Natural Family Planning

What is Natural Family Planning (NFP)?

NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods wherein the couple observes the naturally occurring signs of fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle for the purposes of either achieving or postponing pregnancy. It is a comprehensive acceptance of the divine gift of fertility within marriage. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of every child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP enriches the bond between husband and wife.

Classes in the Diocese of Tyler

Marquette Method

Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School (2108 Ridgewood Drive, Longview, TX 75605)
When: Introductory sessions are by appointment.
Remote Online Course: Zoom Cloud Meetings is an online platform used to provide live online sessions. Please contact Cami Jo Tice-Harouff at (903) 757-5855 ext. 305 or email

Billings Ovulation Method Introductory Session

Location: St. Edward’s Catholic Church (800 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751)
When: Third Saturday of every month at 10:00am.
Cost: $25
Registration: Please contact Carmen Delgado at (903) 275-8373‬ or

Couple to Couple League (3 part class series)

Location: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (423 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas)
When: TBD
Cost: $135 (including materials) plus shipping
This class meets 3 times, each session lasting about two hours and spaced one month apart to give you and your fiance/spouse a chance to practice what you’ve learned.

Online/Skype Class Options

There are a variety of online classes available, depending on the method you are looking for! Click the images below to connect one of these online programs.

Videos from the St. Philip Institute

Additional Resources


Are you interested in becoming a Certified NFP Instructor or
Teaching Couple? Contact the Family Life Office!

Deanna Johnston, Director of Family Life