Morally speaking, Natural Family Planning is very different from contraception. Contraception is the intentional sterilization of the marital act that essentially says, “Life is not welcome here.” NFP, on the other hand, always remains open to life, even if a couple chooses to wait until the infertile window to share in the marital embrace.
About Deanna Johnston
Deanna Johnston is the Director of Family Life for the St. Philip Institute. Her role is to focus on marriage formation and ongoing marriage enrichment ministries, as well as provide Natural Family Planning (NFP) and other resources for families in the Diocese of Tyler. Deanna graduated from the University of Memphis with her B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish and later earned her M.A. in Theology from Newman University in Wichita, KS. She is also a certified Billings Ovulation Method NFP Instructor. Deanna married her husband Michael in October 2013 and they have three children: Alexandria, Simon, and Elena.