The Marriage Preparation Program
Our goal is to educate engaged couples about the scientific aspects of natural family planning; to provide information on a wide range of family planning issues, including the health and fertility risks of contraceptive technology; to examine the positive dynamics for relationship with the use of natural family planning.
Options for Marriage Preparation Course
Parishes close to an Billings Ovulation Method™ Clinic are invited to send their engaged couples to the regular clinic night as one of the evenings in their marriage preparation course. Even when the clinic night falls on a different weekday evening from the parish course night, couples do not seem to have any difficulty in making the adjustment provided they are alerted to this at the beginning of the course.
The advantage of this system is that those couples who are interested can receive instruction in charting so that they can begin to learn the method without any further delays. Other couples who may wish to consider this option at a later date will know where to go for further instructions. Feedback from the parish courses indicate that the couples enjoy the change of venue and some feel that natural family planning acquires greater credibility in a clinic environment.
In some circumstances, the Natural Family Planning Association is able to supply couples to give a presentation on the Ovulation Method and speak of their reasons for choosing natural family planning for their marriage.