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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)

Wise, godly women seem hard to come by these days, and for those of us who actually believe what the Bible says about the noble calling of motherhood, this is a tragedy. To whom can we look for godly counsel?

Pam, the authoress of this blog, is a Lutheran pastor's wife seeking to fulfill the vocation identified in Titus 2:3-5. Her blog title is from a New Testament Greek phrase meaning "that they [older women] may teach the young women." Pam offers a mixture of humor, humility, and hope, as she learns each day anew to trust in Christ, who works through her to serve her husband and children, and to mentor other women to do likewise.

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