The Prized Possession Book!

Alan Smyth —  May 31, 2018 — 8 Comments


We have reached a milestone in the life of this “little project.” It started 30 years ago when my daughter Brittany was born. As I stumbled around hoping to be a great Dad for my daughter, I learned a few things through “On the job training.”

I felt compelled to record my thoughts and experiences of being a dad to my daughter. I felt led to record them all into one place and make them available to whoever might be interested. Further, I felt that getting input from dozens of other Dads, daughters and Young Life leaders would provide a unique collection of content.

I am happy to announce that the project which I spearheaded and collaborated with many others has been turned into a book. And that book is available for consumption right now! Let this blog post remind you of the release of a book I have entitled “Prized Possession.” You will have to read chapter two in order to understand where this title came from.


There are dozens of veteran Dads who have shared their insights on what they did and how they approached raising their daughters. Maybe the best part of the book tho, is a chapter written by a compilation of testimonies from post teen age girls who turned out great. I asked them “what did your dad do?” “What impacted you?” You will hear from awesome women what their dad did well. You will want to steal what you hear them say.

If you care to order this book, hit the banner below. You can also order it from our MFD store HERE. There is also a button on our website to be used in purchasing the book as well. If you believe this topic is as important as I do, then I would ask you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know,  “share” it on your facebook, “tweet” it on twitter and ask people you know to check it out on our website. I want a lot of Dads to participate in this conversation because I believe there is some greats stuff on the pages which will make a difference in the lives of little girls. Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

May God bless you in your parenting and may God use the words recorded in this book to empower Dads and bless the little girls they love.

Bless you

Alan Smyth

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I have been married to Sharon for 35 years. We have two kids, Brittany (31) and Trevor (26) I am the Executive Director for Saving Innocence. I have a passion for my family and have learned a few things along the way.

8 responses to The Prized Possession Book!

  1. Do you have any plans to record an audio version of the book?

  2. Paul McCluskey May 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Congratulations on the book, Alan! How time flies!!!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on dad’s and daughters…mine has turned 18 and God has blessed us richly.

    Blessings to you and the family!

  3. I was curious you wrote a book about raising your daughter called Prize Possesion. But you have a son too. How does he feel about being not prized in your eyes.

    • That’s a pretty huge jump to conclusions my friend. My son and I have a phenomenal relationship. Just because I wrote a book for Dad’s who have daughters does not mean that I do not equally value & love my son. That book is in the works…..

  4. Read the saddest thing today Alan that I thought you would take interest in. A mom asking for prayer because her husband was so addicted to playing video games he left his wife (2 kids son and daughter) because she made the ultimatum us or your games. She fears that his interest in the kids will continue same as time goes on.

  5. Wane not same

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