Emily joined the African mission work because it "sounded good. It was the way we should be helping." But all that glitters is not gold...
The leader of the international organization for which Kani worked fired him after he confronted corrupt ministry practices.
If you work for a Christian organization (or other) that is ruled by a toxic leader, be aware. It will spill out and over you.
Michael and Kate realized the abuse of power by bullying, control, using the scriptures to condemn, shunning, and slander had been going on for a long time.
Part 2: It has been two years since the Williams left Peace Community Church. Blame-shifting and isolating, Kate's pastor has deeply hurt many in leadership.
It has been two years since the Williams left Peace Community Church. You either confront the abuse, or you enable and embolden it. Silence only serves the abuser. Sin grows in the dark.
When do you give up on a toxic leader? More often than not, leadership abuse survivors struggle with "Accountability Guilt."
Relationship with, the power, or charm of the leader creates followers and like-minded fools. They became complicit with the abuse though maybe having the best intentions.
Why do survivors of domestic violence go back to their abusers? The same reasons pop up within the toxic workplace for why employees stay with an abusive organization.
Abuse. Devastates. People. Not just the abuse that involves hitting. But abuse of all forms - emotional and spiritual.