Kirk Cameron says wives should 'honor husbands,' not tell them how to 'be better'

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Kirk Cameron's Controversial New Marriage Advice: Respect and Follow Your Husband's Lead

Kirk Cameron is once again back in the news for sharing his views on marriage.

In an interview with the Christian Post, the 45-year-old actor speaks about how a wife should treat her husband. "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," he says. "When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage."

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Cameron -- who is participating in the Love Worth Fighting For national marriage tour -- adds, "A lot of people don't know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God's word."

The former Growing Pains star -- who has been married to actress Chelsea Noble, 51, since 1991 -- is also adamant that parents should not get in heated arguments in their children's presence. "When couples start arguing and fighting in front of the kids, dad cuts mom and mom cuts dad and the kids bleed," the father-of-six explains. "They see that and it damages them. When the kids get to marriage, they will follow patterns that they see."

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Starring as the Seaver Family on ABC Television's show "Growing Pains" left to right are: Kirk Cameron as Mike, Joanna Kerns as Maggie, Jeremy Miller as Ben, Alan Thicke as Jason and Elizabeth Ward as Carol. Photo taken May 1985. (AP Photo)
Actor Kirk Cameron attends the Camp Rainbow Celebrity Softball Game on August 21, 1988 at Camp Rainbow in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Kirk Cameron is seen in 1989. (AP Photo)
Actor Kirk Cameron attends the 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Game on June 11, 1989 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Kirk Cameron, pictured during an interview, has literally grown up as Mike Seaver on ABC's "Growing Pains", Nov. 18, 1991 in Los Angeles. Now, he's making the transition to adult roles portraying a young adult who was adopted as a child and now seeks to adopt children in his own TV movie "A Little Piece of Heaven." (AP Photo/Chris Martinez)
Actor Kirk Cameron with his wife actress Chelsea Noble in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 13, 1992. (AP Photo)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Kirk Cameron attends the premiere of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Fireproof' at the Fire Museum on September 25, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman for Samuel Goldwyn Films/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Kirk Cameron attends the premiere of 'Fireproof' at the FDNY training academy on Randall's Island on September 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 9: Actor Kirk Cameron speaks at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Kirk Cameron speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 31: Host Kirk Cameron and wife actress Chelsea Noble speak onstage during the 3rd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on May 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for KLOVE)
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On Friday's The View, Cameron's sister, Candace Cameron Bure, said she agreed with her brother's comments on avoiding arguments in front of children. She also said that people tend to turn Cameron's conservative Christian comments into headlines.

In her 2014 book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose, Bure shared similar views to Cameron on marriage. "The definition I'm using with the word 'submissive' is the biblical definition of that," the Fuller House actress 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."

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