Grizwald, I mean Marin, Family Christmas Tree

Each year since knowing Brenda, I have to join in their family tradition of cutting down the family Christmas tree. Seriously! I’m not lying. It’s my own yearly version of living out finding the Grizwald Family Christmas Tree! Enjoy the video. Here’s the best part – when Brenda and I have a family she wants ME to continue the tradition. Looks like I’m stuck in a groundhog day version of this video clip.


And here’s a picture of Brenda and I from last weekend while we cut the tree down.

Bren and I Christmas

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Melissa

    Merry Christmas, Andrew! I hope you remembered the saw. 😉

  • Jon Trouten

    Looks like fun!

  • CoffeeHouse Reader

    You & Brenda are too cute! Have a wonderful Christmas Andrew :)

  • Hanna

    my family always hunt for trees for christmas, its a huge tradition! and soo fun when we were little :)