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The Adventist Home, Page 211

Chapter 34—Father's Position and Responsibilities

True Definition of Husband—The home is an institution of God. God designed that the family circle, father, mother, and children, should exist in this world as a firm.1Manuscript 36, 1899.

The work of making home happy does not rest upon the mother alone. Fathers have an important part to act. The husband is the house-band of the home treasures, binding by his strong, earnest, devoted affection the members of the household, mother and children, together in the strongest bonds of union.2The Signs of the Times, September 13, 1877.

His name, “house-band,” is the true definition of husband.... I saw that but few fathers realize their responsibility.3Testimonies for the Church 1:547.

The Head of the Family Firm—The husband and father is the head of the household. The wife looks to him for love and sympathy and for aid in the training of the children; and this is right. The children are his as well as hers, and he is equally interested in their welfare. The children look to the father for support and guidance; he needs to have a right conception of life and of the influences and associations that should surround his family; above all, he should be controlled by the love and fear of God and by the teaching of His word, that he may guide the feet of his children in the right way....

The father should do his part toward making home happy. Whatever his cares and business perplexities, they should not be permitted to overshadow his family;

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