Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure, have been going strong for over two decades. The couple has three beautiful children; Maksim, 16; Lev, 18; and Natasha, 19.
Just recently, Bure told "PEOPLE" their secret to their long, happy marriage. Like most couples, Bure and her husband need alone time. They need time to get away just to be a couple; not a mom and dad.
While, yes, being a parent is one of the greatest gifts from God, being a spouse is just as amazing. And in order to be a good parent and a good spouse, taking time away will help make that possible. Keeping that solid foundation between parents is critical when raising children.
“I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband,” she said at the ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ on Saturday. “We had a little five-day vacation, so that was wonderful. We do like to travel and get away from everything here at home in L.A., and from our kids, as much as we love them. We want alone time; you know what I mean? And our kids are older too.”
Later in the interview, Bure dropped a major truth bomb when it comes to her marriage. She admits that her 22-year marriage has been successful because of Jesus Christ.
“The reality is the glue for us is Jesus,” she said. “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.”
Bure and her husband are very close with their three teenagers. She believes it’s important for parents to have a close bond with their kids, so they feel comfortable opening up to them.
“It’s so important to engage with your kids constantly. I talk with them nonstop from really kind of intense and deep conversations to the fluffy stuff and the day-to-day,” Bure said. “But it’s important to let them know that you’re there for them no matter what. As a mom, I’m always going to have an opinion, but not in a judgmental way, if that makes sense. I’m going to give my best advice as a mother, or my husband as a father. But we want to be open enough that they don’t feel scared to be able to talk to us.”
What do you think about Candace Cameron Bure’s secret and story of being a mom? Let us know what your marriage secret is! We’d love to hear about it!
In other news, Kirk Cameron, Bure’s brother, has something to say about the Devil knocking on his door. It will give you chills. Check it out here.