Learning the “Couple to Couple League” Method of NFP

The Couple to Couple League (CCL) is an international, interfaith, non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Natural Family Planning to married and engaged couples. It is essentially a volunteer organization whose services are provided by professionally-trained volunteers who are supported by a small staff at the international headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. CCL has been instructing Natural Family Planning since 1972.

CCL teaches the sympto-thermal method of NFP which entails the understanding and interpretation of temperature, mucus, and cervical changes. All of these symptoms, when crosschecked, provide a woman with a very accurate interpretation of her individual cycle and a full picture of fertility awareness.

The Learning Schedule

The classes consist of 4 sessions, usually spaced one month apart. Each class lasts about 2 hours. Counseling is provided by any local teaching couple or by contacting CCL central headquarters directly. The fee for this course is $70, which includes the NFP manual, charts, a digital basal thermometer, a “Contraception Why Not” tape, a collection of informative pamphlets, and a one-year subscription to the CCL newsletter. Couples that have previously been through the course may also attend a refresher course free of charge. If a teacher is not available in your area, a home-study course is also available.

In the local area, Teaching Couples and Promoters form chapters. In addition, to its NFP work, CCL produces audio-visual presentations and publications on several related subjects, such as pre-marital chastity, introductions to NFP for young people and marriage preparation groups, and materials encouraging full-time mothering.

“Couple to Couple League” Teaching Couples

Joe and Michelle Shahid 
Mount Pleasant, SC

Stephen and Kimberly Platte 
Aiken, SC

Richard and Maria Gallego 
Charleston, SC

Gus and Andrea Suarez 
Greenville, SC

Joshua and Stephanie Sanders 
Greenville, SC

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