I was watching an amazing video of Jason Evert explaining the Church’s teaching on NFP (natural family planning). Near the end of the video, he said that NFP is very painful to do, and he and his wife do not like it. In other words, Jason Evert said that NFP is NOT an easy thing to do, but that it was very difficult. He then explained the need to carry our cross, and that there is sacrifice needed in marriage.
My question is this. From my understanding, couples who practice NFP have to abstain from sex for only about a few days (maybe a little more than a week) from sex. Correct me if I am wrong, but is it true that couples who practice NFP have to abstain for only a few number of days throughout the month. So… I don’t understand why Jason Evert would say that NFP is extremely painful or that it is extremely difficult. How difficult is it to abstain from sex for only a few number of days? Is it that hard for a married couple to not have sex for about a week or so? How is that painful or hard? If couples who practice NFP have to abstain from sex for only a few days each month, then how is NFP that overly difficult? Abstaining from sex for a little over a week - that sounds so simple and easy.
For all the married men and women out there - do you find it extremely hard to abstain from sex for a few number of days? Sorry if this is not politically correct, but for married couples, how many weeks/days can you go without having sex until you really want to be intimate again?
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