When NFP is Too Hard–Sexual Frustration and the Catholic Couple

Over at CatholicVote, Tom Hoopes posted a very funny and, frankly, brave piece about the man's experience of Natural Family Planning.  While its a funny read, there is truth behind it and he points out the real challenge that NFP can be for couples.  The fact is, for all its genuine benefits (and they truly are many), NFP is (as Pope Paul VI once called it) an "ascetic practice."  It is, as BXVI wrote in Deus Caritas Est, the path of "renunciation, purification, and healing" that ultimate all … [Read more...]