What is the Couple to Couple League?
"The Couple to Couple League (CCL) is an international, Catholic, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and teaching fertility awareness (natural family planning) to married and engaged couples. Essentially, we are a volunteer organization because services are provided by professionally trained volunteers who are supported by a small staff at the international headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Local chapters of the organization consist of certified teaching couples and promoters, along with other supportive members. - Couple to Couple League Website
What is the Sympto-Thermal Method?
"The Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) taught by CCL is based on three key signs of fertility: cervical mucus, basal body temperature and changes in the cervix. By observing and recording these signs you and your spouse will be able to identify Phase I, II and III and therefore know if you’re in a time of fertility or infertility.
These signs are easily noticed by any woman who has learned to watch for them. It takes only a minute or two each day to record them in CCL’s mobile app, CycleProGo, or on a paper chart. The chart provides a daily record that can be used to identify the days of fertility and infertility. Once the fertile and infertile days have been identified, couples apply “rules” that they learn in class (and that are explained in CCL’s Student Guide) to frame the boundaries between the phases of the cycle." - CCL - What is NFP? Website
What can Couple to Couple League help with?
- Achieving Pregnancy
- Avoiding Pregnancy
- Irregular Cycles
- Avoiding pregnancy during perimenopause
- Avoiding pregnancy while breastfeeding
Can I learn CCL Online?
Yes. CCL offers Online courses at ccli.org.
How can I begin using CCL?
We currently have many CCL instructors in our Diocese. Follow the links to learn more about them:
Neil and Amber Feldpausch - Westphailia Area
Nicholas and Elissa Jasko - Jackson Area
John and Kelly Kopinski - Washtenaw Area
Mark and Jennifer Morris - Fenton Area
Darin and Kristine Witkowski - Lansing Area