The pitch is simple. You're a young, hip, independent woman. You have the right to have sex with anyone that you want, at any time. However, pregnancy is a mistake and will put a damper on your fun. So, take these pills, and you won't have to worry.
The problem is, you're doing more damage than you know.
I have no experience with artificial contraceptives. My wife and I decided that they aren't for us. You see, I love my wife. I'm of the opinion that she is simply above them. She's too good for pumping her body full of hormones and chemicals. The decision is much easier when we can go organic.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the antidote to the Contraception Generation. NFP is actually even more simple than contraceptives. Your wife pays attention to her naturally occurring fertility signs, logs them into a chart, and you're done. That chart will tell you when you can actually achieve pregnancy and when you can't. NFP is 99% effective and completely science-based.
NFP is 100% organic. There is nothing to take. Nothing to put into your wife's system. There are no side effects to NFP and, unlike contraceptives on the market today, she can't die from it.
NFP actually works to enhance the dignity of the human person. Instead of reducing your wife to a sexual object, NFP respects the role of human sexuality in a marriage. If you are not trying to achieve a pregnancy, you abstain from sex during a period of time during your wife's cycle. That abstaining causes you to long for her even more, making sex that much more fulfilling.
Divorce is sadly very prevalent these days. In the United States, the average divorce rate is 50%. Do you know what the divorce rate is among couples practicing NFP? According to Dr. Denise Hunnell, the divorce rate among couple who practice NFP is around 5%.5%?! Clearly, there is something deeper at play here.
Natural Family Planning is organic child planning. Organic child planning is sexy. It celebrates who you are as a human person and respects your sexuality. It respects your dignity by presenting an opportunity for you to act like an adult in control, not an animal out of control.
Side effects of NFP may include stronger marital bond, increased marital harmony, increased sense of self-worth. Side effects of contraceptives may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gingivitis, increased or decreased appetite, weight gain or loss, brown or black skin patches, acne, hair growth in unusual places, painful or missed periods, severe headache, speech problems, dizziness, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, crushing chest pain, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, leg pain, partial or complete loss of vision, double vision, bulging eyes, severe stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy, fever, depression, unusual bleeding, or rash.