4 Weeks – 4 Loves – 1 Awesome Bible Study!


Note: If all of the information on this page is too much to process. Go straight to the free study guide below where you’ll find everything you need in the introduction.

** This study is over, however you can still access all of the resources below as well as the weekly resources available through the table of contents. So you don’t miss a thing! **


Table of Contents:

Intro and FREE Study Guide

Week 1 – Part 1

Week 1 – Part 2

Week 2 – Part 1

Week 2 – Part 2

Week 3 – Part 1

Week 3 – Part 2

Week 4 – Part 1

Week 4 – Part 2 (Conclusion)


Before I get into this, I have to say that this is MY FAVOURITE Bible study to date! I absolutely love it and I think you will too! If you have a group of friends that might be interested in this study, maybe you can call them up and get together once or twice/week. The study guide is free and I’ll provide more printable resources each week! It’s also a great study to do with your husband. The interior of the study guide isn’t too girly, and the content is awesome!



“Learning to Love” will run for four consecutive weeks. Each week we’ll study a different kind of love:

  • Storge natural affection, most often between family members such as the affection between parents and children
  • Philia brotherly love, friendship
  • Eros a romantic, passionate love
  • Agape God’s love toward man and our reflection of this love

As we go through this study, we’ll examine each love individually. We’ll look at stories in the Bible to see where love was evident in a person’s life, and where it may have been misused.



THE STUDY GUIDE – FREE Printable Below

In the guide (find link below), you’ll find that I have selected scripture to read on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

On the alternate days we’ll be digging deeper into the Word.

You’ll find a section at the front of the book called “How to Use This Study,” it will guide you through the dig, with steps to help you along.

PRAYER JOURNAL – Optional – Available at Amazon.com  (affiliate link)

You don’t need to pick up a copy of my prayer journal to do this study with us. It’s an optional addition to this study. You can use any journal you have. In fact you could use a simple piece of paper. What I encourage you to do is to use your journal to journalize daily prayers, and to give thanks for a few things each day. It’s a nice keepsake to hang on to.


Find us in our Facebook group: Bible Journaling. I’m sure that many of the readers including myself will be sharing their journal entries.


These are my favourite online Bible study tools!

Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search

Some of you have asked about the KJV Journaling Bible. Here’s a link to it:
KJV Journaling Bible from Amazon



click the image to view and download, or click here


(an OPTIONAL addition to the study) 

Click here to view on Amazon



  • Jennifer

    Darlene, we are SO excited about doing this study and SO grateful for your fulfilling your call to create it! We truly appreciate you and all you do! May God continue to guide, inspire, encourage, empower and bless you mightily!
    Gratefully, J

  • Becky

    I’m so excited about this study. I’ve looked through the guide and am eager! However, I did find a typo. The Philia chapter is labeled as “4” and not “2”. Shouldn’t throw people off though. I usually don’t post things like this but I would greatly appreciate it if someone told me.

    You are such a blessing to so many people. Thank you for all you do. GOD BLESS!

  • christine b.

    how do I know if I am signed up to receive your weekly information? I have purchased the journal and printed the study, but not sure I will get the weekly info, I am a Faceook follower. any advice or help would greatly be appreciated.

    • Darlene Schacht

      Christine, if you email me at darlene@darleneschacht .net (no spaces) I’ll ensure that your email address is on the subscriber’s list. Just let me know which email you want to use.

  • Nancy

    Seriously! An answer to my prayers this exact day! God is so awesome and he proves to me over and over that he cares about me.

  • Christina

    Love being able to have the choice of either a group or individual Bible study 🙂
    Starting a bit late in life in learning the word of the Bible and incorporated it in my daily life especially in my marriage I find these studies wonderful!
    Can’t wait to start.

  • Jacqueline Scifres

    I am so excited for this new study! It looks like it’s going to be great! Thank you for doing this and following God’s lead!

