I remember years and years ago saying casually on the phone to a friend "Well, yeah, but nobody REALLY believes contraception is OK, and we're all doing it, so..." One of my many flaws is that I don't think before I speak, but the interesting thing about that is that sometimes I don't realize what I think about something until I hear myself say it. Anyway, on the phone with her I realized two things.
1) I think contraception is wrong.
2) Everyone else does NOT think contraception is wrong.
It wasn't until I finally went back to confession and heard myself confessing the sin of using contraception that I knew I had to make a change. If I was confessing it, I really thought it was wrong. And doing something that you really think is wrong, that's no good.
This whole NFP adventure, for me, has brought great joy and change in my life. One of the big lessons though, has nothing to do with family planning really. I keep learning, over and over, to stop and think. "The unexamined life is not worth living" and all that.
What do I really believe? And now what should I do about that?
Thanks for hanging out this week. God Bless You.
The whole series:
7/22 NFP Awareness Week
7/23 It's good for women.
7/24 It's good for couples.
7/25 It's good for babies.
7/26 It's good for the spirit.