Fostering Authentic Love

Selmys, Melinda
May 2014
Catholic Answer;May/Jun2014, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p30
The article explains the importance for couples to practice natural family planning (NFP) as a way of fostering authentic love. The gap between contraceptive practice and Catholic sexual morality is tackled. Emphasis is given on the duty of couples to use NFP in conformity with responsible parenthood. The reasons cited for the rejection of NFP such as the difference between NFP and artificial contraception, its unreliability, couple's lack of organizational skills to practice NFP are discussed.


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