Just exchange brothers for sisters and you have my pioneering experience right there.
The jealousy, fights, rumors, shunning...
It's all the same.
Sisters are as bad as the brothers.
I left because I didn't see the identifying mark of Christ's brothers: Love.
It wasn't there.
The elder body also didn't care what the sisters were up to in service.
All the backstabbing and fighting happened in service.
I put up with it a year then switched congregations, being accused of running away from MY problem.
I didn't have one. They did.
After switching, it all got better.
Time went on and about 10 years later, I quit over the same thing happening all over again across the country in a different congregation.
I was never the target but saw what they were doing to the target.
It was purely ugly.
Finally, I was the target of abandonment due to being a divorced mom of two kids and being "different" and not a part of the club.
Then I really got to see how the "love" operates.
Yeah, I'd get out of there to spare your nerves and embrace freedom.
The trick will be getting out with your family intact.
I seriously doubt that a loving god would use a friggin' cult to trap, abuse, use, and throw away people.
It's a CULT!
I stay away from them.