You didn't see it coming. You invested heart and soul in a ministry with a serious vision. You gave it your all, believing that you were serving the Lord.
But you began to be uncomfortable with some of the attitudes. You loved the teaching, but you were feeling pressured and controlled.
Sadly, you don't just leave such a ministry, and it's all behind you. You have a lot of grief and confusion. Read more about the issues with high-demand groups and the process of recovering from the them.
It can happen in all kinds of churches and Christian groups, especially in dynamic ministries, but it can creep up anywhere. The story of the Geftakys Assemblies shows how a high-demand ministry played out in a group that began in Orange County, California.