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Ways to Promote Natural Family Planning

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

NFPI Brochures: Do you want to promote NFP at your parish or at a conference? Do you want a priest to know more about NFP or the kind of breastfeeding that spaces babies? What about encouraging a friend or a relative to give NFP a try? Go to and take your pick of several brochures.

The breastfeeding brochure promotes the benefits of breastfeeding for everyone in the family and mentions the two Popes who supported breastfeeding. This brochure is available In two versions. One shows a Caucasian mother; the other an African-American mother. Both brochures contain the same text.

The natural family planning brochure promotes all the NFP options including ecological breastfeeding and all in the context of Catholic teaching. The text is the same for both brochures, but one is available in black and white text and the other provides graphics. Our pastor felt the black and white text was easier to read, but many prefer the graphics. The brochure with the graphics should be printed on glossy paper.

Hopefully some pastors will allow such brochures to be placed in the back of their Church.

Brochures can be costly. We contacted several sources here and elsewhere. The cheapest price for the graphics brochure was 41 cents when we ordered 500. Also brochures cannot be mailed at book or media rate. These brochures are easily printed. You merely have to fold them and they are ready to be used.

Church Bulletin Announcements: One couple paid $125 for a church bulletin ad for the year and for the Church website. It basically said:

Natural Family Planning
Complete and Convenient
And click on Home Study Course

Another man wanted to do the same in his Church, but the cost was $1645 for an ad the size of a business card for the entire year on the back of a church bulletin. We do not want anyone to pay for such an expense. Instead place an announcement for the Home Study Course in a church bulletin announcement once every month or once every 3 or 6 months to encourage people to make use of the NFPI website or take the Home Study Course. Just use the text above.

Website Promotion: Anyone can join “Google Alert” for any article on “natural family planning” or “ecological breastfeeding.” When such articles arrive, you can post a comment referring readers to the NFPI website. There are Catholic forums and chat rooms where NFP is being discussed or where someone wants information on natural family planning. It only takes a few minutes to refer them to the NFPI website.

Catholic Mothers Nursing League: For those mothers interested in teaching, supporting and promoting ecological breastfeeding in your parish, contact this organization, Catholic Nursing Mothers League. This is an excellent way to support breastfeeding mothers and to teach natural child spacing. Information for conducting a meeting is provided and the organization has its own breastfeeding manual titled Getting Started with Breastfeeding for Catholic Mothers.

Sheila Kippley


Ways to Learn Natural Family Planning

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

NFPI Manual: Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach
Most couples can learn natural family planning simply by reading this book and doing the practice work as they read along. Couples learn all the signs of fertility and ecological breastfeeding, all in the context of Catholic teaching. This manual can be purchased or easily downloaded at a suggested $10 donation. See the home page of

NFPI Online Course: The NFP Home Study Course is available for a suggested donation that is about half of what most other NFP organizations charge. You learn more but pay less. You also receive individual attention via regular email correspondence during the course. Click at the top of the home page of for Home Study Course to learn more about this online educational service.

Your Right to Know: This is one of the most important services at the NFPI website. NFP International is an organization that teaches all the common fertility signs and rules, provides Catholic Church teaching related to the practice of natural family planning, and teaches ecological breastfeeding for the natural spacing of babies. We believe that married couples have a right to decide what options they want to use, not the NFP teacher. The only way you can choose is by knowing the legitimate moral choices.
At “Your Right to Know” at the top of the home page of you will find eleven subjects that should be taught at a good natural family planning class. Click each one!

NFPI blogs: Every week a blog is posted. During NFP Awareness Week and World Breastfeeding Week a blog is posted daily. Click at the top of

Facebook: For those needing support and want to stay in touch with NFPI, click at the top of Ann Craig handles this media. Ann is the wife of Steve Craig who is the new Executive Director of NFPI.

NFPI website: Many research papers and articles related to natural family planning or historical events are available at the NFPI website. Explore and enjoy.

Sheila Kippley


Thanks for the Online Natural Family Planning Manual

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach, is available on the home page of  A $10 donation is suggested for the download, and some contribute more, for which we are grateful.   For those who are truly poor, it is free.  Anyone may download the chart on the home page for free. Below are comments from those who appreciated the download of this manual.

“I was very appreciative that you made available the download version of the manual, etc. I think that your approach is welcoming, educated and balanced. I love that you don’t hide the Catholicism, but also don’t shove it down people’s throats (who may be protestant/secularist). It is a beautiful way of inviting people to practice NFP, ecological breastfeeding and maybe see the beauty of Catholicism ;).”

“Thanks for the great resources, especially the manual!”

“We have begun reading the NFP manual and checking my temperature so we can keep an eye out for my fertility. We are both thoroughly enjoying eco-breastfeeding. We take our baby everywhere and both enjoy the extra cuddling at night, especially my husband who commutes for an hour each direction to work everyday and misses the children sorely 5 days a week. Your book and website are truly a blessing to our whole family, offering us invaluable support in our battle to raise our family with God’s will and His plan instead of giving in to social pressure. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“The NFPI manual was very easy to read and understand, enabling quick use of NFP.  This is our first month using it.  We switched immediately from contraception, and we are already noticing a difference in our relationship.”

“I really appreciated your Biblical foundation to marriage relationships. It helped my husband and me to really understand and follow God’s view of the marriage act. I recommend people getting married to read your Introduction in the NFP book because I think it is a lot more solid than most mainstream Christian views.”

“Thank you for providing this book online for small donations. My husband and I are converts to the Catholic faith and I wanted to start out right in all aspects, but we couldn’t afford several hundred for classes. Once we have the extra money I plan to take the NFPI home study course for a certificate.”

“We forgot to donate during the initial download of the manual, but we”ve since given $25.00. Hope it helps you help other people like me.”

“Thank YOU for providing this invaluable information without charging an arm and a leg.  I figure, if you want Catholics to practice NFP, it should be easy to get access to materials, and some people just don’t have money for fancy courses but still want to do what’s morally right.”

Sheila Kippley