  • Rhonda Coleman

    Have had the book since first advertised, just finished printing out all the materials and the email. READY to start! Am going to show all to my ladies’ Sunday School class tomorrow. We are currently studying “Twelve Extraordinary Women of the Bible” by John MacArthur, but some might be interested in it as a personal Bible study.


  • fishcake

    Looking forward to joining in and learning with you all.
    One small request though, please could you also list the UK Amazon book links? It took me a fair while to find it on the UK site
    X x

  • KS

    Thank you so much for creating this amazing resource! Some friends and I have decided to do this devotional together online through creating a private FB group. We will use this group to share your post our thoughts, comments, questions, and anything that stirs our hearts while completing the devotional with one another. I have added your devotional links to the FB group page. I was hoping I could use your devotional picture as the FB group page cover photo. Is this ok with you? I will make sure to give you credit for the picture. 🙂 Thanks so much!
    Looking forward to getting started!

  • Nancy N

    I’m looking forward to spending time with God through this study. You have been such an inspiration to me during the past 2 years. Between you, two other Christian women bloggers and God, I now believe my marriage has been saved. God bless you for all that you do.

  • Maureen

    I just ordered the Prayer Journal from Amazon, and I am excited to begin this study!
    As others have said above, this is perfect timing. Thank you, Darlene! I will send you my email address so I will receive the weekly information.

  • Joni

    I am so excited for this study. I am getting ready to print my pages, and I have ordered the journal (I just loved the picture on the cover, lol). However I am wondering if there is someplace I sign up for the things you will post, or do I just check the facebook page I found this article on? Thanks!

  • Bridget Barger

    Is this something you have to join or sign up for and get e-mails or do we just get online and check it out?

  • Melanie

    My group of ladies is presently doing another study. Would we still be able to access your blog postings and resources from Feb if we wanted to start this study a few weeks or months later? It looks great! Thank you!

  • ann

    Miss Darlene,
    This sounds like an amazing study, but I guess my fear holds me back. I don’t get out much, and besides my family, I don’t really have a lot of outside communication. Being raised Catholic my whole life, I always thought that if I went to Church on Sundays and listened during Mass, that was good enough. I’m now older, and for awhile I’ve felt like I wanted a more personal relationship with Jesus. I have recently started reading my Bible and I’m enjoying every minute of it . Unfortunately since I’m on this journey alone in my house, sometimes I get overwhelmed and feel unmotivated. I guess my question to you would be if you know anyone that would like to be an online study-buddy with me so that I would be able to have someone to discuss this study with and keep me motivated. I am loving my new relationship with God and will definitely be trying this study either way. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  • Heather

    Can’t wait!! Just found about you through amazon. The Journal came up in I search. It was so cute I had to check out your site. Looking forward to the study

  • Cecily Moore

    I am so excited about doing this study! I am also going to share this opportunity with my girls in my good morning girls group I am leading. thank you WLW for sharing this, and Darlene for running this!!

  • Nicole Cutright

    I am new to this site. I want to join in on this study. Do I recieve emails or come to the webpage to follow along? I am very excited

  • Deanna

    I am gathering together a group of sister friends that God laid on my heart. We are excited to begin next week. Thank you for the printable version. God bless you on this journey. ❤

  • Shelly

    I would like to participate in this study but I can’t find a way to sign up. Am I missing something 🙁

  • Luundu

    I am excited to join this study, feels like February is too far. thanks for the materials Darlene. i really need this…

  • Catheryn

    Thank-you for sharing this info. I am currently in a bible study. I want to ask the others if they would like to take a detour and do this study too for a few weeks. Will single women benefit from this study even though they might not be marriage minded? Thank-you.

  • Catheryn

    Hi there, I am still trying to find the link to the free study guide. Where would I find it and what is it titled? Thank-you.

  • Jennifer Easter

    I don’t normally leaves posts but I had to share with you…I invited facebook friends to do this study with me in a facebook group….I expected maybe 3 or 4 close church friends to join me…In the last 30 min the group is up to 35!!!!! I know that a small number compared to your followers but that huge to me! Thank you for being a blessing to me and my group of gals out here in the boonies!

