Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs says the three basic needs are: Food, shelter, and clothing. Somewhere along the line ‘rest’ was added in. After the basic needs, safety was the next level. After satisfying food, shelter, clothing, rest, and safety, he said belongingness and love was needed.
Someone even added air was a basic need, but I think that was just someone being anal and wanting to feel good about themselves. If that line was followed, you could add gravity because it is the gravitational fields that hold everything on earth to allow life.
Anyway, I think Maslow misplaced belongingness & love as it is a basic need. Without nurturing from birth, we would not survive. Whether you consider spirituality part of belongingness or love, it is only through the love of God and family that any of us survive.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Too many fathers have failed to do this of late and leads children to leave the church and fall from the grace of God.
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother. Proverbs 29:15 A society who prevents a parent from parenting does so not in the interest of God, but to entice children away from God.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Ephesians 6:1-3 Notice that it starts “obey your parents in the Lord”, it does not just say ‘obey your parents’. For a man or woman not of God will not teach you the ways of the Lord, but will lead you from the path of righteousness. Recently a couple wrote to an advice columnist for advice. They stated their child, who was raised by them to be atheists, had found faith in God and they wanted to know how to get her to turn her back on her new found faith. What parent would find distress in a child who found the scripture of Jesus who teaches love?