Being a youth pastor makes that so much easier. You don’t make enough money to make a nest.
Seriously, though, the struggle my wife and I have in this arena isn’t stuff, but kids. We want them to enjoy the life we enjoyed growing up – the friends, playing sports, holidays with family, etc. It’s difficult to uproot them, or to make them experience the difficulties God might be calling us to. We don’t mind experiencing them ourselves, but it’s hard to ask them to when they’ve had no say in the decisions. Yet we also realize that it’s only through those life circumstances that they’ll learn the value of suffering, depending on God, and spiritual disciplines. I once read a fictional story about a family in China, and how they had to watch their ten year old son make a choice to die with them or not for being a Christian. I’m sure that happens in reality, too. That would be so hard, yet it is so like God to call us to a higher calling then comfort and safety, and not only trust Him that it’s for our best, but that eternity is better than this temporal world.