  • M

    Good morning,
    I am not currently married. Unfortunately, I am divorced. I read your blog faithfully as I believe it is important to be a woman after God’s heart and the information you share is valuable to me as I prepare my heart and mind if given the opportunity to become a wife again.It also helps me handle all relationships with more grace and understanding.
    I did your Quieting your heart study and enjoyed it very much. I am thinking about this next study as well. I know it seems as if it is geared to wives but I think it would be valuable to all women. Is the primary focus for wives? or is the focus being women after God’s heart and living for God? I hope I am making sense in what I am asking. it makes sense in my head but not sure I have chosen the correct words. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments. Blessings, M

  • Lora Dalton

    Thank you so much for blessing us! I have requested the journaling bible for my birthday and was wanting some cute tabs to go in it and in my regular bible. This is perfect!

    Thank you for the bible study also! I am excited to being it and see how God changes me through it!

    Many blessings to you!

  • tonya parcell

    My friend told me about you she has been following you.. This will be my first bible study with you and so super excited to start!!!!

  • Debbie

    Sounds great. Looking forward to this and love the title “Learning to Love”. Can’t wait to learn from this.

  • Jessie

    I do think see a place to sign up. ..am I missing it all together? Sorry! I’m looking good forward to this great study!

  • Angie Slaughter

    Dear Darlene–
    During an upcoming spring break trip to the Texas border, myself and a group from my church will be doing some empowering classes with Hispanic women. We are going to use the book The Five Love Languages, however, I think this 4-week study would be great to leave with them. Does this study come in a Spanish version? I know it may be asking a lot, but if there is, can you send me the link? My email adddress is: aslaughter@crawford-isd.net

    Thanks so much for your help.
    Angie Slaughter
    Crawford, TX

  • Sharlene Haden

    Thank you so much for this Bible study. I ordered the journal and absolutely love it.
    Will you be doing more of these with the prayer journal? Very interested in more.

    • Darlene Schacht

      I’ll be doing another Bible study right after this one. Also, I just released a new 6-month Bible-Study journal this weekend. It’s just got the Bible study part in it. I also want to create a 6-month prayer journal to go with it.

  • Diane

    Thank you so much for your ministry. It is truly a blessing not only to me, but to many of my friends whom I have shared your link with. I am currently participating in your “Learning to Love 4-week Bible Study” and ordered 2 copies of your prayer journal on Amazon. (one to keep and one to share) I am LOVING the prayer journal and after showing it to a friend, I decided to gift her with my extra copy. As I opened the extra one, I noticed the content was noticeably different in that it was completely filled with coloring pages minus any journaling pages. At first glance I just thought that this was a bonus to my order and that my second copy was overlooked and not shipped. But, as I inspected the coloring book a little closer, I realized that this was a serious printing error. For, as the cover is your “Quieting your heart , love edition, 30-day Prayer Journal”, the inside content is: Swear Word Coloring Books Hard Core Version, (coloring books for adults)!! That’s right! Swear words galore for coloring! I have already contacted Amazon for an exchange, but I just wanted you and others to be aware of the unassuming misprint and to be sure and inspect the contents when it is received. I know that this is not an error on your part, I just wanted you to know what is being shipped out occasionally under your cover, title and name.
    Thanks again for all of your posts, bible studies and encouragement.

    • Darlene Schacht

      Oh my lanta. I want to cry over this. My printer did that once before and I was horrified. I am going to try to email you right now through the address you have provided here so we can make this right asap. My sincerest apologies!!

      • Diane

        You are so sweet! Thank you for the offer, but I believe that my replacement order is in the mail as we speak. I will let you know if there is anything askew with the printing on that one. Like I said in the email, it may have just been a “fluke”, but I just wanted you to be aware of the mistake that was made. Still a fan! Love to you

  • Darlene Schacht

    Great idea. I’ll see if I can get that done by Friday. Such an awesome idea! Also I think I need to make week’s one week at a glance. I didn’t really like the printables from week one all that much.

