is the owner of Pearl & Thistle and has been a certified instructor in the Boston Cross Check method of NFP since 2013. For 2022, she has been supervising a new batch of BCC instructors through their practicum phase!
In order to round out instruction needs for the trainees, sessions booked through Pearl & Thistle may be conducted with one of three new instructors, under Christina's supervision. Practicum trainees may also begin to see clients privately after completing a certain number of sessions and demonstrating competencies through the supervised practicum phase.
Scroll down for more information on the perks of being a Pearl & Thistle client.
Please note: Christina is currently booking clients approximately 4-5 months in advance. She has reserved time to complete practicum clients for the trainees listed below and will accommodate those schedules as needed.
Book with Kaileen directly
Kaileen is a stay at home mom of two young children and has been married to her husband for five years now. She began learning NFP during marriage prep and became so fascinated with how our bodies work that she decided to become an instructor! She chose to learn, and now teach, BCC because of the flexibility of it and how it can transform to work for any woman wanting to learn how to chart her cycles.
Shirelle and her husband took their first course in natural family planning in 2002 during their engagement. Shirelle learned so much about her body, and began to understand how she could use that knowledge to plan her family and avoid using contraception. Shirelle became a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner in 2014 and is now expanding services to include BCC. She believes the use of natural methods has taught her and her husband how to communicate and share the family planning responsibility in our marriage.
Book with Lauren directly
A native Floridian, Lauren moved to New York City to study at Barnard College and later received a Masters in Teaching from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2020 she moved to the Boston suburbs where she and her husband are raising two young daughters. She is excited to teach Boston Cross Check because she truly believes in the beauty of God's plan for our fertility and knows firsthand the importance of clear, accurate instruction in gaining confidence in Natural Family Planning.
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"Christina was incredibly easy to work with and was a huge help as I prepared to use NFP in my marriage. She helped me navigate some tricky aspects of my charting, and has always been available for follow-up questions!" - Rachel
"Christina is AWESOME!!!!!!! She is so attentive and responds quick to all of my questions. I have recommended her to so many!" - Stephanie
"Christina has been fantastic working with my fiancee and I as part of our required NFP instruction before marriage!"- Will
The Perks of Being a Pearl and Thistle Client
In addition to the numerous benefits of charting with Boston Cross Check, my clients all receive:
As a Friend of Read Your Body, I am also happy to offer 3 months of free access to the Read Your Body app for all client course packages! The option for charting BCC with RYB will be provided in all sessions.