Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure, have successfully celebrated a quarter-century of marriage, but her union isn't "perfect."
On Instagram, the "Full House" actress shared her secrets to a healthy and happy marriage and (spoiler alert!) sex is involved.
"I'm often asked for marriage advice. What's the secret? Lord knows I will never write a book about it because we are still learning every year, every day. Grace. Grace. Grace. Communication (which is so important but difficult when one partner isn't willing.) Sex. Laughter. Patience. Lots of patience. Love (a verb. which must be put into action, it's not just a feeling,)" she captioned slideshow of photos.
"No marriage is picture perfect. Not one. And certainly not ours. But through thick and thin, ups and downs, God has blessed us tremendously with guidance and perseverance. I believe God is the secret sauce," she continued.
Candace and Valeri, a former hockey player, married in 1996.
"I have more love for this man today than the day we married each other," she added. "And I know he does for me."
Candace has long said that sex is an integral part of her marriage.
"Sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, 'No, you have to pretend like you've never had sex, and we only know that you've had sex three times because you've had three children,'" the actress said on the "Confessions of a Crappy Christian" podcast. "If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage."
Last year, she caught flack on Instagram for sharing photo of her husband grabbing her breast. She rolled her eyes at critics who thought she and her husband were somehow immoral.
"For all of the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband's hand on my [chest] — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it's my husband," she told the Daily Mail. "He can touch me any time he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about. … I'm sorry if it offended you — I'm actually not sorry. I'm glad we have fun together after so many years. He can touch me all day long."