I just joined this board and am glad to see this thread! I am an agnostic who grew up in a church that is very cult-like. Anyone here heard of the Church of Christ?
I'd like to recommend a book for all us mamas who have left harmful churches: Standing For Something More by Lyndon Lamborn
It's by a Mormon and about Mormonism...sort of. But really it's about destructive mind control. DH and I are REALLY enjoying it so far. We got to meet the author (like I mentioned). I've also been told that Steven Hassan's book Releasing the Bonds: Encouraging People to Think for Themselves is invaluable to people leaving cults and cult-like religions. It's on my list of books to read.