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
    Map it

    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:


    Upcoming Topics:

    December 4 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

    December 11 - Money Matters 

    December 18 - Forgiveness & Repair

    December 25 - NO WORKSHOP/Christmas

    January 1 - NO WORKSHOP/New Year’s Day

    January 8 -  Rebuilding Trust

    January 15 - Building a Climate of Respect

    January 22 - Responsibility and the Blame Game

    January 29 - Understanding Expectations

    February 5 - Redefining the Power Struggle

    February 12 - Control Issues

    February 19 - Listening Beyond the Words 

    February 26 - Personality Differences

    March 5 - Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage

    March 12 - Handling Anger Constructively

    March 19 - Speaking the Truth in Love 

    March 26 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

    April 2 - Money Matters 

    April 9 - Forgiveness & Repair

    April 16 - Rebuilding Trust

    April 23 - Building a Climate of Respect           



    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 valuable relationship tips.

    • Ginger Wensley will share helpful information on nutrition.

    • James & Mailynn Pratt will provide fitness guidance with an interactive fun couple’s 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!





    null       null




    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.

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


    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Potter Center, Jackson College
    • 65

    Dinner & Concert

    A Date-Your-Mate Event co-sponsored by the
    Jackson Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, February 10th

    Jackson College Potter Center

    $75 per couple
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    Dinner Served at 6:00 p.m.
    SPACE IS LIMITED: Register early!
    No physical tickets will be issued for this event.   

    Your romantic evening begins at 6 p.m. with a delicious dinner* and an entertaining event hosted by MMJ’s Executive Director Shelby Raines --audiences rave about Shelby’s engaging presentations and relationship enhancing ideas. 

    Then at 7:10 p.m. you’ll stroll over to the Jazzed concert to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (JS0). The Symphony will be playing American music that bridges the gap between classical and jazz. Whether this is your first time at a JSO concert or you’re a frequent concert goer, you’ll discover a night of fantastic music – some of it new to you and some warmly familiar.


    Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable night, and let MMJ do all the work so you can focus on each other! 

    *A cash bar will be available for beer and wine.

    Want more information on the JSO concert? Click the link below for concert details (but return to our website for tickets).

    Special thanks to our community partners:




    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.
    If you are unable to attend, your registration fee will become a tax deductible donation.

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Consumers Energy Innovation Center
    • 24

    TIMEOUT: A Dating Adventure

    A workshop for seriously dating and engaged couples

    Saturday, March 24th

    Consumers Energy Innovation Center, downtown Jackson

    $50 per couple
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    SPACE IS LIMITED: Register early!

    Steal away together for a fun and interactive one-day event presented by Marriage Matters Jackson (MMJ). Timeout: A Dating Adventure workshop is ideal for seriously dating and engaged couples. What better time to start to build a strong marriage than BEFORE you make the big leap.

    Using research-proven relationship skills, the workshop will cover ways to:

    •  connect (even more) with one another
    •  share the floor to communicate effectively and respectfully
    •  rebound from potential problems
    •  team up to achieve and maintain financial stability
    •  chart a plan for the future.

    The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 per couple and include a tasty breakfast and lunch. Space is limited, so couples are encouraged to register early.

    Whether you’re engaged or considering it, MMJ’s Timeout: Dating Adventure workshop is perfect for you. JUST ONE DAY AWAY can help you change the course of your relationship … and your life. It’s worth the time and did we mention, we make it fun?!

    Special thanks to our community partners:




    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.
    If you are unable to attend, your registration fee will become a tax deductible donation.

536 N. Jackson Street  Jackson, Michigan 49201        Phone: (517) 796-5116                 Copyright Marriage Matters Jackson  2011

  Website Design by Digital Arts & Design


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software