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Is NFP compatible with military life?

Life in the military can be challenging, and not just for the service member. Deployments, long hours, and frequent moves can add significant strain to marriages and family life. However, even with those added challenges, military families have found that they can successfully use a variety of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods.

My upcoming blog series will spotlight a handful of NFP methods that are widely used and include personal testimonies from military families on how they successfully used NFP in their marriage.

Would you mind sharing your story to inspire others? Feel free to include details such as:

  • How did you pick your NFP method? Did you try a few methods until you decided on one?

  • What were some of the challenges in using the method and how did you overcome those challenges?

  • What have been some of the successes you have had in using the method?

  • How were you able to include your spouse in the charting or encourage them to learn about your chosen method?

Please email Erin Welsh at to share your story and help other military families see the beauty, and possibility, of using a natural form of family planning in their marriage.

Erin Welsh, FCP, is the coordinator for online NFP sessions for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. She is the Director of Holy Family FertilityCare and a Practitioner of the Creighton Model. She currently resides in São Paulo, Brazil, where her husband is posted with the U.S. Department of State.

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