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July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017 at 1:29 am
That is such a kind prayer offer from your NFP instructor!
I’m pretty sure NFP instruction is required for marriage prep every U.S. diocese, so you’re not alone. There are definitely other couples in your area who have learned about NFP, and there are probably some who are actually using it. Several factors might be at play.
Couples who are inspired to use (and especially to teach) NFP are probably more likely to have children themselves. If they’re young and have young children, they need child care. NFP instruction is almost never a full-time job, so they’re not giving it the same attention as what pays the bills. If they’re older, they might seem less approachable to younger couples.
Talking about NFP requires you to open up discussions about your sex life to kind of a lot of people. Not everyone is comfortable with that, and that reticence is 100% okay, but it makes a discussion group basically impossible.
Organizing any kind of in-person group is tricky. Many people are very comfortable living online. I even did most of my CPR re-certification online specifically because it was cheaper and faster than taking the longer in-person course! If that’s true for something as innocuous as CPR, it’s no wonder people are keeping their involvement with NFP on the DL.
Overall, thank you for sharing your thoughts as you’ve made the transition from single NFP user to married.