JACKSON, MICHIGAN      (517) 796-5116   

Upcoming events

    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • BBM workshops run year round - PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED - Drop-ins are welcome!

    Building Better Marriages is an ongoing, drop-in marriage restoration workshop.  An MMJ facilitator explores a new topic each week in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome with no pressure to share.

    Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
    536 N. Jackson St., Jackson.  Map it

    For more information about MMJ's Building Better Marriages workshopcall (517) 796-5116.


    Upcoming Topics:

    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    

    Child Care Available: $5 per child at YMCA for potty trained children who can use the bathroom on their own. 

    Suggested donation: $5 per person, per week*

    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!

    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!

    Is MMJ’s Building Better Marriages Workshop for you?

    Every couple can use some home improvement!

    My marriage is hurting.
    You are not alone. Many will go, have gone, or are going through tough times. Relationships can be complicated. Each person brings a history and expectations to the mix, then add in some life events (babies, in-laws, job changes), stir, and you have the perfect recipe for marital stress. Tips and tools you gain at this workshop will help your marriage thrive, not just survive.

    You might be thinking “I can’t go on living like this!” Or wondering “Is this as good as it gets?” Or believing “We will never feel the same way we used to about each other.” Marriage Matters Jackson’s weekly marriage restoration workshops have helped hundreds of couples rebuild, renew and regain their relationship. People just like you.

    My husband or wife won’t come with me.
    That’s fine.  When one half of a couple learns skills and gains information, the relationship can improve or grow even stronger. People often come by themselves to MMJ’s weekly Building Better Marriages workshops and take home usable techniques and insight to help their relationship.

    We aren’t married yet.
    Although MMJ believes in and promotes the benefit of lifelong marriage, there is no “marriage license check” at the door -- relationship skills help everybody.  

    My marriage is fine.
    Great! We hear that all the time, and people who are doing fine still get great encouragement and tips at MMJ events and workshops, like MMJ’s weekly Building Better Marriages workshop.

    "Our marriage is stronger and happier now than it's ever been."

    "This workshop is realistic and useful for every relationship."

    "Arguments are next to gone, after 5+ years of constantly living in a state of anger and stress."

    "We were on the verge of divorce and now I believe we will be staying together because of what we learned at the workshops."

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

    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.

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Hilltop Manor Inn, Clarklake, MI

    Boots, Buckl
    es & Bling
    MMJ's Fundraising Dinner & Auction

    Friday, April 27th 
    Hilltop Manor Inn
    10871 Gates Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234

    $99 per couple
    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
    Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    SPACE IS LIMITED: Register early!

    (Auction items will be available right away for bidding, so come at 6:00 to check them all out! Bidding on the last group of items will close before we draw for our raffle prizes, with the event wrapping up around 10pm)

    Spring is near and so is MMJ's fabulous annual fundraiser! Come enjoy a great night out as a couple Friday, April 27th at the beautiful Hilltop Manor Inn.

    MMJ's Annual Fundraiser, hosted by Shelby Raines, features a delicious dinner,* spectacular auction and plenty of time to shop and bid. Plus, Shelby will share some of the exciting happenings at MMJ in the past year, and in the months ahead.

    Attire for the night? Whether it's your little black dress or your favorite cowboy (or girl) boots, you'll fit right in as long as you come ready to have a good time.

    Dinner includes: apple romaine salad with grapes, tarragon chicken in white wine cream sauce, basmati rice, baby broccoli, & rolls. 

    Coffee, iced tea and water are included.  2 drink tickets will be given to each guest for adult beverages.  Cash bar available for additional drinks.

    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.

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