Candace Cameron Bure responds to backlash for posting photo of husband touching ...

It's been just over two months since Candace Cameron Bure posted a photo of her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breast on Instagram.

And now the Full House star is opening up about the backstory to the photo and the backlash the couple have faced from some people in their Christian community.  

'I've been married for 24 years. I'm a Christian, my husband's a Christian and I'm really proud that we've managed to stay married for 24 years,' she confessed during a recent conversation on Confessions of a Crappy Christian podcast.

'And the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian,' she explained.  

Candid: Candace Cameron Bure, 44, defended the playful photo she posted in September showing her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breast

Candid: Candace Cameron Bure, 44, defended the playful photo she posted in September showing her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breast

The photo in question was one of two Candace posted of the couple standing on a small bridge on her Instagram Story.

The first shows Valeri kissing her cheek as she smiles dreamily; the second shows the former professional hockey player's hand rested over her breast as she flashes a big beaming smile.

'Sweet and spicy. 24 years and counting,' the 44-year-old actress wrote in the caption when she unapologetically reposted the snaps on her Instagram feed September 11. 

It turns out the photo was taken while they were out to lunch with their 20-year-old son Lev. Inspired by the beautiful weather that particular day, Candace asked Lev to take a couple of pictures of them together. 

Owning it: The Full House star says the couple's flirty behavior after 24-years of marriage is 'something to be celebrated as a Christian'

Owning it: The Full House star says the couple's flirty behavior after 24-years of marriage is 'something to be celebrated as a Christian'

Having a laugh: The Aurora Teagarden actress said she found the photo in question 'so funny'

Having a laugh: The Aurora Teagarden actress said she found the photo in question 'so funny'

'For those of you who may casually follow me on Instagram, you will know that my husband is not on

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