The Catholic Church supports the methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP) because they respect God’s design for married love. When learning about NFP, it is important to know that:
Natural Family Planning is an umbrella term for certain methods used toachieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. – Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry
Engaged and married couples can find more information about NFP by contacting our staff members who are trained instructors, or by contacting instructors from the Archdiocesan list provided below.
Download Archdiocese of Boston list of local instructors
Meredith and Josh Phelps offer video-based online NFP courses in addition to standard course structures. They have been teaching Boston Cross-Check for about ten years and are eager to share the benefits and blessings of NFP!
Christina has been certified as an NFP Instructor (Boston Cross-Check Method) since 2013. She enjoys helping couples learn about NFP and explore which method(s) may be the most helpful for them! Find out more about NFP instruction through her website: www.summamomma.com