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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)


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The following excepts from Holy Scripture pertain especially to the Mission and Vision of The Hausvater Project.

Psalm 128:3-4,6a

[3] Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

[4] Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. ...

[6a] May you live to see your children's children.

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Proverbs 1:8-9

[8] Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

[9] They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

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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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