The subject line says most of it… but the real stickler parts is that I am single (never married), childless, and not exactly ‘trained’ in NFP.
However, I think that when people have tools to use, they are more likely to use them. There are a number of people at my parish that I have heard make comments about birth control, abortion, and STDs so I don’t think that we would be lacking on the NUMBER of people to benefit (our parish is about 600 families). Even if we don’t have the people from our particular parish, we have surrounding communities, and surrounding churches to feed from.
When I mentioned my interest to someone else, the comment was ‘Apryl, they will run you out of the church! Who do you think you are to even try that?’.
I respect the sentiment, I think, but I don’t want my parish to not utilize something because the wrong person mentioned it. I also think that we would do well to have a variety of services and programs for our parishoners.
Where could I start with this? Other than with our (imo) overworked pastor? I think that if we had something lined up, it would be loads easier for him to encourage it.