Men’s Forum Council

Kurt

My wife and I have been married since the summer of 2004. We began our marriage having learned the Creighton Model of natural family planning but when our diocese expressed a need for more NFP instructors we trained in and began using and teaching CCL’s sympto-thermal method which we used and taught for several years. We have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I recently finished my Masters and am currently working with programing and automation. I currently spend much of my evenings working on home improvement projects and DIY renovations.  When time allows I enjoy flying RC planes, taking my motorcycle out in the summer, and working on a pumpkin chunkin’ trebuchet for our annual Chuch competition.

In the fall of 2010 my wife (Kristin) and the LTS women’s countil founded Living The Sacrament Women’s forum.  I’ve helped out as the forum webmaster as needed. With time it became clear that there was a need for a Men’s forum. When we started Living the Sacrament we hoped it could be a source of support to those of us who have felt isolated in our NFP journeys. I look forward to getting to know you all!

– Kurt, Email Me


Kent

My wife and I got married in the spring of 2011.  She is a Cradle Catholic and I went through the RCIA process despite my initial opposition to the Catholic faith (another story for another time).  Close to the time of our marriage we discerned the need to use NFP.  We decided to go with the Sympto-Thermal method taught by the CCL and began taking the classes shortly after our honeymoon.  We just welcomed our first child into the world in June, a beautiful and healthy baby boy. 

I am an IT Consultant of sorts, but I spend most of my time working with SAP.  My hobbies include straight razor shaving, working with tools around the house, manual labor, hanging out with friends, and watching sports.  I used to do some triathlons, but I can’t honestly claim that anymore, but hope to get back into it.  Honestly, I enjoy my time being a husband, father, and homeowner more than anything.

I do not claim to be an expert in NFP or the Catholic Faith, but I will try and find a sound, firmly Catholic answer for you.  I LOVE the Catholic faith and all it encompasses, but still have a lot of learning and growing to do.  Thanks for taking the time to read my bio and I hope to meet you soon!

– Kent


Thomas

My wife and I were married January 8, 2011. We were both cradle Catholics who met at a church retreat and thought that each other were pretty cool Catholics, and so we began to study our faith more in an attempt to “catch up to the other” as we like to say. We were each others’ inspirations. We always knew we were going to use NFP in our marriage, though we had never really talked about it, so it was truly a miracle that we both agreed to it so readily. We studied the Sympto-Thermal method in the year leading up to our marriage so that we were prepared to practice it, if needed, as soon as we were married. We have used it both to postpone and now, expecting our first child in March, to achieve pregnancy.

My hobbies include writing, singing barbershop, break-dancing, and studying Scripture as part of Seeking Truth Bible Study here in Omaha. I also like to play the occasional video game and I love a good session of Dungeons and Dragons. I look forward to being a part of LTS Men’s Forum, as I feel a call to help bring Christ’s light to the world, especially in the realm of marriage. Hope to see you soon!

– Thomas