Actress Candace Cameron Bure is well known for her role on “Full House,” “Fuller House” and as a regular host on “The View.” Alongside her sparkling media career, Bure also has a busy family life, as she raises three teenage children with her husband of 22 years, former hockey star Valeri Bure.
So what has kept it all together? Well, the answer, Cameron Bure said, is very simple: Jesus.
“The reality is the glue for us is Jesus,” Candace told PEOPLE. “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.”
But the actress also highlighted the importance of getting time away with her husband so they can focus solely on their relationship.
“I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband,” she said. “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.”
“You’re such an inspiration,” one person responded to Candace on Facebook after the actress share a link to the PEOPLE interview. “In a world where the media generally silences Christians and Hollywood especially, I’m so happy that you are able to use your fame as a platform for Christ. I know that takes a very brave person who is willing to take the criticism that comes along with that. God bless you and your marriage Candace!”
Candace is no stranger to talking openly about her faith. In a recent interview with Faithwire, she spoke candidly about the power of prayer, in a time when a prayerful response to tragedy is increasingly criticized as pointless and futile.
“It bothers me and I feel sad for the people who write it, because the first thing I think is, ‘Well, they’ve never experienced the power of prayer. They just don’t know,’” Bure said. “Prayer, for me, is always where you start. That’s the start of your solution. Then, yes, you take action.”
“If you don’t start with [prayer] there’s no power behind it, because God’s the power,” she continued. “God can do anything, change anything — change hearts. It’s the heart of all of us that need to be changed and that’s where God needs to get in.”
The actress also spoke honestly about the daily role prayer plays in her everyday life, saying that she doesn’t feel quite balanced when she doesn’t take the time to give thanks to God, appealing to “his truths and not [her] own emotions.”
“If I’ve got a tough day, God’s right there with me by my side,” Bure said, going on to say that the believes many people misunderstand prayer and fail to realize that it is “an open dialogue with God at any time of the day or night.”
“There’s nothing too small to talk to Him about there’s nothing too crazy or big idea to ask Him about,” Bure said. “Whether its praise or asking for help it’s just an ongoing dialogue.”