Via Bill Kinnon's shared items, I found this good post:
Recovery from Spiritual Abuse - Part 1: Five Personal Lessons From My Surviving Toxic Leaders
I consider myself recovered, but I know spiritual abuse by church and ministry leaders is epidemic, so hopefully someone out there will find something of benefit in Brad's promising new series.
I particularly look forward to his promised part 3, "What Made Me Susceptible to Being Used by Toxic Leaders?".
For my part, I think it was largely because I was young, immature, aching for guidance and mentorship, possessing a very low self-image, and lacking in confidence.