Valentine’s Day Vow

Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air.

I recently attended a bridal shower. The young woman who organized the shower asked each guest to offer advice to the bride about what to include in her vows. If you had the opportunity to redo your vows today, what would say?

I think many things go into making a successful relationship. But one of the greatest gifts that one person can give to another is the promise to keep them safe. What do I mean by that?

Everyone has fears, anxieties and worries. When you’re feeling the most vulnerable is when you need a partner who says, “You’re safe with me. If you fall, I will catch you. I will always be here for you. We’ll get through this together.” Providing an emotional safety net – protecting the one you love from his/her greatest fears – gives two people a special, unshakeable bond and the courage to face adversity.

I tried to show this in my book as well. The main characters in Ten Fingers Touching fall in love at first sight. As the story progresses, their passion grows stronger along with their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses. They intuitively understand each other’s thoughts and feelings when they’re together and they communicate through the moon when they’re apart. Their love and support sustains them in the worst of times. Together they are stronger and able to defeat Evil.

On this Valentine’s Day, what will you vow to the one you love?

Ten Fingers Touching is available for Valentine’s Day gifting at, Barnes & Noble, and selected Pittsburgh bookstores and gift shops. Order information.

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