Strengthening Relationships

Taking care of Love through informed choices

The link between sexuality and fertility is obvious: the parts of the body parts used to make love are the same used to make babies. It therefore stands to reason that the treatment of one function will impact on the other function. Programmes designed by ACNFP’s accredited FLE educators enable couples to make informed choices about their sexuality and fertility.

The usual programme format is a workshop in which the FLE educator facilitates group discussion concerning family planning. Exploring the available methods of contraception is a key part of this discussion because it is a common experience of many couples. The Sympto-Thermal Method is the only discussed method of NFP because it is scientifically proven to be highly effective. Often, couples are interested to learn that relationships who practice NFP have only a 5% risk of divorce or separation. *

Who Will Benefit?

  • Pre-marriage education courses
  • Marriage enrichment courses
  • Better Relationship programmes
  • Marriage Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Religious groups

Recommended Topics

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Contraception
    • barrier
    • hormonal
  • Sympto-Thermal Method (STM)
  • STM and a Woman’s self-care

Additional Topics

  • Infertility
  • ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ awareness
  • Lactational Amenorrhoea Method (LAM)
  • Contraception
    • surgical
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
    • parasitic
    • fungal
    • bacterial
    • viral
  • Pre-marital Chastity
  • Marital Chastity

* Aguilar, Nona, The New No-Pill No-Risk Birth Control 1st Edition Macmillan Canada (1986) page 187-188 and
Kippley, John & Sheila, The Art of Natural Family Planning, 4th Edition Couple to Couple League (1997) page 245