Two sports jocks talk about their experience with Natural Family Planning

Here’s a beautiful interview with two professional athletes that use Natural Family Planning in their respective marriages.

  • Mike Sweeney was a Major League Baseball player for 11 seasons.  He had a career batting average of about .300 with roughly 20 homers and 90 RBIs per season, on average. A pretty solid body of work. He’s now a commentator for the Major League Baseball TV network.
  • Philip Rivers is currently the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. He is widely regarded as one of the premier quarterbacks in the league.

I really like Rivers as a player.  I had no idea he was Catholic and even less that he’s an outspoken advocate of NFP. The part of his testimony that struck me the most is how he and his wife started using NFP out of obedience. They were 19 and 18 years old when they got married and they didn’t fully understand all the Church’s teachings on sexuality. But they chose to obey. As the years went on, they grew to better understand the reasons for the Church’s teaching and they experienced it tangibly in their marriage.

Obedience is a beautiful thing when you fully trust the wisdom of the One who gave the commandments.

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