SHOULD ONES PARENTS DECIDE THE ONE TO MARRY OR BE MARRIED BY?
The answer to your question Paul, is NO. Our parents are not to decide who we must marry even though their advice is very necessary and important. As Christians, God has the final say on who we are to marry and not our parents.
But that does not mean we are to disobey our parents outrightly. If we are sure God has approved of someone we wish to marry and yet, our parent(s) are still opposing it, we are not to forcefully do what we want but it calls for more prayers so that God can turn their hearts cos the hearts of kings are in His hands.
Our parents objecting to our choice of a partner and deciding who we are to marry sometimes (though not very often) can be God directing us too but we must pray about it so God can fully reveal His plans for our lives.
Remain richly blessed..