Candace Cameron Bures is only of the the entertainment industry’s most common names. From staring in the international family show, Full House, Cameron has been in the industry since she was just five-years-old.
As D.J. Tanner, Candace played the role of an American big sister to a single dad. Her character quickly became someone that little girls looked up to; D.J. Tanner was a leader, a nurturer, and a fashion icon. Immediately, Candace recognized her platform and did everything in her power to remain a positive influence off camera just as much as she was on camera.
Off-screen, Candace lived her life according to the Christian faith. But it wasn’t until her mid-20’s that encountered the love of God in a way that completely transformed the way she lived, communicated, and worked. Candace shares that she started living differently when her brother and fellow Hollywood legend, Kirk Cameron, shared the book “The Way of The Master.”
In 1996, Candace married Russian hockey player, Valeri Bure. As Candace took on the role of a wife, she realized that her success in Hollywood was not something that she could leverage in her marriage. Candace took on the role of a “submissive wife” with her husband.
In 2011, Candace wrote a book called, “Reshaping It All,” in which she acknowledges how her life as a Christian entertainer, wife, mother, and friend was balanced. Candace was known for her successful family (in Hollywood, marriage and family are often compromised) but after admitting that she chose to take the “submissive role” as a wife, she faced massive backlash.
In the midst of a such an independent and progressive culture, Candace’s words were received as negative and backwards. After receiving such hate from other women who had previously looked up to Cameron, she set the record straight and immediately ended every opportunity for hate.
Candace made several appearances on television where she defined the word “submissive” as “the Biblical definition of that, so, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength.” After hearing her defend her Christian views and perspective, she became a well-respected influence by millions.
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