Well, Kirk Cameron has done it again. He’s ignited media controversy by doing what he does best — unapologetically stating his Christian beliefs. Unfortunately, Cameron, 45, has become a bit of a media darling and tends to get pounced on when he states his mind. Which he tends to do publicly, unflinchingly, and often.
Cameron has been the center of public controversy before for stating his views on homosexuality and marriage equality among other topics. What’s he getting heat for this time? Marriage advice.
In a recent interview with the Christian Post, the former star of the television series, Growing Pains, said, “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. When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.” He added that “a lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions,” and “we find them right there in God’s word.”
Cameron, an actor who is well known for his many roles in Christian themed movies, has long been an active and vocal evangelical Christian. He’s been married to actress Chelsea Noble (pictured below) since 1991, and the pair have six children. He is currently on a speaking tour called “Love Worth Fighting For,” which hopes to teach others how to “strengthen and encourage” their marriage.
Cameron’s marriage advice is strictly Biblical and while understandable to Christian audiences, it is an area that can be controversial to both Christian and secular audiences alike in the light of today’s modern feminist sensibilities.
Whatever you may think of Cameron and his opinions it seems to me that the media is always somewhat eager to slay this particular messenger. I personally think he does a good job communicating his passionate and literal belief in the Bible. He states what he believes. He backs it up with Scripture. And he doesn’t apologize for his devout faith. I’ve never seen him be anything but articulate, polite, and concerned. And the media goes nuts. Reporting of his public statements can be inflammatory and they like to portray him as a bit of an unhinged zealot.
What do you think about all this? Is his marriage advice sound? Is it truly Biblical? Do you follow it yourself? Are his opinions outdated? Does Cameron get fried, no matter what he says? Let us know what you think and what works for you in your marriage.