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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 differences between women and men are opportunities for mutual benefit, not necessarily sources of conflict. Life-long married love offers the best life-chances for women, men and especially for children. Women’s thriving depends on successful family life, as well as on successful career and education. A free society needs a flourishing family sector. The “alternatives to marriage” are inefficient, inhumane, and ultimately, expensive to the taxpayer. Treating same sex unions as marriages will change marriage in destructive ways.

The Ruth Institute sponsors a speakers' bureau, You-Tube contests, student conferences, and this website, which features articles and links to multimedia resources upholding the value of lifelong married love between a man and a woman. The institute was founded by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., a well-known author and speaker. She and her husband have cared for a birth child, an adopted child, and numerous foster children.

See also: Marriage Ecoystem

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