Dancing With the Stars, or DWTS as fans call it, used to be a favorite show of mine. However, life got busy and the last couple of years I’ve taken a pass on watching. I haven’t watched this season either. But I started last night and will watch every week that Candace Bure is still on as well as vote for her. Let me tell you a few reasons why.
Candace has said she will wear modest costumes in order to be a good role model for her daughters. Society today makes it even more difficult to be a woman. With the advent of Photoshop and airbrushed photos and makeup, it’s pretty difficult not to feel bad about the way you look when viewing the perfection in magazines and ads. I recently wrote a blog entry called How the Sports Illustrated Magazine Made me Feel Insecure on how I feel about myself and Photoshop. So it’s refreshing to have a woman take a stand and be tasteful and real. She’s still beautiful even without side boob or a wardrobe malfunction.
The basis for her decision is her Christian faith. As a Christian, I have grown tired of hearing all the negative comments and complaining from non-believers when a Christian tries to live out their faith. For some reason, non-believers have zero tolerance for our faith. It’s refreshing to have a positive role model in Hollywood. I imagine that it isn’t easy for her, as I feel the media mocks her. For example, I feel like a recent photo accompanying an article in the Huffington Post was chosen purposefully because it’s not a flattering photo of her. The lighting is not right and the photo doesn’t display her true beauty. The article also talked about her views on being a submissive wife, (which I completely agree with) in what I felt was a non-supportive way. When a husband treats his wife as God instructs him too, it is a perfect fit to allow him to lead. It feels right because biblically it is. (Unfortunately some men view submission as a way to control their wife. That isn’t what God called for).
So, while my vote alone isn’t going to do much to support her, it’s a start. In a small way, I feel like by supporting her I also stand up for my faith, albeit in a smaller way. Perhaps if several more people follow along and support her, it could make a difference. I encourage you to check out her website and perhaps support her on her DWTS venture as well.