Went to B Dalton to buy some books by Christopher West such as Theology of the Body for Beginners or Good news about sex and marriage. Geuss what!! No books by him. Many, many, many books by Joyce Meyers and other protestant authors. Try to find a Catholic book in that store was near impossible. Lots of new age stuff too. Surprise anyone. I know I need to go online to buy these books, or B Dalton can order them for me. Seems like everyone forgets there are Catholics in the world. No books on NFP either(didn’t think there would be).
The real reason I am writing this post is for this question.
My periods have ALWAYS been irregular. They can go anywhere from 21-40 days in between cycles. (My DH pointed this out to me in another discussion) Can NFP still be effective? If so, how?
I never know when I am going to start my period.
My next question is the valid reason. I understand NFP can be abused. That one must be open to children unless they have a valid reason. Well…I don’t want more than 3 kids as I don’t think I could handle it. Also, I have to work full time to provide health insurance for my family as my dh is self employed. I feel the guilt working now and I only have one child. How I pray I could stay home with her or at least cut down to 2 or 3 days a week. Are these reasons valid enough to use NFP? How sinful is it if one abuses NFP and is never open to children because they feel like they are “done” their family?
I am getting excited about using NFP. If God used my dh to get me off that bc pill, then I know God will work through me to get him to use NFP.