Kirk Cameron Shares Controversial Marriage Views

Kirk Cameron is once again causing controversy with his conservative views on marriage.

During a recent interview with the Christian Post, the former Growing Pains actor spoke about his marriage beliefs, and how he feels 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,” Cameron explained. “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,” Kirk added. “And, we find them right there in God’s word.”

Although Kirk didn’t cite the passage directly, he was more than likely referring to the verse in the Bible from the book of Colossians.

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them — Colossians 3:18-19”

“What most people do is they try to blame their spouse and say, ‘Hey, I would be a great husband if it weren’t for my wife.’ ‘We would have a great marriage if it wasn’t for my husband,'” Kirk Cameron explained. “This talks to the importance of getting your own part right. There is only one person on the whole planet who you can change and it’s not your spouse.”

Kirk Cameron, an 45-year-old outspoken Christian who has been married to actress Chelsea Noble since 1991, is currently on a tour called Love Worth Fighting For. The tour features Cameron and Warren Barfield, who spend the evening offering “biblical insights that will restore and strengthen your marriage and help you fight for the victory on the other side of your battles.”