Men today are doing the same thing.
By choosing not to follow Christ, they are leading their families into destruction. 1 Timothy is full of references requiring leadership, by following Christ, of men. By choosing to place career or something else in front of their personal engagement with Christ as well as their families, they are leading them into the same pit.
It is the responsibility of leadership in the churches to equip men so that they do not follow the lead of those who attempted to destroy Daniel.
Might want to do a checkup in your community.