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Candace Cameron-Bure Celebrates 20th Wedding Anniversary, Says Secret to Happy Marriage is 'Giving God the Glory'

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In honor of her 20th wedding anniversary, "Fuller House" actress Candace Cameron Bure revealed that the secret to a long and happy marriage is focusing on God's glory.
Candace Cameron-Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure. Candace Cameron Bure/Facebook

In honor of her 20th wedding anniversary, "Fuller House" actress Candace Cameron Bure revealed that the secret to a long and happy marriage is focusing on God's glory.

In a lengthy Facebook post shared on Thursday, the 40-year-old actress, who also co-hosts "The View," opened up about her marriage to former NHL hockey star Valeri Bure.

"Let's be real for a second. We are celebrating 20 years of marriage today," she wrote. "22 years together as a couple. I couldn't be more proud to be here and love my man the way I do."

However, Bure admitted that like all marriages, it hasn't 'been "all roses the whole journey."

"There have been several tough years, in a row, ups and downs, bad attitudes and bad decisions, but we've persevered. We rode them out. We loved each other through them. We kept the focus; God's glory. We are both better for it. I'm so grateful and thankful for the man I married."

The couple quickly started a family, and now are parents to three teen children, Natasha, Lev, and Maxine.

Bure concluded: "Neither of us are perfect, far from it, and will continue to make mistakes because we are human. But God's Word and His grace see us through- striving to be the best of ourselves in Him. To God be the glory. Thank you for an awesome 20 years together. I pray for another 60. Amen."

Bure married the Russian athlete, 42, just a year after "Full House" went off the air. She also shared several throwback wedding photos on Instagram and Facebook, along with more recent anniversary pictures.

Candace Cameron Bure
(Photo : Candace Cameron Bure/Instagram)
Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure, on their wedding day.

Last year, she revealed that they strive to live by Ephesians 5:22-33, which tells wives to submit to their husbands, and husbands to love their wives in the way Christ loves the Church.

"We work together but I don't want to dig my heels in and I have no aspirations to be the ruler of my family," she told Yahoo. "We are two equal people but I love my husband and I want him to lead. With big picture issues such as where we live or what schools the kids attend, if he feels strongly about something and I think our family would benefit from it, I am going to share my thoughts. But ultimately, I trust that my husband has our family's best interests at heart, so I wouldn't fight him on that. And when I feel strongly about something, he agrees with me. It goes both ways."

Bure also encouraged couples to put one another on a "pedestal" to make them feel loved and appreciated.

"I honor my husband and encourage him to the best man and father he can be," the actress said. "I put him on a pedestal so he can grow. And he does the same for me. Men and women are different in how they want to feel love and respect."

She added, "To go back to the Bible, men are told to love their wives and women are told to respect their husbands. When a man feels respected, that is love to him. For example, my husband does 98 percent of the cooking and I remind the kids to say thank you or I specify what I appreciate, whether it's a new ingredient or recipe."