For anyone who is not familiar with Candice Cameron Bure’s name, she is a former, Full House, (1987-1995) TV show star.
Candice, 38, played the role of D.J. Tanner, the eldest daughter on the show. She is also the younger sister of actor Kirk Cameron, who rose to fame playing the role of the older brother, Mike Seaver, in Growing Pains (1985-1992) TV show.
Since most Christian children, living in this secularized world, are left without anyone that they can truly look up to, as a good, public, role model, it is nice to know that Candice, and her brother Kirk, 44, are leading lives that all Christians can truly admire.
Most people are well aware of Kirk Cameron’s story.
In 1986, at the age of 16, Kirk considered himself an atheist, at 17 he became a born-again Christian. He is, to this very day, an outspoken advocate for Christianity and the Christian way of life. His adult life has been defined by his love of God and, his film and lecturing career, has reflected those same priorities.
Kirk has done multiple movies about the Rapture and has worked with the Christian-themed production company, Cloud Ten Pictures. He has also collaborated with Sherwood Pictures, which has produced four excellent faith-based movies, including Fireproof, in which Cameron was the star. Fireproof was the highest grossing independent film of 2008.
The creation of Sherwood Pictures is another inspiring Christian story. It was established in 2002, by Associate Pastor Alex Kendrick (media director), at the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
Kendrick said he wanted to make movies in order to change the perception of movies in the main stream media. He felt there just weren’t enough movies that represented Christian men accurately. He has more than accomplished that task.
If you haven’t seen Alex’s (lead actor in their movies, director, writer and producer) and his brother Stephen’s (director, writer, producer and actor) four movies (Flywheel (2003), Facing the Giants (2006), Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011), you have missed a wonderful evening’s entertainment. All four are “must sees.” They are all thought-provoking, inspiring and refreshing experiences to watch!
Returning to our admirable woman, Candice Cameron Bure, she is, like her brother, a devote Christian, having come to the Christian faith in her 20s.
Candice has been married to former National Hockey League player Valeri Bure for 19 years. (In Hollywood, that’s a miracle in and of itself.) Valeri is Russian and they have three children, a girl and two boys, Natasha (16), Lev (14) and Maksim (12).
Last year, Candice created a media firestorm when she mentioned the word “submissive”, in order to describe her relationship with her husband. The word is routinely mentioned in the Bible, when referring to the ideal relationship of a wife to her husband.
But, in this secularized world, Candice had a lot of explaining to do, to get her critics, in the non-Christian, secularized world of entertainment, to understand that there was nothing “slavish” or “domineering” about the term. It simply meant that she defers to her husband’s decisions on certain matters, just as he defers to her, on other matters.
Mrs. Bure says this scenario routinely occurs at home because she trusts her husband’s experience in areas where she is not as knowledgeable. In other words, she loves him, and he loves her, and they contribute to their marriage as best as each of them can.
More recently, Candice said, “I want my husband to lead.” This too created another non-Christian, secular, media blitz. Again, she explained that the concept is from the Bible. She says that someone has to lead in a marriage and that she has no interest in becoming the “ruler” in her home.
This is especially true, now that she has returned to acting, after an extended hiatus to raise her children. She knows her husband Valeri, who is now retired from professional hockey and runs their vineyard and wine business, has his family’s best interest at heart and will make the best decisions for all of them. For Candice, his taking responsibility for his family’s future, is a great relief.
Candice believes the yin and yang, of a Christian married couple, creates a harmonious home for her children. As Christian parents they refuse to fight in front of their children, believing this just causes undo stress for the children. If there is a contentious issue that arises, they wait to discuss it, quietly, in private.
Candice is truly an admirable woman, who has chosen to love and support her family in any way she can. As a Christian women she has learned that there are certain parameters that work best when you are married and have children.
And, as a good Christian mother, who knows her Scripture, she is teaching those same values to her children and thereby becoming an excellent role model for her children, and the world, to admire too.
May Candice Cameron Bure, her loving husband Valeri and her blessed children, continue to find peace and harmony in God’s love and His protective laws.