The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

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by Simcha Fisher
     
 

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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

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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 you're just 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 important, practical advice in The Sinner's Guide to NFP. Popular Catholic writer 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, The next time you ask yourself, "If NFP is wonderful, why am I so miserable?" - don't panic. The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning is here to help.

Editorial Reviews

blurb - Marcel LeJeune
Too often NFP is sold to young couples, just like the health-and-wealth gospel is sold to Christians who are in debt – God will bless you with unicorns and rainbows! Too bad this isn’t true for most NFP-using couples. Simcha Fisher’s new book isn’t going to make NFP any easier, but it is full of hope, laughter, and the truth about the good news of Jesus Christ. My only regret is that I didn't have this book when I was a newlywed.
blurb - Gregory Popcak
Faithful, funny, and honest. Simcha addresses the obstacles couples face in living out the blessings and challenges of Natural Family Planning. Readers will appreciate her frank and heartfelt take on this sensitive subjec
blurb - Janet Smith
I admire Simcha Fisher’s work, and have found her thoughts on NFP very sensible. Her take on family life and Catholicism is humorous, loving and honest.
blurb - Jennifer Fulwiler
Simcha has taken all the things we think about NFP but feel like we can’t say, brought them into the light, and addressed them with insight and razor-sharp wit. You’ll laugh, you’ll nod your head in recognition, and you’ll ultimately walk away inspired by the kind of encouragement that only someone in the trenches can offer.
blurb - Brandon Vogt
In this excellent and witty book, Simcha Fisher unveils the joys, benefits, and the inconvenient difficulties of natural family planning. Refreshingly honest and joyful, the result is a desperately needed resource. All couples should read this book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612787879
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
245,350
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Simcha Fisher is a blogger, freelance writer, and mother of nine. Without supernatural aid, she would hardly be a human being. This is her first book.

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The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simcha Fisher is an insightful and hysterical writer who has brought a much-needed perspective to Natural Family Planning (NFP). She clears away the sunshine and roses many NFP advocates bathe the topic in, and shows that NFP is nlt for the faint of heart. But she also demonstrates that tge sacrifices, understood well, can indeed bring the much-lauded joys to couples willing to persevere. "Natural" does not mean simple or easy, but just how simple or easy have the alternatives been for you and your spouse's relationship?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. A great writer & an interesting book. Highly recommend for anyone who has any questions in regards to NFP.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read a few of Simcha's articles over the year, but I've never been her biggest fan. Some friends finally convinced me to read her book, and I'm so glad I did. NFP is something that my husband and I really believe in, but it certainly has not filled our marriage with the promised rainbows and unicorns. I was glad that someone finally focused on the reality of the situation; this book really spoke to me.
MoHo81 More than 1 year ago
All the candor, wit and wisdom that one finds in Simcha Fisher's blog can be found in her book, too! She gives an honest, thoughtful look at the struggles and sacrifices that married couples encounter when using NFP. I found myself nodding and laughing right along! Definitely a must-read for engaged AND married Catholics who are serious about NFP, and this book is a fantastic reminder that we can't take ourselves too seriously, either!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although my husband and I have been blessed thus far and have not had to use NFP quite to the point of frustration as others have, I still found this book humorous and helpful. I hope that some of her insights will be a source of strength in the future, but in the meantime, thanks for the laughs and straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is attitude. I didn't have to hate NFP to hate the sunshine-and-roses marketing it sometimes comes under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago