[quote="antihippy79, post:5, topic:229406"]
Yeah I do. It's a long story but some things in my past make it difficult for me to deal with things like this. Something I've been working on with a professional to be a better man, husband, father. Day by day! I try to push myself to have discussions like this with the people I care about as it helps me grow. This is why I am looking for ideas on how to approach this topic.
You may need to be ready to say, "I know I've fumbled in talks like this before, so interrupt when needed to let me know if you need me to approach the talk differently as we converse about this today."
Yes. We do. We live on a small farm and my wife is a very studious person. She reads and reads and reads. She is also extremely practical which is why I read all the philosophy/religious material and she reads about planting seasons and whatnot. This topic is a bit of a hybrid as it mixes practical family planning and religion. Also, isn't most the work/responsibility hers in a NFP practice?
It is and it isn't. All the methods require the woman to observe her body. But some methods encourage the man to be the record-keeper, interact with the charting, or read the thermometer. You can ask your wife how she would like it, what things would make her feel best for you to do. Maybe she'd freak out if she had to trust your chart analysis. :hypno: Or, maybe she'd like the opportunity to watch you read the thermometer, squinting in the early morning light, while she lolls in bed. :p *
I see what you mean that you two cover different reading topics. She might want to be the one to pick the exact method to learn well, after having researched them to her satisfaction. But I think you should offer to provide whatever research she would like, be it in your field, the theological, or the practical.
Just a thought, you might want to provide method effectiveness information from a website that is not an exclusive NFP site in your initial talk, so that she will trust the effectiveness statistics.*