At the age of 23 Fraser Hannam found himself married to a bipolar and deeply depressive 31 year-old woman. The subsequent years were a constant struggle between his desire to be a loving and supportive Godly man, and the reality of being married to a woman who brought division, torment and the occult into his house and the lives of their children. Despite escalating violence, he persevered through 20 years of seemingly unanswered prayer with contradictory advice from a polarised church community. Should he persist in a marriage that made a mockery of the Christian faith? How was a leader in a Christian organisation to justify continuing in a household that emaciated his calling and stifled his walk with God?
Married to the Enemy is a practical, Biblical guide to identifying and finding the resolve to fix or to finalise a failing marriage. The author shows readers how to take care of the past and move forward in a new relationship with the strength and determination of a super hero!
"Fraser’s raw honesty, his anger, his hurt, his coming to terms with his experience, along with the contentment now experienced with his new wife and son will take the reader up and down, proving that glib and simple answers do not satisfy, and even though the journey be hard, and although He seems a long way away, God remains faithful, loving and in control."
Dr Garry Gannell
Mentor and Consultant - Christian Education Support
Lecturer (Distance Education) Morling College & Excelsia College
About the author
Fraser was born and raised in Sydney. After graduating from university he taught in schools for 20 years the last fifteen in executive roles. Fraser is currently working at the University of Newcastle and the Macquarie Leadership College as a lecturer while completing his PhD.
Together with his wife Annette, Fraser leads ALPHA Marriage Preparation Courses as well as counselling individuals and couples experiencing marriage difficulties. He has shared his marriage journey at several speaking engagements and has written and presented lectures on Marriage and Divorce from a Biblical perspective. Fraser lives in Newcastle with his wife and their three-year-old son Benjamin.