Persistence U with Lizbeth

Episode 24: Jen Kiaba on Coercive Control and Her Life after Leaving the Unification Church

August 04, 2021 Lizbeth Meredith Season 1 Episode 24
Persistence U with Lizbeth
Episode 24: Jen Kiaba on Coercive Control and Her Life after Leaving the Unification Church
Show Notes

Looking at Jen Kiaba's art and writing, you'd never guess that she grew up inside a religion that discouraged personal expression.

In this interview, Jen talks about her wedding to a virtual stranger within the Unification Church,  and how breaking her vow to him meant vowing to move toward freedom.

You will learn:

  • That oppressive religions and cults exercise similar control over members as abusers do over domestic abuse victims.
  •  That leaving the Unification church or similarly high-control groups can be dangerous and have many unintended consequences, including alienation from family members remaining inside the group.
  • There is life after leaving, but the journey to freedom is difficult.

Find show notes HERE