Wedding Gift

by Sheila St. John
Summer 2023

This special marriage edition of our newsletter reflects the collective marital wisdom and NFP experience of these CANFP Professional Members, most of whom also serve on the Executive or Advisory Board of the California Association of Natural Family Planning. We offer it to you as our gift at this exciting time of your life, as you join in lifelong union with your spouse. CANFP is here to support you and assist you! We invite you to join our organization at the special couple/family rate of $50 per year (or $5 monthly), so you can receive the regular editions of this newsletter quarterly, to enrich you in your early years of marriage. We also invite you to explore the additional services and resources available to you, such as the below, which can be found at canfp.org:

  • Store with selected resources, many unique to CANFP
  • Over 50 videos, in English and Spanish
  • Directory of NFP Professionals to assist you—NFP Teachers, Clergy, Physicians and other Healthcare providers
  • 1,000 responses by experts to common questions and concerns
  • Explanation of the different NFP methods
  • NFP community forum, where you can share the journey with other NFP’ers, exclusive and secure for CANFP Members only
  • Calendar of California events of interest to the NFP community
  • Opportunity to enroll in E-news, with topics of interest and California NFP update
  • Hundreds of articles, some by experts, others sharing their personal NFP story

It Just Makes Sense!
You are only fertile for a short time in each cycle
NFP is knowing when that is.
No drugs. No devices. No surgery.

Natural Family Planning is…

  • simple to learn
  • morally acceptable
  • based on sound scientific knowledge
  • promotes the mutual love of the couple
  • enables couples to achieve or avoid a pregnancy
  • helps the couple understand their mutual fertility
  • successfully used during irregular cycles, breastfeeding, pre-menopause, and discontinued use of the birth control pill
  • empowers a woman to actively participate in monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining her own procreative health
  • invaluable for infertile couples, both for achieving pregnancy and as a tool in the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders

Community and Professional Support is only a click, email, or phone call away.

About The Author

Sheila St. John
Sheila St. John is the Executive Director of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, coordinating the non-profit’s education and advocacy efforts throughout the state. Initially attracted to NFP as a healthy, effective method for planning families, drug, device and surgery free, her passion for NFP has grown over the last 42 years as she has journeyed with the over 900 couples she has personally instructed in its use, and been privileged to witness its role in overcoming infertility, women’s health, and the transformation that occurs in lives of men, women, and families, when we embrace God’s design for love and life.

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