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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)


Fathers: God as Our Father

Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson talks on Faith 'n' Family (KFUO radio, with Rodney Zwonitzer) about God's design for fatherhood. Addressing the spiritual responsibilities of fatherhood, Dr. MacPherson gleans insight from the Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Ephesians 6:4, and the Book of Proverbs to encourage fathers to nurture their families in the Word of God. This hour-long program also includes a discussion of Dr. MacPherson's recent article, “Wanted: A Model Father,” which appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Life Date (Lutherans for Life).

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This interview also references Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique and Alexander Mitscherlich's Society without the Father. For a fuller discussion, click here.

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