That’s a sincere title. I’ll give credit where credit is due. Today we taught a couple NFP that was referred to us by none other than Planned Parenthood.
Well, not exactly.
This local couple called PP and wanted to get get off hormonal contraception. They had heard about natural methods of spacing children and were hoping to learn one of these methods from Planned Parenthood. Of course, PP doesn’t actually teach these methods but when the couple asked where they could learn they actually told them that they could probably contact the archdiocese and find a teacher.
So they did!
And they were given our number!
How amazing is that!
This totally secular couple called up the archdiocese to learn NFP and got our name. I’m still so thrilled to have met them and that they found us! Its moments like this that reinforces why I do this. And why its important to keep the NFP classes cheap and affordable, so that they are accessible to all people.
Anyway, one thing I did want to ask the internets is if its actually possible to advertise through PP? This couple said that they weren’t given our exact name but only that they should call the archdiocese, which brought us to the point of discussing why PP wouldn’t help us advertise. The obvious elephant in the room is the fact that we are affiliated with a religious institution and they wouldn’t want to advertise that, but its interesting that they admitted that effective NFP methods are taught by the Catholic church and suggested they call us. It seems like we could make it a lot easier and cut out work for the client by just giving PP our class schedule or something…but I was curious if anyone has had any success with that?
So yeah, even if you don’t actually teach the method of true family planning, as your name infers, Planned Parenthood, thank you for referring and telling the truth to this one couple. There is hope in this world!