"A few things we are planning to do differently now that we have completed the seminar include: 1) Getting off Birth Control Pill; 2) Focusing the next few months prior to our wedding on learning and understanding NFP; 3) Try to go to confession 2-4x a year; 4) Pray more as a couple; 5) Recognize one another’s Love Language; 6) Be open to God’s plan in our lives and accepting of what he has in store for us."
“After today, I’ve learned how important a man’s role can be when it comes to a woman’s fertility. I want to be able to help fiancée track her periods of fertility and be involved.”
“We have made a commitment to pray more, say the rosary, and get more involved in the Church. We are also going to go to confession more. I am no longer taking Birth Control and don’t plan to ever again…. We also talk about our future children now instead of putting a number on it we say however many God blesses us with.”
“Always wanted and still look forward to having children one day but my perspective on it is better and I view it more as a gift and value it even more than I did before OIC…Realize the importance and significance and marital benefits of NFP and plan to use the Creighton model, stop taking birth control. Pray more together.”
“I plan to learn more about Theology of the Body and NFP. I am very excited about where NFP will take us in our relationship.”
“I truly felt that this experience brought us closer as a couple and closer to God…Today was great – so informative and I loved the speakers particularly Dr. Stroud and Marianne. I have had some hormonal imbalance issues that I have been dealing with for years and I found the (Medical Panel) Q & A and 1:1 sessions so valuable.”
“…At first, I was skeptical to learn about NFP and its effectiveness. But, after the panel discussion today I am eager to go to our NFP sessions and work with a professional to help my spouse and I learn more about the process. Most importantly, to learn more about my spouse to create a happy and successful marriage.”
“We want to be more devout Catholics for our marriage and future family.…We were both pretty unsure about NFP prior to today’s session but the panel helped us gain confidence in the process and effectiveness of NFP.”
We envision a world in which everyone, regardless of circumstances, will appreciate the truth, beauty and goodness of marriage and family life the way God has designed matrimony that unites a man and woman as husband and wife and any children born from their union as a cornerstone of society.
"Our outlook on...marriage has changed in a way we never thought possible."
"We will ultimately learn the MOST about love, through love."
"Now we understand the 'why' behind what we are doing..."
"This experience has brought us valuable tools for our marriage."
"...we have learned to have deeper conversations, to really listen..."
"...growing in virtue really made us think about what is important in life..."
"The seminar has taught us that we are not alone in the planning process."
"They showed us what living those teachings looks like in action..."