Would you do PDA in front of Jesus?
Have you seen this, the controversy over Candace Cameron-Bure and her husband, over a PDA photo? She is smiling as her husband cups her breast in a photo. One person upset over this photo actually said, ““A good rule of thumb in your pictures posted is would you do that in front of Jesus Christ. That picture of your husband grabbing your breast would never have happened before Jesus Christ,”
What are your thoughts?
Personally, I am on the Bure’s side. I think that quote is so absurd, it makes me laugh, but it shows a bad teaching or belief. Aren’t we doing EVERYTHING in front of Jesus Christ? Not just a cupping of a breast over clothing, but complete nakedness, all the moans and groans, every single act. Isn’t this what being “naked and unashamed” is about?
Not for me, for sure, but… it may be argued that it’s biblical.
“18 Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated always in her love.”
At all times? Ok then. 😊
It doesn’t bother me, though I would not probably not post a picture of me grabbing DW. As others have said, the Trinity sees all we do anyway, and sex was God’s idea.
@MrsNerd; I like the quote from Proverbs. It is actually nice to see a long-time married couple who are obviously still intoxicated and in love with one another.
I saw this story online and considered posting something here. I see nothing wrong being playful with my wife and taking a selfie. Posting the pic on line is a bit much in my mind, but I’m old school. I agree with SC.. we should be naked and unashamed, or clothed and unashamed with our spouses, enjoy each other! Thanks to MrsNerd for reminding us of Proverbs 5:18-19, a great passage about sexual pleasure in marriage.
I agree, it has nothing to do with the presence ofJesus. However, she has 4.5m followers, which makes her a witness to a vast group of people from different backgrounds. That’s poor judgment and hints at pride. ‘Look at me! See how sexy my husband thinks I am!’
Remember the good old days when people only took risqué photos with Polaroid cameras or took their film to a little Fotomat booth in another town? Now people post everything for all the world to see.
I think posting a picture like that would be slightly tacky, but I guess I kind of want to give her intentions the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she just really loves her husband and the picture made her so happy she couldn’t resist. My first thought when I saw it was “good for them!”, I thought it was cute funny.
If it was me and DW I wouldn’t have posted that picture. Sure, I love touching DWs breasts and I often sneak in a boob squeeze or two in a public setting if I’m sure no one is watching. That said, there is no way I would publicly share a picture of me touching her sexually.
It is not because I wouldn’t “do it in front of Jesus” which is an absurd contention given that He is seeing everything that goes on. Rather it is out of respect for my wife and keeping our sexual relationship between the two of us.
Now if Jesus was physically standing there in front of us I think both of us would more focused on, “Holy cow Jesus is standing in front of us” than playing around.
@Bill, but couldn’t it also give the world a picture of what a healthy marriage looks like? Shouldn’t a husband be able to touch and have fun with his wife? Shouldn’t the abused be able to see things in a way that’s right and healthy so they can actually KNOW the difference between the two? Do you think everyone that was mentioned stays away from TV and movies, because I can guarantee you they will be exposed to it there, and at school, the mall, the beach…and how much of that actually portrays a happily married couple, the one place it is good, healthy, and righteous?
My first thought when reading this article, was this is a classic visual of what I have heard many go off on here (the old more than the new) and around the “Christian marriage/sex” circles, about how the church has failed in teaching about sex. That photo and her words afterwards, is a Christian (the church) teaching about married sexuality. And if she has as many followers as @LIL stated, she just reached more than one sermon or church has.
I won’t even go into the fact that there’s more than likely much more of a backstory to the photo.
When I saw this story make the news I wondered if it would make it here on TMB! Glad it did! I side with her. It was something playful and in comparison to what else we see on TV or in movies, it is innocent – and they are a married couple, no less!
Would I post such a picture? Probably not. (It’s been about 5 years since I posted any picture!) Might I have been caught in such a pose? Certainly not! (Just kidding 😀 )
How about we start a “Support Candace Cameron-Bure” movement by all of us Christian couples posting similar pictures online?!
Candace’s comment on it, and I personally love it, and do/would have the same attitude!
“”For all the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband. We have so much fun together.”
In addition, she added, “He can touch me anytime he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about.””