Mary and Joseph.... :p
Okay. Fulton Sheen’s headcanon was that Joseph and Mary were both young when they became Jesus’s parents. Given the Jewish mitzvah age (13 for boys, 12 for girls) and allowing some room to avoid squick factor, I always thought that Mary was 14 or 15 when Gabriel came to her and that Joseph may have been 16 or 17.
Also, the way they kept Mary’s virginity intact was simple: They didn’t want Jesus walking in on them or the idea of Jesus knowing. Given that Joseph and Mary were human, I don’t think they could completely get their heads around the fact that they were raising God. It’s kind of like teens feeling grossed out about their parents having a sex life.
Joseph and Mary still shared a room and they truly loved each other, but they decided on making Jesus their first priority. Ultimately, it ended up with Joseph dying, but I personally think they had their share of kissing. I still love hearing “Joseph, her chaste spouse” in the Eucharistic prayer.
Also, if Mary and Joseph had facebook, their relationship status would be: In a relationship and it’s complicated!
They were definitely the cutest couple in history…. Joseph would constantly be sneaking little glances at Mary because he just couldn’t believe that God had trusted him with the new Ark of the Covenant (one of the reasons for her perpetual virginity, because NOBODY touches God’s Ark, see 2 Samuel 6:7) and they’d pray themselves to sleep every night. Joseph was the biggest worry-wart ever, and treated Mary like she was made out of eggshells when she was pregnant and just after she gave birth. Sometimes he’d come home all tired and sweaty from work and Mary would be in tears because Jesus was teething and she couldn’t get anything done and she had burnt dinner and Joseph would just laugh and hug her until she felt better and fall asleep over his burnt meal. Mary chattering on to Joseph about everything Jesus had done that day, and Joseph playing with God’s son, tossing him up in the air and tickling him…. Joseph and Mary holding hands in public and sneaking little pecks on the cheek and giggling together like the adorable young couple they were…. I have a lot of headcanons about the Holy Family. :)
Also, i just came up with an OTP tag for them: Holistically complicated