What I didn’t expect from NFP was how my wife’s chart had become a visible sign to me of the unseen reality of womanhood. Despite my best attempts to be a good and understanding man who “gets” my wife, I fail often enough.I learned NFP because I was willing to think outside the box, in a way that is different from those members in society who are failing in marriage. I wanted my wife and I to have the best chances of staying married until death do us part.
The Incarnation is the definitive answer to man’s deepest questions about himself, for “it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear” (GS 22). During his general audience on 8 November 1995, Blessed John Paul II stated that “the nature and destiny of humanity and of the world can be definitively revealed only in the light of the crucified and risen Christ.” There are many questions man asks of himself: Why am I here? What is my origin and purpose? What does it mean to be human? What is my end? In Christ we find the answer.