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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

Why Submit?

"Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his own body, of which he is the Savior." (Ephesians 5:22)
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