NFP is God's Plan for Marriage

Marriage and sexuality is a great gift from God. God created marriage and sexuality for our good. In Christian marriage, a husband and wife promise to give themselves freely and completely to each other, without reservation, and to remain faithful and open to life. NFP allows the married couple to uphold all these marriage vows. The Catholic Church teaches that all acts of sexual intercourse, in order to reach their most authentic God-given meaning, must be both unitive (bringing the couple closer to each other and God) and procreative (open to the possibility of a new life being conceived). NFP does not obstruct the unitive or procreative aspects of sex. Therefore, it allows couples to plan their families in accordance with God’s design for marriage and sexuality.

nfp is God's plan for marriage

“Thus the couple while giving themselves to one another, give not just themselves but also the reality of children, who are living reflection of their love, a permanent sign of conjugal unity and a living and inseparable synthesis of their being a father and mother.” 

 - Pope John Paul II, The role of the Christian family in the Modern World 

“The choice of the natural rhythms involves accepting the cycle of the person, that is the woman, and thereby accepting dialogue, reciprocal respect, shared responsibility and self-control.  To accept the cycle and to enter into dialogue means to recognize both the spiritual and corporal character of conjugal communion. And to live personal love with its requirement of fidelity. “        

 - Pope John Paul II, The role of the Christian family in the Modern World