Kirk Cameron isn’t holding back his thoughts on marriage.

The former Growing Pains star and devout Christian recently gave some controversial and unsettling advice on the subject — and this isn’t the first time he’s upset fans with his contentious words.

“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. When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage,” the 45-year-old told the Christian Post earlier this month.

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Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, in May 2015.

“A lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God’s word,” Candace Cameron Bure‘s older brother continued.

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Kirk married actress Chelsea Noble in 1991. The couple are now parents to six children: Jack, 20, Isabella, 18, Anna, 17, Luke, 16, Olivia, 14, and James, 13.