Natural Family Planning International, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded by John and Sheila Kippley in 2004. Its purposes include the promotion and teaching of chastity and natural family planning. The Kippleys serve as volunteers. If you have a question or if you want to share experiences, go to "Contact Us." Helping others is a joy.
Natural Family Planning-and More
The website has two basic aspects. The first deals with Natural Family Planning. The second deals with matters of faith, morality, and religion.
Natural Family Planning
This website offers instruction in natural family planning in a readable question-answer format. Our NFP how-to manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach, will enable you to learn how to practice NFP - both ecological breastfeeding and systematic NFP. You can read and download it free from the website or purchase it in printed format. Many of the articles in NFP Resources deal with research and other matters directly related to NFP.
The material in Spiritual Resources and some of the material in NFP Resources helps to fulfill the organization's second purpose - to promote and explain some aspects of Catholic teaching and prayer life. This section includes an expanded version of praying the rosary, a collection of common prayers, Church documents relevant to NFP, and articles dealing with Catholic teaching on love, marriage and sexuality. Some of the articles in NFP Resources also deal with the wider issues of the Sexual Revolution, Understanding Humanae Vitae, the Sin of Onan, the covenant theology of sexuality, and more.
The hosts of this website are John and Sheila Kippley. We were married in April 1963 and have raised five children. Since 1969 we have been active in promoting and teaching natural family planning and Catholic doctrine related to sexuality and NFP. Sheila has a B.S. from the University of California at San Francisco; John has a B.A. in philosophy and M.A. degrees in Industrial Relations and Theology. Sheila has researched, spoken, and written on ecological breastfeeding. Her books include Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing (Harper and Row, 1974 and republished by Lulu in 2008); Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood (Sophia, 2005); The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding (Lulu, 2008) and with John Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach (Lulu, 2009). John has written a number of articles and booklets. His books include Marriage Is for Keeps (1994) and Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality (Ignatius, 2005). Franciscan University of Steubenville conferred honorary Doctor of Ethics degrees upon each of them in 2008.
The Kippleys learned the Sympto-Thermal Method from Dr. Konald A. Prem, former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota. Doctor Prem also researched and supported the concept of ecological breastfeeding. With his help, we developed the triple strand approach to NFP education-ecological breastfeeding, morality, and a flexible version of systematic NFP.