Candace Cameron Bure on Submissive Marriage: 'My Husband Is Not a Dictator'

Actress Candace Cameron Bure (L) attends the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles November 25, 2012. | (Photo: Reuters/Phil McCarten)

Candace Cameron Bure has been married to husband Valeri Bure for 19 years and recently spoke about her successful marriage and bringing up three children in the spotlight.

"My husband is not a dictator," Candace told Yahoo Parenting, addressing the controversial statement she made last year about being "submissive" in her marriage. "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. We are two equal people but I love my husband and I want him to lead. I trust that my husband has our family's best interests at heart, so I wouldn't fight him on that. And when I feel strongly about something, he agrees with me. It goes both ways."

The couple has three children ages 12, 14, and 16. Candace has been incredibly busy working with the Hallmark Channel and will star on in the film series "Aurora Teagarden: A Bone to Pick," which will air this spring. The couple rotates who works so that one parent is always directly overseeing the children. Candace has spoken at length about her marriage and managing a career.

"Friendship is the foundation of marriage but you also need private time," she explained. "You need that intimacy—not just romantic but also through conversation. It's easier for my husband and I to have dates now that our children are older … it's worth it to make it a priority, otherwise, you see how it affects a marriage."

Candace has written two books about her experiences in motherhood and marriage, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose and Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. The actress formerly suffered from anorexia nervosa, which she dealt with while on the hit series "Full House." She wrote her book to encourage others to become healthy and not worry about what society thinks.

"Aurora Teagarden" is based on series written by author Charlaine Harris and will air on the Hallmark Channel this spring.

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