MMJ Events

Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • BBM workshops run year round at BOTH locations (Jackson & Hillsdale)-- PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED - Drop-ins are welcome!

    Building Better Marriages is an ongoing,
    drop-in workshop (no pre-registration required) offered at
    two locations: Jackson and Hillsdale. An MMJ facilitator explores a new topic each week in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.



    Jackson County
    Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
    United Way Center
    536 N. Jackson St., Jackson
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    Child Care Available: $5 per child at YMCA for potty
    trained children who can use the bathroom on their

      Venue sponsor:



    Hillsdale County

    Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
    The HUB Activity Center
    1300 S. Hillsdale Rd., Hillsdale

    Just (0.2 mi.) south of the hospital.
    Map it

      Venue sponsor:

    Suggested donation: $5 per person,
    per week*

    Topic Schedule:


    August 28 - Money Matters 

    September 4 - NO WORKSHOP/Labor Day

    September 11 - Forgiveness & Repair

    September 18 - Rebuilding Trust

    September 25 - Building a Climate of Respect

    October 2 - Responsibility and the Blame Game

    October 9 - Understanding Expectations

    October16 - Redefining the Power Struggle

    October 23 - Control Issues

    October 30 - Listening Beyond the Words 

    November 6 - Personality Differences

    November 13 - Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage

    November 20 - Handling Anger Constructively

    November 27 - Speaking the Truth in Love 

    December 4 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

    December 11 - Money Matters 

    December 18 - Forgiveness & Repair

    December 25 - NO WORKSHOP/Christmas

    Note: Topics continue in the above cycle throughout the year, so if you miss one, no worries. It will come up at a later date!

    * Cost underwritten in part by Marriage Matters Jackson, the Jackson Community Foundation, and donors like you!


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • YMCA, Downtown Jackson


    Thursday, January 18th

    YMCA Small Gym, Downtown Jackson

    $10 per person/$20 per couple

     Childcare available for kids 6 weeks and older.  

    $5 per child.

    Join us for a date night filled with food, fun and fitness! 

    Marriage Matters Jackson is teaming up with
    experts from the YMCA to offer:

    Happy Healthy Marriage!
    The evening will include healthy snacks, interactive
    exercises and great tips on how to
    enhance your relationship. 

    Presenters include:

    • Shelby RainesMMJ's Executive Director, will give helpful relationship tips.

    • Ginger Wensley will share information on nutrition.

    • James & Mailynn Pratt will provide fitness guidance with an interactive fun couple‚Äôs workout.

    Wear comfy clothes and come ready to move! 

    All fitness levels welcome.

    Get healthy together!

    MMJ would like to thank our generous
    corporate partners!





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    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.

    If you are unable to attend, your registration fee will become a
    tax deductible donation.


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