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 …

Youth in Action: Jessica’s Pillowcases

In 2015, eleven-year-old Jessica Payne’s world was turned upside down by an emergency trip to the hospital resulting in a week-long stay and a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. While there, her nurse told her that she likes to give the patients pillowcases, but they were not receiving enough donations and had run out. This planted …

Interdependent Family

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This article was written by Eden, who is 14 years old. Interdependent Family A little while ago, my family had a crazy day. My sister and I had …

Fostering Conversation

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This inaugural article was written by Salem, who is 14 years old. In the first amendment of the US Constitution, it clearly states: “Congress shall make no law …