Events

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • BBM workshops run year round at ALL locations (Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties). -- PREREGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED - Drop-ins are welcome!
     

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

     

    Hillsdale
    Monday

    Lenawee
    Tuesday
     
     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.
     
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      Venue sponsor:




      Lenawee County - Adrian

      Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
      The Centre - Meeting Room B
      1800 W. US Highway 223, Adrian

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      Child Care Available: $5 per child

      Venue sponsor:




    Jackson
    Monday
     Jackson - North
    Tuesday

      Jackson County - Downtown

      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

      Venue sponsor:


      Jackson County - North

      Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
      Northwest Community Schools
      Administration Office
      6900 Rives Junction Rd. Jackson

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      Venue sponsor:



    Suggested donation: $5 per person, per week*



    Topic Schedule:

    CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE SCHEDULE


    March 20 & 21 - Control Issues

    March 27 & 28 - Listening Beyond the Words

    April 3 & 4 - Personality Differences

    April 10 & 11 - Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage

    April 17 & 18 - Handling Anger Constructively

    April 24 &25 - Speaking the Truth in Love

    May 1 & 2 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

    May 8 & 9 - Money Matters

    May 15 & 16 - Forgiveness & Repair
    May 22 & 23 - Rebuilding Trust
    May 29 & 30 - NO WORKSHOP/MEMORIAL DAY

    June 5 & 6 - Building a Climate of Respect

    June 12 & 13 -  Responsibility and the Blame Game

    June 19 & 20 -  Understanding Expectations

    June 26 & 27 -  Redefining the Power Struggle


    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, the Merillat Foundation, and donors like you!



     

    • 20 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Northwest High School cafetorium, Jackson


    Thursday, April 20th at 6:00p.m.

    Northwest High School Cafetorium

    4200 Van Horn Road
    Jackson, MI 49201

    $10 per person/$20 per couple 

    (includes dessert and beverage)

    LIMITED SPACE: Register today!


    Approximately one-third of all marriages in America now form a stepfamily.  Family arrangements are different in each situation, but many of the strategies for keeping your marriage strong in a stepfamily involve common skills and techniques that can be used by all couples.


    “The struggle is often how to avoid letting the stressors of the family situation turn into the stressors in your marriage,” explains MMJ’s Shelby Raines. She points outs couples must acknowledge the impact of the past – especially on children – while they still carve out time to make their current relationship solid and secure.

    “When I was 15 my parents got divorced. It changed my life. It still impacts me,” explains Shelby.  “Although I am not ruined or broken – due in no small part to the power of forgiveness and good parenting – the experience of divorce is something I wouldn’t wish on any family and why MMJ wants to help every marriage succeed.”


    MMJ’s presentation, led by Shelby Raines, will explore how building a strong marriage in a stepfamily setting includes looking truthfully at the family situation while committing to a healthy and hopeful marriage.  

     

    Special thanks to our event sponsors:


     


        


        

          

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


    • 19 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Richmond Bros. Hangar at the Jackson County Airport



    MMJ's Fundraising Dinner & Auction

    Friday, May 19th

    6:00 p.m.

    $75/couple

     This event is sponsored in part by our community partners:


            
      

     
        

                    

    Richmond Brothers Hangar at the Jackson County Airport

    3568 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    (Auction items will be available right away for bidding, so come right at 6 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, May 19th at the fantastic Richmond Bros. hangar at the Jackson County Airport.

    MMJ's Spring 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 spring ensemble, you'll fit right in as long as you come ready to have a good time.





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