Last night I signed up for Twitter in the midst of my sapping around because Brenda and I had Cubs tickets for last night’s game (Cubs vs. Cards!) and not only did the game get rained out, but it got rescheduled for a date when I’m speaking out of town. How miserable! And to top it off, today I get to trudge around in the rain on the CTA for meetings all day.

Note to self—praise the Lord that I have a job and am doing what I’m doing…stop complaining!

Now that I’ve gotten that out:

For those who don’t know, Twitter is like a Facebook status except it is its own website. I’m not too sure how I feel about it. Maybe it’s just because I’m a loyal Facebook fan, but I don’t necessarily see the point. I thought I’d give it a try anyway. Just so you know, Twitter is in no way, nor will it ever, replace my beloved Facebook.

My Twitter name is:


Yes, you read that right. Broken up it says that I “loves me some you”. Which I actually do…

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • chatterbox

    You can hook Twitter in so it will automatically update your Facebook status when you tweet.

    Unless you are a heavy mobile user, you will probably not get the most out of Twitter. But, it is fun.

  • Andrew Marin

    I am a big mobile user….do you know how to link the two?

  • Andrew Marin

    One more question for you Twitter folks:What is "Twitter protocol" when it comes to following and being followed? Do you have to follow everyone who wants to follow you? And what if you remove from following someone – is that considered WAY offensive?Thanks!

  • chatterbox

    To hook in Twitter, you have to add the Twitter app to your Facebook and then set the settings. I did it on the old version of FB, so it took me a while to figure it out in the new version. Go to this link:, that will get you started. I cannot speak to the etiquette thing, as I have not been tweeting for very long.