[quote=ShanMcCatholic]You can also look up Couple to Couple League online-- they offer a home study course, which might be beneficial.
Thank you. I will look into that.
Keep in mind that there are some external things which might interfere with being able to interpret ferility signals properly. For example, wearing non-cotton underwear, wearing panty hose, using anti-histamines, having relations with your spouse.
There are also many external factors which might influence your cycle irregularities- such as diet, the amount of light you sleep in, exercise, amount of body fat.
Yeah there’s some weird stuff in some of those books about how you have to recreate the cycles of the moon in your bedroom to get your cycles regular. I don’t know if it works. Not possible for me, my baby sleeps in our bedroom and has to have things “a certain way”. I don’t think it would help if I lost weight. I’ve been at all sorts of weights over the past 4 years and my cycles haven’t changed at all. They’ve always been wacky.
One of the most difficult things in beginning NFP is understanding your own body and what is normal for you.
That’s the tricky part.
My husband is a self-proclaimed aetheist- but is very supportive of us using NFP when we have grave reason to avoid pregnancy-- as he knows that anything else would crush my spirit, so to speak. He loves me and understands that,for me, this is a non-negotionable issue- and therefore chooses to be selfless in the area of our sexuality. The gift is that, so far, we have four beautiful children who have helped him learn how to love and brought him much more joy than he ever thought possible. It is such a self perpetuating cyle- being selfless brings you the exact things you need to grow in selflessness- to be able to truly love sacrificially as Christ desires for spouses to do!
Wow you sound like such a nice person. That must be really hard to have an atheist husband. My husband is a Christian and that’s one of the things I love best about him. But he says if I ever become a Catholic I won’t be the woman he married. He said I won’t be as much his wife anymore. So that’s kind of out of the question anyway.
Thanks and God bless you too.