Mirror

In every age and culture, perceptions of beauty have been a driving force for humankind. The question, “what is beauty?” was an occupation of the Greek philosophers. The answer, however, is extremely volatile. The great changeability of fashion exemplifies this. Even the concept of an ideal human form is in flux, leaving one to wonder …

Big Ocean UN CSW Youth Delegation 2018

These women are not very old, but they are jumping into Big Ocean, adding their waves of goodness and excitement. Each of them has already been active in a local cottage. The group will be part of the delegation to represent us at CSW (Conference on the Status of Women) at the United Nations in …

Safe Haven Service Project

On August 12th, Big Ocean in the Salt Lake City, Utah area participated in a service project of putting together birthing kits for Safe Haven – Emergency Villages Inc., a worldwide non-profit organization that distributes birthing kits for refugees and others around the world in need who have low resources to medical care for emergency birthing.

The Birds and the Bees

On September 14, 2017, the Big Ocean Provo Cottage hosted a community event as a community service project. They held an expert panel discussion about “Empowering Parents to talk to their young children about sexuality.” The Birds and the Bees: Empowering parents to have "the talk" with your young children. We encourage this conversation to …

Education: The Flight that Feathers the Nest

As I pondered the power of education to enrich our lives and homes, I remembered a book, “The Flight and the Nest,” by Carol Lynn Pearson. She begins with “On Nest Building,” comparing the ease and utility of a nest built from local materials–mud and sticks and feathers–with one built from gathering ingredients from “sunsets, …

Tenet 8 – Gently up the Stream, Together

Hear Kahi, a social worker, talk about building interdependent marriage relationships, and the relationship she has built with God and her husband as they worked through his pornography addiction. “I have this postcard of a painting. It has become my analogy for a healthy marriage. It’s called “Gently Up the Stream.” It’s two people in …