Family life is a culture. Every home is a culture. We speak of "inculturating the faith" with respect to the society at large, but this only happens when inculturation first takes place within the individual cells of that society. The family and the home must become ever more a reflection of the greater family of God and the kingdom of heaven. It is, as we seem to hear so often now, the domestic church.
Catholicism calls us deeper. The power of Christ at work in his Church is unitive, Through the Holy Spirit, we live a common life; and its a life that should be shared with one another. Amidst great diversity of personality and spiritual expression, we live together the life of Jesus Christ. It's truly beautiful, and a testament to the power of God. In Christ, we actually can all get along, not in spite of our differences but celebrating them.
Men and women need to come together (outside of mass) to grow together in faith. "Religion" must come home with us, literally. If you've never had a Bible Study in your home, think about starting something. Invite some friends in the faith to share in something a couple nights a month. Invite some acquaintances as well, and let the Spirit foster new friendships. Make sure there's food!
I recently discovered a ton of more great options available through Ascension Press (many of which we hope to have available for parishioners soon):
STUDIES FROM ASCENSION PRESS
1 - Share Yourself 2 - Know the Kerygma 3 - Pray. Especially When You Don't Have Time.
4 - Collaborate 5 - Invite. Invite. Invite. 6 - Be Cheerful 7 - Do the Task at Hand
8 - Don't Forget Recess 9 - It Begins with a Smile 10 - The Topic is Always Jesus
11 - The WIIFM Principle 12 - Recapture the Enchantment 13 - Learn to Use Youtube
14 - The Art of Accompaniment 15 - The Art of Listening
16 - Eat Food. It's Part of Evangelization 17 - Everything Leads to Liturgy
18 - Self-love Can Still Be Other-centered 19 - It Will Never Be Perfect, Don't Stress
20 - The "Student" is the Whole Family 21 - Catechesis is a MEANS of Evangelization 22 - The 5 Means of Evangelization 23 - The Christian Life is Service 24 - Doctrine is for Prayer. 25 - From Evangelization to Immanuelization 26 - Humility, Love, and 'Eucharistic' Anticipation 27 - People Change People 28 - Salvation History is Our Story 29 - Mutual Forgiveness 30 - Fraternal Correction 31 - Build-Up Families 32 - Affirmative Orthodoxy 33 - Emphasize the Mission 34 - Talk about Tithing 35 - Recognize Bondage 36 - Encourage Ignatian Discernment 37 - Be Patient. It's a Process. 38 - The Thresholds of Conversion 39 - What... or, better yet, Who is the Parish?