For the good of the marriage: NFP or contraception?

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For the good of the marriage: NFP or contraception?

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In Marriage Preparation classes many times it crosses one’s mind, what is the difference between using contraception and using Natural Fertility Regulation (NFR) if the married couple is trying to avoid pregnancy temporarily or indefinitely?

There are many who are now aware of the Church’s teachings on regulating births and realise that there should be a serious reason for postponing pregnancy such as lack of finances, illness, spacing children 2–3 years apart for the wellbeing of the children and the parents and so on.

When couples have legitimate reasons to delay or avoid pregnancy, why not use the contraceptive though, as the good intentions of the couple are evident!

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