People in the modern world have many individual and
social responsibilities. To help face these responsibilities maturely
and freely the individual needs information and education.
In the area of sexuality, the imbalance of the current population
statistic-showing rapid rate of growth of the population in certain
regions and ageing in others - underlines personal responsibility.
However, conception control is not the sole solution to this problem
because social and political
reforms, economic development and the raising of living standards all
play an equally, indeed a
basic, important role.
The philosophical direction of our organization
expresses itself, therefore in an educative approach of the individual with a view of growth: self-knowledge and the
resulting independence are essential factors in gaining freedom. This
philosophy forms the basis of the following principles and attitudes:
- The family is the foundation for the development of society, with its three
fundamental elements: man as a person, spouse, and father; woman as a
person, wife, and mother; the child always present in reality or
potentially, and who must be respected from conception.
- Growth as a person, never totally achieved, can only be a gradual and
continuing process; it concerns all the aspects of the person including
sexuality. To achieve it, the individual, as learning progresses, must
take time and effort – essential factors towards maturity.
the dynamics of the individual’s evolution, different aspects of
sexuality must be integrated: emotion, communication, sensuality, and
procreation. Intelligence is needed to understand and control these aspects in whatever circumstances the person may
called to live. In the case of the couple, to ensure security and growth
requires maintaining by mutual commitment the desire for stability,
fidelity and permanence.
- The holistic approach of the human being could be
achieved if knowledge of the physical, psychological and spiritual
components of human love is encouraged;
conception regulation constitutes one of the exclusive responsibilities
of the couple.
The method of education for conception regulation will comprise
information in the framework of a dialogue which at the same time
listens to and accepts the other person, on an equal basis (couple to
couple, person to person) in a joint venture where the persons involved
are participants in their own natural development, responsible not only
for the application of a technique but for a way of life deliberately
- Natural family planning, based on the mutual respect of
man and woman and with the knowledge and acceptance of the couple’s cyclic phases of fertility and
infertility, is at the
service of a responsible parenthood. Temporary abstinence may be
experienced as a positive element of a loving dialogue.
- The European Institute of Family Life Education (EIFLE)
It accepts references to anthropological, spiritual and religious values.
These are able to help people in their understanding of the role of
natural family planning in the growth of their life as a couple.