Rebecca's Marriage Proposal (Jesus' 19th Year)
[Jesus] explained that he was not free to enter into relations with any woman other than those of simple brotherly regard and pure friendship. He made it clear that his first and paramount duty was the rearing of his father’s family, that he could not consider marriage until that was accomplished; and then he added: “If I am a son of destiny, I must not assume obligations of lifelong duration until such a time as my destiny shall be made manifest.”
Rebecca was heartbroken. And she followed him devotedly through his eventful years of public labor, and she stood by the side of Mary on that fateful and tragic afternoon when the Son of Man hung upon the cross, to her, as well as to countless worlds on high, the one altogether lovely and the greatest among ten thousand.' "
Read the rest of the story: The Urantia Book, 127:5.0