The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

  • by Simcha Fisher
  • Narrated by Simcha Fisher
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

So, you've decided to use Natural Family Planning.
Has it blessed your marriage? Deepened your respect for your body? Has it made your sex life fantastic?
Do you and your spouse hold hands at sunset, and do pink flowers grow around your marital bed?
If so, this book is not for you.
But if you've tried Natural Family Planning and have discovered that your life is now awful - or if you feel judged or judgey, or if you trust NFP but your doctor doesn't, or if just you're trying to figure out how the heck to have a sex life that is holy but still human - you'll find comfort, encouragement, honesty, wit, and, most importantly, practical advice in The Sinner's Guide to NFP.
In a series of funny, frank, and profound essays, popular Catholic blogger and mother of nine Simcha Fisher shows what it's really like to practice NFP, and how to achieve those fabled "marriage building" benefits.
The Sinner's Guide to NFP helps you with:

NFP and your spiritual life
NFP and the rest of the world
NFP in the trenches
An easy and lively read, thoroughly grounded in orthodox Catholic theology, this book is packed with refreshingly frank insights about sex, love, and marriage. The next time you ask yourself, "If NFP is wonderful, why am I so miserable?" - don't panic. The Sinner's Guide to NFP is here to help.

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Best marriage/sexuality/spirituality book I've read

This book is so honest and real, and so far from the overly tense and legalistic treatments I've seen of this topic. Though I'm a man, this book nailed the male perspective better than any book by a male author I have read, and was utterly eye-opening about the female perspective. You can tell immediately that the author is deeply familiar with both the hearts of women, men, and has a heart that is both in love and in touch with the Lord. Beyond five stars for this book, (and I'm the type who usually gives four stars to even stuff I love.). Amazingly, despite being a book largely about NFP, I think this book would be wonderful for any marriage no matter how their spacing their pregnancies. No one will feel pushed toward NFP by this, they will only feel inspired to grow, love better, and follow the Lord more truly.
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- Brian T

A Must Read for Catholics Using or Considering NFP

I have been using NFP for several years and after many trials faced have been ready to give up. This book has given me encouragement, insight and resources to be willing to continue.
I wish I would have read it at the beginning of my NFP journey, and I believe this book should be recommended to Catholic couples at the start of their commitment. It is true that most of the teachings out there on NFP focus on the (real!) positive aspects of the method; and I feel that glossing over the real challenges makes couples unprepared to face the true nature of NFP. Couples who face challenges can then feel like they are failing. And because sexuality is such a sensitive and personal topic, they may not realize that their trials are normal and that there are ways to better their experience.
Simcha Fisher has gifted us with a brilliant, thought-provoking, heart-opening - and funny - contribution to the conversation on NFP. Don't miss it!
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- Sophie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios