Married love is life-giving. Marriage is the partnership of one man and one woman committed to serve each other for life and to serve God together. Jesus is your model of servant love. One of the primary ways you will serve in marriage is through your joint collaboration with God in bringing new life into the world and nurturing it. Through your love for each other, you will create a family, and in the spirit of service, you will provide for your children a home where they can grow and learn to love as Jesus loves. “The family is an expression and source of this love. Through the family passes the primary current of the civilization of love.”

The Sacrament of Holy Orders and Matrimony

Holy Orders (USCCB)

Matrimony (USCCB)

Matrimony Handout (USCCB)

Marriage as Sacrament (For Your Marriage)

The Church’s Teaching about Contraception

Love and Sexuality (USCCB)

What Does the Church Teach about Birth Control? (EWTN)

What Does the Church Say about Contraception? (For Your Marriage)

Birth Control (Catholic Answers)

Abortion (Catholic Answers)

Various Methods of NFP and Where to Find Information about Them

The Gifts and Challenges of Practicing NFP (Together for Life Online)

What Everybody Ought to Know about Natural Family Planning (Together for Life Online)

The How and Why of Natural Family Planning (Catholic Education Resource Center)

8 Websites and Blogs to Help You Learn More about Natural Family Planning (Together for Life Online)

Creighton Model Fertility Care System (

NFP Center at Marquette University (