Clergy Resources

Catholic Reading & Marriage Resources (Click here for a printable page)

Web Resources

  • Couple to Couple League (CCL) International provides NFP instruction (sympto-thermal method) infused with Theology of the Body: ccli.org
  • Creighton FertilityCare specialists provide NFP instruction and NaProTechnology consultations: creightonmodel.com
  • NFP Parish Outreach provides missions and clergy resources. Missions are presented by Fr. Daniel McCaffrey and Fr. Michael Habiger: nfpoutreach.org
  • Pontifical John Paul II Institute, CUA, quarterly review: humanumreview.com
  • One More Soul, a clearinghouse of various NFP resources and brochures including a NFP physician lookup: onemoresoul.com
  • Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction & Healing Arts at Creighton University Health Center in Omaha, NE: popepaulvi.com
  • Priests for Life resource for issues of contraception and abortion: priestsforlife.org
  • Theology of the Body Institute page provides homily helps, theology and clergy enrichment programs on TOB: tobinstitute.org
  • USCCB scientific magazine for the very latest news in NFP research: usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/medical-research/
  • USCCB website for marriage enrichment and NFP links: foryourmarriage.org

Suggested Reading

Javier Abad & Eugenio Fenoy

  • Marriage: A Path to Sanctity

Johnette Benkovic

  • Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life

Jeff Cavins

  • Amazing Grace for Fathers
  • Amazing Grace for Married Couples: 12 Life-Changing Stories of Renewed Love
  • Amazing Grace for Mothers: 101 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration & Humor

John & Stasi Eldredge

  • Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul
  • Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

Jason Evert

  • Detox (Audio)
  • Life Giving Love-Understanding Chastity In Marriage (DVD)
  • Green Sex: The Case for NFP (Audio)
  • How to Date Your Soulmate (Audio)
  • How to Save Your Marriage Before Meeting Your Spouse (Audio)
  • Parenting for Purity (Audio)
  • Pure Intimacy: How Your Marriage Can Benefit From NFP

Thomas Hilgers

  • The NaProTechnology Revolution: Unleashing the Power in a Woman’s Cycle

Rev. Richard Hogan

  • Covenant of Love: Pope John Paul II on Sexuality, Marriage, and Family in the Modern World

John F. Kippley

  • Marriage Is for Keeps: Foundations for Christian Marriage
  • Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach
  • Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality

Sheila Kippley

Greg Popcak

  • A Marriage Made for Heaven: The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood (Marriage Prep Workbook)
  • For Better Forever: A Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage
  • Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
  • Just Married: Surviving and Thriving in the First 5 Years
  • Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids

Pope John Paul II 

  • Love and Responsibility
  • Letter to Families

Pope Paul VI

  • Humanae Vitae (On Human Life)

Rev. Larry Richards

  • Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Marilyn Shannon

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

  • Three to Get Married

Edward Sri

  • Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage (DVD)
  • Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility

James Stenson

  • Father, the Family Protector
  • Lifeline: The Religious Upbringing of Your Children

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Christopher West

  • And the Two Become One: Unity, the Eucharist, and God’s Plan for Marital Love (Audio CD)
  • God’s Plan for Joy Filled Marriage (Marriage Prep Workbooks)
  • Good News About Sex & Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching
  • Heaven’s Song: Sexual Love as It Was Meant to Be
  • Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II’s Sexual Revolution

Marital Communications

  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
  • The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved by Matthew Kelly

Stewardship and Finances

  • Faith Finances by Thomas Zordani
  • Financial Peace Workshop by Dave Ramsey
  • Money Life (Catholic Edition) by Crown Financial
  • 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free: A Catholic Guide to Managing Your Money by Phil Lenahan
  • Time Management for Catholics by Marshall Cook

For Marriages in Trouble

David Augsburger

  • Caring Enough to Confront Excellent for dealing with problems rather than avoiding them.
  • Caring Enough to Forgive; Caring Enough to Not Forgive Excellent balanced approach to forgiveness.
  • Caring Enough to Hear Emphasizes both aspects of communications, listening and speaking.

Justin Buzzard

  • Date Your Wife – Great advice for spicing up your marriage when it is going flat.

Gary Chapman

  • Hope for the Separated Helpful guide to couples who are separated but would like to open communications and perhaps reconcile.

Barbara De Angelis

  • How to Make Love All the Time Excellent book on communications as a pre-requisite to marital intimacy.

Kevin DeYoung

  • Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem – How work and rest builds a healthy holy family life.

James C. Dobson

  • Love Must Be Tough Excellent book strongly recommended for those “left behind” in separation or affairs.
  • Straight Talk to Men and Their Wives – Understanding gender differences in marital relations.

International Marriage Encounter, Inc.

  • The Challenge of Understanding Yourself:  Searching for the Real You Helpful material on childhood’s impact on adulthood.

www.TheThirdOption.com

  • A highly acclaimed DVD series and workshop available to couples who desire to heal their marriage by developing intrinsic communication skills and conflict resolution.
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