The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

by Simcha Fisher


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ISBN-13: 9781612787879
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 293,572
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book, and What It's Not 11

Part I NFP and Your Spiritual Life

Chapter 1 Why Doesn't the Church Just Make a List? 17

Chapter 2 Making Room 24

Chapter 3 The Golden Box 27

Chapter 4 NFP, Providentialism, and Future-You 33

Chapter 5 No Petty Virtues 36

Chapter 6 Examination of Conscience for Those Using NFP 39

Chapter 7 Is It Really Okay to Laugh about Sex? 42

Part II NFP and the Rest of the World

Chapter 8 Prudence and Generosity in Public Conversation 49

Chapter 9 You Don't Know 53

Chapter 10 What Do We Tell Our Kids (and Ourselves) about Sex? 57

Chapter 11 The Worst Possible System, Except for All the Others 62

Chapter 12 Ask Your Doctor If Irreversible Mutilation Is Right for You! 66

Part III NFP in the Trenches

Chapter 13 Why NFP Hurts 73

Chapter 14 How to Ruin Your Marriage with NFP 78

Chapter 15 The Tangled Chain: Pursuing Chastity in Marriage 84

Chapter 16 Groping Toward Chastity 91

Chapter 17 But What about the Woman? Part One: Does God Just Hate Women, or What? 96

Chapter 18 But What about the Woman? Part Two: So What Do We Do about It? 102

Chapter 19 How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Husband 111

Chapter 20 How to Help Your Husband with NFP 114

Chapter 21 What's So Natural about Natural Family Planning? 120

Acknowledgments 125

Credits 127

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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.
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