Monday, July 01, 2013

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Yep, this is friggin' GREAT NEWS.  And I'm so excited to share with you, dear reader, a fantastic new organization that embraces this and is dedicated to bringing great sex to the entire universe through the power of organic family planning. is a non-profit organization empowering men, woman, and couples to recognize the power of their fertility by promoting knowledge of effective, natural, and healthy methods of avoiding or achieving pregnancy. believes that natural methods of family planning treat men and women with dignity, allowing them to effectively family plan without risking their health.  These methods are effective, healthy, natural, empowering, green, affordable, and--most importantly--sexy.

And, no, this isn't the ineffective Rhythm Method that your grandmother once told you about.  No, no; science has advanced considerably in the last 10 decades.  Natural Family Planning, when taught and understood correctly, is way easy and way effective.  Plus, practicing NFP is like taking vitamins for your marriage.  

Whether you get skooled on the Sympto-Thermal Method, the Creighton Model, the Billings Method, or something else, just remember: natural is better.  That yucky contraception stuff is unhealthy, both physically and emotionally -- and I would say morally, too.

Since Michael and I believe in the mission of this organization, I was thrilled to have a chance to interview 1Flesh's president, Marie-Claire Bartmess.  Here's what we talked about:

1. What is the mission of 1Flesh?

1Flesh wants to introduce Natural Family Planning to men, women, and couples and empower them to recognize the power of their fertility and promote the knowledge to effectively, naturally, and healthily postpone pregnancy. 
2. Why would the general public be interested in the 1Flesh message?

Right now, NFP, or Fertility Awareness as some call it, is “the best kept secret of the Catholic Church.” Its not well promoted and understood. Many men and women are dissatisfied with their current methods of postponing pregnancy. Some are unhappy with the adverse health effects, some with the financial burden, others the effectiveness, and the list goes on. The general public, especially women, want options that respect their body, their health, their relationships, and their values, whatever those may be. NFP is that option. 

3. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with 1Flesh, Marie!

I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Environmental Design, which is a pre-architecture degree. I am getting married to an amazing man this August in Austin, Texas.

I got involved with 1flesh during my last year at Texas A&M University. I had started charting for my upcoming marriage and the more I got into learning Natural Family Planning the more in love with the method I became. Additionally, I felt a deep sorrow for couples that did not realize that natural methods of family planning were reasonably available to them. At one point in time, I did not know about Natural Family Planning as an effective means of postponing pregnancy, let alone all the benefits. I was bouncing around the idea of finding ways to advertise Natural Family Planning to the general public when I was introduced to the Texas A&M chapter of 1flesh. I have since then started helping 1flesh with their overall tone and direction.  Recently, I was asked to step up and act as president of 1flesh. I am humbled and honored to be in this position.

More and more doctors are signing The Statement.  Details are at

4.  What can people do to become a part of 1Flesh's mission?  How can they learn more?

Those that already use NFP should not be timid in giving their testimonials and talking about the benefits that they particularly enjoy. There is no pharmaceutical company or manufacturing company promoting NFP.  NFP is completely organic, so much so that the only way to let people know about this amazing option in family planning is by word-of-mouth. 1Flesh is a non-for-profit organization in the state of Virginia so donations are more then welcome and tax benefits can be given.

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If you would like to learn more about 1Flesh or Natural Family Planning please visit