Candace Cameron-Bure & Family "Full House" star Candace Cameron-Bure (L), her husband, former professional ice hockey player Valeri Bure and their daughter, Natasha Valerievna Bure. Photo: Instagram: candacecbure

Long-term celebrity marriages are a rare find in Hollywood, so how exactly has “Full House” actress Candace Cameron kept her marriage alive for 17 years? According to the former child star, it all has to do with being submissive.

Cameron-Bure, 37, is gaining attention for sharing her beliefs that her almost two decade-long union with former professional ice hockey player Valeri Bure is successful due to her decision to take on a passive role in their marriage in an effort to keep it afloat. "I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work,” said Cameron-Bure in a excerpt from her new novel “Balance It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose.”

Cameron-Bure, a mom of three, responded to the controversial statement during an interview with HuffPost Live Monday explaining her thoughts on the word “submissive” and how it fits into her religious lifestyle. “The definition I'm using with the word 'submissive' is the biblical definition of that. So, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength and that’s what I chose to have in my marriage,” said Cameron-Bure, going on to explain that in her opinion, a union cannot have “two heads of authority.”

Candace Cameron-Bure Actress Candace Cameron-Bure on HuffPost Live Monday, January 6th. Photo: Instagram: candacecbure

Following her comments, which have caused outrage amoung some feminists, fellow Christians stepped up to show their support for the actress on social media. “Thank you for handling the world submission with such conviction and grace in HuffPost interview #submissiontakesstrength,” Twitter user @Okiemama18 posted Tuesday. “I love your stance on biblical submissiveness! There would be more happy couples if they took your advice! J” agreed Twitter user @Lbeeloo.

Cameron-Bure, who continued her book’s press tour by visiting FOX411, is also attracting attention for her comments regarding the possibility of playing a sex worker on-screen despite her well-known religious background. “I can’t say I would never play a hooker. It would depend on the story,” she said, adding, “Is there something redeeming about the character or within the story? Is something going to be taught? If the answer is yes, then absolutely I’ll play a hooker.”