Former teen heartthrob and current insufferable right wing Christian Kirk Cameron has some pretty straightforward marriage advice for any potential brides-to-be: serve your husband and watch your mouth.
In an interview with the Christian Post, Cameron warned that wives should never overstep their bounds within the marital 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 said. “When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.”
“A lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God’s word,” he added.
According to Patheos, Cameron’s archaic take on marriage is nothing new in modern day evangelical Christianity.
“He’s only expressing what most churches still preach on a weekly basis, what has been the common theme of Biblical marriage for thousands of years, and is still part of most wedding ceremonies today, reminding wives to, ‘submit to your husbands in every way.’ Did the secular world really not have any idea that this type of inequality is readily taught in scripture and practiced in Christian households around the world?”
As expected, Twitter didn’t take kindly Cameron’s advice.
Kirk Cameron trying to give marriage advice is precious. "Your wife has no impact in the decisions of your marriage."
— Big Chap (@BigChapAlien) April 30, 2016
I'm totally going to take Kirk Cameron's marriage advice. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. NO. pic.twitter.com/n3wpuMppUb
— TheRelentlessReader (@JenHartling) May 1, 2016
On his new tour Kirk Cameron urges women to submit to their husbands and "follow their lead," giving renewed hope to insecure men everywhere
— Manda LikeCatsOK? (@Manda_like_wine) April 30, 2016
The interview also mentions Cameron’s sister and former Full House child star Candace Bure, a fellow Christian who enthusiastically lives the submission role, writing about it in her book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose.
“The definition I’m using with the word ‘submissive’ is the biblical definition of that,” Bure wrote. “So, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength. And that’s what I choose to have in my marriage.”
You can read Cameron’s interview with the Christian Post in full here.
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