Don’t condemn their current or past choices. Our culture embraces contraception as something we are entitled to, a basic right. They may be choosing contraception because they don’t know that there is another way.
This one is easy for me. I used to use artificial contraception so who am I to talk? Throwing the first stone and all of that.
Don’t judge. Using NFP doesn’t automatically make one a saint. We all have our own sins and struggles to overcome. Remember: “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.”This one is hard for me. I tend to think that anyone else that uses NFP is perfect and that it means they are SUPER Catholics. I don't know how many times I've thought to myself, "But they use NFP" when I hear of them acting a certain way or of their marriage having problems etc. Then I have to remind myself that SO DO I and I'm far from a SUPER Catholic - I'm barely even a kind of good one.
Do talk about your cycle. When someone asks for a tampon in the bathroom because she was surprised by a period, mention offhand how you love the predictability you get from charting.Believe it or not, just because I blog about it (or used to, I know, it's been a while) doesn't mean it's easy for me to actually talk about it in person. I throw it in here and there after I know people for a while, but if they start to ask more questions about it or seem negative towards it, I quiet down a bit.
Go and read the rest of the article. Good stuff!