Real NFP Talk

Welcome to the landing page for all things NFP/ FABM!

It includes a list of sources for Church teaching, facts about birth control and more.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but should help you get started with the lifestyle, and will be updated as I find more helpful links and sources to include.

Total W(h)ine Posts and Resources

Life Abundantly: 7 Real NFP Stories from engagement, marriage and the priesthood
The Three Things Marriage Prep Got Wrong and Five Ways the Church Can Help

The Truth About Abstinence: The Great NFP Turnoff
Abstinence v. Birth Control: Making a Secular Case
YouTube: Emily’s Testimony

Which FABM To Choose: Q&As with Instructors and Users of 5 Methods

If you’re on Instagram, check out my stories and feed for weekly Q&As and honest NFP talk on #FABMfriday

Catholic Church Teaching

Humane Vitae (for an encyclical, it’s surprisingly short!)
Theology of the Body
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Methods

Quiz: Which NFP method is right for me?
Couple to Couple League
(Sympto-thermal Method)
Billings Ovulation Method
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Marquette Method

FEMM Health

Community Support/ Education

Facebook Support Group (closed group, must apply first)
You, Me and NFP
Jenny Uebbing’s Off the Charts

How to Interpret Method Effectiveness Statistics by Louise Boychuk at Vitae Fertility Education
Why I’m Teaching Fertility Awareness to My Daughter by Ginny Kochis at Not So Formulaic
Cervical Fluid: Fertile vs. Infertile at Fertility Charting on Facebook

The Truth About Birth Control

Here’s How Birth Control Really Works at Natural Womanhood
CDC Changes Effectiveness Ratings on FAMs at Natural Womanhood
How the Pill was Conceived at Evie Magazine
Why Women are Rejecting the Pill at Natural Womanhood
Q&A: What’s Up with Catholics and Birth Control? at Catholic Pilgrim

Real Stories

Real Talk on Natural Family Planning by Deanna Johnston at Catholic East Texas
Feminist Approved: How One Woman’s Conversion Started with NFP at Total W(h)ine
NFP and the Catholic Church Have Some Big Problems at Authentic Catholic Femininity
Postpartum is Unpredictable – Even for NFP Teachers from Sara and Chad at Under Thy Roof
When NFP Doesn’t Work: A Look at Hyper-Fertility at Wild Things Adventures
Not Your Parent’s Rhythm Method by Lesley Sholly at Life in Every Limb