Hi everyone. I am wondering what opinions you hold on dissenting opinions and not following Church doctrine and beliefs. I think it is very important to try to understand the church’s positions on social and political issues, and I try to follow the guidelines the church puts forth. My problem is that I am a young married woman, a recent college graduate, and my husband and I are in no position, financially, to have children. We, therefore, use birth control. While we plan to have children someday, I am to afraid of natural family planning, and that it will result in an unexpected surprise. I am whole-heartedly pro-life, as is my husband, so we would obviously have any child who we conceived. I am just very distressed at doing something against church teaching.