How should we proceed when our parents who are not Christians forbid us to get married to a Christian?
It is important to have the blessing of the parents to marry in all cases, but it can not be placed above the clear commandment of God to get married just in the Lord, that means only to Christians.
Marriage was instituted by God who said:
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)(NASB)
No parent has the right and can not prohibit his child to marry.
This is the clear commandment of God which can not be infringed and we are called to obey God more than anyone in this world, including parents.
All along, we advise you not to get married in haste or arrogance, but behave with patience and gentleness, explaining these truths to your parents, because it is important to have their blessing for your marriage.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru