Item description for The Art of Natural Family PlanningÂ® Student Guide by John T. Bruchalski...
Overview CCL's newest manual which explains the Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP. The Student Guide is the course manual for the Main NFP Series which debuted in January 2008. Student Guide cover This is an excellent resource for current NFP users who want to update to a more streamlined method. Workbook format; easy-to-read and understand. Contains practice exercises and answers. Lessons on the fertility signs and their interpretation, using NFP to achieve pregnancy, effectiveness, cycle irregularities, Church teaching on marital love and responsible parenthood, using NFP in special situations, and more. Note: If you are considering purchasing the Student Guide to learn NFP on your own, we strongly recommend that you purchase the CCL Home Study Course. This course includes chart interpretation consulting, membership and other benefits, which are not available to those who do not receive formal CCL instruction.
Publishers Description The Couple to Couple League's Art of Natural Family Planning Student Guide explains the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. Features: large format; easy-to-read and understand; information on breastfeeding, cycle irregularities, miscarriages, family size, effectiveness, pharmaceutical products and NFP, and much more.
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Studio: Couple to Couple League
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.97" Width: 8.66" Height: 0.65" Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Couple to Couple League
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0926412302 ISBN13 9780926412309
Availability 27 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 05:12.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Art of Natural Family PlanningÂ® Student Guide?
Easy to understand Mar 13, 2010
Very well written. Relevant for today and much easier to understand than the 30 year old copy I had previously. Useful pictures and lots of workbook style pages that let me know if I was understanding it as well as I thought I was.
Where'd they put the theology?? Feb 8, 2010
This book has about as much theological depth as an appliance manual. Look, the old Art of NFP book was complicated, with too many rules and intricacies...I often complained that I felt like I needed an engineering degree to operate my uterus when I read that book! But for all that, it made me BELIEVE in NFP--I felt like I was embarking on something profound and life-shifting. I loved all the thick, dense, inspiring theology and philosophy--it really put NFP in an historical context.
But this book--oh, man--it's about as interesting and thought-provoking as the instructions to your cell phone! The rules may be easier to apply, but I was less excited about applying them. The book is also written at a much lower reading level than the Kippleys' version. The one really good thing I have to say about it is--I found the actual photographs of mucus very helpful.
And, seriously, why do you have to buy a whole separate book for postpartum?? That is completely annoying!
I say--go ahead and buy the older one--you get all the rules and a tons of good theory. And you save a lot of money.
But here's a note for ALL NFP writers, past and present--you can just call it "sex," not the "marriage act" or "marital relations." Or, my least favorite, the "marital embrace." Seriously, you can spare yourselves a lot of eye-rolling among the under-thirty crowd if you do that!
Excellent Book Jul 18, 2009
I love this book. Very informative. Very concise and much easier to learn than than the old book. It was very smart to move the breastfeeding and postpartum to a separate book as most people don't need that information until a different stage in their life. There was a previous reviewer that complained about the lack of breastfeeding material. She should check out their Art of Breastfeeding book instead. The information was moved to that book in order to make this one more readable. I highly recommend this book.
excellent!! May 5, 2009
This item arrived promptly, and in excellent condition. I would definitely buy from this seller again!
Excellent update, easy to follow Mar 23, 2009
We are really happy with the updated NFP guide from the Couple to Couple League. While the Kippleys' "Art of NFP" is very thorough, this new guide is much more streamlined and easy to follow. It does address postpartum and premenopause fertility awareness, but for a more thorough discussion, CCLI offers manuals specifically for those situations. This student guide discusses the moral and ethical reasons for practicing NFP, but it lacks the reproachful tone that we often found offputting in the Kippleys' book. Even though we have used NFP for several years, this new guide has given us a better understanding of the method and more confidence that we can achieve very high effectiveness in postponing pregnancy (without making us feel guilty about that choice).