- Actress and mother of three Candace Cameron Bure was on the receiving end of some backlash recently over a picture of herself and her husband she shared on Instagram.
- In the controversial pic, Cameron Bure's husband, Valeri Bure, playfully grabbed his wife's breast and some people called the actress out over the picture, which they felt was "inappropriate" because she's a vocal Christian.
- Cameron Bure clapped back at critics on a podcast recently, explaining that "the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian."
Candace Cameron Bure is not here for anyone who thinks she and her husband are too flirty with each other.
The actress and mother of three sounded off about this very issue during a recent interview on the Confessions of a Crappy Christian podcast. Specifically, Cameron Bure had words for anyone who went on her over a recent "handsy" pic she shared of herself and her husband, Valeri Bure, on Instagram.
In the post in question, Cameron Bure shared two photos of herself and her husband standing on a bridge. In the first picture, he's sweetly kissing her on the head. In the second, he's playfully grabbing her breast. "sweet and spicy ❤️🙌🏼🌶," she wrote in the post's caption. "24 years and counting 😉."
"At the very end of it, he had his arm draped around my shoulder, and then the very last picture he grabbed my boob," she explained on the podcast. "And I said, 'Oh my gosh, this is so funny, can I please post this?'"
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Some of her fans did not share her sense of humor, however, and commented things like, "Oh that’s so inappropriate that you posted that as a Christian. You should be more modest," according to the actress.
Cameron Bure took offense to the comments though—and explained exactly why during the interview:
"I’ve been married for 24 years. 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 the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian.
Sex doesn’t stop once you get married. 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. If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage."
What's more, Cameron Bure explained that becoming comfortable with her sexuality and even with the idea that having sex with her husband wasn't a bad thing to do was something that took her years—and she wants to set a more positive, healthy example for her own children:
"I lived in such a fear of 'Oh my gosh, I'm not supposed to be a sexual person, because I have to save myself. God is going to think negatively of me if I'm having sex or doing things or fooling around. There was such a shame culture on it that when I got married, I was like, I don’t know how to adjust my brain.
For so many times, especially in the beginning, but for a few years, I would have sex with my husband thinking like, ‘Oh my gosh, is God looking at me and like is this bad?' It’s very difficult to flip that switch. And it has taken years to work through it and then understand it and enjoy it and then embrace it. Now I embrace it so much that my kids are like, 'Mom, please stop talking about sex. Please stop.'"
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