A former star of the US family sitcom Full House who has been married for 17 years thinks she has the answer to marital happiness: be a submissive wife.
Candace Cameron Bure has shared her controversial advice for other married women in her new book, ‘Balancing It all’.
“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,” said Bure, who is married to hockey player Val Bure and has three children.
When challenged about her use of the word submissive in an interview with the Huffington Post, Bure said she was using it in the Biblical sense.
"The definition that I'm using with submissive is the biblical definition. It's meekness. It is not weakness. It's strength under control. It's bridled strength," she said.
In the book, Bure writes, “I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honouring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything.”
She explained her reasoning to the Huffington Post, saying it was very difficult to have two heads of authority.
“It doesn’t work in the military, it doesn’t work… I mean, you have one president,” she said.
While best known for her role as the eldest daughter in Full House, it is not the first time the actress has preached her views on marriage.
She also shares tips and advice in her monthly blog for the religious website Christian Women Online.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Matthew Henry.
Source: the Huffington Post.