Born into a 'holiness' religious cult believing our group was especially chosen by God to be used to bring revival to Australia. I left aged 50 with my three teenage children after suffering much abuse. My husband left the group several years later to be with me. We lost our extended family, all our friends and all our money. But none of us regretted leaving, which was over 15 years ago.
We've all had extensive therapy to help process the things we were taught. Time has been a great healer.