I have a question. I am questioning NFP seriously.
Why and how did the church change it’s teaching on sex from procreative to unitive? How can the church change a teaching? I thought Rome was infallible. I am seriously seeking answers, so please no insults. It will turn me off to this board, and insulting is not a way to get a point across on a touchy issue.
This is my thought. I am praying about this, so please note that I am open to NFP.
I just don’t get it.
Back in the day when families of 18 were existant is when people truly believed in God’s providence. Where today do we see families of 18? Back im my grandmother’s day, and even my parents these large families were EVERYWHERE!!! There was no such thing as a VALID reason for not having a child. They did with what they had, and still accepted children.
I don’t get the valid thing. What is considered to be a valid reason? I know it is between God and the couple, but to be honest, I don’t think I would ever have a valid reason, therefore, I would have 10 children.
Please don’t say health, income, or strength. Are we not to believe and trust in God.
If NFP had existed in the time of the great Saints(St. Francis of Assisi, St. Therese) then these great saints may not have lived because the parents had a valid reason.
I don’t get it when NFPers say that they are open to life anytime. No you aren’t. You are saying,“Honey, we can’t make love for the next 3 days, because I am ovulating and we don’t want a child. However, we can makelove all we want when I am not fertile.” The NFP couple is saying no to God also.
If my parents used NFP, I may not be here. They would have had a valid reason for me not existing. They would have been saying no to God.
I want to believe in NFP with all my heart as it is a teaching of the church. I want to believe in it like I believe in the Eucharist, confession, etc. I hope someone can gently lead the way.
I am not trying to be rude. These questions need to be answered for me to accept it.
Who discovered NFP and what year was it instituted into the Church?