Ephesians 6:2 "Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)"
Nothing is more hurtful to a parent than to lose their child to the world. There are Christian parents out there that are adopting unbiblical ways or compromising in order to keep from losing their children to the ways of the world.
Satan is on the attack in the home. He does it subtly. One way that the devil has entered the home is by this thing of the mom being out of the home and working a job. Many are leaving their children in the care of others or to themselves. They think they are doing something that is good but they don't think about the repercussions of that decision. I realize there are some that are forced to get jobs due to the husband not being able to provide for health reasons or because they are too lazy to get out and work to provide so the mom can stay at home with their children. God did not give us our children for others to raise them. He gave them to us for us to train them up.
Titus 2:5 "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
I Timothy 5:14 "I will therefore that the younger women marry; bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully."
When mothers work outside the home that is less time that they are with their children to be an influence. Also, when both parents take on the role of providing for the family it is a natural tendency to want to share family authority. God ordained the father to be the authority in the home. Not the mom AND the dad. I know that I often remind my children that Dad oftentimes makes the rules and I am expected to help enforce them. I hate to even call them rules...maybe I should call them boundaries. And he sets those boundaries according to the Word of God. Do they always like those boundaries? No...of course not. But they are to understand that he is only watching out for them and doing what he feels God wants him to do. The sad thing is the mom oftentimes has to hear the complaints about these boundaries being too strict. But I just tell my children that we love them and want what's best for them. We always try to take them to the Word of God to show them what God says about things. Then they can't argue with mom or dad but have to take it up with God.
My advice to any of you who are young people is to pray for your parents. Do we always do everything right? No...of course not. But know that we love you and want God's best for you if you are being brought up in a Christian home. Thank God for it and let the Lord help you to respect your parent's wishes and boundaries that they set according to the Word of God. No one said growing up was going to be easy!! But you will be a better adult and young person for it!!
Proverbs 1:8-9 "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck."