Not wanting to take over the thread regarding the statistics of 4% using NFP, I had a question.
As an optional part of our pre-cana, we were offered the NFP class, and my husband and I took it. My parents practiced NFP to conceive and I was raised assuming I would when it was time for me to get married. I loved the course and it really helped my husband understand the workings of a woman’s fertility and the beauty of it. We were planning to use it, and have to an extent, b/c we didn’t think we would be able to afford a baby. However, we put our lives in God’s hands and now are expecting a honeymoon baby :).
With that said, I’ve heard many people say that they think every couple who is preparing for a Catholic marriage should be required to take the class. I understand that not everyone wants to practice nor thinks it the best idea to practice NFP, but with the current popular practice of ABC, do you think it would be better for them to at least get an overview of it, especially since most appear to have a misguided idea of what it really is? Or could there be another alternative? Just wanted to see what others thoughts are on this, both those who practice NFP and those who don’t.