Candace Cameron Bure lights up the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages, reaching millions of fans. She is an award-winning actress and producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, dynamic speaker, wife, and proud mother of 3. Viewers watched Candace grow up as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series “Full House” and today see the iconic role reprised on the original Netflix hit series, “Fuller House.” She has remained a staple in the homes and hearts of families across the country after her successful and Emmy-Nominated tenure as a host on the TV show, “The View” as well in her record-breaking and ongoing series of Christmas and mystery movies on the Hallmark Channel.
Candace is an accomplished business woman boasting an array of successful entrepreneurial endeavors such as: Candy Rock Entertainment and prominent partnerships with Walmart, DaySpring, StarKist, CookCraft, Dr. Lancer Skincare and more. Candace has successfully authored six inspirational books including the children’s story, Candace Center Stage and uses her many gifts in communication as a philanthropist; most recently serving as an ambassador with The Salvation Army. She continues build a strong, ambitious and kind community wherever she goes.
Most of us feel like we’ve grown up with Candace Cameron Bure — or shall we say, DJ Tanner. But while many of us were catching up on Full House reruns, the actress was busy growing a family with husband and former professional hockey player Valerie (Val) Bure. Two years before they said “I do,” the couple met at a charity hockey game. They had an instant connection, Val had just come from Moscow, Russia and as it turned out he learned English by watching Full House.
Although they were young, both already had successful careers. Candace had just wrapped eight seasons of Full House and Val was playing professionally for the Montreal Canadians, their busy careers did not get in the way. They were engaged within a year, and married a year after that on June 22,1996.
Natasha Bure was born on August 15, 1998. Natasha stays busy modeling, singing, and acting. Natasha joined her mom in Hallmark movies and made her big screen debut in Faith, Hope & Love.
Lev Valerievich Bure, born on February 20, 2000, clearly got his father’s genes. Hockey, lots of Hockey. Currently he is pursuing an undergraduate degree.
On January 20, 2002, the Bure family expanded with the addition of Maksim Valerievich Bure also an avid Hockey player is pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Now married for over 20 years, Candace shares the simple (yet sweet) thing that makes their marriage work: faith. “The reality is, the glue for us is Jesus,” she told People in 2018. “It’s the Bible. You know, when there are arguments or we’re compromising, it’s always like, ‘Well, let’s just go back to the Bible.’ It’s the foundation for us. So it’s not about winning or losing, but doing this journey together.”
A lot of people think I was raised in a Christian home, but the truth is, I didn’t grow up in a home where we talked about Jesus. We did, however, grow up in a moral home. Our parents taught us to live by the golden rule-treat others the way you would like to be treated.
The first time I went to church, I was twelve years old. My parents were going through a difficult time in their marriage and were considering a divorce. A friend invited our family to church, hoping it might help my parents work out their problems.
One Sunday, when the pastor asked if anyone would like to ask Jesus into their heart, I raised my hand. I bowed my head and said the sinner’s prayer and received Christ as my Savior. A few weeks later, I was baptized with my brother and a couple other family members.
I wasn’t the typical child star, no addictions or alcohol abuse or trouble with the law. I was responsible and I liked pleasing my parents. When I felt a tinge of conviction, I would focus on the good things I was doing, thinking those could balance the scales in my favor.
I remember thinking is this really how God works? Can I really just do whatever I want and then ask for forgiveness? God helped me understand that a tossed up apology was not repentance. Because real repentance leads to change.
In my 20’s, my brother Kirk gave me a book, Ray Comfort’s The Way of the Master. After reading that book, my walk with God changed forever! I realized I’d been comparing my sin with the standard of the world.
Suddenly I realized that the standard for holiness isn’t the world, the standard is God. And for the first time, I realized and understood my sin. I broke the law, and Jesus paid my fine. He rescued me, He saved me, and He delivered me.
This led me to real repentance and real change. Out of gratitude for what He did, I started to live a life of service to Him. My desire is to please God. My deepest desire is to hear Him say, well done good and faithful servant.