Rest Ministries This site includes a peek into what constitutes spiritual abuse. It is a valuable resource because it cuts through the tangled nature of abusive groups and pulls it apart into clear categories that are easy to explore. The site goes into great detail on ways abusive leaders manipulate and abuse their authority. The only drawback of the site is that chapters on elitism, denunciation of outsiders, spiritual intimidation, legalism, false unity and others have remained "under construction" for years. It's too bad because it looked like a helpful list. In any case, the pages on manipulation and authoritarianism are excellent.