It is interesting to see how various church people “market” their offerings to people within the Body and outside of it. A few posters have appeared in my parish promoting NFP. Full disclosure here: my wife and I practiced NFP in the early years of our marriage to enhance our chances of conceiving. I fully support NFP as well as how we were formed in the system and what we were taught.
That said, I find the posters a little off-putting. They promote the “theme,” which reads:
Natural Family Planning
It’s worth it.
Join the Revolution!
While I might agree NFP is “worth it,” or even better, “worthy” of careful attention, that motto about revolution is really curious.
Do PR professionals think up these ideas? Will the notions of value and revolution entice couples to consider NFP? Is there a better approach?
The revolution motif is definitely a sign of the culture wars mentality, the us vs. them. Or it’s a tribute to Christopher West’s idea that Theology of the Body is going to complete the sexual revolution.
Either way, I doubt it’s going to appeal to people who aren’t already convinced.
I’ve never been convinced by or for NFP. Such a poster isn’t likely to do anything but confirm my bias plus bring to mind the culture wars that are driving people from the Church.