I am thinking about doing a series of posts on Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness. There are plenty of good bloggers out there who post about NFP regularly, so I never felt the need to do so myself. But I also realize that as something of an outsider, my perspective is different than that of a trained instructor.
Also, I really wish that I had posted more about the subject 5 years ago when I was immersed in it. There is so much that I have already forgotten, and 5 years from now I want to be able to look back on posts to remind myself both of interesting facts, and what my thoughts were at this point in my life. I certainly hope that my view will continue to develop and change, but I want to be able to remember what I thought at this point.
- Fertility Awareness vs. Natural Family Planning: Why I prefer FA to NFP but don’t think that the Fertility Awareness Method(FAM) makes much sense.
- How I learned to appreciate the value of fertility awareness
- Why I took an NFP class with Josh, even though I already had a year’s worth of charts and was quite confident in my knowledge
- Language Matters: Fluid vs. Mucus etc.
- Feminism and Fertility Awareness
- Why the Catholic NFP community is missing out by ignoring that other Jesuit school (Creighton and Marquette are great, but there is no way to ignore Georgetown without being, well, ignorant)
- Spreading NFP/FA: What Next?
- The best NFP book you’ve never read
- A defense of the rhythm method
- Maybe something from Josh, but considering the fact that he still “owes” me a few other posts, this could take years.
I will probably also post a bit on the Catholic side about conscience as well as what I currently see as universal ideals for sex and family planning.
Anyway, I did have a point with this post. I want your perspective! Please tell me if there is anything that you are interested in knowing about my thoughts on NFP/FA. I am happy to post about any aspect, but have no idea what people are interested in. I tend to assume that everyone knows lots about fertility awareness because if I know it then everyone else must, right? Also, I am going to try to keep the posts here about NFP to minimal religious content, so don’t worry about Catholicism when sharing your ideas (unless, of course you’re Catholic and that’s what you’re interested in!).
Also, I’d love to share other’s perspectives. I am thinking about a post with links to other’s stories (feel free to comment with your links!) and would be happy to include guest posts if you’ve got something to share that you haven’t already posted.
- NFP and Me Part I: I owe my life to the Couple to Couple League
- I am thankful 6/13/2010