Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence

The information and resources on this webpage are intended to assist church leaders and faith communities within the Anglican Church Southern Queensland to begin, or continue, the work of engaging fruitfully to address domestic and family violence. 


Domestic and family violence occurs when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to maintain power and control over others.

It is estimated that one in six Australian women and one in 16 men have been subjected, since the age of 15, to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous cohabiting partner (ABS 2017).

Reports and resources

Bible study series

The ‘Love should never hurt’ Bible study series can be used by individuals or small groups to explore and engage with the topic of domestic and family violence using resources grounded in the traditions of the Anglican faith.

Developed by the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group, the series covers five sessions, with each session relating to the lectionary readings for a Sunday in May.

Love should
never hurt

A five-week Bible study series based on lectionary readings, with links to online resources and other materials.