St. Joseph’s leadership is a model for husbands, The Blessed Virgin Mary’s submission is a model for wives, the Christ Child’s obedience a model for children. Their lives exemplified virtue, truths of our Faith and tradition, not outdated pleasantries. So dear modern Catholics, stop it with the mutual submission talk.  Marriage is hierarchical. St. Joseph’s leadership wasn’t a trump card, it was a constant. It  wasn’t peripheral, it was central. His authority was God given and respected. He was the head, the head of the Holy Family our ideal!