What should I do if I suspect a friend or family member is getting involved with a destructive cult?
Get help before you do or say anything. Continue to act naturally. Learn before you act. Think before you speak. Adopt a "curious, yet concerned" attitude with the person you suspect is in trouble. Don't get hysterical in front of the individual. Don't attack or confront. Don't ask them if they are in a cult, or use the word “cult” at all. Position yourself as a possible “recruit” and try to elicit as much information as possible. Ask questions in a friendly manner and insist on getting specific answers. Don't settle for global generalizations or evasions. Ask for any literature, [...]