The Hausvater Project

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)

Scripture

Proverbs 6:20-24

[20] My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

[21] Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.

[22] When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

[23] For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,

[24] keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.

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