Are you a card-carrying member of the Republican party? The Democratic party? The Libertarian party? The answer to this question doesn't just determine what you think the government should do. Your personal political thoughts also impact your home life as well. This is because both of them are governed.
Libertarianism gets a lot of things right. Our federal government sticks its nose in a lot of things it has no business in. But my concern is that in the end, Libertarianism promotes the idea that governing is a necessary evil. In other words, in an ideal world, we wouldn't need government, but if we have to have it, it ought to only pass laws that are absolutely necessary, ignoring everything else.
But government is not a necessary evil. Rather, it is necessary, but it is not evil. The command to create government is implicit in the pre-fall command to Adam, to be fruitful, and multiply and rule the earth and subdue it. That work could not have been done before the fall without government any more than it could after the fall. Furthermore, Paul makes it abundantly clear in Romans that government is good and established by God.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. (Romans 13:1-4)
So what does this have to do with your home? The arguments for libertarianism at the governmental level come home to roost at the family level as well. A libertarian will generally speaking not want to make rules in his own home for the same reasons as he doesn't at the state or federal level. The less I make rules the less my sons and daughters will sin. And if I pass rules, it's going to make all sorts of work for me, fighting their desire to sin. And I won't be able to enforce the rules anyway, since I will be away from the home many times. And even when I'm at home, I can't be in their bedroom all the time. And besides, outlawing things will just make my children do them in secret, where I can't help them if they get hurt. Making rules will just push my children away from me and make them less safe.
But just as it is unloving for those who desire sodomy to not have laws against it, it is also unloving to our sons and daughters, who desire to get their own way all the time, to not have rules against that in the home.