Do relationships need a leader?
That's the question Whoopi Goldberg asked recently on "The View," and cohost Julianne Hough immediately piped up.
"Yes," she said, "I think you need a leader at work. You need a leader on ['The View'] panel. You need a leader at home. But a leader doesn't mean everyone else is inferior. A leader by definition means they're selfless, and they actually have to sacrifice their own needs for the betterment of the team. Even if you don't have children."
"I'm in agreement," Christian and politically conservative Candace Cameron Bure replied.
She then referred to the negative reaction she got for her book "Balancing It All," saying "I got slapped down for this whole thing, because I did use a very strong word, which was in a biblical context. I used the word 'submissive.'"
During an earlier interview with The Huffington Post, Candace elaborated, saying "I love that my husband is a leader. The definition that I'm using with the word submissive is the biblical definition of that. It is meekness. It is not weakness. Meek is strength under control. It is bridled strength."
Back on "The View," Raven-Symoné said she preferred the idea of co-leaders — two people in the driver's seat of the marriage.
But in her interview with The Huffington Post, Candace criticized that idea, saying "It is very difficult to have two heads of authority. It doesn't work in military, it doesn't work — I mean, you have one president, you know what I'm saying?"
In her book, she wrote "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. Don't think for a second that I get walked all over. I don't.
But Candace says that submission as a wife is not always easy.
In an ABC interview, she brought up this battle she struggles with: "How do I not lose myself in who I was created to be without neglecting being a role model and wonderful mom and investing in my children and encouraging my husband?"
Candace is married and has three children.
Do you agree Candace's view on this and how she defended it?