As a woman who’s bold and vocal about her Christian faith, Candace Cameron Bure never fails to use her celebrity status as a platform to shine the light on Jesus. Whether it’s regarding marriage, parenting, or politics, Bure is constantly affirming how integral her Savior is in every aspect of life.
As a natural extension of her faith, she’s also quite invested in the dating life of her children, as she revealed in an June 11th interview with US Weekly.
During the interview promoting her Hallmark series Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part, Bure was asked what kind of dating advice she gives her kids.
Her response was simple, yet powerful.
The actress said she wanted her children to find a companion who will “love Jesus the way I love Jesus.”
Those seven words pretty much sum it up.
“That’s all I really want,” she added with a smile and giggle. “Is that too much to ask for? Yeah. It’s not too much.”
The proud mother of three expressed enthusiasm for her children’s dating lives in the past as well, noting confidence that they are level-headed and grounded enough to make good decisions.
“I feel great about them dating in the sense that they have a good head on their shoulders,” Bure told Us Weekly back in 2019. “They’re all looking for good people to hang out with, or date, looking for a wife, looking for a husband and I’m proud of that… I wish that they would date more in a sense!”
The Fuller House star, who’s been married to Valeri Bure for over two decades, knows a thing or two about what it takes to ground a lasting relationship in Christ.
Candace and Valeri have three children together; daughter Natasha (22), and sons Lev (21) and Maksim (19).
“I’ve been married for 24 years,” Bure said in a recent interview with PEOPLE. “I’m a Christian, my husband’s a Christian and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years.”
And she’s NOT shy about the often “Christian taboo” topic of sex.
“Sex doesn’t stop once you get married,” the actress asserted, pointing fun at the way many Christians treat the topic, saying, “sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, no, you have to pretend like you’ve never had sex, and we only know that you’ve had sex three times because you’ve had three children.”
Bure didn’t stop there either, emphasizing that sex within marriage needs to be celebrated, rather than hushed and hidden.
“If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage,” she shared.
The 45-year-old is also quite open about the valleys she’s experience within marriage, noting that a Christian marriage doesn’t equate to a charmed life without struggle.
Bure admitted that the pandemic took a told on her marriage, but they came out stronger than ever, particularly with the help of her children.
“It got really hairy after the first few months, like bad,” she revealed. “All the things that we have avoided for years talking about, they all surfaced and they were in our face and it was unavoidable to actually have these discussions with one another and work through the real deal crap.”
“My children were the biggest influence in helping my husband and me work through it,” Bure added. “And since then, the relationship has grown even closer and tighter. There’s always hills and valleys, no matter what. But when you come out of the valley, it is like, hallelujah. You feel like you can accomplish anything. And that’s what this pandemic felt like.”