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noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. 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)

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1 Why are we called "The Hausvater Project"? What does "Hausvater" mean?
2 A Hausvater (housefather) is a man. What about the Hausmutter -- housemother?
3 What is our view on gender equality?
4 What do we say about women working outside of the home?
5 What do we mean by "natural law" and the "natural family"?
6 What do we think about permitting "homosexual marriage" in society?
7 What's our view on "family planning" (abortion, contraception, etc.)?
8 Why do we cite the Lutheran Confessions so authoritatively if we claim that Scripture is the "final authority"?
9 Are we affiliated with any particular congregation or broader church body?
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