This book, written by clinical psychologist Cosette Fébriss, pastor Jacques Poujol and theologian Valerie Duval-Poujol is aimed at women experiencing domestic abuse.
Search resources designed to inform and equip congregations with biblical and theological perspectives underpinning change.
Ensemble Contre les Violences Conjugales: Les Identifier Pour Mieux Agir Dans les Eglises
From the French Baptist Federation, this magazine has been developed to help identify domestic violence and listen, discern and support those in this situation effectively.
Rediscovering Scripture’s Vision for Women: Fresh Perspectives on Disputed Texts
Stories of God releasing women alongside men into all forms of ministry, leadership, work, and service on the basis of character and gifting
Domestic Abuse in Churches: A Safe Pastoral Response
Develop an understanding of the different types of domestic abuse, examine the challenges faced by those who are victims and survivors
Transforming Masculinities (TM), an evidence-based intervention developed by Tearfund to end sexual and gender-based violence and to work toward more gender-equal societies.
Safer Spaces Toolkit
A web-based resource designed to equip pastors and church staff on the complexities of domestic violence and how it affects members of their congregation and community.
NO PLACE FOR ABUSE: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence (2010)
Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark share years of experience in listening to women from around the world and discuss concrete ways to respond to abuse.
Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse
Authors Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse and outline the best ways to counter it to create healthy cultures.
Press Red: Turn the Silence Off
Press Red is a Christian organisation educating, equipping, and empowering on the issues of violence and abuse against women and girls.
Ending Abuse: 4 Steps for Churches
Drawn from her presentation to the Evangelical Press Association, Dr. Mimi Haddad gives an overview of four key steps that can be taken to end abuse in churches.
National Anglican Family Violence Project
The National Anglican Family Violence Project (NAFVP) investigated the prevalence, experience, and impact of family violence for Anglicans in Australia.
A Biblical View of Relationships to End Domestic Abuse
This resource from The Christian Network to End Domestic Abuse outlines what the Bible says about healthy relationships and how to prevent abuse.
Thursdays in Black
This initiative from the World Council of Churches encourages all to speak out against violence to ensure that all are safe in all places in our societies.
Dignity Coalition Church Charter
This charter for churches by BMS World Mission identifies the reality of domestic abuse and shares ways for churches to bring about change.
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
A special issue of Footsteps Magazine featuring ways to empower women economically to make them less vulnerable and help survivors of violence on their journey to healing.
Rethinking Relationships: Moving from Violence to Equality
This report from Tearfund, a Christian relief and development agency, looks specifically at ways to prevent violence against women and girls within the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Masculinities, Faith, and Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence
This report from Tearfund, a Christian relief and development agency, looks specifically at the issue of domestic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Violences Conjugales: Les Identifier Pour Agir en Eglise (2020)
A French language handbook for Baptist churches with psychological, biblical, and practical inputs to support Christians who want to help victims.
Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women (2018)
This award-winning book offers a comprehensive look at the different areas of gender violence, including domestic violence, around the world.
Five Ways Pastors Unconsciously Reinforce Abuse and How To Do Better
A short article outlining practical ways pastors can avoid unconsciously endorsing domestic violence in their leadership and preaching.
We Will Speak Out SA – Faith Communities Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence
A South African coalition working together to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence in the faith sector and wider society and bring healing to survivors.
Becoming a Safe Place for Victims of Domestic Violence
An article providing a summary of the workshop led by Stephen McMullin, with the Rave Project, at the 2012 Safe Church Conference.
SAFER is an evidence-based collection of resources to help churches understand, identify, and respond to domestic and family violence.
In Churches Too: Church Responses to Domestic Abuse – A Case Study of Cumbria (2018)
Undertaken by University of Coventry researchers, this study aimed to identify the nature, dynamics, and impact of domestic abuse for churchgoers.
Vox Ireland Report on Women and the Church (2019)
Exploring the experience of women and attitudes towards women in Irish churches, this report from VOX Magazine also looks at issues of violence and abuse.
Declaration of Humanity by Leaders of Faith and Leaders of Belief (2020)
Leaders from many faiths and beliefs call for the prevention of sexual violence in conflict and denounce the stigma faced by survivors, including children born of sexual violence.
This organisation provides extensive resources in all areas related to domestic violence, including programs for men and information on understanding domestic violence.
The Bible Doesn’t Tell Me So: Why You Don’t Have to Submit to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
Helen Paynter writes with clarity about the flawed interpretation of Biblical passages that have been used to validate violence against women.
The Headship of Men and the Abuse of Women: Are They Related in Any Way?
Author Kevin Giles shows that there are higher incidents of abuse in communities where men are privileged and expect to be in charge and women to be subordinated.
Responding Well to Domestic Abuse
This resource outlines the Church of England’s domestic abuse policy as well as practical guidance on how the policy should be implemented in local churches.
Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Author Lucy Peppiatt offers a plausible re-reading of the 1 Corinthians text that shows the Apostle Paul as a visionary who championed women in all forms of leadership.
This online initiative is designed help churches recognise, prevent, and address domestic violence and transgressive behavior within the church.
See What You Made Me Do (2019)
Investigative journalist Jess HIll uncovers the effects of domestic violence on children, the experience of indigenous women, women as perpetrators, and explores solutions.