The Hausvater Project

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)

Scripture

Psalm 127:3-5

[3] Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

[4] Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.

[5] Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Pin It

Click for a Printer-Friendly Copy