Former child star and heart throb of the TV show Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron, has apparently morphed into a giver of marriage advice that seems to come from a different decade. The actor-turned-Christian evangelist had some of this advice recently, telling the Christian Post that women should “follow” their husbands’ leadership. “Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband,” he opined.
“There is ample evidence of this everywhere you look,” he added. “If you take a look at the Bible, for example, you will read and you will understand the word of God. That word says that men who submit to their wives in any moment of their marriage will burn in hell forever. And that especially applies to foreplay. Men were created to be dominating, to be conquerors and to be pleased, not the other way around. The fact that we have men today who prefer to be submissive is a disease and must be rooted out.”
The former child TV star also said that “what many men don’t understand is the fact that women are also built and created to be dominated, to be ruled by men. Now, all of this probably sounds way more archaic than it’s supposed to, but you get the point. What I’m trying to say is, I’m sure a ton of guys out there feels the instinct to take charge of their marriage. And they should do that, because that’s what God intended them to do. And the fact that things aren’t completely right nowadays is because of many things, and one of them is because years ago, women were allowed to vote.”
“That’s how it all started,” Cameron said. “If we had stopped that, we’d be looking at a completely different picture now. Today we have female motorists, female executives, female soldiers – those are all positions that were once the exclusive privileges of men. And because women were allowed to climb that high, men have, in turn, stooped incredibly low. And you can say what you want about us, but that changes things incomparably, especially in the bedroom. It affects men’s psyche. And God sees that. So, what he’s trying to do is motivate us. He’s trying to use potential punishment to motivate us to take the role that was intended for us. And that’s the role of alpha males.”