You’re here for the free monitor, I know! But if you’re using NFP, you’re already used to delayed gratification, har har. So first, here are a few notes about other NFP Awareness Week activities around the web:
Yesterday, Couple to Couple League launched a weeklong appreciation of Humanae Vitae, which came out 48 years ago on July 25th. I’ve been enjoying reading the short essays and watching the videos produced for CCLI’s blog. Check them out! Humanae Vitae is about so much more than contraception vs. NFP. It’s about love and its fruits, and it’s essential reading for everyone, and it’s short, and it’s really readable. You can follow CCL’s updates to this campaign on Facebook, on Twitter @coupletocouple, and you can fine shareable images about NFP on their Instagram page.
Helen Alvare’s Women Speak for Themselves encourages us to spread the word about Natural Family Planning with the hashtags #thanksNFP and #ByeBC. I know so many women (and men, too) who have ditched artificial birth control for NFP, and who have found it immensely enriching and valuable despite the sacrifices it entails. If this is you, don’t keep the benefits to yourself! Follow WSFT on Facebook and on Twitter @WomenSpeakForThemselves, and share what you know.
AND NOW FOR THE CONTEST, DAY 2!
Thanks to some wonderfully generous donors, I’m able to give away sixClearblue Fertility Monitors this week — one per day on Monday through Thursday, and two on Friday. These monitors are used for the Marquette method of NFP, and run about $200 each.
Today’s monitor was donated by Dave Singlton to let people know about one of his favorite organizations, A Simple House.
A SimpleHouse is a Catholic missionary organization that is serves the poor in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington D.C. and Kansas City. Full time missionaries live in solidarity with the poor and serve them through what they refer to as “friendship evangelization.” While they do provide for the material needs of the people who they serve, there is an important emphasis on walking along with them in friendship which opens the door to real relationships. It is in these relationships that they can then encounter the whole person and serve their spiritual needs as well. Please check them out at asimplehouse.org and consider donating.
Thank you, Dave! This is the perfect charity for the year of mercy, which challenges us not just to throw money at a problem, but to look the suffering poor in the face and to see Christ in them.
And many thanks to our other generous sponsors!
Monday: Dr. Michael Czerkes, Dr. Michael Czerkes, pro-life and NFP-only OB/GYN at Women’s Health Associates, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ME.
Wednesday: Lori and Eric Doerneman, mother-son duo, who are founding a new online resource to educate parents on how to be positive and effective communicators with their children about porn. Stay tuned for an interview!
Thursday: An anonymous, loving Catholic family of eight from South Dakota, who would love to have more babies in the world.
Friday (US): An anonymous donor
Friday (UK): An anonymous donor
The raffle details:
How do I enter? Use the Rafflecopter form below. It gives you several ways to enter. If the form doesn’t show up, click on the link that says “a Rafflecopter giveaway” at the bottom of the post. Only one prize per household.
How often can I enter? You may enter once per day, using as many options as you like from the Rafflecopter form. It will show up as “x/6” — so, for instance, if you complete two entries today, it will say “2/6” at the top of the form.
Each day is a separate raffle. Each raffle runs from midnight to midnight, eastern time.
Can I win if I live outside the US? Not Monday through Thursday. HOWEVER, if you have a mailing address in the UK, you can enter on Friday. I’ll be giving away two monitors on Friday: one for a winner in the US, and one for a winner in the UK. If you live in the UK, please only enter the UK contest on Friday! Sorry, residents of other countries are not eligible to win.
When will winners be announced? I’ll choose one winner each day on Monday through Thursday, and two winners on Friday (one winner in the US, and one in the UK). I’ll announce all the winners on Friday, or possibly on Saturday if I am a terrible person.
If you are a winner, I will notify you using the address you provided to Rafflecopter.
Do I have to provide my actual email address, even though I worry that you will use it to steal my soul and then go on a shopping spree at Forever 21? Yes, please use an actual email address. I don’t even want your soul. Your valid email is the only way I have of getting in touch with you if you win, so please make sure that when you sign up for Rafflecopter, you use an active address! If I can’t get in touch with you, I’ll pick a different winner.
I think that’s it! Good luck, and thanks again to today’s sponsor, Dave Singleton on behalf of A Simple House.
And before you asked, yes, that giveaway graphic is the worst possible graphic I could come up with. I’m turning the air conditioner on now, don’t care.