In the 1980s, his mother was the secretary at Christ Community Church, a small gathering that began in a Holiday Inn meeting room in 1973. Christ Community Church had taken the warning seriously. In 2006, white evangelical Protestants made up nearly one-quarter of the American population. When Jeanna Kadlec left the evangelical church and her marriage at 25, “virtually none” of the relationships she had remained intact. In the evangelical church, bonds are heightened against the intensity of their spiritual significance, a high which can feel impossible to replicate.