A difficult environment never justifies compromise.
One definition for compromise is: Accepting standards that are lower than is desirable.
When people and things become difficult - that is the time to hold on tightly to what you truly believe. When squeezed, what comes out you? Do you bow down and compromise when it comes to God's Word, ways or truths?
Hold fast with faith, confidence, mercy and LOVE. Be kind. Be gracious. But HOLD TIGHT and don't compromise.