seek to provide for you in this space.
My goal is to be your Simon of Cyrene, to remind you that no one, not even God himself, is able to carry his cross alone. We are made for connection, and it is connection that helps us grow in love of God, ourselves, and others. It reminds us we aren’t alone.
When we meet in one of my virtual coaching sessions, you may cry and you may laugh. You’ll express frustrations and longings, anger and confusion. You’ll share things that are hard to discuss, things that maybe you have held in shame. It’s all welcome, because once you bring everything to the light, you can heal and find answers.
I don’t promise to have all the answers, but I absolutely promise to meet you right where you are, wherever that is.
I offer one hour and 30 minute one-on-one sessions that you can schedule at your convenience.
And if you pick a time after 5pm, wine will be involved!
Topics Emily Tackles
- Church teaching on sex (as unitive and procreative, what is licit, effects of Jansenism and purity culture, etc.)
- Church teaching on NFP/ fertility awareness and the struggles that surround it (why no birth control/ ART, abstinence, inability to plan family whether avoiding or achieving pregnancy, spouses not on the same page, etc.)
- Why God allows good people to suffer in these areas
- Guidance for choosing or switching to a different method of fertility awareness
- Suggestions for resources to help individual study of all of the above topics
*As a faithful Roman Catholic, any advice or suggestions I offer will be in line with Church teaching. Non-Catholics are certainly welcome to book a chat with me, particularly those who are interested in learning fertility awareness. While I certainly don’t know everything, I aspire to answer every question I can with compassionate honesty.
The Happy Hour
Round these parts, there is no such thing as a taboo question! You think it’s awkward? I know it’s important and worth asking! Bring your concerns and hard-hitting questions – no matter how awkward or taboo you think they are – and let’s dig deep! Just make sure you grab your favorite hot, cold or adult beverage before dialing in.
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The Happy 1/2 Hour
Maybe you need to get some direction to start fertility awareness or make a switch, a few resources on specific topics, or you need a follow up after your Happy Hour. This booking option was created with you in mind! Same rules on awkward topics and beverages apply. (Photo crasher not included 😉
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Book your Happy Hour today!
*Pricing is introductory and is subject to change
“This lady is real, raw, and has the sassiest sense of humor that will without a doubt brighten your day. She truly considers peoples’ wants and needs and does her best to educate in a fun and lively way!”
blogger and recurrent pregnancy loss warrior
“As someone who thought fertility awareness was just for Catholics, Emily approached my questions with openness and honesty. Because of her help and guidance, I have learned so much about my own body, even overcoming many of my PCOS symptoms. “
wife, mother and political nonprofit
“Emily provides a faithful, feminine approach to women’s issues; integrating her lived Catholic faith with fertility awareness.”
Father J. Cavanaugh,
“In a world that gets so much wrong about sex and women’s health issues, Emily Frase is a refreshing and much-needed voice in these conversations. She boldly addresses difficult topics head-on, but always with compassion and through the lens of our Catholic faith.”
Director Family Life St. Philip Institute
“The concept of NFP was laden in mystery and a lack of information that I just didn’t see as a viable option. That was until I discovered Emily’s page on Instagram by chance. I have been using Marquette method for 5 months now, and my husband and I are very happy and at peace. Emily, you literally changed my life!”
blogger and traveler
As a single woman, I was putting off learning anything about NFP, FABM, charting etc. But after following Emily for several months, I got curious and saw the benefit of learning it NOW. She kept everything real and encouraged me to figure out which method would be best for me and my circumstances.”