From the Daily Mail. Although I’m posting the whole article because it’s short, and so you don’t have to click bait over to it to give it more views (though, the comments are a riot: submissiveness = doormat, abuse, religious nut, etc).
Former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron, 45, is currently on a nationwide marriage tour giving advice to couples
- He said in a recent interview that the role of the wife in a relationship is to be submissive to her husband
- ‘Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband,’ said Cameron
- He also urged men not to fight with their wives because it makes it difficult for their children to ever have healthy relationships
- ‘When couples start arguing and fighting in front of the kids, dad cuts mom and mom cuts dad and the kids bleed,’ said Cameron
- Cameron, an Evangelical Christian, has been married for 24 years and has six children with wife Chelsea Noble
Kirk Cameron says that the key to a successful marriage is a submissive wife. The former child star turned Evangelical Christian is currently on a nationwide marriage tour where he is giving his advice to couples, and said that a man and a woman each have a specific role in every relationship. ‘Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband,’ Cameron, 45, said in an interview with the Christian Post. ‘When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.’
Cameron said during his interview; ‘A lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God’s word.’ He went on to offer advice to husband as well, mainly that they should not argue with their wives when they gave disagreements because it hurts both parties. Cameron also said it make its difficult for their children to go on and have healthy relationships. ‘Thinking that you are going to win an argument, you end up losing. It’s a no-win situation,’ said Cameron. ‘In order for you to win, your husband or wife has to lose. When they lose, you have not built up your marriage. You have really cut them down. ‘When couples start arguing and fighting in front of the kids, dad cuts mom and mom cuts dad and the kids bleed. They see that and it damages them. When the kids get to marriage, they will follow patterns that they see.’
He later added; ‘There is only one person on the whole planet who you can change and it’s not your spouse.’ Kirk is currently on a speaking tour, which take place mostly at Baptist churches. Called Love Worth Fighting For, it’s billed as a ‘marriage event’ and features teaching by Cameron, as well as music, and it’s ‘designed to strengthen and encourage your marriage’. Tickets range in price from $20 to $50 for ‘VIP’ access.
One individual who seems to agree with Cameron on this is his sister, mother of three View host Candace Cameron Bure, who said she is submissive in her relationship during an interview with Yahoo Parenting last year. ‘I used the word “submissive” because it’s from the Bible but people who don’t understand that see that as offensive,’ said Bure. ‘My husband is not a dictator. We work together but I don’t want to dig my heels in and I have no aspirations to be the ruler of my family.’ Kirk and his wife Chelsea Noble have been married for nearly 25 years and have six children. The couple met on the set of Growing Pains, and because of Cameron’s strong religious views he had Noble stand in for any woman he had to kiss after they began dating, refusing to have physical contact with anyone other than his girlfriend and later wife.
He previously gave his opinion on gender roles when promoting his film Surviving Christmas back in 2014, saying what women should do over the holiday season for the man in their life. ‘Calling all moms, wives and keepers of your home – I made this video for you, to remind you of how irreplaceable you are to your family this Christmas,’ said Cameron in his message, which he posted to social media. ‘If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you’re the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your joy is so important this Christmas.’ He continued; ‘Let your children, your family, see your joy in the way that you decorate your home this Christmas, in the food that you cook, the songs you sing, the stories you tell, and the traditions that you keep. ‘Invite your whole neighborhood into your Christmas, and invite the world into our story of our king and his kingdom.’ Cameron also urged men to try and surprise their wives by doing the dishes one night. Cameron has over 2 million followers on Facebook and 60,000 on Twitter. He’s also a good friend of the Duggars, appeared on their then-TLC show 18 Kids and Counting and even went to their daughter Jessa’s wedding in the fall of 2014.
For as much as his movies are terrible, it sounds like he’s keeping strict toward Biblical doctrine. He also gives good advice: husbands shouldn’t argue with wives, and that any things that may lead to arguments should not be in front of children.
If you do click over there is a lot of pictures, and unsurprisingly his wife has kept herself attractive. As a general observation, it seems like submissive wives tend to keep themselves attractive for their husbands much more than rebellious wives.
Christian Post also has an article which reiterates similar things, which means the Daily Mail didn’t intentionally alter what they were saying.