For what seems like the first time in a very long time, DH and I have date nights planned this weekend (BOTH Fri and Sat!!!) and my cycles are cooperating!
I know we see a lot of threads in here about how “tough” it is sometimes to use NFP when trying to avoid pregnancy. But I was thinking today…this weekend…this blessed anticipation when everything comes together…is so wonderful and I think sometimes we NFP’ers don’t do enough to share how wonderful the “courtship” during the fertile times of the cycle is as it leads up to the Phase III part of the cycle.
Obviously, achieving pregnancy is a wonderful blessed anticipatory time as well…but when a couple is seeking to avoid pregnancy (with careful discernment)…I just thought a discussion on the courtship part of our cycles might be fun instead of explaining that we must sacrifice and sometimes it’s hard to abstain for two weeks or whatever it is we find difficult about NFP.
This cycle, my DH has been wonderful. We didn’t know it was going to end up that our date nights would coincide with our “safe” time…but how sweet it is that they do!!!
As part of his “courting” me this month, my DH has:
- taken care of our lawn in the early spring to get things looking beautiful!
- Given me hugs and a peck on the cheek (in front of my DD#1, age 5.5 blush and go “uhhh, mom…dad!” as she rolls her eyes with a knowing grin) :love:
- Taken 1-year-old DD#3 to the doc, helped with her surgery (had tubes inserted in her ears).
- Bathed all three girls at least once a week to give me a night off…sometimes twice a week.
So…how does your courtship work?
Note: I hope it’s appropriate to post this sort of topic here. :o If not, I’m sorry…