In our marriage prep, we'd heard about the stresses of NFP. We'd heard about the difficulties of choosing to abstain during times of fertility rather than choosing a form of birth control. We'd heard that NFP could cause fights and at times resentment. Everything we'd heard about the difficulties of NFP prior to our marriage was in the context of using NFP to avoid having. children (or TTA). Clearly, we weren't using NFP to avoid having children at this point in our marriage. It followed then, that there should be no difficulties caused by using NFP, no stress, no strain on our marriage.
This is a post written during my pregnancy with Madeleine that I had not gotten a chance to publish. Many of you may know by now that we are expecting our first child. It took 698 miles, over twelve months of blood draws, over twelve months on progesterone and estrogen, nine months of Clomid, two … Continue reading For Nothing is Impossible with God: An Update on Our Journey with Infertility
I was around 13 weeks pregnant when a friend, upon hearing that we were expecting and knowing of our struggles with infertility, looked at me and asked me, "What has your experience of God's faithfulness been throughout this journey?" I stared. My mind was blank. The Lord's faithfulness? The thought had barely crossed my mind. … Continue reading An Experience with Faithfulness
The Visitation has always been one of my favorite images. I first came to love the Visitation because it tells the story of St. Elizabeth, my namesake. As I grew older, I came to love it because of the beautiful friendship and joy it showcased between two beautiful, God-fearing women--Our Lady and St. Elizabeth. When … Continue reading Entering into the Visitation: Announcing Visitation Bible Study
In my last post, I announced the lunch of Visitation Bible Study. However, my iPad and computer have since become unreliable, and I no longer have access to the computers at my work. I do plan to update my blog regularly and to keep up with the Bible Study as soon as I am able … Continue reading Update!