An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
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)