Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • United Way Center, 536 N Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201

    Marriage Restoration



    Every Monday evening

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m. @ The United Way Center,

    536 N. Jackson Street, Jackson, MI. 


    *Workshop registrants attend at no cost.


    Most couples going through rough spots only see two options; painful marriage or divorce.  There is a third option: an ongoing weekly program to restore and build better marriages.  The Marriage Restoration Workshop offers hope for hurting couples, and covers critical topics, such as how to fight fair, forgiveness and repair, understanding expectations, control issues and much more.

    Many couples needing a "turn-around" in their marriage find hope and answers participating in these weekly forums. Attend as-needed to gain support from other couples while learning tools to help rebuild your relationship.


    Fall & Winter 2014 Schedule:
    Click here for a printable copy

    Dec 15 - Speaking the Truth in Love

    Dec 22 - NO CLASS

    Dec 29 - NO CLASS

    Jan. 5 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

    Jan. 12 - Hurt & Forgiveness

    Jan. 19 - First Steps Toward Repair

    Jan. 26 - Rebuilding Trust

    Feb. 2 - Building a Climate of Respect

    Feb. 9 - Responsibility and the Blame Game

    Feb. 16  - Understanding Expectations

    Feb. 23 - Redefining the Power Struggle

    Mar. 2 - Control Issues

    Mar. 9 - Listening Beyond the Words

    Mar. 16 - Personality Differences

    Mar. 23 - Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage

    Mar. 30 - Handling Anger Constructively

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


    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Various Locations around Jackson County
    • 9

    Register early to guarantee your spot!

    Let's go out! Spend four consecutive Thursday nights on a date with each other, learning and having fun. Sessions will be held at different locations throughout Jackson and a tasty appetizer or dessert will be served each week. MMJ will start you off with a treat and a topic, guide you through ways to explore subjects like communication, conflict resolution, expectations, and more.

    Like everything we do, the tone of this workshop is positive and upbeat and the environment is relaxing and fun. Our goal is to give you some of your best times as a couple! Get ready to laugh, snack, and find out (even more) about each other. Don't worry, you don't have to share with others, you just have to be willing to go on 4 dates, how great is that?

    Dates: Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m.
    March 5, 12, 19 & 26

    Location: The first session, March 5th, begins at Cascades Manor House in Jackson, and then each week Shelby will reveal the location for the following week.

    Price: $75 per couple includes all 4 workshop sessions, beverages, and appetizer or dessert each week for two.

    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.

    Facilitator: Shelby Raines

    Shelby Raines is Executive Director of Marriage Matters Jackson and an accomplished presenter and facilitator. Communicating the importance of healthy relationships is Shelby's passion. She mixes learning and laughter to help couples connect. A graduate of Spring Arbor University, Shelby and her husband, Drew, have been married 17 years and have three children.
    • 20 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Commonwealth Commerce Center Ballroom, Downtown Jackson

    Register early to guarantee your spot!
    At the point of registration, all fees are nonrefundable.

    Let's talk about sex, baby!
    Now that we've got your attention, let MMJ show you how to make the time, spice up your routine, and find ways to get each other "in the mood." Join us for one of the most fun- and one of the most sensitive- topics in marriage.

    Enjoying intimate moments together is an important part of building a healthy marriage, but things like bills, careers, kids, and other obligations can move your love life to the bottom of the list.

    MMJ's Shelby Raines will host Maria Current, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in sex therapy. This casual and upbeat presentation will cover some of the common misconceptions and questions surrounding sex that married couples face. It will also provide tips to help you grow closer.

    Please note: some of the conversation may be a bit blush worthy, but the lights will be low, so you won't be embarrassed!

    Each couple will receive a goody bag and take away information and have the chance to register for some great giveaways. A cash bar is also available.

    Date: Friday, March 20th, 2015
    Commonwealth Commerce Center Ballroom, Jackson
    Ticket Price:
    Just $10 per person! (Includes goody bag)

    Venue Sponsor: Don Finelli, Commonwealth Commerce Center

    Facilitator: Maria Current

    Maria Current is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in sex therapy.

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Michigan Theatre

    Uncommon Marriage - A Date-Your-Mate event!

    Coach Tony Dungy is Jackson’s favorite sports legend, an accomplished athlete, a Super Bowl winning coach, and a respected and recognized sports commentator. But, more importantly, Tony Dungy is a committed husband and father. It’s his life experience of marriage and family, detailed in the best-selling book Uncommon Marriage, co-authored with his wife Lauren, which he'll share with attendees at a special MMJ evening event.

    Friday, April 24, 2015
    Michigan Theatre (Downtown Jackson)

    8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)

    Per person pricing
    General admission $35

    Preferred seating $50:
    Seating in the first five rows, center (THIS OPTION IS SOLD OUT)

    Preferred Balcony seating $45:
    Seating in the first two rows of the balcony.

    Please call our office to purchase VIP or
    Meet & Greet tickets

    Meet & Greet $75:
    Backstage meeting, photo and preferred seating on the right

    VIP Package $150: Dinner with Tony Dungy at Jackson Symphony Orchestra (Downtown Jackson), meet & greet, photo, & preferred seating on left


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