Bienvenido a Miami

Over the next few days I’m channeling my inner Will Smith and will be speaking here in Miami. It’s the very first woman’s conference I’ve ever been asked to speak at. I’ve been here since yesterday, and yes, I’m the only dude apart from the resort staff! And yes, again, I’ve gotten some strange looks as to why I’m there. :)

But for all of those manly men out there, the resort this conference is being held at is Doral…and for those golf fans you know that Tiger Woods holds his golf tournament here every year (probably not the only thing he’s held here) (ok, sorry for that, I couldn’t resist) as well as the PGA Tour holds their annual World Golf Championship here every year as well. With that said, I’ve never seen so many people in polos tucked in to khakis with white belts in my life! Ahhh, those crazy golfers.

The next few days will be great, especially since Brenda will be here with me. She deserves to get pampered, so that’s what a good husband will be giving her this weekend. This is also the first time Brenda has ever been asked to speak. She’s nervous and excited…we’ll see what happens! She’ll be talking on: What Happens When You Marry into Your Husband’s Calling That is Not Yours? Wow! I’m actually curious to hear it too….

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).

  • Nathalie Ais

    hi andrew,

    i went to the website, looking for when you would speak and can’t find it. so please do tell when you are. i’ve read your book and would love to meet you. i live in ft.lauderdale, fl so i was ecstatic that i heard you and brenda would be speaking at the re conference. i’m inspired by your book for a different calling to the queer/religion (particularly Christianity) relations. how can we have love and truth?

    much love to you and brenda,

    again, please let me know. i would love to take this opportunity to meet you and chat about these issues.

    all the best,


  • Hi Hopes

    I think we all would love to here Brenda’s presentation……… it 😉

    Have a fabulous time and may God use you in miraculous ways while there………..REACH into ’em and shake some foundations.

    Love ya

  • Nathalie Ais

    i would love to meet up sometime saturday while at the conference, if u r able. please let me know