Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Follow Up

I realize that my last post is a polarizing issue and many of my readers disagree with my position. I am sorry if anything I wrote offended anyone. I am not accusing anyone. If you'll notice I used words such as "tend to" and "on average" to explain that many couples that do not practice NFP do in fact truly love one another and I am in no way saying that is not true.

I am not sorry for what I wrote however because it is how I feel. If any of you have an issue with what I wrote I encourage you to leave a comment or speak with me directly. This purpose of this blog is not to necessarily write to my readers as much as it is me expressing my opinion on how I see life. My opinion and yours will not always agree, but I am always willing to discuss differences. I believe that NFP is not understood by many and I believe that if couples truly came to learn and understand NFP, they would not look down upon it as so many do. My comparison to abortion is not in anyway suggest that couples who do not practice NFP are practicing abortion. The link is a thin piece of thread, but I do believe there is a connection. It is a frame of thinking that while not the same has some similarities. God created our bodies to do amazing things and it is my belief that our sexuality was not meant to be tampered with. I just wanted to clear up any questions or uncertainties. My intent for the posting was pure and was in no way meant to be taken in an accusatory way. I do know that it is a polarizing issue, so I'd be glad to open a discussion on this issue. Thanks for your loyal readership and God Bless!


Anonymous said...

I think the reason that post was so polarizing is because it did seem accusatory whether you meant it to or not, it was. You were basically saying that those married couples don't "truly love" each other if they use any kind of contraception--how can you say that? It's not fair to say that at all--even if you did say "tend to" and "on average". You're making gross generalizations on some random statistics.

Mike said...

Like I said, a couple can use contraception and still love one another, but the statistics I used are not random. Contraception of any form makes it much easier and likely that a partner might "use" the other partner simply for their own pleasure. This is a fact. Again, this is not always the case, but there is a clear connection. 3% divorce rate for couples that faithfully practice NFP. That statistic is real, not made up. Instead of taking a defensive look at my post, try to look and see at where I'm coming from. It is meant to be an uplifting look at the reward and many blessings a couple who faithfully practice NFP may receive. I just ask that you read my post with an open mind and an open heart. I don't condemn you or anyone else and I'm sorry if you took it that way.