  • Angel

    Do you have any Bible studies for teenagers? I would love to get my girls started in some Bible studies and also the journaling. I just got your quieting the heart journal and my 14 year old was interested in it. Thanks so much for all the insight the Lord has blessed you with.

    • Darlene Schacht

      I don’t have any specifically for them, but I’m confident that they would enjoy either this one or Faith and Provision I just posted on the home page. The daily reading is minimal and people can learn at their own pace.

  • Karen Olson

    Dear Darlene,

    Thank you for providing me with the study guide “Learning to Love”. I recently have discovered that in the hurried life that I live in that I have put God kind of on the back burner and that this is the reason that my life is running totally amuck. I need Him in my daily if not minutely life. I work in a very high poverty school and teach 1st graders who are living in an adult problem world. I have to say that some days they are pretty hard to love. Honestly some days my job is pretty hard to love, but I know God needs me here! When I became a teacher at the age of 50 I put my career in God’s hands and asked him to guide me. I pray that your bible study guide will help me get back my passion and love for teaching my students about love and kindness. Thanks again for your creativity and for sharing this with me. I am hoping that I can share this with some of my co-workers in a small group so that they too can regain their passion for teaching our kids.

    With a very thankful heart,
    Karen Olson

  • Marie

    I need some advice. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and together for 9. I recently found out that a childhood friend was in prison. I spoke to my husband about it and asked if he would be opposed to me reaching out and trying to talk to him about God and just be a friend. My husband said he was ok with it. Well I wrote to him and now he wrote me back. He was very respectful and told me he was following the Islam faith. He was very happy to hear from me and asked if I could continue to write to him and we could be friends again. He also said he wanted to be sure my husband was ok with this and that he wanted to respect my husband and not over step any bounderies. This friend and I were boyfriend and girlfried many many years ago. It was a kiddy relationship we were 12 and it obviously didnt work out and we stayed friends. I moved away during my high school years and we lost contact. When I received his letter I told my husband and his face changed. i didnt understand why since he said it was ok to reach out and talk to him about God. I confronted him and asked him to please let me know if he would prefer that I don’t write back. I reassured him that my marriage was more important and that I wwant it to be ok between us and if he says no then I wont write anymore. He said it was ok but honestly I dont think it is. I am not sure what he is thinking. How do I wirte back to my friend and tell him that I cant write anymore? I feel as if he should have said no in the beginning and I wouldnt be in this place now. What advice do you give me. I am praying on this. I am not sure if I should believe that my husband is ok when I sense something different. I apologize for writing this stuff on here but I need advice from another wife. Thanks in advance.

    • Darlene Schacht

      Emotions are tough to understand, even within ourselves. You obviously know by your husband’s reaction that he isn’t comfortable with your penpal, and so I would just stop writing. You don’t owe him an explanation. Sometimes life gets busy and people lose touch. That’s expected.

      As far as witnessing goes, God has the power to send anyone at anytime to lead him to Christ. And so you can leave that in His hands.

  • Leisa Ray

    I just found your page and I love it. Thank you so very much for taking the time to put this out there for someone like me to find. I am in between bible study classes and really needed something like this. I plan on sharing this at my next art journaling class.
    Leisa Ray

  • Michaelynn

    Hello My name is Michaelynn and I so glad I found your bible study. I’m hoping my husband join me on this. We stop going to church awhile ago because we moved a lot in the military and know that we are out. We haven’t found a church for us. So I’m miss that time with god so much and hoping this way will help. I don’t have friend or any one to hang out to do bible studies and things like that. Is there a group I could join over the internet to do this bible study with? Anyway thanks for all that you do and can’t wait to start.

  • Michaelynn

    I’m sorry I have another question. I don’t have a printer. Do you have a book I could buy or do you know where I could get it print out?

  • jennifer soukup

    I was looking for the bible verse cards, I am not locating them. are they still with the study

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