A few days ago I was so excited about having my first 10KL CM ever (!!!!!) that I posted on my faceb.ook: "...loves the Creighton model so much! It's so much better than regular NFP!". Now, I figured this would spark some discussion because pretty much all my friends from college are practicing Catholics and almost all of them got married or engaged this summer. I never expected it to spark 25 COMMENTS! lol That never happens to me. Most of them are just curious about Creighton and one friend agreed with me (Yay!), but one person who was recently trained to teach NFP took it upon himself to put me in my place. He says:
Scientifically speaking what the Creighton model is doing is eliminating one of the signs. This can be helpful in countries where thermometers are not used or in situations where it is difficult to track temperatures. However since you el...iminate one of the signs it becomes less accurate and because quite problematic for women without consistent CM. The real thing you lose with the Creighton is the confirmation that ovulation has occurred which is only measurable by the temperature. If CM were the only guide then delayed ovulation, although possible to track, would be far less detectable.
This is going to sound awful of me, but honestly all I could think was, "Blah, blah, blah." :) I want to say, "If sympto-thermal is more scientific, why does Dr. Hilgers and all the NaPro doctors use Creighton?." And he wrote two more comments within 2 minutes of his first comment! I really don't know why I'm so frustrated with his comment...I think it just came off as very condescending. Maybe I'm just being too sensitive. :)
In other news, Friday was my husband's last day at work. He starts a new job on November 1! :) This is very scary and exciting for us...his new job has less security but will provide more opportunities for learning and networking. When R quit his job he said, "Well, this is definitely an opportunity to trust!", and it's so true. Some days when I start to worry (about health insurance, for example), I try to repeat over and over, "Jesus, I trust in You!". More often than not, though, I just end up freaking out and texting my husband or waiting until he comes home and attacking him with shrill questions. lol Sigh. I have so far to go!