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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)

The Hausvater Project recognizes the equal value that God has placed upon the two sexes, in both creation and redemption (Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:26-28). We do this with the understanding that full recognition of equality requires that we respect differences. We do not try to make women act like men; nor do we try to make men act like women (cf. SA III, XI, 2). Rather, we celebrate that God created us "male and female," which is to say with sexual difference and with sexual complementarity (Genesis 1:27). What is unique about women properly serves to complete and thus to complement what is unique about men, even as Eve was created to complete Adam (Genesis 2:18). Sexual complementarity lies at the very core of our created nature and has implications for the family, the church, and the wider society.

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