[quote="Superstar905, post:1, topic:221180"]
Ok, so we went the NFP route and failed miserably not lasting past 2 months either time. That said, we were blessed with two beautiful little boys that I am so thankful for.
Problem is, NFP didn't work for us as my wife is quite irregular and very difficult to accurately time it. Can't afford to have more kids, but what I am I suppose to do, stop making love to my wife? That can't be good for our marriage.
Just looking for opinions. We are practicing Catholics so obviously ABC is a painful thought in whatever form, but I am torn because I struggle with the thought that being with my wife is potentially sinful if anything but NFP or abstinence is chosen.
Compendium of Catechism --issued Pope Benedict XVI
- When is it moral to regulate births?
The regulation of births, which is an aspect of responsible fatherhood and motherhood, is objectively morally acceptable when it is pursued by the spouses without external pressure; when it is practiced not out of selfishness but for serious reasons; and with methods that conform to the objective criteria of morality, that is, periodic continence and use of the infertile periods.
- What are immoral means of birth control?
Every action - for example, direct sterilization or contraception - is intrinsically immoral which (either in anticipation of the conjugal act, in its accomplishment or in the development of its natural consequences) proposes, as an end or as a means, to hinder procreation.
So yes..birth control is not the way to go ..you are right mortal sin is not good.
NFP is very very good (when one has serious reasons to avoid)....but not every "kind" is equal...
This is where you all need to contact: popepaulvi.com/
They have persons who will train in their method...ALL over the place.
And it takes into account all the variations you will encounter...