(Closed) NWR: Why Catholics shouldn't ignore irregular cycles

posted 4 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am actually offended by the title of this post… Your issue is not so much about being catholic, but more so about your decision not to use contraception… Just because thats how YOU interpret the faith doesnt mean anyone who interprets it any differently is a bad catholic….

perhaps you should have considered titling it along the lines of “why those who do natural family planning shouldnt ignore and irregular cycle”. 

Post # 3
2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

dv3849:  Her post is confusing and her blog is a bit all over the place, but she does say this on her blog, if it helps, “We need to stop JUDGING our Catholic sisters who tell us that they’re on the pill for real problems.”

Post # 5
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m Catholic and yes, I attended those marriage prep courses and yes I had to go through the mandatory NFP course as well as a part of my marriage prep.  NFP is helpful in knowing more about my cycles and such but I am not relying on it.  I used to be on birth control and I stopped because it was my choice.   I have very irregular cycles as well but I just take month by month.  I actually do that whole charting thing with an app on my phone just so I can see any trends my body is going through so that when we officially start to TTC, I have a better idea on how my body works and when we could possibly conceive a baby. 

I don’t understand though about what you said, ” How are you supposed to trust what NFP when it contradicts everything you’ve grown up believing about how your cycle works?”  How does it contradict everything we have known about our cycles?   I think i they correlate pretty closely.  NFP just gives you even more insight on how to hold off a pregnancy or have a pregnancy.

Honestly, I just take NFP for what it is.  I am not 100% relying on it.  It’s just another method for me to try and learn and see if it works when it’s time to TTC. 

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