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