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 First Things First with Julie Baumgardner airs each Saturday at 6:30 a.m. on WTCI. Repeats will air each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 9:30 p.m. on WTCI (cable channel 5).
Each week, Julie will lead insightful and meaningful discussions on the dynamics of family life and how to overcome marriage obstacles.

If you miss an episode, DVDs are available in the FTF Marriage and Family Resource Center.

2014 Season

 Mother-in-law & Daughter-in-law Relationships
Helicopter Parents
Managing Your Child's Behavior
Spice Up Your Marriage with Cooking
Internet Safety
Scream Free Parenting
Teen Parents
Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
Marital First Responders 
Building a Strong Marriage
Handling Crisis in Your Marriage
Les & Leslie Parrott


  • Helicopter Parenting
    It’s normal for parents to want to protect their children and be involved in their lives, but how much is too much? Episode Guide
  • Managing Your Child's Behavior
    Does your child’s behavior leave you stressed out and frustrated? Many parents struggle with knowing what to do when their child behaves badly at home or in public. There are proven strategies to help your better manage your child’s behavior. Episode Guide
  • Mother-in-law & Daughter-in-law
    Many mothers think of their son’s wife as their rival—and vice versa. But it doesn't have to be this way. For additional resources, Episode Guide
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs
    Raising children can be a challenge, but when one child has a physical or mental disability, the challenges of parenting can be even greater. Learn More: Episode Guide
  • Preparing for Marriage
    Thinking about getting married? There’s a lot to consider, so how do you know if you’re REALLY ready? Learn More: Episode Guide
  • Singles and Dating
    Dating for single adults is a lot more complicated than it used to be. With the rise of social media and online dating, are traditional courtships now a thing of the past? Learn More: Episode Guide
  • Talking to your Kids about Tough Topics
    The world we live in is becoming more and more complex every day. Many of the issues that adults often face or hear about in the media are difficult for children to understand. When these topics come up, how do you as a parent begin to explain them to your children? Learn More:
  • Fathering from a Distance
    For many fathers staying connected to their children is no easy task. It is not uncommon for a father to be apart from his children for an extended period of time due to work, military deployment, or divorce. Learn More: Episode Guide