My simple goal is to exhort you to take responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of your own family. Sadly, many families, and especially husbands and fathers, have neglected this duty and responsibility. It's now possible in some churches to take your family to church, send your children to different classes, and then separate as a husband and wife, one going to one adult class and the other to another. Then, families reunite after worship, having studied different topics in different classes. Many families consider this to be their Christian duty for the week, and the bible (or God, or Jesus) is rarely mentioned in their homes the rest of the week.
Now, I am criticizing the offering of classes. But classess--whether together as a family bible class or separate, divided by ages--must be seen as supplementary to what happens at home. In the scenario above, the biggest problem is the lack of attention paid to spiritual growth in the household. As I said a couple weeks back in a sermon, it is not good enough to think that what you receive on Sunday is enough to get you through the week.
One way to solve this problem is to have a regular time of family worship, where your family gathers around the Word of God, reads together from the bible, learns the meaning of the bible for their lives, and prays together. Some recommend doing this daily, and I agree. In my own experience, a daily practice of family worship keeps us centered on the importance of it in our lives and family. If we miss a day, or skip a day (for whatever reason), we feel that something has been missing.
If possible, this family worship should be led by the husband or father. Clearly, this is still something you can do even if you don't have children. The husband can lead his wife in family worship. If there is no husband, or the husband is an unbeliever, the mother should seek to lead her own children in this way to build them up in their faith. The husband or father (or leader) should find some system of reading through the bible that he is comfortable with, say, a chapter each day, or some other unit. I recommend reading continuously through entire books of the bible instead of jumping around. If the leader reads the passage ahead of time, he can create a series of questions, or a brief summary, that he can use to help his family learn. Prayer requests can be gathered, and a theme from the bible passage can be added to be prayed for. Then, prayer can be said, and the time for family worship is over. It takes our family about 15 minutes each day.
I encourage you to begin the practice of daily family worship. If you have any questions about the value of it, or how to do this, please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help you. You can contact me through my contact page, or at jeremyhoover AT gmail dot com (via email).