Full House star Candace Cameron Bure may have a slightly different opinion. In her book, Balancing It All: My story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose, Candace admits she takes a “submissive” role in her 17-year marriage to ex-NHL player Valeri Bure. Candace and her brother, Kirk Cameron, have always been very open about their conservative views. The former child star is not shying away from these views any time soon and defends the fact that what her husband says . . . is what goes.
“My husband is a natural born leader. I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honoring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything. I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work,” Candace wrote in her book.
In a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, Candace explained her belief when host Nancy Redd said the ideology may be a controversial in a modern society. Candace uses the biblical definition of “submissive.” “It is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength. And that’s what I choose to have in my marriage,” she told the host.
She further explained that Valeri makes all of the major decisions for their family. Even if she doesn’t agree, she allows him to have the final choice. It’s easier this way because it’s difficult to have two heads of authority. There’s only one president, she said. However this doesn’t mean she doesn’t voice her opinion.
“He listens to everything that I have to say and takes my opinion very seriously and many of the times he will sway to what I would like even if he doesn’t see eye to eye with me because he really values my opinion.”
Did she learn anything from Aunt Becky? She never would have advised DJ to be submissive to anyone. Anyways, me and Beyonce may disagree with Candace but it clearly works for her marriage and their three kids. If it works for them, who am I to judge?
She concluded that everyone should calm down because she feels the word itself is taken too seriously, but what are your thoughts? Should Candace Cameron Bure remain submissive in her marriage or is she sending the wrong message? Join the conversation and leave a comment.
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