Hollywood isn’t particularly known for being welcoming to Christians. However, this fact hasn’t stopped actress Candace Cameron Bure from enjoying a long, successful career. Besides starring in the wildly popular sitcom “Full House” when she was a teenager, Bure has written a New York Times bestseller, co-hosted “The View,” started in numerous films, and reprised her role as D.J. Tanner on “Fuller House.” But, the roles the Christian actress values the most are wife and mother.
Bure was a guest on the “Don’t Mom Alone” podcast recently. For ten years, the “Full House” star put her career on hold in order to raise her three children, who are now aged 16 to 20. Currently, the Christian actress is busier than ever working on “Fuller House” and projects for Hallmark. She has a new Christmas movie debuting on Hallmark on November 25, 2018. Despite her busy schedule, Bure insisted on the podcast that she’s no superwoman. She said the energy, peace, and patience required do accomplish her daily tasks comes from God.
The author of the new children’s book Candace Center Stage commented to “Don’t Mom Alone” host Heather MacFadyen, “Now sometimes I literally have to roll out of my bed and onto my knees every morning and start my day. I don’t feel connected if I don’t do that. But throughout my day I’m constantly having conversations with God.”
Bure went on to explain, “It might just be under my breath asking Jesus to help me because I want to snap at that person right now or I’m going to lose it with my son who just talked back to me. It’s a constant dialogue and I trust that He hears me.”
Bure credited the love and support of her husband of 22 years, Russian-born former NHL player Valeri Bure, for her successful transition back to acting. Referring to her spouse, Bure stated, “He’s so committed to our children.” The Christian actress also revealed that her husband has “basically put his life on hold” to help take care of their kids.
“We really traded off halfway through life,” she said. “I kind of laid down my career so I could be a stay-at-home mom and raise my kids while he was playing professional hockey, and then when he retired a few years after, and I wanted to start working again, he has really laid down a lot of the things that he’s wanted to do … to be there at home so that I could do what I wanted to do.”
In March of 2018, Bure told People that Jesus Christ is the “glue” that keeps her marriage together. She stated, “The reality is the glue for us is Jesus. It’s the Bible. You know, when there are arguments or we’re compromising and in ways, it’s always like, ‘Well, let’s just go back to the Bible.’ It’s the foundation for us. So it’s not about winning or losing. But doing this journey together.”
As a young child, Bure didn’t have a relationship with God. However, everything changed when a friend invited her family to church. At the age of 12, the former co-host of “The View” asked Jesus Christ into her heart. But, Cameron admitted that God’s Word didn’t truly resonate with her until she reached her 20s. Her turning point came when her brother gave her Ray Comfort’s book The Way of the Master.
“After reading a book my brother gave to me….it changed my walk with God forever! It talked about the 10 commandments, and showed me my sin in its true light. You see, when I prayed the ‘Sinner’s Prayer’ that day in church when I was 12, I asked God to forgive my sins. But I didn’t even know what sin was. But, the law showed me my sin.”
Today, the actress only accepts roles that are family-friendly.
“They don’t have to necessarily be Christian films, but I want to be in things that I’m comfortable having my children and husband watch,” Bure explained. “They come first in my life, not the film industry.”
~ 1776 Christian